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#1 Aug 13 2010 at 10:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Go see it. Seriously. My favorite move of the year so far. I think it's even a little better than Kick ***. Smiley: thumbsupSmiley: thumbsup

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#2 Aug 13 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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I'm planning on seeing it tomorrow. It looks really good, though I'm a little worried about it feeling too rushed, what with them having to compress 6 volumes of the comic into a 2 hour movie. I'm really looking forward to it though.
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#3 Aug 13 2010 at 10:24 PM Rating: Good
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Karlina wrote:
I'm planning on seeing it tomorrow. It looks really good, though I'm a little worried about it feeling too rushed, what with them having to compress 6 volumes of the comic into a 2 hour movie. I'm really looking forward to it though.


I admit, I haven't read the comics, but the movie did this quite well, IMO.
#4 Aug 13 2010 at 10:32 PM Rating: Good
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I was just gonna watch the testosterone-filled The Expendables with my dad next time we go to the theater, but now I'm totally watching Scott Pilgrim.

Thanks, Belki.
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#5 Aug 13 2010 at 10:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I wanted to go tonight but none of my friends could...so maybe it'll be Sunday.
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#6 Aug 14 2010 at 12:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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Belkira the Tulip wrote:
Go see it. Seriously.

If Cera's character was named George Michael Bluth, would I notice the difference?
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#7 Aug 14 2010 at 10:43 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Belkira the Tulip wrote:
Go see it. Seriously.

If Cera's character was named George Michael Bluth, would I notice the difference?


Yes. Because women actually like Scott Pilgrim, and he fights people.

I also wouldn't say that he's as intelligent as Bluth.

However, the movie is much better than just Michael Cera.
#8 Aug 14 2010 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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If it were anyone but Cera in the leading role, I'd be interested.
#9 Aug 14 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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I saw this earlier and I thought it was great. Very true to the book (give or take some inevitable book/movie transition changes), but more than that it managed to really capture the feel of the comic. The over the top action, the narration, the text boxes and labels, the sound effects, it really felt like the comic come to life rather than just a movie based it.

My only real complaint is that it felt pretty rushed, but that's kind of inevitable when you're trying to fit 6 volumes of a comic into a two hour movie.



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If it were anyone but Cera in the leading role, I'd be interested.

I'm not a huge fan of his either but he was great in this role.
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#10 Aug 14 2010 at 9:07 PM Rating: Good
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Hilarious, awesome, and ridiculous. A fantastic movie.

And yes, Cera isn't that great but he was perfect for this role.
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#11 Aug 14 2010 at 11:03 PM Rating: Good
I really enjoyed this movie. It not only entertained me throughout, but I've literally never seen anything like it before. Sure, some of Cera's fight scenes were a bit awkward, but it's pretty much what he's known for.

The vegan police had me in tears.
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#12 Aug 15 2010 at 6:58 PM Rating: Good
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OMG awesome!

I usually hate seeing movies but this one was awesome and I'm buying it the instant it comes out on DVDs.
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#13 Aug 15 2010 at 7:17 PM Rating: Good
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If you have a PS3 there is a 2-D, 4-Player, Side-Scrolling, Beat'em Up game available in the PSN Store for $10. The 360 version won't be available till the 26th I believe.
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#14 Aug 15 2010 at 9:10 PM Rating: Good
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I've been looking forward to this one for a while, though I haven't actually had a chance to catch it yet. Good to hear that it's been favorably received in general.
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Kirby the Eccentric wrote:
I was just gonna watch the testosterone-filled The Expendables with my dad next time we go to the theater, but now I'm totally watching Scott Pilgrim.

Thanks, Belki.
Just an update on this, I ended up watching The Expendables, because I didn't have anyone else to watch Scott Pilgrim with.

Oh well, I got a few chuckles out of Expendables.
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#16 Aug 16 2010 at 3:05 AM Rating: Good
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Kirby the Eccentric wrote:
Just an update on this, I ended up watching The Expendables, because I didn't have anyone else to watch Scott Pilgrim with.


You baby.
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#17 Aug 16 2010 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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I've never actually gone to a theater showing alone, it just seems odd.
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#18 Aug 16 2010 at 11:02 AM Rating: Good
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Does it really have anything new to offer in the "LOL Quirky Romantic Comedy with a goofy akward kid played by Michael Cera" genre?
#19 Aug 16 2010 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Does it really have anything new to offer in the "LOL Quirky Romantic Comedy with a goofy akward kid played by Michael Cera" genre?


An awesome Bollywood dance scene for the first evil ex battle.
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#20 Aug 16 2010 at 11:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Does it really have anything new to offer in the "LOL Quirky Romantic Comedy with a goofy akward kid played by Michael Cera" genre?


It may be the geekiest movie ever, as Pilgrim "levels up" throughout the movie, learns the bass line from FF 2, & knows more about Pacman than anyone should.

It's also directed by Edger Wright of Sean of The Dead/Hot Fuzz fame, so it is also awesomely funny.

And for all the Usagis; he also has a relationship with a 17 year old Asian proficient at video games, ninjaing, & knives.

Edited, Aug 16th 2010 1:22pm by Omegavegeta
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#21 Aug 16 2010 at 11:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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You win this round, Trebek.

I wasn't sure if I could sit through yet another movie with a stereotypical ectomorph social reject with that "I LISTEN TO INDIE MUSIC AND BUY MY CLOTHES AT THE THRIFT STORE!" look who is trying to hook up with an equally quirky girl. This one sounds like it might actually be entertaining.
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And for all the Usagis; he also has a relationship with a 17 year old Asian proficient at video games, ninjaing, & knives.


And she's extra perky in all meanings of the word.
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#23 Aug 16 2010 at 12:25 PM Rating: Good
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It's not that he listens to INDIE music... he PLAYS it!

Oh, and their band is called the *** Bob-ombs. How can you not love that?

Other than that though, it can hardly be called a romantic comedy by normal standards (despite the movie being heavy in both romance and comedy).
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#24 Aug 16 2010 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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Other than that though, it can hardly be called a romantic comedy by normal standards (despite the movie being heavy in both romance and comedy).


More like a romantic action comedy. Heavy on the geekiness.

I loved it. But then, I like Michael Cera.
#25 Aug 16 2010 at 2:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I guess my biggest problem with this kind of thing is that it caters to this culture of people who fit in with each other because they "don't fit in." Like, that's their bond; they don't fit in. It contradicts itself because they fit in to their own group. Glorifying geek "culture" as this trendy thing is annoying as ****. It's geeky because it's not trendy. Bah! Smiley: bah

Maybe my problem is that I just don't like people. Smiley: lol
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I guess my biggest problem with this kind of thing is that it caters to this culture of people who fit in with each other because they "don't fit in." Like, that's their bond; they don't fit in. It contradicts itself because they fit in to their own group. Glorifying geek "culture" as this trendy thing is annoying as ****. It's geeky because it's not trendy. Bah! Smiley: bah

Maybe my problem is that I just don't like people. Smiley: lol


Whatever, just go see it. If you aren't laughing for at least 75% of the movie I would be incredibly surprised.
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