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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
17 October 2013
Excerpt: 22-year-old Toronto bass player Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has fallen hopelessly in love with the new girl in town, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a cool-headed hipster whose sway over men has left her with seven evil exes who Scott has to defeat in order for her to commit to being his girlfriend.
Excerpt: Amazing. Just the other day I was watching my favorite Charlie Chaplin movie, “Modern Times”, which was considered a technical leap forward (if you can believe it) for films. Conversely, I just finished watching “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and let me just say that movie-making has come a long, long way. Admittedly, I’d never heard of “Scott Pilgrim…” before it was made into a feature film, but it was inspired by a comic book as so many movies are these days.
Excerpt: Scott Pilgrim moves a little too quickly, endangering an audience not quite ready for how the film is willing to go into sheer insanity. Scott (Michael Cera) begins brawling with Matthew (Satya Bhabha) at a concert, literally after Matthew crashes through the roof and begins an entire song and dance routine. So what? Pilgrim knows its audience. The film even plays with the Universal logo, giving it a pixelated make-over and playing a chip-tune theme over it.
Conclusion: With 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' Edgar Wright crafts a film so boldly aware of itself that it can't be ignored. Watching 'Scott Pilgrim' is a movie experience unlike any other. This film can be enjoyed by gamers, comic book lovers, and movie enthusiast alike. Wright concocts a brilliant script that bubbles with hilarious references and witty dialogue. This movie isn't just about its high-octane action sequences; this is a really cleverly written film as well.
Excerpt: The Film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is now out on Blu-ray, which is a good thing, because chances are you didn't see it in the theater. Despite a huge marketing campaign and good critical buzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was a major flop at the box office. Adapted from Bryan Lee O'Malley's unique graphic novel, the film is directed by Edgar Wright, who is pretty well known for two of his own unique projects, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead .
Excerpt: Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It's getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart's ass - and now is back in town - to the teenage distraction he's trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn't been easy.
Conclusion: I decided to give this a rating of 5 because I admire the ambition and execution of the movie in addition to the quality of this Blu-ray. It’s a lot of fun and I bet it’s even more fun with a crowd. If you haven’t seen this yet, I highly recommend it, although it may not be for everyone. Hopefully, this film will now find it’s audience outside of the theaters much like the previous movies Wright directed.
Excerpt: Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a disorganized mess. It’s an overly ambitious, poorly thought out, complete and utter failure made by and populated with talented people who should have known better. Watching it, I was struck by how much it reminded me of Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back , except that, as much as Kevin Smith seemed to realize he was poking fun at and laughing with the slacker generation he helped give voice to, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World hasn’t the slightest...
Excerpt: Based on a series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a manga-doodle that draws from the wellspring of popular culture, viewing youthful infatuation through a filter of indie rock, action comics, and a selection of classic arcade and Nintendo games.