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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - the new film from Edgar Wright and based on a cult graphic novel - is in cinemas from 25 August and it's the most ridiculous rock n roll film you'll see all summer.

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a 22-year-old bass player, hanging out with his band in Toronto and crashing on his gay best friend's floor. Things change for Scott when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) moves to town; as he falls for her it becomes clear that the only way Scott can win her heart is to take on all of her exes and beat them in battle. Well, we've all been in that situation...

Find out what we thought of the film after the jump... Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (15)

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Jason Schwartzman, Brandon Routh
Director: Edgar Wright
Running Time: 112 minutes
Trailer: Watch it here

The Plot: Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a 22-year-old bass player, hanging out with his band in Toronto and crashing on his gay best friend's floor. Things change for Scott when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) moves to town; as he falls for her it becomes clear that the only way Scott can win her heart is to take on all of her exes and beat them in battle.

What's good about it? It's a very big-hearted, quirky comedy with a sweet turn from Michael Cera, although Kieran Culkin steals every scene he's in. The visual style of the film proves that you don't have to lose the flavour of comic books when adapting them to the big screen and the fight scenes are loud and ludicrous. Jason Schwartzman, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, proves that he's still one to watch out for with his portrayal of the slimy record boss and chief ex-boyfriend Gideon.

What's not so good? It does sag a little in the middle to be honest, with the later fight scenes being less impressive than the earlier ones. Some cultural differences mean that UK audiences will miss out on a few jokes but it's no big deal. The most annoying thing about the whole film is the character of Ramona Flowers - to highlight how 'quirky' and 'indie' she is, she dyes her hair a different colour every few days (and also has the worst movie hairstyle of the year - you'll be begging for someone to cut those side bits off before the end of the film).

Verdict: Although not as successful as Wright's previous efforts Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, SPVTW is a loud, vaguely-nonsensical romp that'll have you reaching for the tartrazine just so you can keep up with it.

Rating: 7 out of 10