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Edgar Wright has stated the movie was done in the style of a Musical, but instead of the characters breaking into song and dance, they break into a fight. The battle between Scott Pilgrim and Matthew Patel is done in the style of a Bollywood fight scene. See more »
During the fight with Roxy (evil ex #4), Roxy falls forward before Ramona's high kick starts its downswing. See more »
Look, I didn't write the gay handbook. If you got a problem with it, take it up with Liberace's ghost.
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When the cast is listed during the opening credits, the drawings in the background display little motifs related to the characters they play in the movie:
Chris Evans: Skateboards (Lucas Lee was a skateboarder before becoming an actor) and the logo for his character's skateboard company
Anna Kendrick: Coffee stains and wet mug marks (Stacey Pilgrim works at a coffee shop)
Alison Pill: The words "one! two! three! four! (which Kim Pine typically yells to signal the start of a Sex Bob-Omb song) and the Sex-Bob-Omb logo
Aubrey Plaza: Black squares (which are used to obscure Julie Powers' mouth whenever she curses)
Brandon Routh: Bass guitars (Todd Ingram defeats Scott Pilgrim in a bass duel) and the number 3
Jason Schwartzman: The three triangle symbol of Gideon's company and a pair of glasses
Ellen Wong: A pair of knives similar to those she uses in the final fight.
Kieran Culkin: A cell phone status bar (Wallace can text while sleeping)
Johnny Simmons: Rectangles (mimicking the design on his shirt and his Nintendo DS
Michael Cera: Bass Strings
Mary Elizabeth Winestead: Three different shades of hair, denoting how many times her character changes hair color
Brie Larson: Broken hearts denoting her role as a femme fatale
Mark Webber: An acoustic guitar.
Mae Whitman: Four X's denoting her position as evil ex number 4 and a razor blade denoting her razor whip
Additionally, the names of all the actors playing Ramona's evil exes are accompanied by numerous little Xs. See more »
Scott Pilgram, a comic series unlike any other, is brought to insane life onto the big screen. When I first heard about this, I dismissed it as some lame movie, but to my surprise it isn't. This is one of the best movies with the word "versus" in the history of cinema. It's so absolutely mind-blowing that I can't tell if the author of the comics was tripping on acid when he made this.
Now on to the plot: Meet Scott Pilgram, a teenage boy who has his own rock band, been in a few relationships, lives in an apartment with a homosexual roommate, and happens to be the best fighter in town. When he meets a mysterious hair-color-changing girl named Ramona, Scott suddenly falls in love. However, to be with Ramona, he has to defeat her seven evil ex's, each with their own skills and powers, in awesome and hilarious video game style brawls to the death.
All I can say is that this film is pure freaking genius. Action-packed and incredibly stupid (in a good way). I wish I had fights like these, then my life would be complete! All the evil ex's are delightfully despicable, each having their own funny little quirks. This is a wonderful movie and I recommend that you check this out.
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