Based on the Scott Pilgrim comic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 romantic action comedy film that Edgar Wright co-wrote, produced, and directed. In addition to confronting the seven villainous ex-girlfriends of his most recent girlfriend Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, it stars an ensemble cast, led by Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician aiming to win a competition to land a record deal.
Following the publication of the first volume, a movie based on the comics was suggested, and Wright was involved from the beginning. In Toronto, shooting commenced in March 2009, and it was completed in August. The movie had its world premiere on July 22, 2010, following a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International, and on August 13, it was widely released in North America. On August 21, 2020, in the United Kingdom, and on April 30, 2021 in the United States, it was re-released to commemorate its tenth anniversary.
In keeping with the aesthetic of video games and comic book graphics, the movie makes use of well-known Toronto landmarks. Each fictitious band in the narrative of the Battle of the Bands was based on actual musical acts, such as Beck and Metric, with some of the actors actually playing music. The complex visual effects were made using a mix of digital and tactile techniques.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World received favourable reviews from reviewers who praised its visual flair and humour despite being a box office flop that failed to repay its $85 million production budget. It has developed a cult following. The movie has been nominated for and won more than 70 awards. It has been on multiple top-ten lists. It has received a lot of attention as a transmedia story in academic study.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World now streaming on Peacock
On September 1st, 2023, the official account of Peacock took to Twitter to announce the streaming of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World quoting, “Power Up: Scott gained the power of movie quotes! #ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld is streaming now on Peacock.”
— Peacock (@peacock) September 1, 2023
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