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Author Topic: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous  (Read 64946 times)

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #200 on: 03 Sep 2010, 18:21 »

Regal dropped it but AMC and a couple indie theaters still have it. woo seattle, hipster towns 4eva
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #201 on: 04 Sep 2010, 08:18 »

Currently in the middle of vol 5 of the comics.

So, um, I can't help but notice that nearly everyone is often an asshole. (Kim and Wallace get exemptions for being generally fantastic.)
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #202 on: 04 Sep 2010, 08:20 »

That is an observation I have had about life.
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« Reply #203 on: 04 Sep 2010, 13:49 »

IT'S A METAPHOR


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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #204 on: 04 Sep 2010, 23:39 »

THAT WAS SO GOOD.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #205 on: 05 Sep 2010, 00:21 »

Currently in the middle of vol 5 of the comics.

So, um, I can't help but notice that nearly everyone is often an asshole. (Kim and Wallace get exemptions for being generally fantastic.)

Yeah, I read the first three in a couple of days and at some point just stopped and thought "holy shit, Scott is such a fucking oblivious douchebag" but then I kept reading and realised that he was supposed to be, and that it's kinda one of the plot threads.  I didn't really like the way that the books tied things up at the end, without spoiling I'll say that I think they tried to over-explain a few things.  On the whole it was good, I just would have liked a few more things left as-is.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #206 on: 08 Sep 2010, 04:11 »

Regal dropped it but AMC and a couple indie theaters still have it. woo seattle, hipster towns 4eva

This is really upsetting, everyone I know who's seen it loved it.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #207 on: 08 Sep 2010, 12:06 »

Yeah I don't know anyone who didn't like it. As of monday it's made back half its $60 million budget (plus another $7 million internationally) so it's pretty safe to say it's a bomb. DVD sales might help. I'm definitely buying it. I saw it twice in two days and loved it unconditionally both times. it might be one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #208 on: 08 Sep 2010, 18:37 »

I watched this movie on Sunday. It fucking ruled. How the hell did this not get any bigger? I've only read the first two chapters of the graphic novel, but it definitely seems like there's a lot more character development and story that got WAY glossed over in the movie.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #209 on: 09 Sep 2010, 01:21 »

I'm probably going to wait for dvd before I see this. I know all you guys like it and the people I know who've seen it say it is good but frankly it looks like it's going to be an incredibly pretentious hipster film filled with entirely unlikeable characters and frankly I'm not willing to pay a shit ton of money to see it at the movies.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #210 on: 09 Sep 2010, 02:30 »

Just think of it as Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, but parodying romantic comedies rather than police or zombie movies. With kung-fu battles.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #211 on: 09 Sep 2010, 03:08 »

See, I don't understand this whole "They're unlikeable but it's part of the story maaaaan" bit. Not having the main character be someone I can stand has never been a good way of getting me to like a story. I mean, I can like horrible people in stories and all, both viliain and hero, but Scott Pilgrim and a vast majority of his friends do not sound like they would fit that criteria so I'm kinda with Jimmy really. As I said before, I think it's just quite simply that I'm not part of the rather specific market he's aimed at.

Still going to see and likely enjoy the movie.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #212 on: 09 Sep 2010, 03:11 »

I wouldn't say they are unlikeable so much as they are very flawed, and make stupid decisions. Then again, I tend to like just about anybody, so I might not be the best judge.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #213 on: 09 Sep 2010, 03:17 »

See, I don't understand this whole "They're unlikeable but it's part of the story maaaaan" bit. Not having the main character be someone I can stand has never been a good way of getting me to like a story. I mean, I can like horrible people in stories and all, both viliain and hero, but Scott Pilgrim and a vast majority of his friends do not sound like they would fit that criteria so I'm kinda with Jimmy really. As I said before, I think it's just quite simply that I'm not part of the rather specific market he's aimed at.

Still going to see and likely enjoy the movie.
I'm like this as well - there's a very fine line for me between 'interestingly flawed, let's watch you get redeemed' and 'man, you are so not worth an hour and a half of screen time'. And yet, still enjoyed the film, possibly because some of the comedy was really solid, partly because of the gorgeous effects and soundtrack, and partly because of how entertaining the secondary characters were.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #214 on: 09 Sep 2010, 07:21 »

If the movie was not centered around Scott Pilgrim and the actor playing him, I would of really not taken notice of him. There wasn't much about his personality or presence that did anything for me, and he's honestly just a jerk being played awkwardly by a boring actor. Now taken into account there are secondary characters like the band and his roommate who are excellently played, and I can still watch and enjoy the movie.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #215 on: 09 Sep 2010, 10:31 »

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"They're unlikeable but it's part of the story maaaaan"

Well, part of the reason people make the distinction is that there's a lot of fiction (particularly fanfic, web comics and other amateur stuff) out there where the main character is an ass but the author apparently lacks the perspective to realize it, eventually resulting in something that's thoroughly awful and sometimes even morally offensive. For example, I've seen a lot of web comics and fanfiction in which a stereotypical "Nice Guy" is enshrined for "sticking up for himself" when really he's just being kind of a dick. Scott Pilgrim is at least expected go grow the fuck up by the end of the comic whereas a lot of lesser writers just expect you to believe that the protagonist's shit doesn't stink because they said so.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #216 on: 09 Sep 2010, 11:51 »

Fair enough. That is something that shits me up something fierce.

I can appreciate that this is a well done story (by all accounts I've heard at least) and I'm not denying that at all just to be clear, but the characterization I'm told about by readers and Wikipedia makes me think that the protagonists of the story are insufferable douches and not characters I would enjoy in the least. Hell, the plot synopsis alone made me despise Scott and Ramona and that's a bit ridiculous.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #217 on: 10 Sep 2010, 23:30 »

To be fair, I hate things where characters get away with being an ass all the time, and I hate them too. But in this case, it's redeemed in large part because Scott doesn't get away with it. He's constantly suffering the consequences of his behavior, and half of the story is him realizing that his self-image is terribly, terribly flawed.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #218 on: 12 Sep 2010, 10:15 »

Fair enough. That is something that shits me up something fierce.

I can appreciate that this is a well done story (by all accounts I've heard at least) and I'm not denying that at all just to be clear, but the characterization I'm told about by readers and Wikipedia makes me think that the protagonists of the story are insufferable douches and not characters I would enjoy in the least. Hell, the plot synopsis alone made me despise Scott and Ramona and that's a bit ridiculous.

nah, they're exactly likable enough that the stupid shit they do makes you want to grab them by the shoulders and shake them, which at least like approximates normal human experience
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #219 on: 12 Sep 2010, 15:57 »

Seeing this for a third time tonight, so bloody stoked.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #220 on: 12 Nov 2010, 22:57 »

This movie is so amazing, I want to own a movie theater so I can watch it over and over again.

This is no mere movie, it's a rock concert with amazing fighting.

I am sad to say I only saw this twice in theaters while my boyfriend saw it five times.

I don't even care if Michael-Chinless-Cera is in it. IT'S THAT GREAT.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #221 on: 12 Nov 2010, 23:01 »

I bought the DVD today, and let me say that the trivia track is one of the best things ever.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #222 on: 13 Nov 2010, 03:55 »

This thread reminded me that I needed to express my feelings about this film. Someone said earlier they couldn't suspend disbelief in Michael Cera. Neither could I, I found myself the whole way through looking for holes in his acting. He never really gelled as Pilgrim to me, certainly didn't help that I didn't think he really looked much like my imagined Pilgrim.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #223 on: 13 Nov 2010, 10:47 »

The only character that looked like their counterpart was Lucas Lee.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #224 on: 13 Nov 2010, 12:40 »

oh come on ramona was spot on
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #225 on: 13 Nov 2010, 13:12 »

Everybody was pretty spot on. Cera's the possible exception if only because his interpretation of the character was a little mellower than the comics. And I still loved him anyway.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #226 on: 13 Nov 2010, 19:36 »

Having watched it again I didn't like Kim in it.  She was just grumpy the whole movie
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #227 on: 13 Nov 2010, 19:54 »

they didn't give her character enough material for her to do anything else
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #228 on: 13 Nov 2010, 20:49 »

Kim's bursts of energy with her count-offs made me love her instantly.

The portrayal of Kim was beautiful with subtle looks, and her pain was captured in her first encounter with Ramona.

She starts to remember the fun times when they dated, and then reminded herself that "he's an idiot."

I liked her a lot.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #229 on: 14 Nov 2010, 18:54 »

When she was laughing in the bloopers I loved her more.


Also Knives x Scott Alternate ending?
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #230 on: 16 Nov 2010, 10:02 »

I have never read any of the Scott Pilgrim books.  After watching the movie, I will now be devouring all of them. 

That was like wrapping my childhood in ecstasy, dipping it in chocolate, and then giving it a spiked collar, just for the fun of it.


That was one fun fucking movie.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #231 on: 20 Nov 2010, 20:28 »

not sure if i should post this here or start a whole new thread but the game is so friggin awesome. I d/l it the other day and have been hooked since. Everything great about the ole beat-em-up 8bit games is in it. Sadly the only thing missing is online co-op which is really a travesty since you can play 4characters at once. Oh the fun that would have ensued.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #232 on: 21 Nov 2010, 05:36 »

It's rather intimately tied into the "People over 30 won't get it" issue. A few video game references here and there doesn't do much to offset the "It's like an illustrated Relationship Thread" problem for me despite all my geekyness.

refer back to my conversation with keiffer on page 1

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #233 on: 17 Dec 2010, 12:47 »

I am surprised this thread is still going, and I would like to add that I am watching this film at home right now on Blu-ray and I still love it. It is definitely now one of my Official Favourite Films of All Time.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #234 on: 17 Dec 2010, 13:07 »

Well it wasn't til you posted again!

The DVD isn't released in the UK until January (well, 27th Dec), and I missed it in the cinemas, so I can't yet comment on whether it is as good as the books (and I'm over 30...).
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #235 on: 17 Dec 2010, 13:32 »

Honestly, this film is the first one I've seen where I felt watching it on Blu-ray over DVD is justified. It is so damn gorgeous. Any potential plot/character/acting weakness aside, it is at least quality audio/visual entertainment.
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #236 on: 20 Dec 2010, 20:29 »

I just got this from the library.  I thought it was pretty entertaining.

Also there was a bit of animation that sums up some of the stuff that wasn't in the movie that I somehow never saw before I watched the movie which is a shame.  It's kinda neat as a bridge between the books and the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BitByGeWGxU&feature=related

Also Brie Larson singing Black Sheep was really entertaining to me for some reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGB4VDQI6XM
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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #237 on: 20 Dec 2010, 21:28 »

It bothers me that I can rent The Human Centipede on Netflix but not Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #238 on: 20 Dec 2010, 21:54 »

for some reason that made me think of a human centipede-scott pilgrim crossover

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Re: Scott Pilgrim and the Movie That Makes Me Nervous
« Reply #239 on: 21 Dec 2010, 03:42 »

for some reason that made me think of a human centipede-scott pilgrim crossover

 :psyduck:

and add Salo (120 days of sodom) there too and i would watch it.
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