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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: A Great Reimagining

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is a show made based on the comics and movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It’s a very colorful, cartoonish, and very comedic series that changes the direction of the original story. The movie had come out more than a decade ago, with most of the original cast coming back to voice their characters, and significant changes to the story.

The cast of characters in the poster for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

The story starts out the same, but it moves a lot faster. Scott meets Ramona Flowers, who he claims to be the girl of his dreams. They end up going on a date, and then he ends up inviting her to his band’s performance. Once we get to see the performance, things change.

The show really differs between the comics and movie, because it starts off similarly, but it really changes. Scott isn’t really the main character in this show, it’s more so Ramona’s story. 

It’s hard to say anything about the story without giving away any notable parts of it. The main plot of the show is that there’s a certain mystery that needs investigating. So Ramona goes off to investigate each of her exes that were the main antagonists in the comics and movie.

Ramona is a lot better in the show than she is in the movie. In the movie, she just seems very un-interested in Scott, and even though Scott’s character has a change of heart by the end of the movie, she still remains the same, a bad person who hasn’t really changed whatsoever. 

In Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, we see Ramona have a way better connection with Scott and we get to see her change and make amends for all the things she’s done. The show did way more for her character than we had originally seen in the movie. 

We also get to see a lot more of the side characters and get to learn more about them that we’ve never really learned before. We meet Scott’s friends Steven, Knives, Neil, Kim, and Wallace. The show gives them a lot more time to shine and they are a lot more involved in the story. The cast is pretty likable and enjoyable to watch on screen. 

The new direction that the series goes for is refreshing. The same story for Scott Pilgrim gets retold multiple times, so it was nice that we got to see the story taken from different perspectives and get to learn things about the characters that we were brushed over in the movie.

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Josh Arreola, Staff Writer
Josh is a junior at Canyon Hills High School and a first year staff writer in Journalism. He likes movies and playing video games. He also spends time sketching and drawing as well as listening to music.
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