Escape to the Movies: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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Frozen Donkey Wheel2:
Wow, am I the only one who thinks this movie is going to suck?

I desperately wanted him to hate it. Frankly, I'm probably still not going to see it, because Bob has been wrong before.

(Daybreakers and Splice came close to what he said, but instead turned to crap. Please don't ask me to explain why. I can, I just don't want to.)

I haven't seen Splice, but I agree, Daybreakers was awful. I don't think this is the same deal at all though, I mean Scott Pilgrim has a pretty impressive 80% on RT for starters.

emeraldrafael:

Celtic_Kerr:

Aenir:
Huh, I'm intrigued.

A movie where the main character has to face 7 bosses?

Not just seven bosses. The girl of his dreams' seven evil Ex-BFs.

Six Evil ex Bfs and a Gf.

Actually, I'm kinda glad to see a movie that takes videogame elements and sorta applies it to the real world in that offbeat snarky teenage humour way. So the movie is a plus for me.

Although, I'll say this. I'm worried I'm not going to like Michael Cera anymore. He was awesome in Arrested Development, Juno showed the niche he kinda fills in at, and this movie seems to be his niche breaking role. But he seems to be the go to teen actor, and does something like shia lebouf and the coery dou (corey haines and wahtever the other one's name is). And thats going to bug me, becuase I'm goign to see alot of him, get tired of seeing him do the same thing that wont have the same appeal becuase movies cant all be Juno's or Scott Pilgrim's (i.e. good for this kinda actor.) So, I'm hoping i dont see him for a while after this movie, or at least if i do, he's not the main character doing this role or his Juno role again.

His Scott Pilgrim doesn't break any niches, he's still the awkward, nerdy guy who gets the girl.

Guess this flick isn't for me; as the reference to "No More Heroes" made me go, "Wha?" and the acid-test screenshot was another.

dex-dex:
YES I AGREE!
it is nice that Canada is being Canada and not the US like in Juno
also I SAW THEM SHOTTING PARTS OF IT!
so obviously you had not problem that Michael Cera was playing Scott because many people were saying that was a wrong move.

They were shooting stuff several blocks from my appartment, feels nice to have some cool stuff besides the zoo happening in Toronto. :) (Also apparently some of the Resisdent Evil movies were shot in Toronto, what is with this City and Videogame movies?)

Definitely going to see this one tonight. It's been awhile since I've seen anything that caught my interest like this. It was either this or "The Expendables" lol

Ever since I saw the trailer I decided to read the books...They are epic and I CAN NOT wait for this movie to come out in England.!

And yeah nice review as always!

Celtic_Kerr:

Aenir:
Huh, I'm intrigued.

A movie where the main character has to face 7 bosses?

Not just seven bosses. The girl of his dreams' seven evil Ex-BFs.

Six-Ex-Bf's, one Ex-GF remember.

I dunno... a girl with that many violent ex boyfriends (and girlfriend)?

Sounds like her emotional baggage would be the biggest foe to overcome than her exes! I mean, I just can't suspend by belief enough to not see Scott is the "safe" rebound placeholder for about 6 months.

Then he's going to be Ex #8 battling her next violent boyfriend.

http://www.hiyoooo.com/

I guess I'll pass this one up. I love video game references but despise romantic comedies and you made it clear you have to love both aspects to truly appreciate this one.

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

dex-dex:
YES I AGREE!
it is nice that Canada is being Canada and not the US like in Juno
also I SAW THEM SHOTTING PARTS OF IT!
so obviously you had not problem that Michael Cera was playing Scott because many people were saying that was a wrong move.

They were shooting stuff several blocks from my appartment, feels nice to have some cool stuff besides the zoo happening in Toronto. :) (Also apparently some of the Resisdent Evil movies were shot in Toronto, what is with this City and Videogame movies?)

i agree unfortunaley i never saw the resident evil movies
i have no problem with Toronto being related to video game movies.
it is better than it being related to crappy "romantic comedies"

Looks shit, sounds shit and probably is shit. I could be wrong but I doubt it.

I really like Edgar Wright's other stuff, even his early tv work (even pre-Spaced) But I'm sorry I really don't want to see a bunch of fanwankery with hipsters and videogames.

Okay, I'm going to make a prediction before watching video. Hopefully it will come true. MovieBob will say it's great, but Michael Cera really let's it all down.

*The video watching commences...*

Okay... Fair enough.

Calumon: Guess we're gonna watch it then? But Toy Story!!!

I wonder when they're going to make a live-action MegaMan movie?
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I'm pretty excited for this.

The comics were quasi-manga, angsty, lol-random humour which usually I would avoid like the fucking plague... but I loved them for some reason.

So that plus Ed Wright means this movie should be pretty awesome.

Also I was wondering how they were going to end it since volume six wasn't out when they made it. (Still need to read that one actually, better get on it before I see the filnm so I can compare the endings).

Nurb:
I dunno... a girl with that many violent ex boyfriends (and girlfriend)?

Sounds like her emotional baggage would be the biggest foe to overcome than her exes! I mean, I just can't suspend by belief enough to not see Scott is the "safe" rebound placeholder for about 6 months.

Then he's going to be Ex #8 battling her next violent boyfriend.

http://www.hiyoooo.com/

I so have to see this. I love Micheal Cera, have been watching him since Arrested Development.

This sounds just like the kind of quirky, not afraid the mainstream won't get it, entertainment that I look for.

I felt that Michael Cera was the weakest one in the movie, Ramona Flowers was great, Kieren Culkin was awesome as the roommate and some of the exs Brandon Routh and Chris Evans in particular are masterfully shown belittling their own comic book origins.

Michael Cera however only has one mode, whiny geeky teen, the fact that he winks at the camera and kicks ass does not make him any better.

However based on supporting cast and Edgar Wrights direction still a great film

WANT SEE MOVIE

I now almost regret going to see Toy Story 3 yesterday.
Then again, when I can get 5 to actually see the film, it'll be less popular and I'll have the cinema to myself.
Hopefully.

Patrick_and_the_ricks:

dex-dex:
YES I AGREE!
it is nice that Canada is being Canada and not the US like in Juno
also I SAW THEM SHOTTING PARTS OF IT!
so obviously you had not problem that Michael Cera was playing Scott because many people were saying that was a wrong move.

They were shooting stuff several blocks from my appartment, feels nice to have some cool stuff besides the zoo happening in Toronto. :) (Also apparently some of the Resisdent Evil movies were shot in Toronto, what is with this City and Videogame movies?)

I don't know, but more people need to hear about this. Maybe then I won't be the only non-Canadian to like Canada!

Pugiron:
Canada playing Canada? As it did in Strange Brew, Brain Candy, The Whole Nine Yards, etc etc? Canada either used by Candians because its what they know or used by Americans who want to highlight the differences? Do we need to beat some "Get Over Yourself" into Canada too, or just the movie nerds of Canada? Either way, fuck Canada.

You're not nice. Canada is cool!

Whoa, whoa, whoooooooa. I read more than one comment where Mikey Sarah's "acting" was praised. That's as retarded as praising the acting of Will Ferrel or Janine Garraffalo, or however you spwll it. Playing the same character over and over again is not acting. It's not just a question of "Do you like the character they keep playing." When a role becomes so standard that they can describe it with your name, then you are not acting, you are playing yourself in a role. Will Ferrel is the child-like, well meaning but obnoxious bafoon, Janine Grranimal is the bitter, sour-tounged hipster bitch, and now Michelle She-Ra is the awkward, painfully inadequate geek who the girl cannot help but love for his over-eager puppy act. Lame. Hey, fellow geeks. It's that goddamn annoying in real life, but the girl is not scripted to like it in the real world. He cannot be a stand in for you in the fullfillment fantasies you are projecting up on the screen harder than the real projector is throwing out the movie.

I have seen Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and it is indeed as advertised, an epic movie of epic epicness. I will see it again. I will buy a copy. I LMAOed.

While the review actually made me want to see this movie, and probably pick up the books, I just wanna know why bob picked this over the Expendables... I woulda been willing to put money down that that was what bob would review this week ._.

Danzaivar:

Nurb:
I dunno... a girl with that many violent ex boyfriends (and girlfriend)?

Sounds like her emotional baggage would be the biggest foe to overcome than her exes! I mean, I just can't suspend by belief enough to not see Scott is the "safe" rebound placeholder for about 6 months.

Then he's going to be Ex #8 battling her next violent boyfriend.

http://www.hiyoooo.com/

That's kinda a big chunk of the plot for the latter books.

Hmmm I may just read the books.

Ahhh, I knew you'd love this one, Bob. I saw it and one of the first things I thought afterward was that I'd be seeing a positive review from you soon.

I personally loved it, too. I was giggling most of the way through. I loved every character, every reference, every blink-and-you'll-miss-it gag they had peppered throughout its manic scenes. It was one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen, but that just endeared me to it even more.

(Seriously, where was the fourth wall in that film? I assumed that most of what we were seeing was metaphorical from Scott's POV until he asked his friend how she did that thing with her mouth...)

Yeah, I can easily see why people wouldn't like it, but I'd recommend it to pretty much any nerd I know.

Also: it's one of those rare films that's just perfect for the female nerd. No off-putting sexploitation of female characters and still certifiably geeky? A solid romance plot, but no characters with which it is simply impossible to identify? Amazing.

ryukage_sama:
I wonder when they're going to make a live-action MegaMan movie?
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You're too late.

http://www.megamanfilm.com/

Big surprise moviebob liked it. Well this movie is pretty a wet dream for me, I just don't know how i'm gonna convince my girlfriend to go. I don't understand how people can say Michael Cera is NOT right for this role, he specialises in the whiny and flawed hipster. I guess I just have a soft spot for him considering he's, well, pretty much me in every way.

God dammit I really want to go see this but I would rather watch transformers 2 for 48hrs straight then something with Michel Cera in it. Fuck, why did it have to be him?

Already planned on seeing it, as it looks awesome. Probably won't get to see it this week (as I have work and vacation) but hopefully soon.

Nurb:

Danzaivar:

Nurb:
I dunno... a girl with that many violent ex boyfriends (and girlfriend)?

Sounds like her emotional baggage would be the biggest foe to overcome than her exes! I mean, I just can't suspend by belief enough to not see Scott is the "safe" rebound placeholder for about 6 months.

Then he's going to be Ex #8 battling her next violent boyfriend.

http://www.hiyoooo.com/

That's kinda a big chunk of the plot for the latter books.

Hmmm I may just read the books.

I'd recommend it. :D

Glad that you like this movie. Been looking forward to it for a while. Never read the comics, but the concept is pretty clever, and they're on my to-read list (if I can ever find the time to finish American Gods).

And I like Michael Cera. Shame he didn't get more screen time in Juno.

I hate anything even remotely associated with hipsters, so I'm gonna pass.

I had to go to two web sites after watching the review.

First, Rotten Tomatoes (it's doing pretty well, running in the mid-seventy percentage range as of my checking.)

Second, Ebert.

I thought to myself, "This can go one of two ways. Ebert often goes head-over-heels for movies that a) do something new and b) create a new "space" or "world" for their movie to occupy (leading sometimes to wildly positive reviews of things like... Eughhhhhh... 'Dick Tracy'...) However he may feel that "SPvTW" works hard to push every button he has regarding video games as a lesser form of media. So I'm thinking either four stars, or one-and-a-half."

So I glance over the reviews, and... No "Scott Pilgrim". At all.

Hmmmmmm. I wonder if maybe Roger is trying to avoid re-igniting that particular controversy.

I'll see it Sunday or Monday (going out of town this weekend). I'm really excited!
I have the first three books, because I was trying to finish reading them before seeing the movie, because it feels like I'm finding spoilers, but if the last act is rather different, then I suppose it's cool.

Yes, it is DAMN FINE to see Toronto being Toronto on the big screen! I love my city! Looking forward to seeing Honest Ed's IMPLODE!

Literally watched this video 20 mins before going to see the movie. Thanks for the recommendation MovieBob. Never steered me wrong before.

Well I liked the comics, I loved the game on PSN, so I'm definitely checking it out! ^_^

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