5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Pilgrim DID Face the World
What a ridiculously under appreciate film. I understand this is made for a certain generation and does not follow a standard movie format, but this is a wonderful adventure that has something for everyone. This action fighting adventure love story starts off in a mildly comic like world and by the end turns into a full fledged action packed comic book reality. Its amazing...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great movie but..
This movie is full of fun and original humor for the 80s-90s kids. However, there's a big caveat: get it on bluray for only a little bit more and not only do you get the bluray, but the DVD, the digital copy, and an additional choice of another digital copy movie included! What a deal!
Published on Nov. 25 2010 by D. Gillies
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Pilgrim DID Face the World,
This review is from: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (SteelBook Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] (Bilingual) (Blu-ray)What a ridiculously under appreciate film. I understand this is made for a certain generation and does not follow a standard movie format, but this is a wonderful adventure that has something for everyone. This action fighting adventure love story starts off in a mildly comic like world and by the end turns into a full fledged action packed comic book reality. Its amazing and sincere, but enough people did not give it a chance. This is deff worth a watch especially if you liked the comic books. This is witty, funny, and a different direction which can be a nice change of pace. Great garage band sounding soundtrack to the movie as well mixed with great indie rock music; which I don't even listen too, but can appreciate the world this movie created!
Give it a shot!
5.0 out of 5 stars Hipsters will rule to the world,
Movies good, exra features are good, comes with conept art, deleted scenes worth watching
and steller movie stills. This movie will give you nerd chills, it will make you laugh, cry, scream well not scream
but you defeninetly wil be in awe at what a good performance and quality CGI movie can bring. This movie has sound effects that will tantalize you. Look how much I'm writing about how good this movie is! MORE WORDS!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Waited too long to see this!!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing movie!,
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome,
5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Pilgrim 7: They Make A Movie,
But first the pertinent details. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is the big screen adaptation of the world famous Scott Pilgrim graphic novels series by Canadian writer artist Bryan Lee O'Malley. Massive slacker Scott starts dating the wickedly cool Ramona, whose Seven Evil Exe's are in hot pursuit. Getting their relationship launched, while dodging these ceaseless surreal attacks, zips you through the movie.
Got all that? Good, because it is the absolutely last time I am ever recapping it. Forever. Whew. Wait, didn't I say that before?
So, to start off this story, what is the first part?
They Meet. Even with Scott "dating" another, younger, girl, he is immediately smitten with Ramona Flowers. She is this wonderful snap to his feeble reality. Even her hair colour change only temporarily throws him. But an early monkey wrench occurs, causing them to...
They Relive The Past. The spectre of Ramona's past with Evil Ex Gideon, coupled with Scott having his insecurities resurface because his ex Envy is back in town (and being exceptionally nasty), makes for troubles on the frontier of this budding romance. Which means our heroes must do the following...
They Seek Closure. Scott achieves this emotional turning point first, with Ramona catching up much later. It is not always easy, but Scott is finally starting to grow up. But problems still persist, which means...
They Fight. Scott's old idiotic decisions rear their ugly head, which paired with his moronic denial of past mistakes, create a cocktail of volatility. Leaving Ramona with no choice but to...
They Depart Each Other. Leaving Scott wandering the street aimlessly, meandering along and being pulled back into his old pathetic slacker ways. Her loss to him is devastating, almost crippling. Will they ever reconcile? Let's hope so, because...
They Are In Love. Okay, I kinda maybe give away the ending here. Possibly. But I still think most everyone watching this movie will figure out the ending long before it happens. And the main point still is, They Are In Love.
This structure mirrors the main beats from the series, with only slight details moved or altered or deleted to fit the flow and time limitations here. What really ramps up with this version is the crazy insane spellbinding reality boinking fight scenes. Ancient laws of physics are butchered or suspended for these wild and wooly video gamesque fight sequences. My favourite of all is when Scott becomes a living puppet for Ramona when they duke it out with one psycho young lady.
By the time you reach the end of this rollercoaster of fights both emotional and physical, you will be pumped for Scott and Ramona. They survive baggage resurfacing and flaming swords of understanding. Scott even manages to get a life. Which comes in very useful before the end.
Scott and Ramona's time together is amazing and fun. Their colourful roster of friends bring all sorts of background to this tale. We all want this wonderful story to continue, the lives they live shown to us more. Scott and Ramona live in our hearts forever.
By the way, Scott's band Sex Bob-omb is much better without him.
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite movie of the year,
5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Pilgrim Verses The Commentaries,
So first I would like to talk about the movie itself and then its DVD features. I really liked the film. The music that it begins with is excellent and it really hits a chord in many old-time console gamers out there. It also sets the tone of just what kind of film Scott Pilgrim will be and -- on a tangent and in retrospect -- it also makes you realize just what kind of video game character Scott Pilgrim's physical design is reminiscent of in the comics.
I really like the comic book caption and scene structure in the film as well as its video game elements: particularly in its combat system or in how Scott fights the evil exes of Ramona Flowers. I will say that the characters of Kim Pine and Ramona Flowers really seem a little flat. They convey their mood and their personality well on a very elementary level, but there is only so much that they say or do in the film to round them out as three-dimensional characters. To me anyway, Ramona does not seem like a very sympathetic character in the film. In fact, one of the few times she does seem so is in one of the last Deleted Scenes on the DVD.
But as I have said before, this film really is "an epic of epic epicness." It lives up to its hype with its arcade, comics and popular culture influences. I really enjoyed seeing it. Then we come to the DVD element of this product. I really enjoyed the Deleted Scenes: particularly the alternate ending. The irony is, I actually liked the alternate ending a lot more than the real one. There were just elements in the film itself that practically led to this other ending and I definitely think people who love this film and the Scott Pilgrim world will definitely want to check this out. There is a lot of supplemental material in the DVD as well with regards to sketches and potential foes that were never used in the movie: though they did get used in the comics and the video game versions of Scott Pilgrim.
I was disappointed by the commentaries. Don't misunderstand, they were some very interesting tidbits in there and it was interesting to hear Wright and Bryan Lee O'Malley as well as some of the actors talk about their work and insights in the film, but I think it would have been more effective if they had a separate Interview section or Commentary instead of having to watch the film over and over again to hear it. Like I said, there were some interesting insights there but I was really interested in hearing more from O'Malley with regards to his work and from the actors and their insights into the characters themselves.
Yet I really found it interesting that as Wright and the actors were working on this film, Bryan Lee O'Malley was still in the process of finishing the Scott Pilgrim comics series. There was definitely some cross-pollinating media work happening during the creation of the film and the comics and that particular observation really put some things in perspective for me.
So overall, I really loved this film and I think the DVD is definitely worth getting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Epic Blu-Ray of Epic Epicness,
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, although very niche movie,
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