Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley
So begins the epic tale of Scott Pilgrim and his quest for true love. Over six episodes, Scott will have to battle the seven evil exes of Ramona Flowers, the girl who's been rollerskating through his dreams. Not to mention holding down a job, helping his band find success, and getting over an evil ex of his own.
Review: Ok, so this might be the first graphic novel I've reviewed on the blog? I dunno. Anyway, my husband is a big fan of the movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, so we decided to read the books together. Technically this is a six-volume series, but the story is so cohesive that I'm gonna go ahead and just write one review for the whole thing.
Aaaand, I think I'm gonna do this in two parts:
THE BOOK BY ITSELF
So I really liked it. Scott himself is (admittedly) dumb as a post, but charming, in his way, and also played for laughs. The story is so fun, and I loved seeing flashbacks and explanations, and the fact that it's a graphic novel meant I didn't have to waste time watching/reading fight scenes. I like the art style, and I especially liked how the girls weren't all drawn as skinny waifs.
THE BOOK VS. THE MOVIE
So I'm gonna say this now, and hate me if you dare: I'm not really a Michael Cera fan. And I'm especially not a fan of him as Scott Pilgrim. He wasn't as likable as in the books, and definitely not as cute. If I could have chosen, I would have cast Chris Lowell:
AmIright? Yeah, ok, I know that Piz is probably the least liked Veronica Mars character. But seriously. The hair. The boyish charm. You guys.
The other characters were cast perfectly, I thought. Especially Kim Pine.
I really loved the music in the movie. They constantly used tracks from video games, and it was perfect.
Goodreads Shelves: addictive, be-proactive, bechdel-test, fluffy, funny, is-a-movie, is-or-would-be-a-good-movie, is-this-a-kissing-book, my-kind-of-woman