Thursday, 10 March 2011

Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Lowdown: Scott has to fight Gideon again in order to get Ramona back.
Having really enjoyed watching Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, I thought I should give the comics on which the film is based a chance. I went looking for an electronic version, and the only one I was able to find at Amazon for my Kindle ebook reader was Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.
Before continuing, let me tell you this: do not make the mistake I have made. Do not purchase this book for your Kindle! The drawings' rendition on my Kindle were way too small, with dialog text requiring me to stick my eyes half a centimeter away from the screen in order to read and even then a lot of it was simply unintelligible. Perhaps Scott Pilgrim would work on the Kindle DX' bigger screen, but on the standard Kindle it was simply pathetic; it shouldn't have been made available for sale in the first place.
Rendition aside, the simple story of Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour takes place after the film's events. Scott is alone, dazed and confused, with Ramona seemingly leaving him for Scott's nemesis Gideon. Things unravel and a battle for Ramona's ownership is about to take place...
Involving the same characters and the same motifs as the film (music, computer games, the incorporation of dreams as well as other fantastic elements) the story here is fairly similar to the film and won't add much to your inventory. It's entertaining, it's fun, it's quick and dirty; if anything, it proves just how well Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was converted to the big screen while still being very loyal to the comics on which it was based.
Overall: Simple fun, but do yourself a favor and get it in print; the ebook version violates the Geneva Convention. 3 out of 5 stars.

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