!! [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld The film]]:
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Done on purpose for the film, where if it was about Stephan and his band trying to make it big but Scott accidentally screws up by being strung on Ramona and they only get successful without him, just like his own ex-girlfriend.
* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Nega-Scott.]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Not that that's a bad thing.]]
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: According to [[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Box-Office-Bob-omb-5-Reasons-Scott-Pilgrim-Vs-The-World-Failed-To-Find-An-Audience-20168.html this article]], that is why the movie didn't do well. The emphasis on the problems of 20-somethings alienated people over 30, the allusions to 80's-90s video games and pop culture alienated most people under the age of 21 (who in most cases wouldn't have been born when the games came out), and MichaelCera has a vocal {{hatedom}}.
* AwesomeMusic: Scott's fight with the Twins. "Threshold" is a pretty awesome song already, but the way it's ''used'' makes this quite the triumphant example.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Several.
** Probably that song Matthew Patel was singing while he was summoning those demon hipster chicks. In canon, even, it seems.
-->*Matthew breaks into a Bollywood-style number*
-->'''Stacey''': [[FlatWhat What?]]
** Even though he was a big deal in the graphic novel, the [[spoiler: Nega-Scott]] came completely out of nowhere in the film, except for an incredibly brief moment of probably the most vague foreshadowing you could do. The deleted scenes on the DVD show Scott seeing [[spoiler: Nega-Scott's]] reflection in the mirror twice. So it looks like there was more foreshadowing planned, it just got cut.
* [[GeniusBonus Canadian Bonus]]: The first evil ex turned into $2.40 CND in coins after being defeated. Scott was wondering how he can get home when Ramona mentioned offhand that she will lend him an extra 35 cents. A bus ticket in Toronto costs $2.75.
** TimeMarchesOn really quickly, unfortunately: it costs $3 now (as of February 2011).
*** LampshadedTrope: Edgar Wright points this out in the commentary.
* CultClassic: [[Creator/{{Universal}} The studio]] [[TooDumbToLive that ran this against]] ''Film/TheExpendables'' had guaranteed the movie this status. Thankfully, it's already developed good word-of-mouth and a [[VindicatedByVideo healthy home video life]].
* EarWorm: Two songs by Scott's band Sex Bob-Omb - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiLjTIeosBk "We Are Sex Bob-Omb"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AirZDtIMTM "Threshold"]].
* EndingFatigue: Scott goes to Gideon's club, getting past the bouncers with impromptu passwords. He goes inside and makes amends with his band before beating up Gideon's mooks. Then he has to gain the Power of Love and fight Gideon. After that, Knives and Ramona briefly fight so Scott has to break them up and apologize for being a JerkAss. Then Gideon comes back [[spoiler: and kills him. He goes through Sub-space, learns of Ramona's control chip, and uses the one-up he earned earlier to come back.]] He then has to do everything all over again. He gets past the bouncers (this time by punching them instead of going through the passwords), fights off the mooks again, makes amends with his band again, gets the Power of Self Respect, defeats Gideon's demon cheerleaders, beats Gideon, stops a fight between Knives and Romana again, apologizes for being a JerkAss, frees Ramona from Gideon's control, and the three of them beat Gideon again. ''[deep breath]'' Then Gideon sends Nega-Scott after him but that "fight" is at least off-camera. After all that, he goes outside to Knives and Ramona and chooses which one he wants to be with. ''whew''.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Most people walking out of the theater can be heard praising "that drunken gay guy" which fans will know as Wallace.
** The Vegan Police have quite the following, to the point many would like a {{spin off}} movie featuring them be put into works. Thomas Jane playing one certainly helped cement them in this status.
** Kim Pine has quite a couple of followers too.
** Of the evil exes, Todd is seen as the one people liked most.
* EvilIsCool: The Evil Exes.
* EvilIsSexy: ''Roxy Richter''.
* FoeYay: Gideon's way of speaking to Scott were... interesting to say the least.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[Film/SkyHigh Royal Pain]] dumped [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain]] [[Film/TheAvengers America]] and [[Film/SupermanReturns Superman]].
* {{HSQ}}: Very, very high. Stacey's FlatWhat when Patel breaks into a {{Bollywood}} [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment song and dance number]] is a masterpiece of LampshadeHanging.
* HypeBacklash: Not a huge amount, but at least a number of people have been vocal about their dislike of the film, mostly out of chagrin towards members of the nerd crowd endlessly going on about it being the best movie ever.
* ItGetsBetter: The movie opens slowly; over a half-hour passes before the first Evil Ex appears, even longer before [[BigBad Gideon]] enters the picture.
* MST3KMantra: If you're thinking hard about the movie, you're doing it wrong. Just lean back and laugh.
** This just applied to the crazy out-of-nowhere Evil Ex fights and (though consistent) unexplained 8/16 bit video game logic. The relationships between the characters are done completely seriously.
* JerkassWoobie: Scott. His jerk traits are a lot more visible in the movie, surprisingly.
** It's (arguably) fairly justified for most of what we see since a lot of it stems from the whole Evil Exes thing.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: The endless pop-ups for this film if you visited [[http://www.canadiandriver.com Canadiandriver.com]]. Yes, ''pop-ups for a film''!
* OneSceneWonder: [[spoiler:The Vegan Police.]] The exes generally have few scenes. In the strictest sense, Matthew Patel and the Katayanagi Twins qualify; we see a short clip from a Lucas Lee film before his one other scene, and Todd Ingram's scenes all lead directly into one another in a ten-minute sequence.
* RetroactiveRecognition: The second evil ex is [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers/Captain America!]]
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The movie makes it clear that in order for a relationship to work, it takes something more powerful than [[spoiler: {{the Power of Love}}. Namely, the Power of Self Respect, and ThePowerOfFriendship, too.]]
* TaintedByThePreview: From the marketing for this film, one would think it was just a dumb summer comedy about the hipster generation and video game culture. See AudienceAlienatingPremise and TrailersAlwaysSpoil.
* UnfortunateImplications: The dismissal of bisexuality/curiosity as a "phase".
* WhatAnIdiot: Scott gets one from Wallace when Scott gets an email from Matthew Patel, outlining the League of Evil Exes format (Scott dismisses it as rubbish until his fight with Matthew). Todd also gets one when he comments on his second strike by the Vegan Police after his battle with Scott: "Chicken isn't vegan?" This is also a guy who explained the difference between a true vegan and "ovo-lacto-vegetarian":
-->'''Scott''': Anyone can be vegan...\\
'''Todd''': Ovo-lacto-vegetarian, maybe.\\
'''Scott''': ...ovo-what?\\
'''Todd''': I partake in none of the meat, or the breastmilk, or the ovum, of any creature [[LargeHam *dramatic hand gesture*]] with a face.
* TheWoobie:
** Poor Knives, more so in the film. [[spoiler:FirstGirlWins was even played with, but ultimately averted.]]
** Ditto for Stephen. You know you wanted to give him a hug whenever his stage fright kicked into high gear.

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