Wright's adaptation of the Toronto set graphic novels is an enjoyable hip romp full of quotable dialogue with a video game aesthetic that truly works in its favour. Casting is exceptional with even the most minor characters given chance to shine. Great soundtrack featuring Broken Social Scene, Metric, Beck and Nigel Goderich.
A hoot of a live-action adaptation of the video game that blends teenage angst, all-over-the-place and nonsensical imagination with a wacky Japanese manga spirit and rock music courtesy Nigel Godrich anf Beck. Great cast, great direction - director Edward Wright being British may explain the unique tone of this film.
Overdirected, which works really well in the fight scenes but feels excessive in the one on one interactions, especially at the beginning. I have my reservations with the self-awareness of the writing, but I'd be lying if I say I didn't laugh once. Many of the oneliners and jokes were hilarious. The two leads were just okay, thankfully, the fantastic supporting players stole the whole show. Loved the visual effects.