Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Rating: **** (4 out of 5)

Review: After the amazing third volume, I had high expectations for this one. In general, this one was ok, not as great as the previous one. Plot wise, there’s a lot more emphasis on the characters’ lives outside the whole “fighting evil exes” thing. I guess this is where the story lost me a bit. The reasons? The main characters.

****** SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD (OR WHATEVER) ******

Ramona’s character seriously annoyed me in this volume. The whole being “mysterious and aloof to avoid getting hurt” thing isn’t cool, or cute. It’s annoying, and stupid, not to mention oh so typical, and I was under the impression that Ramona was everything but typical. Guess not. Also, being crazily jealous for apparently no reason while also thinking it’s ok to invite your ex to sleep over and making out (a little bit) just because said ex is a girl, is unfair and a double standard. This also applies to the fact that Ramona has no problem at all to go through Scott’s dreams but goes completely ballistic when he enters one of hers, by accident. Way to go, Ramona.

Not that Scott’s character was any better. I kinda understand not remembering a lot of people in your life, but it gets to a point where it’s just ridiculous and starts to look incredibly self-centered. Also, not remembering your last year of college? I guess your higher education isn’t important either, specially when you have no interest in finding a job and only do it because your girlfriend tells you to.

****** END OF SPOILER ******

Anyway, rant over. The main characters may have been annoying, but the supporting characters make up for it. I still love Wallace, and Kim, and Stephen Stills (“If your life had a face, I would punch it the balls. Seriously.”). Looking forward to the next one.

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