With a mighty punch, and a couple of 1-ups, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World enters theaters this weekend looking to take on audiences with stunning visuals and captivating effects that blends the worlds of manga, video games, and graphic novels. If you haven't seen the interactive trailer, then hit the pause button and click this link right now . . . we'll wait. Cool, right?
The title "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" sums the movie up perfectly, as the word "Versus" leads us to think of fights of epic proportions. As Scott Pilgrim takes on bumbling cops and sci-fi noir in the box office, we'll verse you in all the movies that employed "Versus" in its title. There's aliens taking on predators, monsters battling aliens, and let's not forget the fearless fight between Ted and Joanna Kramer! Below we highlight the Top 5, but click on over to MRQE to see the full list!
5. Versus (2001)
MRQE Metric: 63
4. Monsters vs Aliens (2009)
MRQE Metric: 64
The Blob, King Kong, and War of the Worlds. James Verniere of the Boston Herald, says the real gem of the film is in one of it's stars: "That the result is such a winner is owed in large part to a petite force of nature known as Reese Witherspoon."
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3. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
MRQE Metric: 68
2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
MRQE Metric: 76
1. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
MRQE Metric: 81
landmark case in front of the Supreme Court. Played brilliantly by Woody Harrelson, the role of Flynt garnered him an Academy Award for Best Actor. As Own Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly says, "The People vs. Larry Flyntis an exultant comedy of American repression and revolt. It invites us to root for Larry Flynt by asking us to recognize that in a country as free as America, there's something vital -- indeed, essential -- about a man who's willing to go too far."
See the rest of the list, and get versed in Cinema's Dueling "Versus" Movies!