Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Director:

Edgar Wright

Starring:

Michael Cera

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Kieran Culkin

Plot:

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Review:

This movie is so wonderfully directed and visually just awesome. I love watching it for the video game type feel and the little digs and jokes at nerd things I love. I certainly do not watch this for Scott’s character, Michael Cera, he’s an asshole. Even if he “redeems” himself at the end it’s still kind of eh.

I love Ramona Flowers, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, until her whole it was a phase thing for dating a girl. She’d been so cool and chill until then, often putting Scott in his place, but suddenly she gets all defensive about that? As someone who is bi that really annoyed me, could be a trigger. Whatever.

Anyway, movie is still great for the visuals and comedy. See it. Now. Do it.

4.5/5

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The World’s End (2013)

The World’s End (2013)

Director:

Edgar Wright

Starring:

Simon Pegg

Nick Frost

Martin Freeman

Paddy Considine

Rosamund Pike

Eddie Marsan

Plot:

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity’s only hope for survival.

Review:

Gary King, Simon Pegg, peaked in high school and he’s unable to move past it. He is stuck and decides to relive his glory days and get the boys back together. They have all moved on with their lives to varying degrees of success, but he’s able to get them all back together because they were bros.

The movie starts out with them doing a pub crawl, the golden mile, 12 pubs. Things quickly go crazy. Aliens, robots, bar brawls, lots of laughs ensue. It’s a hilarious movie, not my favorite of the cornetto trilogy, but it’s still really funny. Nick Frost is easily the best character.

The ending is probably the worst part. For some reason they did an epilogue and showed everyone’s life after the final decision was made and I didn’t like it. It wasn’t funny or fun it was kind of eh. The rest of the movie is great, though.

If you like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz then you’ve got to see this.

4/5

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

Director:

Edgar Wright

Starring:

Ansel Elgort

Jon Bernthal

Jon Hamm

Kevin Spacey

Lily James

Plot:

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Review:

The first seven or so minutes of this movie is awesome. It’s one of the best car chases I’ve ever seen. It’s then followed by another really awesome car chase.  So my hype for the car chase at the climactic conclusion was pretty high.

The first half of the movie was excellent, great car chases, interesting characters, good music. I couldn’t ask for more. Sadly, after the first half things took a turn, it went from focusing on the driving to emotional character stuff. It was still alright, just not exactly what I wanted to watch.

The ending, though, was a giant disappointment. The trailers and the first half of this movie sold it as an action movie focusing on car chases. They showed us two new muscle cars and then nothing. There was no climactic ending. It was a massive let down and had my husband cursing furiously at the TV.

The movie is worth watching just for the beginning, but I had really hoped for more from this after all the hype I’d read.

3/5

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Director:

Edgar Wright

Starring:

Simon Pegg

Nick Frost

Martin Freeman

Plot:

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Review:

I love this movie, definitely in my top favorites. I was lucky enough to get the bluray for Christmas and was finally able to watch it. There are so many great quotes, so many great scenes, this is my favorite of the Nick Frost and Simon Pegg movies.

“You ain’t seen Bad Boys 2?”

The movie perfectly makes fun of all the over the top, adrenaline packed, action movies out there, but it respects them at the same time. It’s a fine line and doesn’t really tip over into over the top spoof territory, but I still find myself laughing throughout.

“Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, ‘Aaaaaaah?”

Seriously love this movie and if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it.

5/5