Tao John
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Tao John

So sad you’re doing boring stuff like this and ignoring true masterpieces of bad-good film making like the Resident Evil movies (ones based on the games)…

Sam Leheny
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I’ve been on a bit of a journey since listening to this. I went out and read the comic and was surprised by just what a different creature it is from the film. The plot is more or less identical, but the characters are cast in very different lights. Scott isn’t nearly so unlikable because he comes across as a tad more unsatisfied with his life, and introspective. He’s flawed, but the flaws feel more relatable. Like the kind of stupid shit we all have to do and learn from in our youth. The film seems to be using the… Read more »

Dima Derzhavin
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When I watched it as a teenager I didn’t get the extent to which he’s an asshole and only briefly quastioned why he could get away with it.
But, I assume that Scott not only is supposed to be unlikable shallow (hence pandering and stupid trivia) creepy asshole, but also the “unreliable narrator” and a victimized hero of his own narration.
Maybe the movie wasn’t that good at communicating it. I believe the comic is better at that.

Octopus Grift
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I always thought that the movie was intended to be read as a critique of the character Scott Pilgrim. He seems like he is sorta cool and fun but you realize over the course of the story you realize that he is kinda a shitty person who needs to be a better person. I think that you two saw through him sooner because our understanding of that kind of person has changed.

MuddyScarecrow
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The weak point behind the knees thing is actually how Ramona incapacitates Envy in the comics. Because in the comics Envy actually gets involved in the fight instead of just standing around ineffectually. That whole fight is better in the comic. Anyway. Roxie actually gets sliced the fuck in half in the comic. …I have no idea why they changed that. Maybe they thought it was too violent

AustinSJ1
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AustinSJ1

I liked the comic and the game a lot. The film wasn’t quite as good, nonetheless I enjoyed it. Michael Cera is a bit moaney

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

I like graphic novel more. They go more in depth with the fact that Scott lives in denial of what a terrible person he is, and thus has failed to grow up. The NegaScott is all the miserable and bad things about Scott’s past. Any time reality starts to set in and Scott has to face the consequences, he would “defeat” the Nega Scott like a video game boss, banishing the things he hated about himself. All the lapses in memory he has over the course of the comic are explained as him literally rewriting his memory so he didn’t… Read more »

Gary Hall
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I think this the maddest I have been at one of these. It’s a comedy a comedy based upon a manga it’s over the top stereotypes it is not nor can u read homophobia into iyt

Joe90
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Joe90

Sadly, the original ending for the film has him saying goodbye to Ramona, realizing that his time was better spent sorting his life out rather than indulging in the idea of a fantastical, magical romance with a person he barely knows. It acknowledges that he still has some journey left before he can be considered the hero. Then I guess some test audience saw the film and somehow didn’t realize that Ramona was just a macguffin, thinking that the main character had to ‘get the girl’ otherwise what was the point? So they hastily reshot the ending months later, this… Read more »

Gary Hall
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I love this film, not a fan of the comic it makes Michael Cera bearable and I love the different Xs and their different attacks. My favourite being when bree Larson turns up

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

It is a bad sign when I, knowing nothing about this at all (for some reason, I was under the impression this was some sort of 1980s movie like Ferris Bueller’s Day Out or whatever), that numerous times in the review, I had to pause to let out a heavy sigh.

WOW that movie is shockingly…

… No, actually, to be fair, I think this is EXACTLY how a deeply insecure, entitled teenage boy with no social skills or empathy WOULD view the world.

Doesn’t make things any better.