[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.
"Don't let what's past ruin your future" - Gideon Graves, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
What can I say about this film? There is honestly too much to talk about. I wrote a 4.5 page essay on this particular movie, film form, and film as a formal system earlier this year, and I didn't even come close to covering all of the topics I wanted to. Obviously the editing is great, as Edgar Wright's style is unparalleled. The writing and acting are quick, witty, fun, and fantastic. The action is exciting and entertaining to say the least.
I could go on and on about how great the physical aspects of the film are, but there's so much more to it…
The nerdiest movie ever made...
Took a chance on this as it was there on Netflix, and it's magnificent. So much zinger, so many detail. Such painstaking care taken over bringing the story to life and remaining true to itself. The story is geeky, it's a celebration of music and beat 'em ups, so of *course* it needs to be a series of levels where the fights are choreographed like dance numbers, where the bands actually play the music you hear amid the rest of the soundtrack, where nothing really makes a lot of sense when you stop to think about it.
But it is so guilelessly in love with itself, and so happy to show off its over-caffeinated moves that it brings an infectiousness which, once you're ready to succumb, draws a great big smile on your face.
It's increasingly a joy to watch and I hope it never loses its charming vibrancy.
Scott Pilgrim bastante tiene ya con ser Michael Cera, pero es que además me parece un protagonista bastante odioso. Tampoco soy demasiado fan del material original.
Pero Edgar Wright es uno de mis directores favoritos ever, y por eso merecía no solo un visionado sino un revisionado, para ver si me estaba perdiendo algo en una película que tanta gente alaba.
"Scott Pilgrim vs The World" es un experimento visual constante... quizás demasiado constante, y cuenta con un ritmo endiablado... quizás demasiado endiablado.
Me gusta mucho Wright, me gusta mucho su estilo y me gusta lo que consigue hacer con esta película, pero el resultado final me satura y agota.
Bryan Lee O'Malley knows how to make a graphic novel and Edgar Wright knows how to take that graphic novel and make one of the down right most cinematic comic book movie adaptations of all time. No other graphic novel adaptation had been this genius.
I could best describe the reason this film is so great in the twist of a phrase 'A Jack of all trades, master of all', and by that I mean the film is every genre done right. Thriller, action, comedy, musical, romance, drama, sci-fi-esque fantasy with a slight anime influence, experimental and somewhat avant garde, even a western, it's even got animation, CGI and cartoons, there is nothing that this film doesn't cover and that's what makes it so original and entertaining.
Kinetic, hyperactive and gorgeous to look at, Edgar Wright's take on the graphic novel series may alienate many people over the age of 30 but for those who give into it's sense of fun get sucked in whole.
I enjoyed this a lot more the second time around. Possibly not as much to do with the movie but with the amount of rabid fans I know who were so all over the book and the movie all the while, I just kinda liked it.
Anyways the movie looks great. What it gets right, it really really REALLY gets right. Wright's direction and his choices in adapting many of the books visuals are excellent. The fight scenes are mostly fantastic and capture both the look and more importantly the feel of the book so well.
The cast are uniformly great. I know Michael Cera has his haters but surely he was born to play Scott Pilgrim. Scott is, of…
Best movie ever.
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