Scott Pilgrim’s definitely very juvenile/immature/flat-out stupid at times, but 1/10?
I like the movie, mainly because Edgar Wright’s awesome and it shows in his directing.
Man I love Edgar Wright. Pilgrim was one of my favorites of 2010.
i confess i’ve put off watching for fear of having a similar reaction. not a gamer.
Thought it was ok. It got old pretty quick.
It is a masterpiece of geek culture. If you aren’t into video games, anime, comic books, rock music, etc, stay the hell away from it.
I’m not into video games, anime, or comic books, and possibly not rock music, but it depends on what you mean by that term.
So I guess I’ll stay away from it… I’d rather let it sit in my mind as a possibly great film than actually seeing it and telling all my friends who loved it that I thought it was terrible.
I am likely much younger than you – but I still felt the content was aimed at a younger generation than me/I still really enjoyed it for the most part.
@Ari – I grew up with video games in the 80s/90s (though I intentionally abandoned them in 1996), but I completely understand your reaction. Though I enjoyed aspects of Scott Pilgrim, it marks the first time that I can remember feeling like I was seeing something that was truly beyond my generational understanding.
How old do you think I am, Taka? And how old are you?
Im pretty damn young and am really into the whole video game culture. In short, I freakin’ adored Scott Pilgrim. the whole attitude and style of it really resonated with me.
You might as well just see it.
I loved Scott Pilgrim, but it’s a movie very specific to people who grew up in the 8/16 bit video game era. If you didn’t grow up playing video games in the late 80s/early 90s, you won’t connect to the humor as much.
Okay, so I guess Scott Pilgrim was aimed directly at my generation (well, people who are actually slightly older than me based on Jirin’s comment), I’m just not a huge gamer nerd and I’m not into anime AND I didn’t like the comic (read the first volume). I do like rock music though ;) But I’m not a good representation of other people in my age group.
@DFF – I’m 21. I have no idea how old you are!
I like to consider myself a good representation of my age group.
I meant if you want to get an idea of the average 21 year old male in 2012, I’m not a good representation, because you know I’m obviously unique and better (hehe). I hate most people my age/my peers.
How old are you?
I’m only 22! :) I don’t know… what is an average 21 year old male in 2012?
Ditto on Nathan’s comment. The only exception is that I didn’t even bother seeing Scott Pilgrim. The trailer alone made me nauseous.
I’m not into video games, comic books, or anime, and I had a good time seeing the movie. I found it amusing and entertaining, good fun.
I’m way over 21.
I snuck into Scott Pilgrim after paying to see Salt.
@DFF – Yeah I guess that’s a problematic generalization/question. My only point being that I think many of my peers loved Scott Pilgrim for the video game/anime/“geek” elements, whereas I didn’t get off on that nearly as much as them. It didn’t work on me the same way.
Actually, after I saw the trailer I didn’t want to see Scott Pilgrim either. I only saw it after finding out it was by the same writer as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. That trailer misrepresents the movie hard.
Haha okay. Im 15
" it marks the first time that I can remember feeling like I was seeing something that was truly beyond my generational understanding."
^This. It wasn’t that I couldn’t get the film’s references. It was just how the film was constructed that I couldn’t quite grasp. It’s like post-cinema or something.
This Must be the Place
unconvincing attempt to combine the quirky and the deep
low 3/5 (getting an extra 1/2 a point for Talking Heads sequence!:)
Felt to me like Scott Pilgrim was trying super hard to be “Modern”, "Edgy, and “Hip”. Wasn’t too much a fan of how much Geek Culture was being shoved down my throat (and I’m kind of into geek culture….)
Also can’t stand Michael Cera, it’s the same crap every time with that little punk.
Last movie I watched (re-watched; probably for the fifth or sixth time): The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 5/5 One of my all-time favorites. Both from a visual standpoint and from the standpoint of someone in the helping professions, as I am.
Last movie I watched (for the first time): Take Shelter 4/5 I thought the visual effects were particularly well done and the treatment of dreams was very nice.
NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE – 5 out of 5 stars
BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY – 5 out of 5 stars
RUGGLES OF RED GAP – 9.5/10
Delightful, a film of great charm and warmth, with the great Charles Laughton delivering probably his most relaxed performance, with great support from Charles Ruggles, Roland Young, and Mary Boland. A real treat. One small mis-step, though, as it became clear to me today, for the first time, that the film’s message of American Equal Opportunity For All was really only expected to apply to white people. An unfortunate couple of moments of political incorrectness left a bit of a bad taste, but nothing too profound.