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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #100 on: 27 Apr 2010, 12:41 »

IF THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES TO FINALLY KILL GEDDY LEE SO BE IT
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #101 on: 27 Apr 2010, 12:42 »

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #102 on: 27 Apr 2010, 12:46 »

  • As previously stated it I agree with a lot of yr points, it's more the way you word them (here and elsewhere on the forum) that irks me

This is totally accurate, it's just that - as you can probably see - when I hop on the Serious Postin' Train the last stop is usually six hundred words down the line, and smug pithy remarks take me thirty seconds. The winter term at uni is finally over though so we'll see shortly how much I start actually contributing to the discourse here rather than clumsily riding roughshod over it.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #103 on: 30 May 2010, 10:21 »

Photos of the seven evi ex's anyone?
http://img121.imageshack.us/slideshow/webplayer.php?id=evilexes5and6.jpg

Thought so. Oh Jason Schwartzman, why do you have to be married....
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #104 on: 30 May 2010, 12:52 »

I think I may actually like Michael Cera in this, though I'm still convinced that Pete from Anamanaguchi is really Scott Pilgrim.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #105 on: 31 May 2010, 10:33 »

I just watched the trailer for this and am completely, utterly sold, faster than I have ever been sold on a film before, and I have never even read the comics (which might be why I have no qualms about wanting to see it, right now).
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #107 on: 31 May 2010, 13:54 »

yeah alright i like the new trailer
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #108 on: 31 May 2010, 16:54 »

Oh man oh man so excitedddddddddd


I have only read maybe 3 of the books, and they were cool and all, but this looks like it is going to be an awesome film whether you have read the books or not.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #109 on: 01 Jun 2010, 05:26 »

I just found out that it is released in the UK on August 6th! I am taking my brother to see it.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #110 on: 04 Jun 2010, 12:30 »

I just finished reading the 5 volumes that are out and these trailers are pretty much what I want the film to be. But of course I've gotta' see the film first to see if the film is gonna be what I want it to be but I have faith that this film will be what I want it to be.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #111 on: 06 Jun 2010, 06:26 »

I just finished reading the 5 volumes that are out and these trailers are pretty much what I want the film to be. But of course I've gotta' see the film first to see if the film is gonna be what I want it to be but I have faith that this film will be what I want it to be.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #114 on: 12 Jun 2010, 12:04 »

Yeaaaaah
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #115 on: 12 Jun 2010, 18:42 »

Cept it's coming out on PSN first, and then XBLA after an undetermined amount of time.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #116 on: 14 Jun 2010, 18:00 »

I demand it come out for the wii
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #117 on: 15 Jun 2010, 08:08 »

No DS version is a crime.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #119 on: 17 Jun 2010, 14:54 »

more! better! trailer!
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #120 on: 17 Jun 2010, 15:39 »

ZOMG! I'm excited. Are you excited? Because I am EXCITED!
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #121 on: 17 Jun 2010, 20:11 »

can we start using "trailer" as a synonym for "better"?
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #122 on: 17 Jun 2010, 20:25 »

yeah i had no desire to see this movie until i saw that trailer.

just found out it was the international trailer.

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« Reply #123 on: 18 Jun 2010, 06:36 »

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #124 on: 30 Jul 2010, 11:14 »

Bloody UK release date has been moved to a week later so I can't see it :(
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #126 on: 30 Jul 2010, 13:16 »

So ok, I was mildly anticipating this movie, but then I bought the first book and read it in about 2 seconds flat then Han bought me the second and third and I read the second the other night and now when I watch the trailer Jordan posted I want to read the rest of the books ASAP as a prep for watching the movie when it comes out here in about two weeks.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #127 on: 30 Jul 2010, 13:21 »

also how fucking awesome does the goddamn game look+sound.  Both Paul Robertson and Anamanaguchi are perfect for it.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #128 on: 30 Jul 2010, 13:56 »

Definitely a buy for me.  Hopefully online co-op.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #129 on: 31 Jul 2010, 15:32 »

This was shown at Comic-Con and the buzz is A) Michael Cera was pretty good and did alright at being Scott Pilgrim and not George Michael Bluth and B) not enough Kim Pine. Dang.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #130 on: 31 Jul 2010, 21:33 »

damn, I was really worried about the whole "kicking Kim out of the movie" thing, which I thought was pretty much inevitable.  Watching the video blogs, she was clearly the one having the most fun on set, which is a huge part of what makes up acting talent in my opinion anyway.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #131 on: 01 Aug 2010, 08:49 »

I just saw a commercial and realized that Mae Whitman, who played Egg/Ann Veal on Arrested Development is Roxy Richter in this!  I love when actors who were in something together come back and are in something else together.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #132 on: 02 Aug 2010, 01:30 »

ahahaha holy shit how did i not know kieran culkin was playing wallace? that rules
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #133 on: 13 Aug 2010, 08:38 »

This was pretty good! Had like, 1/8th of the depth of character of the comics, which I guess is fair because you can't really put all the awesome "the band is hanging out" scenes in and keep the movie at a reasonable length, but I missed that, a lot. I think people who haven't read the books will like this better than people who have, it was a little too slap-happy, not enough tender moments.

Like, the first half hour they basically followed the books perfectly, every scene, every little dialogue cue, etc, but they sort of just went for back to back fight scenes after that. No Honest Ed's, no backstory on Envy, no real development of the Roxy/Ramona relationship...

Still, had a blast.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #134 on: 13 Aug 2010, 17:43 »

*reposted in part from my blog*

I'm not sure if it's fair for me to review this (being myself a 23 year old socially awkward bass player and video game enthusiast from Toronto, heh) but that was awesome fun!

The one thing that puzzles me is that reviewers kept saying that this wasn't the sort of thing they'd have expected from the guy who directed hot fuzz and shaun of the dead.  Maybe not Shaun of the Dead, which was more slow-paced, but I saw similarities to Hot Fuzz all over the place.

edit: though that said, responding to the post above mine, I've only gotten halfway through the first of the comics so far
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #135 on: 13 Aug 2010, 17:49 »

This movie was fucking awesome although I do agree that it just got fight-fight-fighty at the second half, but still awesome.

Although my favorite moment might have been before the film started--during the preview of that elevator movie, when m night shyamalan's name made its appearance the entire audience of twentysomething nerds and college kids on summer break collectively went ohhhh... as they all understood.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #136 on: 14 Aug 2010, 00:34 »

This movie was fucking awesome although I do agree that it just got fight-fight-fighty at the second half, but still awesome.

Although my favorite moment might have been before the film started--during the preview of that elevator movie, when m night shyamalan's name made its appearance the entire audience of twentysomething nerds and college kids on summer break collectively went ohhhh... as they all understood.

The entire movie theatre laughed at it when I went.

anyway I thought this was pretty rad(as a person who hasn't read the books). SO MANY PUNS
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #137 on: 14 Aug 2010, 01:33 »

the theatre i saw it at burst into fucking applause at the words "FROM THE MIND OF M. NIGHT SHAMYLAN"

scott pilgrim was actually fantastically entertaining but i came out of the theatre saying almost word-for-word what kieffer said about the back half of the movie not really giving much depth to the characters, to the film's ultimate detriment. but it's still awesome and you should go see it.

plus AS YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE i was stoked on kieran culkin, and that was exactly the right way to feel
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #138 on: 14 Aug 2010, 04:55 »

Not enough Kim Pine.

On a side note the game is all kinds of sweet. Kinda bummed it's not online co-op. Still hells of fun on the couch though with another person/three other people.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #139 on: 14 Aug 2010, 20:28 »

Pretty awesome, though my girlfriend and I were laughing at little things from the comic that no one else seemed to get.  I didn't really mind the back end of the movie being mostly fighting, I thought they were all different enough to break up the monotony.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #140 on: 14 Aug 2010, 23:06 »

yeah but it was fighting at the expense of characterization
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« Reply #141 on: 15 Aug 2010, 01:14 »

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #142 on: 15 Aug 2010, 10:30 »

yeah but it was fighting at the expense of characterization
This might be blasphamous, but I think if they cut out one or two fights (though Five Evil Exs doesn't sound as cool) for character this would have turned from a very fun detour until Wright's next collab into something honestly great.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #143 on: 15 Aug 2010, 13:19 »

yeah but it was fighting at the expense of characterization

I didn't mind, I knew they had to condense the 6 books into a single movie and I knew things would be lost.  What I told my girlfriend when we left the theater is that the movie was how The Last Airbender should have been done.


And god damn some of the reviewers for this movie are really condescending.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #144 on: 15 Aug 2010, 14:15 »

yeah this movie inspired a lot of holier-than-thou reviews... there was an npr thing that pointed out how many reviewers stooped to poking fun at the audience. the new yorker review in particular was the epitome of snob.

I really liked this movie - my only problem was that mary elizabeth winstead didn't give us much reason to love ramona. but maybe the books don't, either, and that's the point. still, at the very end of the 6th, when she admits she was at her dad's and stuff, all the mystery kind of fades away and it turns out that they just like each other and I think that is the coolest part! or when she tells scott how old she is. none of that stuff is in the movie - she stays mysterious til the end. whatever I'm being a nerd.

anyways, super entertaining, and cera did a good job. coulda been cuter though. oh young neil <333

oh and did you guys see the animation short? I think it is really awesome.
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« Reply #145 on: 15 Aug 2010, 14:20 »

the new yorker review in particular was the epitome of snob.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #146 on: 15 Aug 2010, 16:23 »

Oh Edgar Wright, why did I ever doubt that you would make a less-than-incredible film.

I do appreciate that I probably would not have dug it as much had I read the books beforehand and overhearing some people coming out of the theatre there seemed to actually be a fair amount of bitching, but as a standalone piece of cinema, it was so fucking excellent. Also, Wallace was definitely the best character in the film. Good on you, Kieran Culkin! Really! Also shhh I have a huge crush on Anna Kendrick (and basically every other girl in the flick but mostly Anna Kendrick oh my gosh).

The only thing that bothered me was it was a bit overboard on the whole "8-BIT VIDEO GAMES! NOSTALGIA! BRIGHT COLOURS!", and I knew that would bother me from the start because, well, I'm just over it! Maybe the comics were the first to do that sort of thing before everybody else hopped on the bandwagon but it is hella played now.

Anyways, I had the pleasure of actually seeing this film in Toronto in a very hipster-filled part of town. It was An Experience! It felt cool to be able to pick a lot of the locations from the film. I wonder if they just couldn't get permission to shoot in Honest Ed's, because it features in the background in about three or four scenes, but only, like, the "H" of the sign. Weird.

Also, one more to scenes of epic hilarity in the preview for that M. Night movie
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #147 on: 16 Aug 2010, 20:16 »

Cinemablend has a rather long treatise on why the film bombed. It seems like half cogent commentary and half bullshit. For one, the whole "musical with no music" thing, even if it's true, should have no real impact on potential receipts because the vast majority of people don't actually think about movies that way. Also the "geeks don't get it" section seems like a complete non-sequitir.

Not that it isn't obvious, but I think the biggest factors are A. $60 million is a shit ton of money to throw at an obvious cult film and B. Michael Cera. I've never read Scott Pilgrim stuff but as soon as Cera got cast I knew the extent of the character's personality, or rather, the extent of the character's personality that would be shown, and that was a big killer of my curiosity. I'd have the same reaction if, say, Keanu Reeves was cast as the lead in a straight Shakespeare adaptation. Cera is not an interesting or particularly skilled actor, especially not as a leading man.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #148 on: 16 Aug 2010, 20:30 »

I asked my friends to go see it with me tonight and they were like "no, we want to play video games." soooo. yea. I think it will have a better week... my parents are seeing it cause I told them I liked it and they want to "stay current."
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #149 on: 16 Aug 2010, 22:16 »

Also the "geeks don't get it" section seems like a complete non-sequitir.

I don't really think it's a non-sequitar. There's a bit of a generation gap between geeks. Guys around my age (28 and up) were either graduating college or just hitting the work force when this weird era of 19-23 year old kids wearing pixel skull t-shirts and reminiscing about 8-bit video games really, REALLY took hold rather than just skated around the margins. The strangest thing is that frankly -I- was barely old enough to really play the hell out of most 8 bit games, much less these kids in my li'l brother's age range. I mean, I was only 4 years old when Legend of Zelda came out. My brother's friend has an 8 bit zelda heart shirt, but the dude was in diapers wasn't born yet when the 2nd one was released. A lot of that product and imagery is popular because some young people who like games in general appreciate the history and like the aesthetic rather than really gamed much in that era. That's 100% perfectly fine, but it does mean that while I recognize all these design elements in Scott Pilgrim, I don't really relate to them-- being a quirky gamer or comic book fan just doesn't have the same peer acceptance in my age bracket, and you sure as hell weren't buying gaming themed shit from anywhere but the internet when I was 17. In a very weird way, this imagery I grew up with now belongs to a younger set and a different breed of geek, despite the fact that -I- am the one old enough to have played the stuff that inspired it without calling it "retro-gaming."
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the ship has Dr. Pepper but not Mr. Pibb; it's an absolute goddamned travesty
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