“Scott Pilgrim, I think, was actually kind of a good movie. [Addressing a small section of the audience, cheering.] But none of you guys went! And you didn’t tell your friends to go! But, you know, it happens.”
Get DVDs and Blu-Rays on sale in cinema lobbies. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve wanted to buy a copy of a film on my way out of the cinema screening. I probably won’t make it back to the cinema to see it again, but I would happily pick up a copy for a tenner on my way out.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World combines a charming, smart, and funny script with a visual style that blends comic-book sensibilities with live-action anime, Bollywood films, and the gaming culture. Each member of the cast is perfect (standouts are Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, and a hilarious turn by Kieran Culkin).
The movie bombed financially, but my in opinion this was due to a disastrous marketing campaign, not the movie. Millions of people who would have loved this movie missed out big time. I’d say the “target audience” is both male and female between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five, though we older geeks and nerds will love it as well (I certainly did, and I'm a 42-year-old woman).
If you haven’t seen it, Netflix it, stream it, buy a download, ahem it, whatever, but do yourself a favor and check it out. I highly recommend watching it with a friend or a group of friends, because there’s little in this world that’s more fun than watching a movie with an entire audience that gets it.
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