431 of 510 people found the following review helpful
A Completely Fresh Type of Movie,
This review is from: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)
First things first, it was Not a cut and paste of the books.
It was as funny, as innovative, as lovable, as heartfelt, and as humble as the books.
My favorite part of the books though, was that they were just really fun. I felt a smile on my face while I read it.
The movie version doesn't lose that.
Some characters are far gayer (weird, I expected to see a red line under that word), and some characters are far less.
Some lost face time and others gained, but I can't think of a single Book-to-Movie edit that was a bad call. (considering they had to cut about 75% of all character development/back stories)
It feels inappropriate to use the same old words and phrases to praise a movie that was slathered with completely new things I've never seen in a movie or script. I owe Edgar Wright and Brian Lee O'Malley an attempt though...
-Any one scene from this movie could be viral on YouTube on its own.
-My 'Love the Movie' to 'Hate the Wait til DVD' Ratio is equal at ' : '
-If there'd been a 15 ft tall facebook "Like" button at the end of the movie, I would've thrown my full weight against it.
-There were parts were I wanted to ignore the movie just to have something new to watch when I see it again in a few days.
-I'm dude-pregnant with the movie's baby.
This movie easily makes my Top 10.
If you haven't read the books, you'll only understand about 98% of the plot and 96% of the jokes.
I'll save a spolier-laden critique of the movie for at least a week or two after the movie.
What's important now is that you understand how hard this movie does all the undefinable things it does.
(How many reviews will have that in them? Over/Under: 249.5)
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Initial post: Sep 27, 2010 1:55:18 PM PDT
Tito Boy says:
I gotta say, I totally agree with everything you said here.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010 2:25:18 PM PDT
Double U says:
I never read the books the movie was based on but I found it a refreshing change.
Posted on Oct 27, 2010 7:52:15 AM PDT
Yaw N. Agyare says:
Your review = WIN!
As opposed to FAIL. :)
Posted on Nov 5, 2010 5:42:08 PM PDT
Predator Alex says:
Super fun ! Great review,mate !
The movie is really a big win for any movie lover out there !
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2010 3:55:14 PM PST
Hugo Salcedo says:
I would like to met the 19 people who DIDN'T find this review helpful....most be the same ones that gave the greatest movie ever a one star....
Posted on Jan 26, 2011 4:37:42 PM PST
Matthew Greer says:
I agree 100%! It was a great movie, and after reading your review, I'm convinced I need the blu-ray!
Posted on Mar 2, 2011 5:22:23 PM PST
L. Cheng says:
Is this better or worse than superbad? i absolutely love superbad and can watch that movie over and over again.
Posted on Jun 22, 2011 10:01:16 AM PDT
Sheryl Fechter says:
I found this review particularly interesting, by placing this "above your listing of 'The King's Speech'"- I have not discounted Michael Cera's films as being necessarily of a juvenile realm since viewing "Juno" and take his movies more seriously than before. Thank you for this, and I will order it for myself now, as now being an Amazon reviewer myself, and wanting to see his performance in this one, where I didn't regard it at all before your review. From this insightful comment, I look forward to it! S.Wilson
Posted on Nov 28, 2011 11:09:06 AM PST
Peter A. Oliphant says:
"-If there'd been a 15 ft tall facebook "Like" button at the end of the movie, I would've thrown my full weight against it. "
my favorite... :)
Posted on Jan 24, 2012 2:45:10 PM PST
The hyperbole in this review is overwhelming. Fortunately the movie warrants all of it, and then some. It wasn't just the best possible adaptation of the source material that they could fit into the film's running time, it was a damned fine movie in its own right. I dig this movie so much, and urge everyone who is even mildly curious to check it out. It's well worth it. :)