I got the Shyamalan groan in my showing as well.
. I couldn't resist saying "What a twist!" out loud.
Anyway, onto Scott Pilgrim
...that. WAS. AMAZING
. Seriously. The inclusion of video game and comic elements was top-notch and they actually managed to make it so they didn't look out of place in the live-action world. I also loved how they added some of O'Malley's drawings in there, in the flashbacks and such (since I love how the original comics are drawn).
The only thing even CLOSE to a complaint I have is that the ending is pretty obviously a Gecko Ending
. However, before you punch me in the face, I'm not saying that's a bad thing
. It worked perfectly fine as an ending for the movie, and gave perfect closure for it. However, the story as a whole (as presented in the comics) has a lot better closure because, well, there's actually a whole story to close.
My favourite parts of the movie ending as opposed to the comic ending: Knives doing more in general, and...oh, dear god, MOVIE GIDEON'S SWORD.
I do have to say though, if you've seen the movie and are itching for more, pick up the comics. You're in for even more awesome that didn't make it into the movie!!