Movies that are slightly off.
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.
I wonder how Marvel and DC feel knowing this is a better comic book movie than anything they'll ever make
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.
Along with Mad Max, this may be the most unique and visual action films of the decade. It's also really funny. Edgar Wright was the perfect choice to direct this.
The video game allusions both visually and in the sound/music are all awesome.
My only flaw is that the movie kind of gets a bit muddled towards the end regarding Ramona and Knives, and not all of the evil exes feel properly established. It winds up making some of the fights feel rushed and out of nowhere.
That's pretty much it though. This movie is just awesome and funny from beginning to end, and while my 5 Star rating is definitely subjective, it still definitely feels earned nonetheless.
Also, I seriously need to read the series soon.
The premise here is that Scott Pilgrim cannot date the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, unless he defeats her seven evil exes in a series of musical and violent video game battles. It’s a premise we must accept to get anywhere.
Michael Cera plays Scott with more impetus than in his usual passive persona and it works well. What he likes about Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Ramona is less clear, especially given he already has a girlfriend he is so happy to brag about. He’s a bit of a jerk but it’s all pretty harmless because the writing is engaging and bouncy, well suited to the cartoonish style. Except perhaps in Ramona’s case, who does seem underwritten, though I am…
I’m not sure how I feel about the world and the plot of this movie. But it doesn’t matter, because it’s made by Edgar Wright and as a result every frame of it is fantastic. It oozes with playfulness at every turn, but it still managed to stay grounded enough to keep my interest.
Wright’s mastery of scene transitions really comes into play here. He’s able to end the scenes so quickly that even the ones that don’t work too well don’t leave a bad taste, but without cutting them off too quickly either. They all seem to blend almost inevitably into the next scene in a sort of flow that I just don’t see in anyone else’s movies.
"IAEUEAIAE é filme de nerd bobo né"
bom é sim
e eu gostei muito me respeita
I have watched this movie approximately 1879 times
My favourite movie of all time.
they did this movie so good
When stylistic comedy is done right it can be a very special thing. Now when I say stylistic comedy I don't mean dramas that get incorrectly labeled as comedies, I mean movies that actually make you laugh whilst having a unique and original feel specific to the director. Scott Pilgrim embraces it's gimmick in full force, but never lets this get in the way of a fantastic sense of humour or an emotional story with a surprising amount of heart. The film is unnaturally well cast and filled with outstanding performances, but the real star here is Edgar Wright. His style is impossible to replicate, and Scott Pilgrim takes that style to its maximum capacity. With anyone else at the helm, this adaptation could've and would've gone horribly off the rails, so thank god the studio made the Wright choice and ended up with this strange, hilarious, beautiful creation.
(Working on organizing it by similar aesthetic.)