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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

 201 Lull The Conqueror, Thu, 19th Aug '10 3:53:51 PM from eternal loli Hell
You know what I was thinking about earlier today? I really want a Knives of my very own.

Now the question is where to find a seventeen-year-old Asian schoolgirl...

edited 19th Aug '10 3:54:24 PM by LullTheConqueror

the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
 202 Pirka, Thu, 19th Aug '10 5:01:13 PM from a tiny sub in your body Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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I got the Shyamalan groan in my showing as well.

YES. 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.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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!! grin
 203 Lull The Conqueror, Thu, 19th Aug '10 5:04:47 PM from eternal loli Hell
Oh, another thing I forgot to mention: I want that ninja game.
the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
I just saw it, and man did they do a great job. The fight scenes owned; great choreography.

Also, I've totally been in that Goodwill.
The mayo-lution will not be televised.
 205 Lull The Conqueror, Thu, 19th Aug '10 8:13:03 PM from eternal loli Hell
Oh, and speaking of the comics, my friend JS (not his real initials) is lending them to me this weekend. So I get to read them soon and I don't have to pay for them! waii

edited 19th Aug '10 8:13:14 PM by LullTheConqueror

the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
Rbx5
I just got mine from a library, so yes, I can second not having to pay for stuff is awesome (and I'll second the Knives thing too waii).
(srahc 84) eltit
Also, I've totally been in that Goodwill.
I may have been in there. I know my mom has. I have definitely been in that Pizza Pizza.
I guess it is.
 208 Shadowtext, Fri, 20th Aug '10 3:43:17 PM from the noosphere
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Is Pizza Pizza what people living in America's Hat call Little Caesar's?

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This movie was AMAZING! Loved the visual style, and everybody was amazing in it. ESPECIALLY Chris Evans and Brandon Routh, they were hilarious! As were the Vegan Police: "Milk and eggs, bitch!" So awesome, lurved it so much!
Rawr!
 210 Lull The Conqueror, Fri, 20th Aug '10 10:20:09 PM from eternal loli Hell
So my friend loaned me the comics yesterday, and I read them. A few things that stuck out:

  • I liked Knives better then Ramona in the movie, but not in the comic. Although I did feel sadder for her in the comic when Scott dumped her. I think this is mostly 'cos I liked comic-Ramona better than movie-Ramona, not 'cos I liked Knives any less.
  • The fight with Todd (ex no. 3) was much better in the movie.
  • In general, the comics gave me a much better sense of knowing the characters, which is to be expected when you have six volumes to tell a story in rather than one theatrical movie.
  • Why oh why didn't we get to see Kim make out with Knives in the movie? sad
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 211 hrdcrnwo, Sat, 21st Aug '10 3:23:43 AM from Seattle, Washington
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I saw this yesterday. All I can say is that it was so awesome. A few notes:

Previews:
  • When the preview for Devil was playing, I couldn't stop thinking about that movie The Shaft, about an evil elevator. And I also groaned when I saw Shyamalan's name, as did a few others.
  • I already saw the trailer for it online, but I'm so excited for Jackass 3D. Everyone in the theater (even though it wasn't many) laughed at it, even the old couple in front of me.
  • Skyline looks interesting.

Movie:
  • I loved the visuals. Very cool.
  • I liked how Cera wasn't his awkward character he is in a lot of the movies he's been in. He was legitimately funny.
  • If Sex Bob-Omb was a real band, I would listen to them all the time (And yes, I do have their songs from the soundtrack).
  • My favorite part, besides Scott jumping out of the window, was the fight with Todd. The Vegan Police was hilarious.

I've bought the graphic novels, can't wait to read them.
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 212 Lull The Conqueror, Sat, 21st Aug '10 3:27:15 AM from eternal loli Hell
Yay, another Todd-fight fan! You might be disappointed by it in the comics, though; it's not nearly as funny. And I say this as someone who really did like the story as told in the comics better.

And yeah, consensus at my house is that this was Michael Cera's best movie role yet. I say "movie role" because Arrested Development will always hold a special place in my heart, and all his other movie roles have pretty much been George Michael Bluth anyway.
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 213 Schitzo, Sat, 21st Aug '10 7:38:10 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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What was it you prefered about movie Todd's fight, Lull? Was it the bass fight or the half and half gambit?

And also, Gideon's overall appearance, mannerisms and fighting style almost reminded me of Buddy from Six String Samurai

edited 21st Aug '10 7:42:01 AM by Schitzo

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 214 Shadowtext, Sat, 21st Aug '10 7:38:16 PM from the noosphere
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I liked Knives better then Ramona in the movie, but not in the comic. Although I did feel sadder for her in the comic when Scott dumped her. I think this is mostly 'cos I liked comic-Ramona better than movie-Ramona, not 'cos I liked Knives any less.
Yeah, that sounds about like most people's experience. Many fans of the comic sort of half-heartedly complained about a lot of what made Ramona interesting and likeable not making it into the movie, whether that was because of time constraints or what.

...it doesn't help that Ramona's character in the movie was the "straight man" for the entire movie, whereas Knives' actress really got to go over the top silly with hers.

(srahc 84) eltit
Is Pizza Pizza what people living in America's Hat call Little Caesar's?
No, Pizza Pizza only exists in Canada (mostly just Ontario, actually). It is probably the most popular pizza chain up here. Little Caesars is not allowed to use the "Pizza! Pizza!" slogan in Canada because of it.
I guess it is.
 216 Shadowtext, Sat, 21st Aug '10 7:55:06 PM from the noosphere
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I see. I have also heard of this place in a song by Moxy Fruvous, but had also assumed that was in reference to Little Caesar's!

edited 21st Aug '10 7:55:24 PM by Shadowtext

 217 Lull The Conqueror, Sun, 22nd Aug '10 1:30:05 AM from eternal loli Hell
And, of course, Knives kicked ass in the final fight scene in the movie, whereas Ramona was more active in it in the book. And I loved Knives in that fight.

Oh, one more thing that was better in the movie and then I'm done: Nega-Scott. That is all.
the dice are loaded, the deck is stacked, the game itself will hold you back
 218 Pirka, Sun, 22nd Aug '10 8:53:00 PM from a tiny sub in your body Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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Pizza Pizza only exists in Canada

I didn't know this until now.
 219 nomuru2d, Sun, 22nd Aug '10 9:18:22 PM from Back in Inkster, MI Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
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^Yeah, that is sad. Found out after I took a trip to and from Toronto and Windsor. Shame, really - they had AWESOME pizzas.

edited 22nd Aug '10 9:18:40 PM by nomuru2d

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Man, that first ex was totally inspired by Iori from King of Fighters. : D

Somewhat on topic: Has anyone played the video game? I'm considering picking it up, but it looks like another beat-em up with spiffy background music. :V
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No, Pizza Pizza only exists in Canada (mostly just Ontario, actually).

There's a Pizza Pizza in Turkey. I don't think they're connected to the Canadian chain, but the logo is quite similar.

I gather Little Caesar's is more commonplace in Canada's Underpants than it is up here; I only recall ever seeing one, in Charlottetown.

edited 23rd Aug '10 6:36:37 AM by tbarrie

The Grim Reaper
The game is awesome, but it's really freakin' hard on one player.

And now for stuff I didn't notice until my Third Watching of this film:

  • Sex Bob-Omb only won Part 1 of the battle with the bands because Patel's fireball killed Crash and the Boys

  • You can hear "Black Sheep" playing in the background when Scott breaks up with Knives

  • Ramona can be seen rubbing her evil Gideon-chip-thingy a few times in the movie.

edited 23rd Aug '10 10:27:56 AM by Roundy210

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 223 Gorram Bats, Mon, 23rd Aug '10 2:15:15 PM from Bat Country
^I'm not going to check that spoiler tag, I'm just going to assume something rude.
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 224 Sparkysharps, Mon, 23rd Aug '10 2:19:50 PM from Portland, OR
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^ Naw, it's clean — it's just really, really spoilery.
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I went to see this with a friend. I'd read all six volumes, she'd read none. We both loved it!

I think the change in the Katanagis' fight was for the best. The amp battle is just too cool for words, and although they get no characterization whatsoever they still manage to floor you with awesome. Wallace steals every scene, of course, and I found myself really liking Young Neil when I thought he was kind of a dick in the comics.

Envy was a little disappointing, except she was so beautiful I kind of forgot she was underused. Those heels... mmmmm. What was I talking about?

I think Lucas Lee could have been cut down and replaced with more of Roxy, but that's just my opinion. Gideon's fight was pretty much perfect, and the fact that it didn't follow the comics was a-ok with me.

And, of course, the soundtrack was fabulous!

edited 24th Aug '10 6:39:35 AM by sappho

 
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