At The Theater #29: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Aug12

At The Theater #29: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World...

Big thanks to my friend ST for hooking me up with an advance screening ticket to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. You should check out ST’s blog Dear Times Square, which deals with the utter ridiculousness that is Times Square. I loved the Scott Pilgrim movie. I read all six Scott Pilgrim books, but I don’t think they’re a prerequisite for watching this movie. It definitely stands on its own. The screenwriters did a great job of condensing all six books into a 90 minute movie and keeping the quality very high. True story: Evil Ex #2 Lucas Lee was based on skater turned actor Jason Lee. The casting was phenomenal. Top to bottom, every role was cast perfectly, especially the evil exes, who were so perfectly over the top. I feel like most guys have this meter in their heads. Unfortunately, ours are most often set at “No Clue.” Little Things I Liked Best About The Scott Pilgrim Movie: The black bar over Julie Powers’ mouth every time she cursed. This made me laugh each time. And I love that one of the characters asked her how she did that thing with her mouth. The vegan police. This was one of my favorite bits in the comic and I’m glad that it made its way into the movie largely intact. Evil ex #3 is a vegan and gains mental abilities from it. The extent of his betrayal of Envy Adams was cut down, but this whole fight was great. Before this, I always though vegans only possessed the power of disdain. Scott vs. Nega-Scott. I think they improved over the book in this case. The Nega-Scott fight in book 6 was a little too new-agey and a little too expository. But the movie...