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Are you ready for some serious evil-ex ass-kicking on Nov. 9? Well the long wait for one of  the most underrated movies of 2010 comes to a close with the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

If you have no idea who Scott Pilgrim is, I’ll quickly fill you in. Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, he shares an aparment with his super gay roommate Wallace Wells, He’s in a band called Sex Bob-omb (they suck), he’s a career slacker. Scott lives a precious little life. He’s dating a high-schooler and it’s easy. But everything changes when he literally meets the girl of his dreams, the mysterious Ramona Flowers. Scott becomes obsessed and wants to date her but only if he can defeat Ramona’s seven evil-exes. Seven evil-exes, yes.

It’s no surprise, in less than two months, Universal quickly rushed the title to DVD in hopes that it will reach cult classic status like Napoleon Dynamite or Back to the Future. Universal expected Scott Pilgrim to pretty much flop at the box office. But box office sales don’t necessarily reflect the cinematic quality of any movie.

SP didn’t carry much weight in theaters because it doesn’t speak to every audience, the movie is filled with so many inside references that it only connects with the generation of old school vide0-gamers, wannabe rockers, and saturday morning cartoon watchers who are now twenty-something hipsters. You know, “cool people.”

Regardless, this is a great movie with a unique story. Director Edgar Wright brings Bryan O’ Malley‘s original graphic novel to life with fast-paced comic-book action, witty characters and laugh-out loud moments. The best part is now you get to take it home with you. With all these special DVD features including four commentaries, music, featurettes, bloopers, behind the scenes, adult swim cartoons and 17 hrs of extras, Scott Pilgrim is ready to take on the World again!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Meet Scott Pilgrim- He’s an unemployed 23-year-old slacker. He loves to play video games. He shares an apartment with his gay and stern roommate Wallace Wells. When he’s not busy slouching about, he’s out rocking as a bass player with his amateur Garage band Sex Bob-Omb.

Pilgrim’s lifestyle suddenly kicks up when he falls for the captivating Ramona Flowers with eclectic colored hair. However, he can only be with her under the condition that he defeats her seven evil ex-boyfriends.

With ex-boyfriends such as Lucas, a leather-clad jerk with super-human strength, Todd the egoistical rock star who plays bass with his psychic powers and Matthew who has mystical powers that allow him to summon demon hipster chicks, there’s no doubt Scott Pilgrim has his work cut out for him.

“Scott Pilgrim is a love story and is a romantic comedy, it has this pop-art feel to it, so the movie starts off in this real world then quickly flowers into something fantastical,” Director Edgar Wright said.

Scott Pilgrim is originally based on the six graphic novels by Canadian award-winning artist Bryan Lee O’Malley. They were first released through August 2004 to July 2010. The novels have even gained more popularity and buzz since the first announcement of the movie version in January 2010.

What’s more pleasing is that the Director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is taking the reigns on this project. If you’re familiar with Wright’s previous works. You can be sure the movie will be insanely intense. The movie is shot with all the comic-book style onomatopoeia and 8-bit heads-up displays that resonates with the classic video-gamer generation.

“The character  is the hero of the movie inside his own head — and this, essentially, is the movie. So it’s kind of a daydream for people who’ve been brought up on Saturday morning cartoons and video games and too many sugary products,” O’Malley said in an MTV interview.

Dedicated fans will be extremely pleased the movie does not completely deviate from the comic book’s presentation and new followers will appreciate the unique style of the film as well.

“Presented in glorious 2 dimensions, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a visual marvel that has depth and texture without relying on the 3D gimmick that dominates the cinema today,” according to David Pinson from News in Film.

I think this a great movie because it has something for everyone to relate to. Those who survived the social pressures of high school and are now going through college. People with daydreams who create  and get lost in their own worlds. Every now and then we like to live in nostalgia. We’ve all had that crush on that one girl or guy we wanted to date but were too afraid to say something because there were other people we thought were better than us.

That’s where Scott Pilgrim comes in and shows that we can overcome our fear and fight for what we really believe in. So be sure to head out on the theaters when it comes out.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World opens on August 13, 2010.