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.)

you know that = fail right you have an opinion but are unwilling to express it means you really should not talk.

It's a shame I'll probably never know if this movie is actually good or not, due to my boycott of anything containing Michael Cera in it - especially after the double fistfuck of Nick and Nora and Year One.

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.

I was a bit worried about Cera at first as well, but he did a great job as Scott.

Also Moviebob didn't mention any of the awesome moving camera shots. This is one of the few movies where I thought the camera work was awesome, and I know next to nothing about movie production.

I don't usually disagree with Bob's assessment, and have even watched movies I wouldn't normally see due to his reviews, but... I didn't really enjoy this movie.

It got laughs (mostly when the gay guy was on screen) but as a whole... Eh... I didn't like it.

Ugh, I hate the actor who plays the main guy. He's just so pathetic and terrible.

I just saw this and it is AMAZING!! I highly recommend everyone go see this.

The comic book girl advised my wife to buy the first of these books. I read it on the crapper...and man alive do I not get this comic. I hated that tripe. So they made a movie out of it....really? I hope as far as cinimatics are concerned it does well, because if it stays close to the source material, it will be garbage. And yeah its Canadian. So are many things...doesnt mean they are good. Makes this Canadian Patriot give his head a shake.

Wtf, I don't get it...

I saw the movie and it was awesome. I want to see it again and probably will next week.

ironlordthemad:

Infernoshadow211:
Nice review, I'm probably gonna go see it in a few hours.

On a side note, are you gonna do The Expendables?

Does The Expendables need a review? I just went too see it and its kick ass, you don't need a review to enjoy it you just need to be able to enjoy a guns blazin' action movie, even if the gore is a bit wimpy.

As for this movie... I don't like no more heroes and I hate the indie scene and no movie has ever been made better or more appealing, in my opinion, by video game references. I'm suddenly glad that I sat this one out in favour of watching a blasting brawl fest.

Besides, Michael Cera looks like a complete douche to me.

He's a douche with a flaming sword.

Which is a perfect representation of Scott Pilgrim. = Douche with a flaming sword.

I couldn't stand the books, I don't like Michael Cera, the guy who's playing Young Neil is also pretty crappy and so I'm pretty sure watching a movie based on source material I don't like, with actors I don't like is a waste of my time.

I'm so glad this is out in theatres now. It means it won't mess up my Midnight Madness Experience at Tiff like Jennifer's Body did last year. (Which the guy who was playing Young Neil was busy stinking up, along with everyone else in that disaster)

Avarith:

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.)

you know that = fail right you have an opinion but are unwilling to express it means you really should not talk.

OK, first of all, I want to introduce you to a few of friends of mine. They're called "Correct Grammar and Punctuation", "The Word 'Equals'", "The Ability to be Taken Seriously". Clearly, you haven't met.

But, nonetheless, I'll bite. Here's the quick and dirty version of why Daybreakers and Splice both sucked.

I've been hyped for this movie for a while and have read the comics. But recently I found out the theater in my town isn't showing it so I'm quite disappointed...

I saw it at midnight, I was not disappointed in the least, mainly because I went into it blind.
I got every reference, I'm a soppy female so the sappy emotional parts spurned a connection but they didn't sit around weighing the awesome plot and jokes down. So I was very very pleased with this movie.

My last ...4? Trips to the cinema have been rather disappointing.

This I came out of the theater with my faith in Film slightly replenished.

saw this movie as son as it came out here in australia (last thursday) it was beyond words of how awesome it was, strangely enough me and my two other friends were the only people in the theatre ... best seats in house XD

Mezmer:

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.

Um...Juno took place in Minnesota...

it was filmed in British Columbia it was posing as minnesota
notice how when when they are in the mall spying on Vanessa there is a store called garage. there are no garage locations in the states.

Burgertime:

Go see this movie! See it with a bunch of friends, and shout out "What a twist!" at the new M.Night movie. :p

When we saw that trailer, someone stood up and shouted "I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR THE LAST AIRBENDER!" It was pretty great.

OT: I loved it. I thought it did an excellent job of condensing the books, cutting some things out without damaging the plot. Although I think you're reading a little too much into it. It's not quite deep enough to be a "genuinely intelligent romantic comedy" although the relationships were portrayed somewhat more realistically than usual, which was nice.

Also, the soundtrack was great, and I actually enjoyed the obnoxious hipster overtones. I guess that makes me a douchebag, but I don't care. It was a great film.

Bwown:
What are you talking about Canada playing Canada and not the US?

Canada is like the US. The only difference is Canada's more liberal and less powerful than the US.

yeah the better thing is that other countries actually like Canada
Unlike the US

Onyx Oblivion:
I'll have to see it solo, but eh, whatever.

Well at least I'm not the only one who thinks that.

I'm not usually one to judge books by their covers.. but... this looks like a complete "niche" movie. Some quirky interpretation of a graphic novel series, appeals to people who are actually familiar with the series.

On one more point, Am I the only person in the world who has seen Paperhearts? Because after that movie, I HATE Cera... hate is a strong word... so yeah HATE.

Verdict: Total niche movie; I'll wait till its Redbox time.

I was lucky enough to see this as a sneak preview on Tuesday, and I could not agree with this review more. Everything I thought that could ruin this movie actually turned out to be wrong and make the movie a must see. I was worried it would be overwrought, but it was intentionally campy with enough intelligence to really satisfy the cynic in me. To summarize: I am in lesbians with this movie.

It was really good and I was surprised to hear that the movie had started filming before the comics were finished. Obviously now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense. The timeline of events was overall very condensed, without the months of time from beginning to end that was in the comics. The pace of the film was more breakneck compared to the comic and I'd have liked to have a little more breathing room between some of the fights, but overall the film was a fun ride.

I'm definitely seeing this. Unfortunately, in the UK, I have heard it's out 25th August, so might go see this day after it's out.

The Expendables next week though. That could be interesting

Scott Pilgram VS the world, as a franchise name, has gone largely unnoticed by me. But in the past 72 hours, I've seen a game, a comic book series (which is apperentally the origin), and a movie. My interest was most peeked by Bob here. I'll give it a shot.

Oh man, I CANNOT wait for this film. I loved the books so much, and I want the game too (It's basically a modern River City Ransom, why wouldn't you want it?).

Bit weird how you never mentioned the books in this review though, Bob.

Man are you right. I just got back from the movie and the whole time I was saying to myself "Wow this is a gamer movie."

I kept thinking of how people say there hasn't ever been a good gamer movie and even though this is based off of a comic series, it is seriously a gamer movie. I mean it actually feels like a game that you are watching be played with an actually deep story.

You were right about how this film is deeper than it seems, and all I know is I'm reading the comics now because I had avoided them until now due to not having enough funds with the other stuff I've been buying.

Also I am glad to see Canada be canada, after seeing it be Seattle so many fricking times XD. It'll be an awesome day when Vancover can be it's self again finally instead of the "Eh" speaking Seattle.

That made me cringe to be honest.

This was seriously the single greatest movie I have ever seen. Why aren't you watching it right now?

Man I went and saw this last night it was great and Michael Cera actually acted for once

Saw both this and The Expendables today.. and damn it was a great day of movie going.

Expendables is exactly what you want it to be. Great cast that has clear chemistry together, interesting characters with back stories you actually want to know more about, guns, cool fights, and shit blowing up. The low reviews this one is getting are, honestly, ticking me off a bit. My only real complaint is that the fights are shot in the modern style of the camera being too close to the action and too many jump cuts so you don't really get a good view of the combat. We know at least some of these guys can do amazing fight scenes but it's almost like they were afraid to show it because they didn't want anyone not Statham or Li to be shown up. Does it have a deep storyline and hidden meanings? No, it's not that type of movie and if you don't know that going in you're obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Pilgrim was amazing and I'm seriously considering seeing it again on my next day off. Bob's review pretty much covered it all, but I'll say as someone who had no knowledge of the Pilgrim story/universe beyond the trailers prior to seeing it, I still loved every moment of it. What surprised me most is how underneath all the game shoutouts and actually funny humour, it actually is a great story with really great characters. This is a story and characters I probably would have cared about enough without all the window dressing.

WoW, looks nothing like i thought it would... and im glad =) well, ima off to see this in about 4 hours so heres hoping its really good, which from the sounds of it, it is.

As you can say Bob was on the spot about this movie, I could say I liked this better then Hot Fuzz (another Edgar Wright movie) because of the little touches about romance, which I liked in Shawn of the Dead and wasn't present in Hot Fuzz. The humour is good and not "twee-hipster" enough to annoy you, it will be the visual style and fast pace that will annoy people over-30.

I don't know how many this will make money though, this movie has had SO many advanced screenings (I went on Wednesday after I missed a free screening on Monday). So most people who really likes the comic books have seen it already.

it seems i failed the second geek acid test, what was the answer?

meh looks stupid gonna give it a pass

The Michael Cera cynics are missing out if they stubbornly refuse to see this movie purely because it has Michael Cera. Sure it's annoying that he's always playing the same role, but this movie is just too good for a minor hang-up like that. It isn't just "okay" like his other movies.

Knightofthefort:
it seems i failed the second geek acid test, what was the answer?

I don't think it was a "what is this from" sort of question, and more of a "does this look cool to you" sort of question.

Funkiest Monkey:
Bit weird how you never mentioned the books in this review though, Bob.

Uhh... yeah he did. He didn't go into a lot of detail about the books because this is about the movie and not the books, but he mentions the books and talks about how the story comes-off as a little rushed by having to pack 6 books into one movie, and even mentions how the final bits of the movie were improvised since the book series wasn't done when filming started. It's about as much mention as the comics need, really.

HRmmmm..

Movie Bob lost me at "Romantic" part of "Romantic Comedy"

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