Author Topic: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)  (Read 2549 times)

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2020, 01:45:02 PM »
My opinion hasn't changed since the original discussion on here (I can't find the old thread). Just not that good or interesting.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2020, 02:02:05 PM »
I watched it again a few weeks ago (for only the second time).  I actually hated it even more - it seems to be a film that purposely goes out of its way to alienate those it's not aimed at.  It actually annoyed me. 

Having said that, I totally understand why it appeals so much to the audience it IS aimed at.

I did watch it all the way through to the end without any breaks, so I gave it a fair stab.

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2020, 02:19:57 PM »
So you like Alien 3 but not Alienate?

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2020, 02:42:21 PM »
So you like Alien 3 but not Alienate?

Pfff, everyone knows Alienate is the best of the sequels.  Closely followed by its sequel, Alien Nation (the TV series).

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2020, 02:48:52 PM »
I'm not the biggest Jim Sterling fan but I did like his observation this would be shrugged off and dismissed like Ready Player One if it had been released, like that was, after we got sick of and even slightly suspicious of this kind of fan culture-driven, reference heavy entertainment.

I dunno, maybe I'm just bitter. It wasn't terrible, but I was alienated by the geek hype for this, it seemed like the apotheosis of a string of overhyped geek films (following on from Kick Ass earlier in the year, which I liked a little more) at a point in my life when I had enough time on my hands to be bothered by such things. It came out the same weekend as The Expendables which was seen as the dum-dums triumphing over smart, original entertainment. Because grizzled, grey musclemen fighting in the style of 80s action films is dumb, but indie band wannabes having SNES-tinged CGI fights is smart?

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2020, 03:05:00 PM »
Nah, nothing was charming in the comic so the film has to make up for it with good music and inventive editing

you probably haven't read the comic or seen the film, or any film for that matter.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2020, 04:47:17 PM »
The bit where they play the 20th Century Fox fanfare while Chris Evans scowls on his skateboard is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2020, 04:53:21 PM »
Saw it in the cinema and loved it. Absolutely joyous, fantastic stuff. I wish they'd stuck with the original ending with him going off with Knives, though. His character arc didn't really make sense with him "getting" Ramona. Would have been even better if both girls had realised he's s bit of a tit who needs to grow up and sacked him off altogether, but that would be even less likely to happen in a mainstream film.

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2020, 05:01:51 PM »
The bit where they play the 20th Century Fox fanfare
It was Universal.

Just like the appeal of the film.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2020, 05:02:44 PM »
Surprised anyone on here actually liked this to be honest

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2020, 05:04:24 PM »
I'm with Mister Six on this, thought it was a fast paced thing of joy that I enjoyed enormously.

Surprised anyone on here actually liked this to be honest

Why? People have different opinions and like different things on here, have you not noticed that before?

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2020, 05:05:18 PM »
Didn't clock that this thread was 3 years old at first (despite the fact I posted in it) and thought "did that really only come out 7 years ago?" I'm actually still surprised it was only 10 years, it feels like a lifetime.

I still like the film a lot (despite absolutely not being in the demographic it was aimed at, I was 31 in 2010) though I remain disappointed that the brilliant music from the video game wasn't in it.

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2020, 05:22:22 PM »
There was one scene in which Scott goes to the lavatory and there's actually a "Pee bar" on the screen, like it was some sort of computer game. It was the most excruciating two seconds of my life. I couldn't have felt more horrified! It was as if the director had literally urinated on the audience!!!

I ran out of the cinema and wept into my Criterion Collection Fellini boxset.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2020, 05:31:01 PM »
Am I having a Mandela moment here, it was a video game wasn't it? I remember the music and everything!

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2020, 05:37:54 PM »
Am I having a Mandela moment here, it was a video game wasn't it? I remember the music and everything!

According to this it was - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Pilgrim_vs._the_World:_The_Game - though I've not played it personally.

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2020, 05:45:00 PM »
We can all at least agree the Seinfeld but was terrible, right?

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2020, 05:45:38 PM »
According to this it was - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Pilgrim_vs._the_World:_The_Game - though I've not played it personally.

Yes I was sure I remembered my ex playing it, that was why we were bothered about seeing the film in the first place.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2020, 05:49:12 PM »
I ran out of the cinema and wept into my Criterion Collection Fellini boxset.

You tit - you could've got decent money for that on ebay!  No chance now - no one is interested in tear damaged Criterions.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2020, 09:30:34 PM »
The different between this and Ready Player One is the same as the difference between a living person and a mummified corpse.  Only one of them has a heart.  Scott Pilgrim.  Scott Pilgrim is the one with the heart.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2020, 10:45:15 PM »

The tagger is right

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2020, 11:24:30 PM »
Why? People have different opinions and like different things on here, have you not noticed that before?

i honestly hadn't. i'm a bit embarrassed now.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2020, 10:18:41 AM »
i honestly hadn't. i'm a bit embarrassed now.

As well you should be.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2020, 10:34:49 AM »
you probably haven't read the comic or seen the film, or any film for that matter.

I read almost all of the comic, endlessly wishing it would get better, but it was just awful. The art is kind of cute, but so crude you can't tell characters apart, and on top of that BLOM has their hairstyles occasionally change, so you can't even identify characters by the one part of them that looks different!

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2020, 11:25:44 AM »
The comic is just a load of bad drawings having wish fulfilment adventures.

The film still has big problems with plot and characters, but has everything else going for it.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2020, 12:18:15 PM »
The comic is just a load of bad drawings having wish fulfilment adventures.

no it isn't

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2020, 12:54:08 PM »
think again... it is

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2020, 12:55:07 PM »
if you actually read it, instead of what you read which was The Dandy, you will see that you are wrong. you also have never seen the film.

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2020, 12:57:53 PM »
I read it by borrowing all the books one at a time from a mate and once as I was biking home it started to rain and the rain got in my bag and got the book wet and wrinkly so I had to buy him a replacement copy. So even though I didn't even LIKE the book I had to BUY it. ARGH !

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2020, 01:53:45 PM »
You tit - you could've got decent money for that on ebay!  No chance now - no one is interested in tear damaged Criterions.

The Wes Anderson Criterion's come with faux tear stains.

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Re: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (7 years on)
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2020, 02:17:06 PM »
I read it by borrowing all the books one at a time from a mate and once as I was biking home it started to rain and the rain got in my bag and got the book wet and wrinkly so I had to buy him a replacement copy. So even though I didn't even LIKE the book I had to BUY it. ARGH !

This is very funny. Not your misfortune but in the abstract it's funny.