Friday, August 13, 2010


So tonight I saw the Scott Pilgrim movie--which I have been eagerly anticipating since Edgar Wright signed on to direct back in like 2004 or 2005 or whenever it was. And obviously I love the books. So yes, I was SUPER EXCITED about the movie!! And it lived up to my high expectations. Now, it wasn't perfect--it compresses 6 books' worth of action (almost a year of story, I think) into what seems like a small period of time. But honestly, story isn't really the whole point of this movie--the visual stimulation is just INCREDIBLE. Tons of hilarious jokes and graphics and even pieces from the books. I saw it with a friend who hadn't read the books and only knew about the series from my frantic blogging and twittering and jabbering and all that, and she thought it was a lot of fun (though I'm not sure it made a lot of sense to her). Our theater wasn't very full but the audience reaction was really enthusiastic--lots of laughing.

Actually, the best laugh may have come during the previews. There was a preview for some sort of elevator-themed horror movie that just looked AWFUL, and then on the screen came the words: "A Film by M. Night Shyamalan". The entire audience went "OHHHHHHHH" and then the entire audience laughed at everyone saying "OHHHHHH". Good times.

Anyway, go see Scott Pilgrim. I'm buying the soundtrack tomorrow and seeing the movie again on Sunday! And now you're like, Alicia, what are you going to do with yourself when the Scott Pilgrim hype dies down?

Well, there's still Mockingjay to look forward to. :)


Anonymous said...

That is hilarious about the Shyamalan preview. My daughter saw Scott Pilgrim at midnight last night and she said THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED.

Alicia K. said...

Hahahahahaha, that is freaking hilarious!!

Seriously, that trailer is terrible. Like, epically bad.

Sociologian said...

When I saw it, as soon as Shyamalan's name came on screen the entire audience BOOOOOOOOOOOOOed. it was pretty packed, too.

Sociologian said...

I was sad there was no line about Knives' name being an indication to Scott about potential problems... and I liked the Clash at Demonhead song a lot, but I always imagined they'd sound like Arcade Fire. Good stuff, though.

Alicia K. said...

Yeah, a few of my favorite lines were left out too--it was funny to see how much of the books were actually written when they worked on the script, b/c things were uber-faithful to a certain point and then . . . not.