[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
Scott Pilgrim is a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series of graphic novels of the same name by Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
This movie is like anime and videogame combined, and when you do it right, can you honestly think of a better combination..
The think I like the most about this movie is that the movie is so funny, entertaining and full of action and ultra-cool direction and cinematography but also can works its way into the heart with such a touching love story between two unforgettable characters.
Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are really amazing in their roles and the soundtrack is mesmerizing as well.
Edgar Wright gives us a movie that according to my wife is "too cool for me" as a 43year old man. A fantasy adventure that bristles with attitude and a cracking young cast including Michael Cera,Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick and the excellent Jason Schwartzman this was real fun. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the object of the young Scott Pilgrim's affection as he is instantly smitten by her but unaware of his impending date with destiny.
As things progress with his new girl Scott is stunned to discover that he must defeat her seven evil exes for her love. Duelling with a variety of evil exes, from a skateboarding actor to a lesbian young Stevie Nicks lookalike Scott battles in a…
There have been moments lately when I've really felt my age. The creaking bones, the lethargy of a middle-aged man, even the grumpiness of 27 years of night-shift are starting to show. My wife, my dog, movies, and my LB friends keep me going as the hot weather saps what little energy I have left, but then it's time to kick back and enjoy some me time. First up, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
There are movies that are so silly and so much fun that you can't help but lose yourself in them. Edgar Wright's first foray into Hollywood is just that, a film that indulges the weird and the wonderful without remorse. It's pure unadulterated joy as everyone's…
If Scott Pilgrim, or more specifically Michael Cera, wasn’t such an insufferable twat I might actually enjoy this film.
Edgar Wright brings the pages of the comic book to life with verve and originality yet so much of his good work is undone by such a horrible fuckwit for a protagonist. I can’t think of another film where nearly all the elements are spot on yet the lead makes it nearly impossible to enjoy. Although faithful to the source material it is a film that pushes and plays with the boundaries of the medium whilst packed with enough little throwaway details to make the film re-watchable despite Cera doing his best to ruin the whole experience.
I feel bad for not liking a film with this much energy, inventiveness and infectious spirit.
"WE ARE SEX BOB-OMB! And we are here to watch Scott Pilgrim kick your teeth in! Onetwothreefour!"
From the 8-bit Universal logo right at the start to the 'Continue?' screen at the end, this is just an hour and fifty minutes of surreal, hilarious, video game style, comic book awesomeness. I mean, how else do you describe a film that contains a fireball-throwing Bollywood pirate, characters picking up extra lives after fights, a sonic yeti versus a two-headed electro dragon, a bass battle and a De-Veganising Ray. Yes, all of that happens.
Then on top of the the visual overloads every ten minutes or so, there's what is basically one of the best soundtracks I've heard, a fantastic cast -…
I forgot how totally awesome this movie is!
One of the most original unique movies I've ever seen. So glad I re-visited this, hadn't seen it since I saw it in theaters. Visually this is absolutely stunning. I'm having a nerdgasm right now.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sorry I’ve not been adding much content lately (for those few who used to read and support me regularly — I have not forgotten about you!) I picked up the new Witcher game on preorder and it’s the kind of game that is really easy to get lost in. Add that to my new job which really doesn’t leave me with a lot of free time and suddenly I'm barely managing a film like once a week. I figured though that my once again rekindled love for gaming is the perfect excuse to rewatch Scott Pilgrim, a film I adored on release but somehow have never got around to watching again. Has it really been five fucking years?!
This brings quirky comedy to a new level (see what I did there).
i can never get tired of this. altho i will always always always say that the graphic novel is much better than the already brilliant film.
"You stole my boyfriend, taste my STEEL!"
UM A FILM PLAYED OUT AS A VIDEO GAME? Yes please!! I really liked this one, DANG. The characters were all super specific and the dialogue was witty. The little video game anecdotes all over the film just SOLD it. Really enjoyed this!
Charming and original in equal amounts, you really can't go wrong with Edgar Wright.
Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” is a combination of sweet romantic comedy, geek culture satire, a rocking good musical, a visually innovative film and a very funny, clever comedy. Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is one of four nerdy members of the struggling garage band, Sex Bob-omh. Insecure Scott can’t keep a steady girlfriend. He’s semi-dating high-schooler Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) but when he bumps into Ramona Flowers (Elizabeth Mary Winstead) at a party he’s convinced he’s found the girl of his dreams. If juggling two girlfriends wasn’t enough for the neurotic Scott he finds himself under attack and involved in a duel to the death by a stranger when Sex Bob-omh…
Edgar Wright's dazzling and faithful adaptation of this cult comic series is vastly under-appreciated, at least off the internet and small collective moviegoers. Michael Cera, an odd choice for the lead, nails it in the hero role. No movie has ever ambitiously incorporated comic book and video games themes like this.
The Dissolve recently released their picks for The 50 Best Films of the Decade, Letterboxd'ized here for my benefit (and…