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PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009


hes sad horny proud cant connect with other people on a meaningful level and really hes just kind of a shithead

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Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



Same, OP

I. M. Gei
Jun 26, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 6 days!


scott pilgrim sucks and is dumb poo poo for idiots














probably

Arrhythmia
Jul 22, 2011

Keep on jammin'


I. M. Gei posted:

scott pilgrim sucks and is dumb poo poo for idiots














probably

You must love him then.

appropriatemetaphor
Jan 26, 2006



knives chow is very problimatic imho

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019





nah, not seeing it

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Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

this gave me pause but, thinking about it, he's not cynical, self-aware, or driven enough imo

there isn't a romance to his characterization, he doesn't have strong principles

naem
May 29, 2011



Cubone posted:

this gave me pause but, thinking about it, he's not cynical, self-aware, or driven enough imo

there isn't a romance to his characterization, he doesn't have strong principles

that was the point to his character, subverting those expectations

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


iirc that movie came out the same weekend as The Expendables and a bunch of goons were crying that their nerd movie got blown out by cool testosterone dudes

my dog died im sad
Jun 29, 2015


Cubone posted:

this gave me pause but, thinking about it, he's not cynical, self-aware, or driven enough imo

there isn't a romance to his characterization, he doesn't have strong principles

Catastrophe
Oct 5, 2007

Committed to burn twice as long and half as bright


no cares ever because the movie adaptation ended up creating sick music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiLjTIeosBk

dat disgustingly awful sounding, broken, distorted bass tho

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009



Scott Pilgrim had way too many pop cultural references for me.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






Scott Pilgrim exposed more people to the blessing that is Metric, and for this I will always be grateful.

Jesustheastronaut!
Mar 9, 2014






Lipstick Apathy

I wasn't a 16 year old girl when it was popular so I just never got into it, okay?

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004



Slippery Tilde

super sweet best pal posted:

Scott Pilgrim had way too many pop cultural references for me.

It's the thinking man's Ready Player One.

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009


dantes inferno is the thinking mans ready player one

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004



Slippery Tilde

Not enough anime in Dante's Inferno IMO.

Pot Smoke Phoenix
Aug 15, 2007

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!



Dinosaur Gum

The Hobbit was written as an encouragement campaign for agoraphobic Dungeons & Dragons players to get out there and play

It worked!

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




esperterra posted:

Scott Pilgrim exposed more people to the blessing that is Metric, and for this I will always be grateful.

hell yeah Metric owns

also

Catastrophe posted:

no cares ever because the movie adaptation ended up creating sick music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiLjTIeosBk

dat disgustingly awful sounding, broken, distorted bass tho

this and like half the rest of the soundtrack was written by Beck

Nefarious 2.0
Apr 22, 2008

Offense is overrated anyway.



i love lamb biryani

End of Shoelace
Apr 5, 2016
Probation
Can't post for 7 days!


Catastrophe posted:

no cares ever because the movie adaptation ended up creating sick music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiLjTIeosBk

dat disgustingly awful sounding, broken, distorted bass tho

Is the name "Sex Bob-Ombs" a reference to something?

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






End of Shoelace posted:

Is the name "Sex Bob-Ombs" a reference to something?

Yeah, intercourse.

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


Gritty reboot where Scott Pilgrim kills his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend in an alleyway with a hammer while high on methamphetamine and heroin. Soundtrack by Nick Cave.

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004

Every idiot can count to one.


Everyone should just move on and forget any of this poo poo ever happened. Maybe and definitely including Edgar Wright stuff.

Mega64
May 23, 2008





I remember when I saw it with friends and one of my friends said it was “the movie of our generation”.

Even at the time, I thought it tried too hard with all the references. It’s basically The Big Bang Theory.

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004

Every idiot can count to one.


Where is that “friend” now?

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

naem posted:

that was the point to his character, subverting those expectations
hm... disagree

there's no metatextual element to the disconnect, those traits are just absent
he doesn't fancy himself as embodying those traits, nor do any other characters, and he doesn't embody the other byronic traits strongly enough for their absence to be notable as anything other than absent

you might just as well say he's a hooker with a heart of gold who's not a hooker and doesn't have a heart of gold

Obsidianheart
Apr 25, 2017

Throwing off the shadow of a better man.

Scott's a wishy-washy insecure kid, the star of the movie is really "I get that reference!"
It's a solid 3/5.

As an aside, I got into an argument with a friend of mine about the Clash at Demonheads scene, and he swore up and down that Bree Larson couldn't sing, so they had to use the lead singer of Metric to do voice-over, and I was like 'That sounds nothing like Emily Haines, though?' and a couple of days later I learned on these very forums that Bree Larson actually is also an accomplished vocalist and has released a few albums, so I guess I won.

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009


For all of its faults, I appreciate that Scott Pilgrim's message is, basically, "you're not the Main Character, your actions have consequences and effects on other people. You loving tool."

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






Obsidianheart posted:

Scott's a wishy-washy insecure kid, the star of the movie is really "I get that reference!"
It's a solid 3/5.

As an aside, I got into an argument with a friend of mine about the Clash at Demonheads scene, and he swore up and down that Bree Larson couldn't sing, so they had to use the lead singer of Metric to do voice-over, and I was like 'That sounds nothing like Emily Haines, though?' and a couple of days later I learned on these very forums that Bree Larson actually is also an accomplished vocalist and has released a few albums, so I guess I won.

I really dig Brie Larson's version, but the Emily Haines one on the OST is just too drat good.

Fun fact, Clash at Demonhead was always based on Metric and Haines, which makes them doing the band's music that much better tbqh

JagerNinja
Sep 13, 2011

Late for my I-llama-nati meeting.


PMush Perfect posted:

For all of its faults, I appreciate that Scott Pilgrim's message is, basically, "you're not the Main Character, your actions have consequences and effects on other people. You loving tool."

Right, Scott's an aimless man-child who hurts some people and by the end realizes that hey, maybe that makes him the rear end in a top hat. I think it's actually a pretty reasonable character arc, because lots of people go take way too long to grow up. Maybe that's why people don't like it.

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009


It was a trojan horse of pop culture references addressed "hey, gamers!" and inside of it was a piece of paper that said "Stop being a dick."

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






I feel like the comic gets across the whole 'Scott is a loving rear end in a top hat' point way better than the movie did. This has a lot to do with the casting of Cera imo, tho the diff ending as well.

That said I think Cera is really good as the movie's much more awkwardly clueless Scott.

my dog died im sad
Jun 29, 2015


Nerds just seem awful.

The Breakfast Sampler
Jan 1, 2006




it's good for what it is, I like it. not perfect or poignant but it's cool. I'm shocked, shocked that this film is hated by many goons.

GolfHole
Feb 26, 2004



i think kieran culkin is delightful

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

still my no.1






GolfHole posted:

i think kieran culkin is delightful

Evil Bob
May 2, 2004

"He is BOB, eager for fun. He wears a smile, everybody run!"



The_Continental posted:

Gritty reboot where Scott Pilgrim kills his ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend in an alleyway with a hammer while high on methamphetamine and heroin. Soundtrack by Nick Cave.

The rare case where the reboot is better than the original.

Zugzwang
Jan 2, 2005

I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.


Ramrod XTreme

Kieran Culkin and Alison Pill were the best parts of the movie apart from the sick music. Also,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9sjSzVkqPo

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Tree Bucket
Apr 1, 2016

GEORGIE?


I saw the movie at the same time as I discovered SA, so of course I associate Scott Pilgrim with only good and happy memories of a very functional time in my life

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