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In its goofy, nostalgic way, "Scott Pilgrim Goes for It" on Netflix is really exciting — voila! culture

2023-12-08T08:47:09.474Z

Highlights: In its goofy, nostalgic way, "Scott Pilgrim Goes for It" on Netflix is really exciting — voila! culture. The anime series, which presents a new take on the cult film, retains the spirit of the original but also manages to innovate. The hero of the saga, Scott Pilgrim (played by Michael Cera), was a shy and goofy bass player in a failed band with no direction in life. He runs into the woman of his dreams, the vocal Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and falls head over heels in love.


The anime series, which presents a new take on the cult film, retains the spirit of the original but also manages to innovate. It may not stand on its own, but fans will enjoy every moment


Trailer for Scott Pilgrim Goes for It/Netflix

I remember great excitement from the days leading up to the release of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World—or, as it was called, "My Girlfriend's Ex-Girlfriend." Perhaps the general public was less upset about this indie film, but it seemed to represent a moment in popular culture – a celebration of millennial geeks, comic book and alternative rock lovers and confused and shy. Not entirely the voice of a generation, but of a distinct cultural reference group that has coalesced with tastemakers on the evolving Internet.

The hero of the saga, Scott Pilgrim (played by Michael Cera), as you will recall, was a shy and goofy bass player in a failed band with no direction in life. He runs into the woman of his dreams, the vocal Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and falls head over heels in love. The problem: He better be able to be with her, he has to fight her seven exes one by one. The film, which adapted a comic book of the same name, was based accordingly on the aesthetics of old video games, in a self-aware comedy with a variety of eccentric characters. Scott won them all, and the happy couple could finally be together.

Scott Pilgrim goes for it/official website, Netflix

Years have passed, and they are coming back, in a slightly different way. In recent weeks, Netflix has premiered "Scott Pilgrim Goes for It," an anime series that joins this cinematic-television-comic universe. The entire original cast — which also included future stars like Chris Evans — was recruited to voice the characters. Despite the sharp stylistic change, it is a kind of sequel, for better or worse, that does not entirely stand on its own. Fans will celebrate, but those unfamiliar with the original will find it difficult to fully enjoy it.

The current series begins like a reenactment of the film, including the infatuations and battles - and the Japanese animation fits well with the spirit of the original. But not everything goes as planned: Scott disappears in the middle of the first battle, and Ramona goes on a journey to find out what happened to him, and along the way goes on several battles and meetings with her exes. So while Scott actually disappears for most of the series, there's a sort of gender twist here, making Ramona the protagonist of the story, looking at several times at the same time.

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Scott Pilgrim goes for it/official website, Netflix

Scott Pilgrim goes for it/official website, Netflix

Even though she gets a little entangled in herself, "Scott Pilgrim Goes for It" retains the spirit of the original well. She's very funny, and to be honest, the smile didn't leave my face throughout the eight short episodes – which is quite a bit these days.

More importantly, if the original film was about self-acceptance and the need to take responsibility for mistakes, ask for forgiveness and improve, and allow emotions to come out from beneath what we project out, the new series takes this element one step further, exposing all the characters to such moves. And so, alongside the jokes, the excellent music and the nostalgia - it somehow manages to be exciting, in its goofy way.

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