Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Writer: Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright (screenplay) Bryan Lee O'Malley (graphic novel)
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera
scott pilgrim is in a band and has gone through terrible heart ache. he's tried to move on with several other chicks, but they just don't cut the mustard because he's still terribly depressed. enter ramona flowers, literally the girl of his dreams, but he must defeat her seven evil exes before relationship bliss can be attained.
Yes, this was a good time. Yes it was produced well. Yes it was directed well. Yes it was acted (reasonably) well. Yes, the writing was fairly decent and there were subplots and you felt that there was a real back story to practically every character with more than two lines. Jason Schwarzman was a little too much, but that was almost certainly the point.
It was also repetitive. This wouldn't have been a very big deal, all things considered, except that every time it repeated itself it acted like it was showing us something completely new and completely cool. The tricks were neater the first time than the seventh.
Critically, it was just too smug. Consumerally, it was a blast.
i enjoyed this greatly. it was a great way to translate a graphic novel (that i have not read) into cinema. dialog great. a good surprise because i didn't have high expectations going into it, but, yay. good job. check plus one for recommending.