“Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22 year-old has just met the girl of his dreams… literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz,” “Shaun of the Dead”) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass (and now is back in town), to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past – from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish.”—Official plot synopsis
Q. I’m interested in your experience playing the anti-hero in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” Was that an opportunity like, “Wow, I get to play the bad guy finally”?
A. I was really excited to play the villain, but it’s hard for me because I love Michael Cera and I wish him the best. Q. We all wish him the best.
A. I don’t want to hurt him but I have to take him down. Q. Are you ready to be hated by lots of people?
A. I’m excited. It’s funny because I really wanted my character to be a nice guy. The nicer I tried to make him, the more he came off like a d—. I tried to make him the nicest man in the world. Q. He’s a really nice guy who wants to destroy Michael Cera.
Right off the bat, I knew I was going to love it. The Universal Logo was rendered in 8 bit with the Universal theme a MIDI version. Awesome. I knew I was again going to love it when the familiar opening from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (triforce spinning) cued the opening shot, a tilt down to an exterior of a house.
I noticed, on the Scott Pilgrim NING that there is a playlist of songs on the left of music with some tangential relationship to the universe. While there can be sure to be more, (Metric, for Envy Adams’ inspiration, New Pornographers and Smashing Pumpkins, for shirts Scott wears or even Gord Downie for an off-hand reference) I decided to hunt them all down and post the collection here. The short playlist is as follows