When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the Ice Age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the wooly mammoths.
Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona. Written by
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At one point in the movie Scott (Michael Cera) proclaims "Double negative" (while he's with Wallace and his lover in bed). Double Negative was the lead visual effects house on this movie. See more »
During the fight scene with Todd in the back alley, a van in the background disappears and reappears at different screen transitions. See more »
Gideon Gordon Graves:
[talking to Scott Pilgrim]
Well, if my cathedral of cutting-edge taste holds no interest for your tragically Canadian sensibilities, then I shall be forced to grant you a swift exit from the premises... and a fast entrance into hell!
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At the end, the words "The End" are shown in a Scott Pilgrim graphic novel-inspired font, and the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (2010) version of Scott Pilgrim 'defeats' the words as if they are a boss, complete with his Rockman-inspired 'Level Complete' animation. See more »
I like / love Edgar Wright's other movies ("Shaun..." is easily one of the 10 best British films ever made and is endlessly quotable, and "Fuzz" so perfectly captures the vein of the genre it affectionately spoofs) as well as his TV show "Spaced" (final scene of first series filmed in my local!), so I was looking forward to this a lot; unfortunately I was really really disappointed.
I found the film flaccid (at least 30 mins too long) the characters unengaging and uninteresting, the drama non-existent (was there ever any doubt how it would turn out?) and most frustratingly of all just not funny enough. It was just boring.
Yes, I can see that all the video game stuff is clever, and the Flash Gordon reference was fun, but being clever is not enough to make a film good and I found it pretty annoying before too long.
I am not familiar with the source material but if this is faithful to it I can only conclude that it wasn't worth being turned into a movie. No-one ever made a good movie from lousy source material.
I am in my mid 30s so possibly older than the target audience, but I'm still astounded this rates so highly and is in the top 250 (at time of writing). It has been widely commented that this will polarize audiences, I'm just slightly sad I didn't find anything to like in it at all.
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