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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« on: July 22, 2010, 07:51:04 pm »
So, I just got through reading the first book in this epic series of graphic novels called Scott Pilgrim.



So I'm surfing the net to find out more info about this amazingly witty book, and look what I find.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOLmjhxVVU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOLmjhxVVU</a>

Apparently it's comming out in August.  If it is anything as funny as the first book, it will be awesome.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 09:49:28 pm »
Hmm yes. We all know how the last graphic novel turned movie went eh?

Here's a hint, it blue dick.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 10:26:09 pm »
There is also a video game coming to PS3 and then XBLA two weeks later

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92sI3k8hwJI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92sI3k8hwJI</a>

Movie looks rad, hopefully the movie holds up to the awesome preview.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 11:18:31 pm »
Hmm yes. We all know how the last graphic novel turned movie went eh?

Here's a hint, it blue dick.

First, I liked Watchmen.

Second, if comic books count too, technically Kick-Ass was the last one.

Third, V for Vendetta rocked out loud, so keep an open mind.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 12:23:26 am »
I also liked the Watchmen movie although I never read the comic/graphic novel still was still a good film and i got the DVD for it as well.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 05:38:05 am »
Yeah, I've been following this movie almost since day one. The last novel in the series actually only came out this Monday. Really good books.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 09:58:30 am »
Hmm yes. We all know how the last graphic novel turned movie went eh?
But Watchmen was a damn good movie!
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 10:06:21 am »
scott pilgrim is fantastic, its the best.

but i have a little fear for the movie, because michael cera >.>

that game looks like the tits though, art by paul robertson and it looks like a spiritual succesor to river city ransom.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 10:44:41 am »
Yeah, the game reminds me of castle crashers.  I defininetly need to pick it up for me and my roommates.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 06:48:38 pm »
So I went to see it today. I'd recommend it. Just be prepared for at least a little bit of dullness at times.

Full review here: http://axelsplayground.squarespace.com/journal/2010/8/13/review-scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world.html
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 09:55:20 am »
I give it two thumbs up.  Very funny, really nice visuals, and great editing.  But I fit the narrow demographic it was aiming for.

I never got a chance to read the comic beforehand, but from what I could read of the comic on Amazon, the movie is really close to the book. 

I'm not one to avoid a movie because of who is in it, but I had to drag my wife to see it.  She hates Michael Cera.  Especially after watching Paper Heart.  She thought the movie was okay, but still hates Michael Cera.


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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2010, 12:50:15 pm »
Great movie.  However, there was a lot of things I felt wouldn't make sense if you havn't read the books, and a lot of things where they deviated from the books.  Of course, this was to be expected, but it was some of the small details, side scenes and banter that they left out that gave the books a lot of their charm.

The lack of the Honest Ed's part made me sad.

Also, pretty much everything after the third ex The Vegan was significantly different from the books.  Also, whole subplots that added a lot of depth to the books were missing.

All in all, it was a lot more 2dimentional than the books, but it was still very funny and very entertaining and I definetly recomend it.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2010, 02:14:02 pm »
Saw it, loved it.  Sure, they changed a lot from the books, but I think they had to to fit the time frame, not to mention that the last volume wasn't even out when this was made.  They had to pick between focusing on the relationship and focusing on the action, and I think they made the right choice.  The comic delves that depth as deep as it can go, and is there for anyone who wants it, but where else will we get awesome over the top action sequences filled with delightful jokes and references?
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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 10:10:27 pm »
One of the most relevant movies I've seen in a long time. A complex visual metaphor for a young adult's struggle to conquer personal feelings of inadequacy and stop his self-esteem issues from standing in the way of his goals; basically a tale of nerd empowerment. It was a very easy movie to relate to; I totally identified with the the main character (largely due to my age and personal experiences). I found myself identifying people I know in the some of the characters.

The cinematography was spectacular; the emotions were driven home by the visual effects (especially the break up scene with Knives; they totally nailed the feeling).

The balance of action to plot was perfect.

I've never read the graphic novels, but I was able to follow it really well. The largely 2D nature of the exes didn't bother me, seeing as they're ultimately personifications of Ramona's baggage (like the ghosts of past, present, and future in "A Christmas Carol"), and Scott's own difficulties as he learns not to judge her for it, nor be intimidated by it.


The one thing that I noticed was that they never really explained what happened with the twins, whereas everyone else was explained to Scott by Ramona...
Didn't bother me, I just noticed it.

But definitely worth seeing in the theatres. :D

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Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 07:14:23 am »

The one thing that I noticed was that they never really explained what happened with the twins, whereas everyone else was explained to Scott by Ramona...
Didn't bother me, I just noticed it.

It's in the novel.  In my opinion their part in the story was much better in the book, granted, it was pretty damn cool in the movie as well.
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