[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.
Wright proves time and time again that a) comedy can be beautiful and b) that he's one of the greatest directors of popular cinema working today. He's so young, too! Ugh, it's frustrating. Pilgrim has a bit of pacing issue and is (especially in the third act) overstuffed, but charm and a sense of giddily kinetic visuals make this one of my favorite comedies of the 2010s.
The first film I think of when pondering production design. This is a film that is only possible with extremely detailed pre-production and it all pays off because of that. A perfect synthesis of cinematography, editing (and all other aspects of post-production), and acting. 10/10.
As always, Wright strikes a perfect (and gloriously, kinetically edited) balance between relentless hilarity and genuine emotion.
Hilarious action comedy that stays faithful to its source material, but also takes its own liberties in order to better fit it on a screen. The visual style of the film is always interesting, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is incredibly hot.
I wasn't convinced I would like this; an exercise in stylistic excess. But I really enjoyed it - the deadpan dialogue, the flashy video game imagery, the dorky Cera role and the barrage of Toronto references. Despite the ironic tone, the central storyline was engaging, probably particularly due to Ramona Flowers' performance.
It was really fun to see this as a midnight movie with my dad because it's one of our favorite movies to watch together. This is a really awesome movie! The cast is stunning (Michael Cera's best film performance. Kieran Culkin steals the show. Mae Whitman existing. Jason Schwartzman being a sexy asshole.) the visuals are out of this world (thank you for existing as well Edgar Wright). This is a weird review because it's 3am. Also tbh Ramona isn't really worth fighting for Im sorry.
I definitely need more like this.
Maaaaaaaaaaaaan, I fuckin' love this movie. It's just so cool. So stylish. So funny. Edgar Wright, you are the man.
The Dissolve recently released their picks for The 50 Best Films of the Decade, Letterboxd'ized here for my benefit (and…
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