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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

A 2010 American action comedy film directed by Edgar Wright based on the comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley.

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A Quick Tip by Lopez15

  • Aug 16, 2010
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is one of the hippest, coolest, epic romantic fantasy films to come out in recent years. The only thing that is keeping this vibrant and imaginative graphic novel adaptation of the cult series form being a real hit is its extreme detachment from reality, its cartoonish nature and less than impressive script. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is one of the more enjoyable films of the year but it sacrifices its promising adventure/ video-game style theme for a lackluster cartoon theme that felt more like something that belonged on a Saturday morning line-up.
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May 23, 2011
Yeah it did get cartoon like
 
August 16, 2010
Hm. Pretty interesting take, however, I am pretty sure that the cartoonish theme was intentional. It does look like a tribute to video games and Japanese otaku filmmaking. So can we expect a full review from you?
August 16, 2010
I can see that the cartoonish theme was intentional the thing that annoyed me about it is that it just took it too far sometimes when the film needed to ground itself like the back and forth with Ramona and Scott were not serious or all that interesting they just lagged on far too long in this films theme and it seemed as if there relationship was all just apart of some big planned video game ending. I liked it but I was not crazy about it.   And yes I will be writing a full review very soon.
August 16, 2010
cool. we will look forward to it in our community. It is nice to have different viewpoints on a popular film.
August 17, 2010
Well, I think it would be a mistake to criticize Scott Pilgrim for lack of character.  This was very much a video game based on 8-bit conventions.  If that's the case then yes, their relationship really is just there to give the "Video Game" an objective.  It's essentially the "Save the Princess whom you know nothing about" story that so many video games of the 8-bit era relied on.  So I don't think the movie needed to ground itself... because a video game in the 8 bit era never did and it's definitely centered around that.  The graphic novel was very much this way too.
August 17, 2010
I understand that but the relationship between Scott and Ramona just seemed too flimsy and shallow and frankly, Ramona did not seem to care too much about Scott at all and to firmly make the relationship believable you have to ground it while everything else can remain up in the air. If his relationship is flimsy and as cartoonish as the rest of the movie then it falls through the cracks. Also this film did have a sever lack of characters you meet all of Ramona's exes for more than one or two minutes she gives you a back story of how they meet and fell for each other than Scott beats them in what feels like a few seconds. There all too loony tunes for my taste, and to top it off almost all of them were defeated in very idiotic ways. I mean come on there villains with powers not some punks off the street and the final boss who is spouse to be the most diabolical and most powerful of all ended up being a total and complete pussy and a geek the big boss is suppose to be tough, powerful, evil, evil, evil and a complete monster Gideon was no different from the others exes he was weak and literally un-villainous. That is why Scott Pilgrim fails it fails due to its lack of compelling villains or even an interesting romance or for that matter an interesting hero.
 
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review by . August 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Let THE EX-BATTLES Begin in This Zany, Bizarre, Action-Packed Romantic Comedy!
We’ve all had nightmares about our girlfriend’s ex-boyfriends; some make us feel insecure, some make us feel proud while some…well, makes us forget about the whole thing. But hopefully, none of us have experienced being assaulted by the hordes of ex-boyfriends of the person we are dating. Well, those who are familiar with the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley may still have a hard time preparing for the film adaptation “SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD”. …
review by . June 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
After 16 years of slamming Hollywood studios for never getting our video game movies right, we finally have one that gets it exactly right. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a video game movie, even though it doesn't have a basis in any actual video games.     Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is more of a visual and cultural tribute to video games than anything. Every other element of the movie, including the plot, takes a backseat to the list of power bars, status updates, and special …
review by . December 12, 2010
In terms of actors today, Michael Cera is kind of overrated. He plays the same character in every single movie he's in: the awkward, geeky teen who's either anxious to lose his virginity or just be generally geeky. That doesn't mean that every once in a while, he can turn in a good performance, and Scott Pilgrim is definitely one of them. This is an incredibly awesome movie, and epic of epic epicness indeed. It's also kind of hard to put into words unless the person you're talking …
review by . January 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
This movie grabs your attention from the display of the Universal Logo.  The Universal theme music is like  the sound of an old video game.   Scott Pilgrim seems to drift from dream to reality and the scenes rapidly shift with written text to explain who the various characters are.       Scott is in a band with an ex-girlfriend and two other friends.  He lets them know that he is dating Knives, a 17 year old Chinese girl.  Everybody seems against …
review by . August 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Scott Pilgrim Saved my World
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD   Written by Michael Baccall and Edgar Wright   Directed by Edgar Wright   Starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick and Mary Elizabeth Winstead      Stacey Pilgrim: Are you legitimately moving on or are you just being insane?   Scott Pilgrim: Can I get back to you on that?      By the time you reach a certain age, if you’ve tried at all to make connections with other human …
review by . August 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Just imagine for a second that your life is a video game.  One where the potential exist for you to beat up bad guys, live each new day of your life as though it were a level where you score points, get extra lives and pull off amazing stunts because you simply can.  This is exactly what Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is.  A movie that turns the life of one young man into a video game.  It's zany, it's over-the-top but it's a lot of fun.  If you don't like Scott …
review by . August 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Scott Pilgrim ROCKED my 8-bit world!
I heard about the Scott Pilgrim movie about 2ish years ago and my response was: No... no way.  How can they even begin to capture the pure epic awesomeness of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series Scott Pilgrim compressed into one movie?  It can't be done.  Wait?...  What is this you say ... Michael Cera's going to play Scott Pilgrim?  The cutie pie guy that fans the flames for geek girls everywhere?  Well that changes everything.      …
review by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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One of my projects is watching Rotten Tomatoes' list of the worst movies of the last decade and, in doing so, I've pontificated at length on the misery that is movies based on video games. To recap: there are a bunch on the list, many are directed by Uwe Boll (perhaps the worst director of all time), the most critically-acclaimed video game movie ever is the not-so-great Mortal Kombat. Video game movies usually take themselves too seriously and fail by having to stick to story lines that …
Quick Tip by . February 05, 2012
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Action, Romance, Comedy and filled with homage for all the things we love; this film is just a rockin’ good time! This stands as one of my favorite comic book adaptations and a refreshing change from all the super-hero movies that have plagued us of late.      C’mon, how can you resist a super-powered Vegan with telekinetic powers?      See Full Review here.     
Quick Tip by . January 04, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Surprising sleeper hit. This is one of those movies that seems like it was as fun to make as it was too watch.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Edgar Wright based on the comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The film is about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meeting the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). In order to win Ramona over, Scott learns that he must defeat Ramona's seven evil exes, who are coming to kill him.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was planned as a film after the first volume of the comic was released. Director Wright became attached to the program and began filming in March 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World premiered after a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010. It received a wide-release in North America on August 13, 2010.

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    Director: Edgar Wright
    Genre: Action, Adventure
    Release Date: August 13, 2010
    MPAA Rating: PG-13
    Studio: Universal Pictures
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