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The Ongoing Scott Pilgrim Review: Part 2

A few observations, in no particular order:
  • I think I may have imagined the Bass Battle sounding like Queen's 'Brighton Rock', but I'm having a great time flicking between the two tracks trying to figure out if they sound even remotely similar.
  • That's twice I've seen this film now, and I'm pretty sure that both times, it hasn't been projected properly, because a) I'm sure I read something about aspect ratio shifts in a review somewhere and I haven't noticed any and b) Other Scott's intro box thingy always seems to get slightly cut off. I have a feeling I may not get to see it properly until it comes out on DVD.
  • There's this one line I can never quite remember, but it's when Nega Scott appears and it's one word away from 'This is something I have to do myself' and I always want Cera to say it in a Nicholas Angel voice and he never does.
  • I...didn't get what Roxy meant by 'you'll never be able to do this to her!' first time round, and now I feel hopelessly naive. Side note: I love that Scott and Ramona have an entire conversation in slow-mo.
  • I noticed for the first time the way that that 'Chaos Theatre' was spelt, and couldn't work out whether it was a deliberate mistake, or whether it was a genuine accident arising from having a largely British production team, or whether they used British spellings in Canada, and finally[info]robotinreallife came up with the bright idea of checking the spelling in the books, and it's the same. I did not know that Canadians use British spellings. You learn something new every day. (I know, I know; it is utterly ridiculous that I a) noticed and b) care.)
  • I love how there are no laughs and a few 'aww's when Scott breaks up with Knives, but then everyone cracks up when he sidles awkwardly off the edge of the screen.
  • I left the screening singing along to Sex Bob-Omb's 'Summertime' as it played over the end credits. This movie will destroy my non-existent credibility.
  • So many amazing background lines you can only hear if you're concentrating. I especially love Comeau's 'The first album is much better than the first album' as Scott enters the Chaos Theatre, followed the second time around by 'The comic book is much better than the movie'.
  • And finally, Seamus hasn't read the books but it was the second time he'd seen the movie. I showed him the beginning of vol. 1 on my ipod before we went in. He was amused to discover that the beginning is actually exactly the same.

In other news, this. I am basically reserving any kind of reaction until the level of Neil Gaiman's involvement is confirmed, but I will say that a) if he isn't involved at all then this is a horrible, HORRIBLE idea, and b) I think a TV show is a better idea than a film, if done properly. It's weird; I think it has the potential to work really well, but these characters are so distinct to me that I can't imagine any of them - particularly any of the Endless - being played by an actual human being, although I now want to attempt a casting picspam. Hmmm...


Oh, let's just spam this whole comment thread with this one icon, it's already a Wright/Pegg-fest anyways :P

I know what you mean about NaNoWriMo, it does feel like a mammoth task, but once you get into it it's not so bad, and it's only 1667 word per day. Let me know if you feel like doing it this year; it's easier to stay motivated if you've got people nagging you to go write stuff, and even easier if you've got people doing it with you :)

EDGAR LIKES RUN LOLA RUN? I didn't even know that :D though now you mention it, I can kinda see why he would. You should definitely watch it. It doesn't look like it, but it always makes me feel happy. As for Dali...well, there's a famous scene involving a razor blade and an eyeball. And I suppose if you've studied his work, you already know about the ants thing. And...the dead donkey thing...

I LOVE The Wind that Shakes the Barley. I wouldn't say it's boring - I've seen it quite a few times - but yeah, it's depressing. It makes me feel ashamed of being English. Word of advice: don't watch that and Michael Collins in the same day, like I once did. Although, speaking of Cillian perving purposes, have you seen 28 Days Later? With the [cough] full-frontal nudity? (Um, it's also a really good film, honest?) Oh, and Sunshine, which is one of my favourite films EVER, and also has Chris Evans in it, yay! (That's actually hilarious.)