Review

SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD K.O.s Harry!!!

Published at: Aug. 14, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST by headgeek





Why is SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD leaps and bounds above everything else that has hit this summer? Why is it THE FILM you must rush out to see immediately? Sheer Imagination. Pure Kinetic Energy. A Genuine Visual Expression of the Essence of Rock N Roll Upon Geek Culture. This is that film. A movie that absolutely nails the genuine dream one has of life. The single most effective and truly new musical that I’ve seen in multiple generations. And it does that by revealing the soundtrack, score and cultural mind-track that our memory steals. The sound bytes you hear in your head as you do the things or think back upon the things we do. Edgar crawls into that sense of rocking self that great rock empowers one’s own ego to dare to dream. And these aren’t James Bond riffs. This is something wholly new. An action film without the meta-sapiens we’re used to. This is simply that story about kicking ass whoever the fuck you are. If you walk this Earth, breathe this air, read these words and watch these films… this is your film. There’s a sly disdain and mad crush upon hipster culture, but from a higher geek vantage view. When you’re stealing specific sound effects from all of our favorite television and film loving lives… and then CORRECTLY and UNCRASSLY applies them, it informs the sound memory of another sentient being telling the story of SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD. Then his comic book sensibilities correctly animate the dream of rock venue memories. You know that force wave that you feel in a rock venue… specifically those smaller venues, when that wall of sound hits you. And if you’ve ever been in a great club venue, you know what I mean… and how it changes on every beat. Edgar illustrates and animates those waves, and the reactions of the physical actors in those scenes are perfectly captured and interactive with the very effect itself. You know that scene of Marty McFly in front of Doc Brown’s super-amp? Less overtly violent, but viscerally and visually delightful. Remember ROGER RABBIT? Remember Bob Hoskins? I can’t even begin to touch just how fucking visually powerful this device is. Those nights when music, love, passion and a scene collide? That’s SCOTT PILGRIM. And it does it without feeling artificial. This isn’t GREASE, but it kind of is. If GREASE got with the times, married a completely particular animated illustrative visually kick ass WEST SIDE STORY as if a Ferris Bueller type was put into a KILL BILL sort of aesthetic! This is a movie that gets ya high, that gets ya drunk – and it does it with sheer musical and visual fury. It is all of us and it is laughing hysterically at it all. And when Edgar Wright references PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE when he talks about SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, I completely get it. If you haven’t seen Brian DePalma’s genius masterpiece, or if you don’t happen to agree about that statement… then I would say this. See this movie, then watch PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. They’re amazingly equitable works after thirty years of cinematic and graphical senses have evolved into SCOTT PILGRIM. Is it a younger sensibility? I’m not sure younger is the world. Cuz, Father Geek fucking went gaga for the film tonight and he was born in 1945. It put a great cheer in his face, after the film he was rocking the night out and that’s the kinda vibe this film gives off. Really this is a musical vibe. And the music here rocks. NOW – that’s just the veneer of the film. The most tip top shell of this amazingly intricate new and unique film. Next layer. Have you ever dated a girl that when you were trying to navigate that precarious moment of falling in love, when you discover… the baggage? The girl that has a scene, history and places where you meet and help her battle through that baggage till it no longer matters? Where you got past the drama, past the insanity and finally you can be at that point where it stops being crazy and you can just be. When the dating is over and you’re ready to build a life. Get a house. Think about life. All that? Well, that’s this too. This isn’t a story about just some hipstery geeky guy. It takes Scott’s shape and form and Michael Cera’s shape and form – as if to say… if this scrawny lil kid can train with Jackie Chan’s fight team, have the very best soundtrack in modern memory and killer visual effects… and he can find a girl above his possible social reach, then anybody can fight through whatever that initial rocky start and be the beginning of possibly something more. That any of us can land the girl of our dreams if we man up and don’t cower in the corner. I’d be lying if I didn’t say this isn’t a strange film. It is. It has a very quirky comedic style that is made out of pure montage. This is something to be expected from Edgar Wright’s visual oeuvre. The snappy way he has to illustrate in a series of very brief & perfect gags – that illustrate different moments of stalking, fighting, playing music, investigating… He controls the rhythm of the flow of these moments with exquisite precision. For example – the way that Scott is getting ready for his big showdown with Jason Schwartzman… it recalls George Cosmatos’ sequence that had Rambo getting ready to kick ass in FIRST BLOOD PART II, but when it gets to the shoestring tying on the shoe… he shoes that Scott slows down when tying his shoes and the gag is irresistibly funny. One of the great heroes of this film is Bill Pope, we love his work with Sam Raimi and the Wachowskis… I also thought his work on TEAM AMERICA was pretty amazing. But here… I think his work will seem overshadowed by the visual effects work – but I can’t separate that here because all the words and animated visual gags cast light and shadow upon all the real world sets and characters – resulting in something that is wholly real visually. But again, I’m back talking about the aesthetic of the film, when I want to begin talking about how much I love the characters in this film. I think you’ll get that when you see the film. The visual style is so powerful that it is hard not to get taken away with it. In the after party, I kept asking folks who their favorite character was – and I was shocked to find that no matter who I talked to, I couldn’t get an agreement about who was the favorite. Everybody instantly and enthusiastically answered with a different character. My fave? Honestly – I love Knives Chau as played by Ellen Wong. Of course… I fricken married my Knives Chau. If you want to see why I fell in love with Yoko, she’s pretty much an even better version of the Knives Chau in that film. When Knives gets absurdly excited – and her face lights up like something out of an anime? That’s Yoko. The way that Knives is drunk in love with musical discovery? That’s kinda how Yoko is about everything in life, but never more so than with Music… and Disneyland. Michael Cera’s SCOTT PILGRIM is kind of amazing. This isn’t Michael Cera or anything close to a character he’s played before. Here he’s far more pro-active than he’s been before. But also – this is a very stylized character and performance. Before seeing the movie, having read about his performance – people kept talking about how “Comic Book” it was – but actually – it’s more like some crazy young Peter Sellers performance. If Peter Sellers could rock and kick ass… and of course Peter Sellers could rock & kick ass… he just didn’t necessarily have the role of Scott Pilgrim. Cera is primarily a dreamer. His hipster & geek lifestyle takes second stage to this guy’s dreams. He’s a grown up Calvin. He gets distracted, obsessive and often gets stuck in his own imagination. He reminds me of some gawky early twenties aged Buster Keaton in this SHERLOCK JR inventive smorgasbord of cinematic tricks. I just think Scott would have been happier with Knives. Then there’s Ramona – and ya kind of have to love Ramona too. She’s just that cool chick that has an imposing history of previous boyfriends, whom she is constantly haunted by. She’s a beautiful woman, no more so than Knives, but in a completely different, more sophisticated manner. You can watch her be amused with Scott, his puppy dog love – and it sets her at ease. She loves to feel worshipped, to have simple dates and to just hang out. The other EXs all seem awfully high strung, high powered and well… they’re heavy baggage to deal with. But Ramona is that girl you ache for, she’s the whole package. She knows how to dress, how to have fun with her hair, how to make love, but that admires your attempt at Garlic Bread. She is the Ramona from the Frank Black song. And that song and this character are eternally linked. Much like Knives and Broken Social Scenes’ ANTHEMS FOR A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL. Then there’s those Seven Evil Exes. The Twins are the least fleshed out, essentially just being shown in their musical showdown, but you get no sense of who they were with Ramona. But the other 5. Well, hell – I love them too! And they’re the EVIL characters. They’re evil only in the sense that they can’t truly let go of Ramona. Well… and they want to fight and destroy Scott Pilgrim, of course. Chris Evans, Brandon Routh & Jason Schwartzman are my very favorites, but Mae Whitman’s Bi-Furious Roxy Richter is kinda classic – and how she loses her fight with Scott is absolutely hysterical. But then there’s Satya Bhabha’s Matthew Patel – who is epic as the first Evil Ex to fight Scott. His Bollywood powers are to be seen and enjoyed. And the Demonic Hipster Chicks, hysterical. But in terms of pure funny – Chris’ self-involved Lucas Lee and Brandon Routh’s Vegan powered Bass Player and Jason Schwartzman’s Satan as a Music Producer… well, they collectively rule. And ya know what – that’s not it. Also in the amazing character route is Brie Larson’s ENVY ADAMS – the girl that Scott is still truly hung up on. But I love it when she finds out that Scott’s new girl friend is the very same Ramona that her current boyfriend, Brandon Routh, is probably constantly going on about. I mean, dude – he is in a league of evil-exes of Ramona Flowers. And that this very same girl is dating her Scott Pilgrim. It kinda drives her crazy – and I love her for that. I also love the redheaded freckle-faced drummer for Sex Bob-omb, Kim Pine played perfectly by Alison Pill. She’s one of the faces that’s constantly judging Scott, as one of his exes. Kinda like Aubrey Plaza’s Julie Powers – who has had it up to here with Scott and Scott’s Drama. Then there’s Scott’s gay roommate Wallace Wells played by Kieran Culkin in one of the best gay characters in film. Just fantastic. And I love how he is like psychically connected via Direct Messages to Scott’s sister, played by the crazy cool Anna Kendrick. But I also love Young Neil as played by Johnny Simmons – he was out fucking standing in JENNIFER’S BODY as Chip – kind of the perfect high school boyfriend in that film, but here – Young Neil is in the shadow of Scott. He looks up to Scott, wants to play Bass like Scott, learns all his parts – and is even the boy that might pick up Scott’s leftovers – but this is just an actor to watch. He has mad charisma on camera and is just getting going. There’s actually a few other characters I could chat about, but you’re beginning to get the idea about how rich this film is in terms of characters. I have no pretense to believe this film will blow the box office away – there’s just a ton of people that are not giving this film a chance just based upon the baggage they attribute to Michael Cera, the Hipster culture and a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do with the film. This is great cinema and exciting cinema. This isn’t something than languishes on screen, it rocks on screen. Rock-n-Roll Musicals have always been a tough sell, add to that the crazy comic sensibilities and the unique look of the film – and there’s folks that just don’t think they’re “hip enough” or the right “type” of person to get and love this, but the action is better than anything this year. The comedy and laughs are as rock solid as what you’ll find in a Pixar film. And the film can make you feel younger and cooler while you’re watching it. But if this film happens to be exactly your thing, you’re going to go bonkers in love with it. Seriously. Just crazy drunk in love. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD is Edgar Wright’s very best work to date – and SPACED, SHAUN OF THE DEAD & HOT FUZZ are nothing to sneeze at, but here… he found a new beat and it fucking rocks. Do you like to rock? I do. Then see this film and rock with someone you love. It is a film where your girlfriend will squeeze your hand, nestle up with you and that you’ll both love. That was my experience.

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  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    WHERE'S YOUR INCEPTION REVIEW?

    by Lashlarue

    the WAIT IS KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Goddamn am I sick of having this shoved down my throat

    by Jobacca

    I had an initial interest in seeing this movie. Then the trailers started. And the commercials. And the non-stop online fanboy blowjobs. And the merchandise. And the Adult Swim cartoon. And the press coverage. I'm so fucking sick of this movie and I havent even seen it. I WILL NOT SEE IT!!! FUCK THE HYPE!!!!! Be glad when this weekend is over....

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    I WILL NOT WATCH INCEPTION UNTIL...

    by Lashlarue

    HARRY REVIEWS IT.<P> Granted, I've already seen it three times. However, an opinion cannot be made until I read Harry's review.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    I am

    by BERSERKR

    So excited for this movie, glad to hear you enjoyed it so much Harry :)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I loved Shaun of the Dead.

    by Lashlarue

    I think Hot Fuzz was funnier in concept than it was in execution. <p> Got my fingers crossed for this one.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Jason Schwartzman = Me No See

    by Turd Furgeson

    He is my Brett Ratner....

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Damn it

    by BERSERKR

    I should have just said first before reading the review, i have never been first on one of these things! :P

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    just saw it

    by Ator

    and it was great.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Phantom of the Paradise?

    by CherryValance

    Hold on right there. I wasn't seeing this Pilgrim movie because last year I decided that I was just too damn old for Michael Cera movies. I didn't read your whole review in case I ever do see it, I like to stay unspoiled for the most part. But I skimmed and Phantom of the Paradise doesn't seem like anything I would have connected with something like this. Now I'm confused.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Whoa, Harry LIKED this movie?

    by Galactic

    Color me surprised.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Cherry Valance

    by HEADGEEK

    If you love PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, you must see this film.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Soooo.... it's a pass??

    by ArcherNX01

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Better than Inception?

    by TheCrouton

    You can't be serious. Inception is easily the best film I've seen so far this year. And while Scott Pilgrim looks like it could be as good as Kick-Ass, it will not be on the same level as Inception.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    really?

    by CherryValance

    Maybe I'll go next week or something. *sigh*

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Eat Pray Love K.O.'s Scott Pilgrim!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    This movie looks all kinds of retarded and every time I saw the trailer in a theater afterwards was lots of "What the hell was that" reactions.</p><p>I frankly don't understand how I'm supposed to perceive this film. Are all the video game things flying around visible by everyone? Is it like a Tron universe? Are they hallucinations by Scott? Why are ex-boyfriends battling current boyfriends? For what purpose? Is this a common practice in that world? Why is the girl so dismissive of the guy? That doesn't really fit into a romcom feel. In fact the whole premise is kind of sexist that women are prizes to be fought over.</p><p>In fact i can't even imagine why ANYONE would want to see this that wasn't related to someone involved in the production. In fact, it kind of looks like something a film student would do as a final project because it's just a laughably stupid excuse for CGI flying all around the screen.</p><p>Yet another HUUUUUGE bomb for Universal, a studio that has suffered almost nothing but bombs since Spielberg left. These guys are gonna enter MGM "please save us from our own ineptitude" area very soon if they don't unplug their heads from their asses.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Inception is convoluted

    by Nerd Rage

    but it isn't as smart and deep as many people make it out to be. Alot of people will be disappointed after the inevitable repeat viewings.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    RE: Crouton

    by ArcherNX01

    Could be as good as Kick-Ass? No, is most assuredly is better. I had my fun with K-A, but left a little cold at the uber-violence for uber-violence's sake. This is heads and shoulders and probably belly buttons above K-A. Better than Inception? I'm unsure as of yet. But I will say I will watch Scott Pilgrim again, but need not repeat Inception until its Disc release.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by TheCrouton

    I have to disagree on that. I've seen Inception several times and it just gets better each time. As for being convoluted, I actually found it pretty easy to follow. Not because I'm clever or anything, I just thought Nolan had his characters explain things well enough for the audiance to follow.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    ArcherNX01

    by TheCrouton

    If it is better than K-A, then I'll be impressed, as K-A is one of my favourite movies so far this year.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Harry, if I could watch one movie this weekend...

    by onezeroone

    what would you recommend? This or Expendables? Sorry bub but economy doesn't allow me to watch two movies every weekend.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    WHY DO YOU HATE US HARRY?

    by Citizin_insane

    well, fair enough, some of the shit tb'ers write is just plain ugly. But WHY NO INCEPTION REVIEW? you said you needed to rewatch it? Do you need to work out what was a dream first?? I can’t remember the last time we collectively begged for something since the booting of script girl (personally, as an Aussie, I found her nasal yanky voice amusing)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    PS: Tom Hardy for Riddler!

    by Citizin_insane

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    2nd viewing even better

    by joelvallie

    After watching Scott Pilgrim Thursday night I spent most of Friday thinking about how awesome it was so before I headed back to Mexico a had to buy another ticket to go see it for the second time and it was even more amazing. I seen so many things I hadn't seen on the first viewing. The attention to detail that Edgar put in this movie is mind blowing and I look forward to discovering all the hidden treasures this movie holds on future viewings.Scott Pilgrim is easily the best movie I've seen this year!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    HARRY DIDNT SAY FUCK ONCE??

    by maxin n relaxin

    what the fuck?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    OH WAIT

    by maxin n relaxin

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    HE HELD OUT UNTIL THE LAST PARAGRAPH

    by maxin n relaxin

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM AND MY INFINITE SADNESS…..

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    What a goddamn mess this movie was. It’s Spider-man 3 all over again when there was the potential to make another Spider-man 2.You know, just because a movie is based on a comic book, that revolves around 8-bit videogame references, it doesn’t mean that it has to move at such a pace that people with ADD would start saying “WOAH, slow down there buddy!”. I’ve been looking forward to Scott Pilgrim since I first heard that this was Edgar Wright’s next project and discovered that the graphic novels were excellent, with the exception of Volume 6, which sucked as I have explained why in my review that was posted here.<br> <br>Wright SHOULD have been the perfect man for this job as Spaced, series one, is an absolute masterpiece and I had hoped that Scott Pilgrim could have been the Canadian equivalent. How wrong I was to have hoped. I’ve been saying all along that SP should have came across as a mix of Clerks 2 and Kung Fu Hustle. SPVSTW fails to come even close to either of those moves. The thing that they had, that SPVSTW doesn’t, was a level of pathos and emotional development that came off as genuine and sincere in between all the donkey show and sfight scene’s. <br> <br>There is nothing genuine or sincere about any of the so-called- character development in this movie. I’ve said this before but the thing that made the comic’s great wasn’t the fight scene’s, it was the recognizable moments of human emotion that were on display between all the craziness. You could see Scott Pilgrim grow and develop over the novels. In this movie, SP has to tell us that he’s grown and changed because we sure as fuck wouldn’t be able to tell without him explaining it to us. <br> <br>Amazing fight scene’s and visuals mean fuck all if I don’t care about the characters and I couldn’t give a shit about anyone in this movie. What we are watching aren’t characters but caricatures. Wright was in such a rush to get from one fight scene to the next that the movie didn’t have time to breath and let these people become real. This is a really piss poor adaptation. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the comic’s deal with subspace (why did they even bother mentioning it when it played no part), robots, kung-fu battles and vegan superpowers but that doesn’t mean that some quality drama couldn’t have put into it as Christopher Nolan showed us that you CAN make great drama out of a man dressed as a bat fighting a psychotic clown. <br> <br> SPVSTW fails because Wright has made it into a rapid fire miss-mash of pop culture/video game references in place of any real dramatic content. But then maybe the problem is with the original content itself as O’Malley himself failed to give any proper closure to these characters. At the end, of both the books and the movie, you have no sense that Pilgrim has moved forward apart from gaining a new sword and defeating the ex’s. Oh, both try to leave a question mark about Scott and Ramona’s future, but they still deliver the prerequisite “happy ending” which comes off as a cop out. <br> <br> If I may make a comparison between the Scott Pilgrim movie/books and the Spider-man movies; Scott Pilgrim 1 & 2 feel like Spider-man 1, really good but not truly great. They hit the right notes more then they miss and, although very enjoyable, you get the feeling that it could be soo much more. <br> <br>And then comes Spider-man 2/Scott Pilgrim Vol 3, 4 and 5. Superior in every way. Characters and story are better defined because the creators learned from their mistakes and crafted a much more mature and thoughtful piece of work while still being massively entertaining. Emphasis is placed on fulfilling the traditional structure of “good triumphs over evil” while also adding more emotional depth and moments of quiet introspection that make the characters feel more “real” which grounds them despite all the craziness going on elsewhere in the story. You also get a sense that everyone in the story learns from their own mistakes and grow as people rather than caricatures. <br> <br>Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour is the Spider-man 3 of the series. There is little or no character development beyond the superficialities of fighting the bad guy while trying to save a failing relationship. Scott/Ramona=Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson don’t feel like they have grown or developed by the end of the story nor have they moved onto another level beyond managing just to stay together. In both cases, I felt that their stories had came to the point where they would have been better off without each other and should have moved on. <br> <br>Scott/Peter becomes (is) a self centered twat who is certain that he must be with the woman they claim to love which, in both cases, was based heavily on infatuation/lust, not on whether they had anything in common beyond physical attraction. Meanwhile, Ramona/M.J. both come off as aloof and, despite showing some affection and claiming to love Scott/Peter, they both seem perfectly willing to drop they’re boyfriends depending on which way the wind is blowing because neither feel like they had any real love for their men beyond what they were getting out of them, be it fighting evil exes or supervillians. Both Scott/Peter seem to be breaking their backs to prove their love for these women while both of the ladies seem to hitch their wagons to them simply due to convenience and nothing more, while being ready to bug out at a moments notice if things don’t suit them which isn’t surprising as they both seem self absorbed, never mind that neither seem to have a problem hooking up with other men. <br> <br>Meanwhile, the villains come off as one note and their defeat feels less like a triumph over adversity then a necessary end to the story. The secondary characters have no development at all. Essentially, both Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour/Spider-man 3 feel like nothing more then action scene’s punctuated by substandard plot devices and generic character moments designed to give the illusion that we are seeing these people progress as human beings when, by the end of the story, there has been no real change from where they were at the beginning of the comic/movie. <br> <br>In both cases, the easy way out has been taken by providing generic “happy ending’s” because the comic/movie’s creator(s) didn’t have the nerve to buck tradition and provide a resolution that, although may come off as downbeat, would have felt more “real” and “true”, thus giving their stories greater depth and meaning while elevating them beyond being a simple comic book/movie which is exactly what had been achieved in Scott Pilgrim Vol’s 3/4/5 and Spider-man 2.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    That's the hell of it....

    by MickeyMcFinneganTheMightyMariachiOfMetropolis

    Good for nothing, bad in bed Nobody likes you and you're better off dead Goodbye, we've all come to say goodbye (goodbye) Goodbye (goodbye) Born defeated, died in vain Super-destructive, you were hooked on pain Though your music lingers on All of us are glad you're gone Phantom of the Paradise is a classic and those lyrics could in a way be applied to Scott Pilgrim.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    I’VE TALKED TO HARRY AND HERE’S MY IMPRESSION……

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    He’s like that kid you knew in grade school who was a spoiled little puke that LOVED wrestling and didn’t seem to have all his dogs barking. You could talk with him but there was something missing in his personality. A lack of depth. Harry Knowles is nothing but raw id which is described as such; “The id (concept originated by Sigmund Freud) comprises the unorganized part of the personality structure that contains the basic drives. The id acts according to the "pleasure principle", seeking to avoid pain or unpleasure aroused by increases in instinctual tension”. The “Pleasure Principle” is “a psychoanalytic concept, originated by Sigmund Freud. The pleasure principle states that people seek pleasure and avoid pain, i.e., people seek to satisfy biological and psychological needs.”<br> <br>This basically states that Harry has always been a psychologically damaged person in evidence of the fact that he has always been a morbidly obese fat bastard. This is probably as a result of his upbringing by parents who allowed their child to live in a fantasy dream world where he was able to indulge in movies and food in place of real goals that require actual effort such as academics and physical fitness. This is because he never developed a Reality Principle which is “is a psychoanalytic concept (also originated by Sigmund Freud) that compels one to defer instant gratification when necessary because of the obstacles of reality. It is the governing principle of the ego and stands in opposition to the pleasure principle of the id.” Furthermore, “The id rules early life, but as one matures, one begins to learn the need sometimes to endure pain and to defer gratification because of the exigencies and obstacles of reality. In Freud's words, ‘an ego thus educated has become reasonable; it no longer lets itself be governed by the pleasure principle, but obeys the reality principle, which also at bottom seeks to obtain pleasure, but pleasure which is assured through taking account of reality, even though it is pleasure postponed and diminished’".<br> <br>This analysis perfectly describes why Knowles hasn’t reviewed Inception while giving Stallone a blowjob over The Expendables, besides Harry’s obvious corruptibility which helps feed his id as it provides him with the instant gratification of pweasants, freebies and free screenings. Inception is a movie that forces you to work. It makes you think where as The Expendables is cinematic junk food and thus the reason why Harry gobbles it up like the greedy man-child he is while shunning the mental treadmill of Inception.”<br> <br>I would have thought that his recent near death experience would have , maybe, matured Knowles but it’s obvious that he has learned nothing, will learn nothing and is doomed to live out the rest of his (probably short) life indulging himself as he always has. Harry lacks the self-awareness to realize that, although he may have fed his immediate appetites, he has denied himself a truly satisfying life of pleasures that are all the more sweeter because they are hard earned.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Citizin_insane

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Tom Hardy as a self made rival to Bruce Wayne, who also deals secretly in organised crime, he uses organised crime to help with his legit business activities, incredibly smart and cunning, those few that have seen him from a distance notice that he always likes to wear a Tux, they give him the nickname The Penguin<br />Yeah nothing to do with Scott Pilgrim, but lets face it Christopher Nolan is the man and can't wait for his next Bat movie

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Really, Harry?

    by Purple_Tentacle

    I thought it was repetitive, plodding and entirely superficial. The action is ace though.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Please stop asking for the Inception review...

    by Galactic

    Half of you are going to mock it REGARDLESS of what he writes, and the other half will just nitpick. (Typos, grammar, writing style, OMFG WHY IS IT SO LATE WE ALL SAW IT ALREADY)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Just saw this tonight. HUGE crowd.

    by Juggernaut125

    Will probably take the top spot this weekend. But Expendables was drawing them in too, so who can say really. As for Cera, Harry is completely wrong. He is just as annoying as he has been in everything I've seen him in before this. Made me want to punch him myself, without ever having dated Ramona before. I don't hate the guy, I just don't think he is as good an actor as the film industry wants us to believe. Fortunately, I was able to overlook HIM for the rest of the movie and I enjoyed it all very much. The Band/Twins battle is FUCKING AMAZING.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM HAS NOTHING ON PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE!!!FACT!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    For one, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE is a GREAT movie. Scott Pilgrim is not.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Ok, you've convinced me...

    by CellarDweller

    you really are the worst of the pseudo critics on this site and have zero command of the English language. Where were you born-- Guatelmala? Even though you're a barely functioning retard, you have convinced me to give this flick a chance...on DVD. What I'm really curious about is how much extra do you have to pay the guy who does your animated clips to make you 2/3 less fat than you actually are? Just curious.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST

    WHERE'S THE JAMIE GILLIS OBIT? THE MAN WAS IN WATER POWER!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    A masterpiece of 70's exploitation cinema.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    MY SCOTT PILGRIM ULTIMATE MIX TAPE!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446029/board/thread/168749644

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Edgar Wright pwned Zack Snyder with this film

    by Lex Lybrand

    Can we please stop calling Zack Snyder the 'visionary filmmaker' of our time? I like Snyder as much as the next guy, but SPvTW is the home run that people claimed 300 was. Strike that. It's the GRAND SLAM to 300's ground rule double. Wright has earned my 5 bucks for whatever he puts on the screen from now on.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    No slobbering, incoherent drivel?

    by Shalako

    Well, that's too bad. Not even mention of some Bradburyesque childhood memory as a means of justifying a positive review. I'm disappointed.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Jamie Gillis died?

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Jack Baker: What would you do if you and your girlfriend was confronted by a DISEMBODIED DICK? <p> Jamie Gillis (in a Chinese accent) I would spit on the nasty thing! <p> RIP Jamie. Reopen the NWH office with Jack Baker in heav...wherever.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    ELLEN WONG WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT SCOTT PILGRIM!!!FACT!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    Thay girl was a fucking star!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi. No dude, has to Riddler

    by Citizin_insane

    Nolan is at his best when he mind fucks the audience. The Riddler is the only baddie who could provide a mystery plot

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    I do not know...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...if SPvTW is really good. <p> But damn it was fun to watch. Yeah, except for Cera. That boy's got two gears and he ain't made it to the second one yet. But damn, the color palette, the music cues, the action sequences...this movie deserves to make a lot of money. It's a ride.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Red Ned Lynch, JAMIE GILLIS DIED IN FEBRUARY....SADFACE :(

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    ChristianTerroristMilitia: are you aware of how egocentric you c

    by Citizin_insane

    taking psycho babel stabs at harry's id? I can't decide who's more grandiose

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    *come off

    by Citizin_insane

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    CTM: Fiction!

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Winstead...Evans...ah hell, whoever you liked is okay with me. <p> This movie is drinking Red Creme Soda using a twizzler as a straw while looking at a newsstand that carries only foreign language magazines with over-dyed covers. It kind of slaps you with Smarties.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The Cheque is In The Male

    by NippleEffect

    if you can find one in this movie<p> Oh how I long for the day when men were men and women didn't have cotton candy or purple hair

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    And that goes for

    by NippleEffect

    not having rivets in their faces<p> Back in the good old days Rosie the Riveter was working magic on our defense and offense initiative<p> Now it's a way of cutting without getting commited

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    NippleEffect.

    by Juggernaut125

    That was my main point of contention for this film. The MAIN CHARACTER is just not very likable. Kind of a wimpy douche. But the rest of the movie, the humour, the fights, the music and pop references held me through the entire movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    SPEED RACER WAS BETTER THEN SCOTT PILGRIM!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    And it was because it had real heart. The only character I felt for in Scott Pilgrim was Knives. The look on her face when Scott dumped her was heartbreaking.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    BOTH SCOTT AND RAMONA WERE CUNTS!!! TOTAL FUCKING ASSHOLERY!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    They did deserve each other. I can't believe just how unlikeable Cera and Winstead were.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    I can't figure out that kiss

    by NippleEffect

    it was a really gross kiss<p> But was it him going *ick a girl*<br> Or her going *yuk this guy is gross*<p> What do you think?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Projections suggest it's tanking at the box office...

    by penhapus

    which is a shame as critically it's doing well; the advertising has done it no favours and going head-to-head with The Expendables (which is an easier sell to the masses) was a bad idea...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Cera is too homely to be a screen hero.

    by Dennis_Moore

    Needs jawline implants.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    NippleEffect, IT WAS MUTUAL DISGUST!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    Both looked as thought they would rather be frenching the asshole of a 500 pound pig with explosive diarrhea.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    re: A flop of floppy floppiness

    by NippleEffect

    HAHA I just trademarked that phrase!<p> Buy My T-Shirts!<p> and haha you loose bitch!<p> (psst buy my t-shirts)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    JOHNNY SIMMONS (YOUNG NEIL) WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER AS SCOTT PILG

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    The guy looked perfect for the part but they had to cast that faggot Cera becase he was in that shit Juno. Cera just comes off as a complete fucking creep. In the SP video blogs, he's nothing but a soft spoken fucking miserable little bitch boy.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    oh crap

    by NippleEffect

    eat pray love is making money<p> shit fuck goddamn<br> how the fuck do we get rid of that very ugly cunt<p> She's not just unattractive, she's a ugly person<p> And never was much of an actress<br> It was a group halucination<br> A meme

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    get ready for a surprise!

    by redkamel

    AICN posts two blowjob reviews of the latest hipster nerd romcom(?) movie no one wants to see (predicted fourth at the box office behind Expendables, Eat Pray Love, and The Other Guys).<p> This review made me want to see it even less, if that was even goddamned possible. I mean, come the FUCK on Harry. No review for Inception, the most widely talked about movie this summer. But for Scott Pilgrim the movie people are indifferent about lest they be nerds or hipsters GETS A FUCKING GIANT POSTER AS THE INTRO TO A REVIEW THE NIGHT BEFORE? This shit is so transparent its not even funny <p> Thank the lord for talkbacks. This sites content honestly sucks. I thought it was about movies, but its really a circle jerk blog that just gives news lates. Wkipedia is more enlightening and surprising than the shit here.....I know what the review will say before the movies even out. Good thing Vern has his own site, he actually has a goddamned brain and smart crew on the boards. Actually, most of the good commenters have left now that I think about it too. <p>PS its not Cera and hipsters that are keeping crowds away. Every other Cera indie looking film did well. Its the fact that on the trailer it looks worse than Speed Racer.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    No-one likes Michael Cera

    by penhapus

    I can't think of any film he's done that even suggest for a minute he's got the box office magic, so why the heck was he cast in this? If you've got an unlike-able character at least get an actor with a bit of pizzazz to give him a boost...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    There's 2 homely looking actors in movies this weekend

    by RPLocke

    Cera and Roberts.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thinks it looks decidedly "Meh"

    by bongo123

    and Christianmilita I completely agree with your assessment of Harry's personality, he's just a biiiiiiig kid who just happens to have free reign in a candy store, a harmless geek with a passion waaaay beyond us normal folk, but ultimately who gives a shit, as long as he doesn't hurt the children or scare the horses he's ok in my book

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:45 a.m. CST

    IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG? NOT FUCKING LIKELY!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Love Harry

    by penhapus

    but he's not a film reviewer; his sole purpose now appears to be providing film poster / DVD box quotes to help sell his chums' movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    MORE LIKE "FLOPPING HARDER THEN FROGGER!!!"

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    AICN is shilling this movie hard

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Too bad its still going to come in third this weekend.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    perfect casting?

    by NippleEffect

    the girliest uhh man on the planet goes balls to the walls for some chicks uhh honor?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    in case it wasnt obvious

    by redkamel

    I feel like AICN gets pre-fed its reviews hook line and sinker. Make some refrences to the 80s, throw a few bones, some free shit, a screening or two, the name of some filmaker that they like but doesnt really make movies for non-nerds....and BOOM a good review. Meanwhile if it has nothing to do with comics, forget it. Any reviews for Get Low? Flipped? Dinner for Schmucks? The Kids are All Right or Despicable Me? You know, movies people may want to see, where one is a sleeper hit? SP vs World's fate was decided long ago to be a flop, the PIlgrims just didnt want to face up to it, the same with Kick Ass. Again, BO is not the measure of a movie...but PIlgrims were claiming it would be a hit. Im sure its a great movie...for some people. People who like movies that even most flim lovers don't care about.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    EAT. PRAY. SHIT. FOR. FIVE. HOURS. MY TRIP TO INDIA........

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    A rich frigid honky bitch from the suburban crackerhood isn't getting enough cock and goes searching for herself. I thought Julia Roberts would have went back home to Innsmouth?!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    'do you like to rock? I do' WHAHAHAHAAAA

    by Windowlicker74

    You're watching movies 24/7.that's not rocking out.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST

    ChristianTerroristMilitia....

    by lovesamuelfuller

    give that man a job as a reviewer! His review here in this talkback form was one of the best i've read on this site.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Okay, the movie's out now...

    by Snappy Cumback

    ...can we stop fucking hearing about it already? Jesus Christ on a stick! This is all we've been reading about on this site for almost a fucking YEAR!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST

    MICHAEL CERA MAKES HILLARY SWANK LOOK BUTCH!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    Even more so then that horse faced skank usually does.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Why did this site turn on Expendables?

    by drturing

    All my friends coming home from it said yeah it was dumb but fucking awesome. All of a sudden in the days before Aint It Scott Pilgrim News this site got real negative on Expendables.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    JULIA ROBERTS - LAST TIME I SAW A MOUTH THAT BIG.....

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    It had a hook in it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST

    SP is a visual/technical tour de force, Wright is amazing

    by reflecto

    But the film itself, I have to see again. It's too rushed to go through all the great emotional beats of the comic, which may leave me biased. The very ending w/Ramona is tacked on. The Kim Pine subplot is glossed over, and should've had much more space, as should Envy Adams. BUT it's a spectacular step fwd for Wright, with so many intense, incredible sequences - he absolutely needs to take over a MAJOR comic franchise, preferably X-Men, yes, you heard me, GIVE EDGAR WRIGHT THE UNCANNY X-MEN, LOCK STOCK AND MOTHERFUCKING BARREL. Or LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. I personally feel Hot Fuzz is a more complete film than SP, but SP is a quantum shift for Wright as filmmaker, it's incredible to watch and experience and I hope it will open up for me on future viewings. I did really, really like it and it got a great response in Times Sq. I just think it could've gotten a little more character material - it felt light on that, given Wright's great track record. The Gideon character was wedged in at the last moment with little fanfare.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:20 a.m. CST

    HARRY, HAS STALLONE'S UNIT SHRANK FROM THE ROIDS?

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    How small is his cock these days? I figured that you'd know since you've had it in your mouth the last few weeks?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT SHOULD BE DOING THE SPIDERMAN REBOOT!!!FACT!!!

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    And yes, Wright is the visionary Zack Snyder can never be

    by reflecto

    Though SP is IMO not his best film overall, he has heart and character as well as, now more than ever, a stunning aesthetic. Snyder has none of that. He is forever an arrested tween and will be remembered as the man who raped Alan Moore's Watchmen and made it a forgotten cinematic flop.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Once more: GIVE WRIGHT THE X-MEN

    by reflecto

    This, if anything, proves he can do it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    That must have been a big check Harry cashed

    by GimpInMyPants

    While I was reading the review I kept wondering if Harry let his nephew right it. It had structured sentences, well thought out ideas, and only a few punctuational errors. Well done. Also, Harry is getting paid to pimp this movie. I want to see it and love it, but it's not because of him. And Harry hated Inception. That's why there will never been a review.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST

    you people are aware that X-Men is locked and rolling with Vaugh

    by penhapus

    I don't think they're going to haul Mr Claudia Schiffer off the set because someone else has produced a top four box office smash/flop* *depending on how you want to pitch it

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    I like Vaughn but let's not pretend First Class won't suck

    by reflecto

    The production timetable, casting and story are fucked. In two years we'll see another reboot of that entire X-franchise, and I want to see Wright head it up.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    INCEPTION does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p> "LET IT GO JUNIOR..."<p> Says Father Geek as Harry's pudgy fingers strain to reach the scribbled notes of his incoherent INCEPTION review lying on the floor next to his wheelchair.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    As for Inception it's a COP OUT for Harry not to review it

    by reflecto

    Simply a COP OUT. Remember COP OUT, Harry?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    One day, this movie will get the respect it deserves.

    by Grammaton Cleric

    Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were brilliant comedy-love letters that celebrated, honored, and superceded the tropes of there respective genre. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a whole different beast that manages to act as a kinetic distillation of the last 20 years of popular culture; while simultaneously rewriting the rules of narrative film editing. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but Edgar Wright has assembled some next level stuff here.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Stop trying to make "drunk in love" happen...

    by Grasscutter

    it sounds stupid, you over use it. It's not going to catch on. It just makes me imagine you in your wheelchair all drunk and swaying around senselessly, but not really drunk, just pretending. Make a fellow want to closeline you.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Box office mojo has this to say.....

    by sam jacksons wig

    It's tougher to pin down antecedents for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World than for The Expendables and Eat Pray Love, rendering it the weekend's wild card. The video-game-and-comic-book-inspired rock 'n' roll romantic action comedy appears to be strictly a fan boy affair, which doesn't necessarily bode well as Kick-Ass can attest to. The Comic-Con crowd is small but vociferous, often amplifying the buzz for movies like this far beyond the reality. With few exceptions like Zombieland, genre mash-ups seem to stir rejection and indifference from general audiences, as Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright saw with his romantic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead and his action spoof/horror comedy Hot Fuzz (though both were considered successful relative to their lowered expectations). Preaching to the choir, Scott Pilgrim's advertising has displayed Speed Racer-on-speed aesthetic and characterizations, which may inhibit the movie's broader relatability, but it has been on point about the movie's premise. Another concern is that lead actor Michael Cera's shtick hasn't been a significant draw since Superbad.<br><br><br> Ouch!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Why isn't John Goodman in this?

    by sam jacksons wig

    As evil ex number 8, the fat over-eating bastard who challenges Cera to a pie eating contest? That I would sit through......

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    tallone should be well excited this weekend!

    by sam jacksons wig

    The Expendables represents his biggest opening for quite some time.<br><br> Julia Robrts should be less so, as her biggest opening is a toss up between the one under her nose and the one between her legs......<br><br> And you can read all aboot it in her new book "Eat Pray Queef...."

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Tallone? Who te fuk is he?????

    by sam jacksons wig

    crse yu keybrd!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:18 a.m. CST

    NEW WALLPAPER!!

    by buffywrestling

    Tanks, Har!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Sam Jackson, they could even have worked in Harry himself for that part.<p> You see a flashback of the girl with her ginger boyfriend played by Ron Weasley, and then he starts pie-eating so she dumps him.<p> A year later he turns up as evil ex number 8 now played by Harry Knowles. And his wheelchair has pie compartments in it, and he can fire pies like a rocket launcher.<p> Edgar Wright if you're reading this - you can use that AWESOME IDEA for the sequel*.<p> *sadly from the box office projections that sequel might not happen anytime soon.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    It's the best movie of the Summer

    by buffywrestling

    and I will cornhole anyone who says different. <p> So...think it will be nominated for anything? Christ, sound editing at least, you push pill Academy farts.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by sam jacksons wig

    What does he turn into when he is killed? <br><br> Buffywrestling- how small is your house? Surely you will ned more wallpaper than the scant offering Mr Knowles has foisted upon this site.... ;)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    My House

    by buffywrestling

    It's in the middle of my street and I am playing up downstairs.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    ANOTHER dig at inception by harry!!!

    by vincebell

    i am absolutely convinced that nolan or someone from his camp did something to piss harry off! there was no need to even bring up that film here, and yet harry found the need to take his dig (...james bond riff...) harry please tell us what happened?!?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Cast for Expendables 2 announced!!!!!!

    by sam jacksons wig

    POW!!!! John Lovitz!<br><br> KABLAM!!!! Carrot Top!!!<br><br> ZAP!!!! Jay Leno!!<br><br> BIFF!! Ricky Martin!!<br><br> ZOWEE!!! Rob Schnieder!!<br><br> KEERRRRUNCH!!!!! Herc!!!<br><br> The plot is simple- we put all of these bastards in a field and then kick the shit outo them for 3 hours while streaming LIVE on the internet!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Karl Urban confirmed for Judge Dredd.

    by Righteous Brother

    According to Empire.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric, THERE'S NOTHING "NEXT GEN" ABOUT THIS FUCKING

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    What exactly was “next gen” about this movie? What, comic book style framing, text and transitions? Creepshow and HULK have already done it. Split screens? DePalma was doing that before my Father’s condom broke. Rapid fire editing? Michael Bay does that shit all the time and he, rightfully, doesn’t get any applause for it. Super slick fight choreography? Stephen Chow did it better in Kung Fu Hustle. Apart from adopting the aesthetics of 8-bit games, there was NOTHING revolutionary about this movie. Wright just took every trick in the book and put them all together. Too bad he didn’t have the content to back it up<br> <br>FIGHT CLUB did the same thing over ten years ago and THAT movie truly felt revolutionary, not because of all the visual tricks that David Fincher employed, but because of the strength of that films ideas. It actually had something to say which is where Scott Pilgrim completely fails.<br><br>But the failure is within the original text of Brian Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels as I was hoping that the character of Sott Pilgrim would have made some sort of realization that life isn’t a game and that he needed to grow up. I wish that O’Mally would have fucked with people by writing in book six that, after he defeats Gideon, in reality, Scott Pilgrim has been incarcerated in a mental asylum for the criminally insane because he went around killing the ex-boyfriends of some girl that he was stalking on Facebook, in order to prove his love for her. His psychotic breakdown caused by his arrested development and inability to cope with reality not to mention the fact that he was living with a gay man, with whom he was trading sexual favors in order to stay at his place, despite being straight himself. His lack of employment prospects (because of his criminal record of molesting a 17 year old Chinese girl) leading to feelings of worthlessness fueled by the emasculation he receives from his bitch of a sister.<br> <br>Where was I?<br> <br>Oh yeah, sorry but, no, Scott Pilgrim isn’t “next gen”. If Wright had infused his script with some thematic subtext, apart from all the surface level gloss of taking responsibility for ones own actions (which I don’t think was even done all that well) then it could have been something special. Wright could have said something about the twentysomething generation of today. But he didn’t. He was more focused on the fight scene’s and jokes. Don’t get me wrong, Fight Club had plenty of action and lots-o-jokes, but it was always the idea’s that were driving that story. What’s driving Scott Pilgrim? 8-Bit video game references....

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Woah, woah woah

    by buffywrestling

    What the hell did Herc ever do to you? Other than give you your own special section to let you tell him what he did wrong?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Let's have a moments silence for poor...

    by sam jacksons wig

    ...SCOTTPILGRIMFAN. <br><br> According to a local news report he was found dead in a Midnight showing of SPVTW- apparently the victim of a freak wanking accident....

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:48 a.m. CST

    My mistake! SPF is NOT dead!

    by sam jacksons wig

    he's just a wanker.......

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by sam jacksons wig

    "What the hell did Herc ever do to you?"<br><br> Two words- cut, paste.......

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST

    No idea.

    by buffywrestling

    I must have left my mind meld in my other pants.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:55 a.m. CST

    This just looks like a clusterfuck of either gayness or awesomen

    by MyScroteHasGout

    I cant tell if I'm dying to see this movie or if I'd rather eat a hobo's asshole than see it. I'm completely torn. No review can tell me if the movie is good or not, because no one can tell me if I'd like it or not until I see it. <BR><BR> So this is a tough choice...do I see it or wait? I'll probably wait for the Blu Ray release. This could turn out to be one of those movies that people love it at first...then 5 minutes later they really it blows cocks (like Avatar).

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:56 a.m. CST

    FUCK YOU FOR NOT REVIEWING INCEPTION

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Hi, my name is Harry and my job is to review movies. When I can give a fuck that is.<p>Fuck you Harry, for not giving a fuck.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by sam jacksons wig

    Those two well chosen words represent Hercs contribution to AICN. I have seen spasticated otters with more talent and potential.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    It's not Sophie's Choice

    by buffywrestling

    You're out 10 bucks if it sucks. I know that's like 7 bags of Funions but sometimes sacrifices have to be made.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    It's amazing

    by redteeb

    how many people come here now that actively hate film. And also...why in the hell are you all so bothered that Harry never reviewed Inception? Do you really need to masturbate/call him a fat prick(depending on what his opinion is) that much? I mean, you've all obviously made up your own minds whether or not you liked it...haven't you?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Let me guess...

    by buffywrestling

    Herc hasn't addressed your repeated and increasingly bitchy calls for a specific talkback subject in his own editorial column?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Empire magazines review is up.......

    by sam jacksons wig

    http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=135519<br><br> Funnily enough, it gets 5 stars out of 5.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by sam jacksons wig

    Nope- he's just plain useless.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Vincebell

    by jackalcack

    You're so fucking right! This quote is blatantly another snide remark directed at Inception... <p> "Edgar crawls into that sense of rocking self that great rock empowers one’s own ego to dare to dream. And these aren’t James Bond riffs. This is something wholly new. An action film without the meta-sapiens we’re used to." <p> Fuck me, I've been coming here for 10 years and always defended Harry when people have been hating on him but I'm increasingly getting tired of this site and their obvious biases and unreliability when it comes to reviews nowadays. That gushing review of Scott Pilgrim made me want to fucking puke. <p> ChristianMilitia...brilliant assessment of Harry's psychology, for proof look no further of his utterly embarrassing and genuinely disturbing Toy Story 3 review.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Inception: difficult film to review.

    by VicenzoV

    If you don't get it it would be hard to criticize, and impossible to rave about. I always say I fell asleep in that situation.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:15 a.m. CST

    loserguy3000, I'VE MENTIONED KUNG FU HUSTLE PLENTY......

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    But Scott Pilgrim doesn’t deserve to be placed anywhere near that masterpiece. Firstly, Stephen Chows character makes a TRUE evolution through that story. He starts off as a shit and, by the end, he has realized his full potential and came to defend the very people he put into jeopardy in the first place. Scott Pilgrim, IMHO, makes no such transition, at least not to the extent that Chow’s character did, nor did the piddling character development of SP compare to the overwhelming emotional joy I had of seeing Chow get his shit together. The final scene where Chow and the mute girl become children brings tears to my eyes every time. I felt nothing for Pilgrim and his bitch.<br> <br>Two, Chow’s fight scenes are masterful. Cleanly directed where you could tell everything that was happening not to mention that they kept building and building to an epic crescendo while each fight scene’ topped the last, not only in scale and scope, but also in emotional weight. By the end you’re cheering for Chow to kick the Beast’s ass. I never felt anything like that in the fight with Gideon. It just felt like nothing was truly ever at stake and, as a result, I felt no tension. It might be a forgone conclusion that the hero will win but you have to make the audience feel that he is knocking his ass out in order to earn it. The protagonist needs to suffer in order for his triumph to taste all the more sweeter. Scott Pilgrim seemed to be only mildly inconvenienced.<br> <br>In conclusion, the lack of proper character development is what robbed Scott Pilgrim of the emotional core it needed in order to fully engage the audience the way Kung Fu Hustle did. Stuff happens, then more stuff happens, the end. The protagonists were unlikeable which made me apathetic towards their plight and not once did I feel any emotional connection to them. All the fight scene’s, video game references and visual effects can’t cover the lack of heart in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    ChristianTerroristMilitia the movie is about

    by Jayemel

    how that generation deals with things. Apparently you don't get that. They need the boss fights and battle of the bands or the won't own up to anything, just like Scott wouldn't have. And the next generation, Knives, was able to see what the older kids were doing, not make that mistake, and declare "I'm too cool for you." <p> Oh yeah, spoiler warning.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by buffywrestling

    Did Coaxial trap your daughter inside of it? Should we tie a rope around your waist as we send you in to get her? Won't let go; promise!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by sam jacksons wig

    Some truly nasty threats were made against others on one of the co-ax threads a while back, and Herc was e-mailed to do something about it. <br><br> Nothing.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    I'VE NEVER FOUGHT SCOTT PILGRIM

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    SO much for him fighting 'the world', eh? Where was my fucking text message whilst everyone else was kicking the shit outta that little prick?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    OH-OH-WATCH OUT! HARRY HAS A MOVIE HARD ON AGAIN

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    buffywrestling

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Are you Herc's mom?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Was hoping you wouldn't like it because I don't like your movie

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    HARRY - DID YOU LIKE 'BOFFING BABYSITTERS'??

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    jackalcack, OH I READ HARRY'S TOY STORY 3 REVIEW.......

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    What else is there to say? That review and his physical appearance tells us everything we need to know about the type of person he is.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:42 a.m. CST

    You know....

    by pax256

    If this is a movie meant for geeks you ought not to push it as a date film. Lots of geeks are well... not gonna go to see it in that frame of mind... in fact if its that much of a date film Ill seriously consider to see it only when it hits dvd... just sayin'...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Harry Says Inception Is Frustratingly "Eh"

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Harry, Harry what have thee done? Harry is on a raft made of balsa wood in the middle of the ocean and Inception is the shark fin in the distance comin at him.<P>He can do one of two things. Not review the film, in which case he will be stranded on the raft forever . Or review the film and wrestle with the shark (which will cause him some injury). What's it gonna be, Harry? What's it gonna be?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    by Octaveaeon

    “We are such stuff <paragraph> As dreams are made on, and our little life <paragraph> Is rounded with a sleep.” <paragraph> — William Shakespeare, The Tempest

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:45 a.m. CST

    by Octaveaeon

    “We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.” <p> — William Shakespeare, The Tempest

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    i wonder if these studios officially pay aicn

    by animas

    or if it is off the books... good thing I have flash blocker on and never click ads because this site is pure fucking UNETHICAL trash.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST

    See at this point

    by Juggernaut125

    Toy Story 3 is the best movie of the Summer. (Despicable Me a very close 2nd, Inception 3rd (but still freaking COOL)). Scott Pilgrim was a very cool movie and definitely worthy of being mentioned along side Kung-Fu Hustle for it's obvious similarities as was mentioned above. Once again, the battle of the bands fucking rocked. The difference is Cera. Scott Pilgrim himself. When people in your audience don't believe in your main protagonist and would actually rather see him FAIL at getting the girl. Then you have failed. I just don't believe that Ramona, or Natalie would've given too shits about this particular worm of a human being. Outside of that, I enjoyed all of the rest of the movie. So I can understand where the good reviews are coming from.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands STFU

    by Jayemel

    Every news channel is as biased, if not more so, than Fox News and anyone with any conception of reality realizes that.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Jayemel, YES, THAT IDEA WAS IN THE ORIGINAL BOOKS BUT......

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    The movies mistake is that it tried to present the boss fights and band battles as the only way Pilgrim tried to learn responsibility. It doesn’t represent anything real or identifiable because it’s based on cartoonish fantasy. What was missing from the movie was how Scott has to get a job, moving in with Ramona and fight temptation with Lisa Miller when thing’s aren’t going well at home. Those are things that, almost, everyone can relate to and was some of my favorite moments in the comics. It’s the reason why Spider-man 2 worked soo well. Peter Parker is stretched too thin between wall crawling, school, work and his affections for M.J. I’m sure that fighting Doc Ock is tough but I can’t relate to that. Yeah, it’s cool to watch but it gets old very quick and has no real catharsis beyond physically defeating an opponent and, in the end, Peter doesn’t beat Doctor Octavius but , instead, appeals to his humanity. At the end of Rocky, he loses the match, but by gaining the love of Adrian, he wins something more important.<br> <br> There is no such revelatory emotional breakthroughs in Scott Pilgrim. You could argue that maybe it was a representation of someone dealing with the sexual history of his girlfriend but he deals with it by beating the shit out of everyone. Despite Scott declaring his love for Ramona, it didn’t feel like that moment in The Matrix when Neo is brought back to life because Trinity has professed her love for him. When that happens, you feel that Neo has truly made a change which allows him to see through the Matrix. The Power of Love has transformed him. I didn’t feel such a transition with Scott Pilgrim and it’s because his relationship with Ramona was short changed due to the movie emphasizing the fight scene’s.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Juggernaut125, TOY STORY 3 IS THE BEST MOVIE OF THE FUCKING YEAR

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    Nothing else even comes close, not even Inception, which was very good but not the masterpiece that people claimed it was.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    WELL I DIDN'T LIKE IT

    by SC0TTPILGRIMFAN

    SO VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    CTM

    by Juggernaut125

    Good point.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    haha

    by jackalcack

    fake Sc0ttpilgrimfan. Nice try.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    DAMN YOU EDGAR WRIGHT

    by SC0TTPILGRIMFAN

    YES, WEEP FOR ME FRIENDS, WEEP FOR SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    No one's buying it dickhead

    by jackalcack

    And you're only encouraging that other fucking loser.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    After seeing the movie last night I have to wonder

    by Juggernaut125

    Does EVERY audience laugh when they see M. Night Sham's name attached to the movie DEVIL? (or as I like to call it.... SHAFTED).

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Better than "WInter's Bone"?

    by kolchak

    Or "Mother"? Bullshit, Harry. <p> Bullshit.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:04 a.m. CST

    by zer05um

    I'm sorry Harry - did we see the same film? I saw beautifully shot scenes with almost no story and virtually no believable characters to link them, a film that failed to stick to its own internal logic when the script writers couldn't be bothered to work it through and more full of irritating post-modern pop-culture jabs than Shrek III. I'd call it a great example of where a great director and a great editor (both points that I agree with) can't save a project because there isn't enough story to fill it. If this is a true reflection on love as experienced by American 20s then our civilization is doomed. To summarize - a bastard love-child of Speed Racer, Kung-fu Hustle and the old-time Batman film with the linear plot structure of Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    The dude made Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    So I already know this movie will be good and very, very funny!<p>Good review, Harry! Not overplayed but I felt you geeking high as will I once I see this movie!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Got to ask...

    by Lemure_v2

    Is there going to come a time when people are going to let the whole "Harry hasn't reviewed Inception" thing go, or are we still going to be hearing about it ten years from now when it's getting a reboot?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Hang on Harry....

    by chuffsterUK

    ....your `Girlfriend`squeezed your hand??? I thought you were Married?....

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim flopped?

    by Lemure_v2

    WAY too early to say that. It's only been out 48 hours. And there are other countries to release it in yet, especially the UK where Wright has a massive fan base. Just because it doesn't make a 100 billion on the opening weekend. And don't forget, Shawshank flopped...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    I'm thinking the second thing Lemure...

    by Juggernaut125

    geeks don't like to let go of things.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    loserguy3000

    by chuffsterUK

    Thank you!You summed it up perfectly!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Loved the film

    by JacksBloatedPayroll

    But the ending was a bit dissatisfying compared to the books. I thought the fact Ramona disappears and the reappearance of Envy, and the scene where GGG asks Scott to join the league of Evil Exes was an awesome Star Wars type angle to the story. I likes Knives, but her appearance was a tad misplaced at the end.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    So it's a bit of a flop then?

    by davidwebb

    Seems everyone generally thinks it looks pretty, but is lacking in heart. A bit like my ex. Looks like Twitter got it wrong.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    $4.7m on Friday

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Expected to take $13m total over the weekend. If you want a technical term - BOMB, TANKED, FLOP take your pick.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Deepest level of insanity: people who routinely despise

    by CreasyBear

    Harry's movie reviews incensed that he hasn't written an Inception review. Everyone deriding Harry for not posting that review should have to admit that they actually respect and value his opinion, which no talkbacker seems to do. (Unless they're just itching to get another chance to lambaste his writing style or opinions.)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    'Expendables' $13.5M Fri; 'Scott Pilgrim' $4.7M

    by FlandersBum

    'Expendables' $13.5M Fri; 'Eat Pray Love' $9M; 'Scott Pilgrim' $4.7M.....It's 'Kick-Ass' all over again. Oh nooooooooooooooo!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    It' a Pavlovian thing at this point.

    by Juggernaut125

    Harry writes a review. Rings a bell. And talkback geeks start to salivate.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by sam jacksons wig

    Hey! Good to hear from you! I heard that you had died of sexual asphyxia during a midnight screening of SPVTW!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    The "Edgar Wright is racist" rumour

    by galaxina

    Does anyone remember when there was that rumour about Edgar Wright being racist? It was on some forums back when he was doing Spaced and basically involved him going out of his way to avoid working with black actors. I think the rumour was started by people who worked on the show. Anyway it didn't really go anywhere due to not many people knowing who Edgar Wright was at the time. I'm not even sure if Spaced had come out when people were talking about it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Does Michael Cera........

    by sam jacksons wig

    ....do that thing where he continues to talk all mumbly to himself and then tails off into silence when the "cool chick" walks away from him?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Harry Knowles loved Knives Chau the same reason he loved

    by BetterCallSaul

    Hit Girl. He's a big ole pedophile

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Harry writes a review. Rings a bell.

    by sam jacksons wig

    ....and then begins to devour himself as he thought it was meal time.......

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    ChristianTerroristMilitia, here's some psychoanalysis for you

    by DrRumpledink

    You only say the things you do because you are a horrible cunt.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    If you thought spiderman 3 had

    by 2007

    too many villians and no devleopment, and felt rushed and so on and so fourth than really all liking this movie proves is that we all have agenda's...hypocrites

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    It's already a box office bomb

    by Trazadone

    I knew this was going to bomb, I've been saying it for weeks. No one, except a very small fanboy base, is interested in seeing this movie. It cost $90 million to make and it looks like it will make $12 million this weekend. Expect it to rapidly disappear after that. The way to gauge the quality of a film is to read Harry's review of it. If he gushes over it with hyperbole than you know it's going to stink.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    So now it's Edgar Wright vs Zack Snyder?

    by Mr. Profit

    You nerds are ridiculous. First you inexplicably compare Nolan to Cameron. And now Wright to Snyder? Say what you will about Snyder, he has not made an ugly film. "Watchmen" wasn't everyone's fave, but it looked far more expensive than it's pricetag. <P>I saw Scott Pilgrim. Hyperbole isn't even the word to describe these reviews because many are going fucking overboard. After months and months and months of glowing reviews, you raise expectations for a movie that is good. But not life changing.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    re: ChristianTerroristMilitia

    by Holeman

    Please choke on a bag of dicks and die, motherfucker. I don't even really have an issue with anything you're saying, it's just that you're loud, obnoxious and the kind of person the world would be better without. Seriously, go crawl back into your mommy and suffocate, take the both of you cunts straight to hell.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim Vs Harry's Inception Review!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    At this point Harry, we'd even be satisfied with a "Saw it. Thought it was kinda meh." Also, I'm definitely gonna see Scott Pilgrim, but I know in my heart the thing's gonna bomb just like Kick-Ass did. America's full of the kind of folks like the one I met last night who said,"I only watch reality shows because comedies and drama as just 'made up stuff.'" Idiot America is just not going to "get" Scott Pilgrim. They "got" Inception because everyone dreams... not everyone has to have wire-fu fights with their girlfriend's exes and turn them into coins.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    So now it's Edgar Wright vs Zack Snyder?

    by Mr. Profit

    You nerds are ridiculous. First you inexplicably compare Nolan to Cameron. And now Wright to Snyder? Say what you will about Snyder, he has not made an ugly film. "Watchmen" wasn't everyone's fave, but it looked far more expensive than it's pricetag. <P>I saw Scott Pilgrim. Hyperbole isn't even the word to describe these reviews because many are going fucking overboard. After months and months and months of glowing reviews, you raise expectations for a movie that is good. But not life changing.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Wanted to poop on it. Ended up praising it. Dammit.

    by RockHardTobascoSlimJim

    I went in to a matinee showing of it yesterday (which was attended by a near sell out crowd of five people including myself) after paying to see an earlier showing of Expendables with the express intention of picking it to pieces. See, I like to make sure that I watch the flicks that I plan in advance to eviscerate publicly so that I may speak on their shittyness from a position of authority. However, in some rare cases (Dawn Of The Dead remake comes to mind), the film of which I hover my ass over in anticipation of an inevitable downpour of fecal disparagement brings about a sudden and satisfying sense of constipation. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is one of these films. It was funny and engaging and held my attention and appreciation throughout despite my predetermined decision to shit all over it. <p> Congratulations, Edgar Wright. You may not win at the box office this weekend, but you have tensed my bowels and redirected my cinematic anal blast to a more deserving waste of celluloid to come. My colon salutes you.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim FLOPPED, Expendables ROCKED

    by MANNZILLA

    Eat It Bitches

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Harry You Were Right About The Expendables

    by MANNZILLA

    You didnt deserve all the shit you got from all these emo cocksuckers!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry! Saw Scott Pilgrim last night

    by NeverTalksBack

    And I loooooved it! It is a crazy ass movie. I agree with Harry's review in every way, it's just excellent entertainment. As I said in Beak's Talkback it's an amazing film visually. The style mash up of how you can see the music coupled with the video game references and the comedy and comic book sensibilities is really quite unique. The characters are funny as hell and kinda fascinating, Especially Alison Pill, Kieran Culkin and Aubrey Plaza. But every character was funny and interesting. And as I stated earlier Michael Cera kick ass in this movie, he is not the same guy he always seems to play, he really steps it up and I love the guy even more for it, amazing job. I know the haters will keep on hating but at some point you gotta give the guy the credit he deserves. BTW for those of you who loved Kick Ass and are trying to make a comparison... there are very different but pretty comparable entertainment wise. I personally loved Scott Pilgrim VS the World! Can't wait to see it again, thanks for the review Harry! :D

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN...

    by NeverTalksBack

    YOU are not helping, seriously! :p

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is finished ahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is finished ahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    It's the snakes on a plane of 2010!!!!!!!!

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    OK....SO now THIS is better than Expendables

    by doom master

    wat? Maybe you should retract your Expendables review...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim Is #1 At The Box Office Among Eunichs

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim Box Office

    by DrRumpledink

    Don't count out the foreign market. Kick Ass made 49% of it's revenue from it. I don't think anyone involved is really fretting too much over opening weekend what with the foreign market, dvd, bluray and tv rights etc to come. It always makes me laugh when someone here cries "It's a bomb! I said it would be!". Yeah because you didn't get off the fucking internet and go and see it, you fuck!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    and SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by DrRumpledink

    Just because I have just seen I said the same thing as you in regards to them being fucks, doesn't mean I don't still hate you. In fact I put most of the lack of Box Office down to you putting people off!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    OUCH!!

    by RockHardTobascoSlimJim

    Just read that this thing might actually finish number FOUR for the weekend behind The Other Guys. I knew it was gonna bomb, but DAMN! Only 4.7 mil yesterday. 13 for Expendables. Brutal.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    blah blah blah

    by MANNZILLA

    If pilrim would be a hit right now all you emo fucks would be talking about right now is box office

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    by NeverTalksBack

    We're not all emo fucks... but sadly you're probably right about the box office :p

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by scottpilgrim2010

    Relax, master. You're still the king of AICN. Everybody knows that.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    PILGRIMITES ASSEMBLE!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Our master needs us.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    2010: THE YEAR OF SCOTT PILGRIM

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is so not the Snakes On A Plane of 2010. It's the Avatar of 2010.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    I'm betting SPF and the rest are all the same person

    by davidwebb

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    "Universal

    by DrRumpledink

    knew auteur filmmaker Edgar Wright's $60M budgeted envelope pusher wouldn't open or earn out. But that's only because it got great reviews (which moviegoers under 25 rarely read). But the pic will do exactly what Uni execs predicted to me it would. A pittance." - Nikki Finke at DEADLINE

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    davidwebb

    by DrRumpledink

    No shit :)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I respect Harry's opinion...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Still won't pay to see Expendables, but I'm sure it's fun.<p>I WILL be seeing this tonight with my pretty lady. We're both big fans of Shawn and Fuzz.<p>Haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet, but I will. The wife hates Woody.<p>Loved Inception, and I'm very interested in Harry's problems with it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Kick Ass - Scott Pilgrim.

    by Mr. Profit

    Kick Ass made 96 million world wide. It cost 30 to make. 30 to market. So lets say 60. 36 million profit? Not a hit. Especially when exhibitors need to be paid. So when does the studio generate revenue on the movie? It hasn't. Lionsgate is coming off a horrible first half this year due to Kick Ass and Killers underperforming. And sure Kick Ass may do well on DVD. But how much of that revenue kicks back to the studio. <p>Had it been a bigger hit that grossed 75-100 domestically, a sequel would have been greenlit quickly... That is a hit. Because International isn't counted yet. But 96 worldwide is not at all a hit. <p>Remember how many hands are in a cookie jar before the studio even gets their money back. <p>I'm sure Uni is not thrilled with these Scott Pilgrim numbers. It is a 1 quadrant movie, and even that quadrant (despite all the raves online) failed to turn out opening weekend. And now people are estimating the cost between 60 and 90 million with Cera being paid a hefty sum for starring... Stupid move as this film is never going to be in the black.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    2010: THE YEAR OF SCOTT PILGRIM

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Everyone is tweeting about Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    All of Edgar Wright's films perform low at Box Office

    by TheWaqman

    still, he makes incredible films. Hot Fuzz is still the tops, but this was fantastic. So much better than Speed Racer and Kick Ass among other films. Like I said before Wright is like a Tarantino for nerds. Great stuff. Can't wait for the BluRay.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Edgar Wright is the new Uwe Boll!

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT IS A GENIUS

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Anyone who doesn't agree with that is just jealous of him.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by scottpilgrim4ever

    He is the king of AICN.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Shawn of the dead was awesome, Hot fuzz was retarded

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I hope Edgar Wright still gets to make HIS films

    by TheWaqman

    though. After the obvious box office failure that this will be from his first major studio release I don't know what will happen. He's too talented to be shut down. Get rid of Sly and fucking JJ Abrams instead. Sly's become a hack. <p> Honestly, what fucking moron fucks up a film with THAT cast? Shoulda gotten John Mctiernan or somebody to direct instead.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN!

    by scottpilgrim4ever

    He is your master.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Tell me,

    by Madcapper

    what is the target audience for this film? I mean, grown men and women all over the world are praising this film to degree I cannot believe, but is it a movie everyone should see? It looks hysterical and colorful and noisy and whatnot, but underneath all that, there's apparently a "young love" story. That makes me NOT want to see it. I'm sick of that shit.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    And Manzilla proves his stupidity

    by TheWaqman

    Shaun of the Dead was awesome, Hot Fuzz elevated the genre-homage even further. So much better on rewatches now. AICN draws all the morons like flies to shit. Go watch Thor 2: Odin's Revenge

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Everyone who Scott_Pilgrim knows is tweeting

    by MANNZILLA

    which is 3 people.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN IS THE KING OF AICN

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    He is the future.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT > NOLAN > CAMERON

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    That's obvious.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    the waqman

    by MANNZILLA

    go read catcher in the rye and jack off bitch

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM IS THE FUTURE OF MOVIES

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN IS THE FUTURE OF AICN.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM TWITTER TAKEOVER!!!

    by scottpilgrim2010

    This movie is a phenomenon.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim just proves Micheal Cera isn't a box office draw!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    And the masses, like myself, is unfamiliar with Scott Pilgrim! I didn't even know it was a comic book or whatever!<p>However IF Shia LaBeef was in this you could expected a bigger opening!<p>Not saying LaBeef is the better actor but saying "star power and recognition" still drives the box office!<p>The same could be said about The Karate Kid remake. It made money because of name recognition and Jackie Chan! No way did people see it because of Jaden Smith.<p>Another example was The Last Airbender. No famous leads but M. Knight is still popular and the american cartoon has a big fanbase!<p>So while some of ya'll is happy that its failing domestically, you forget to add "why" it might be failing!<p>Loved KickAss but really how many even knew that it was comic? Not me, honestly and I'm sure there millions who still don't!<p>Scott Pillgrim will most likely make a small profit and that will be good for a film like that!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    MICHAEL CERA IS THE FUNNIEST MAN ALIVE

    by scottpilgrim2010

    His comic timing is amazing. Haters are just jealous of his incredible talent.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by lovesamuelfuller

    It looks to me like opinions have become more outspoken and black and white in recent years. Is there still a middle of the road? Everybody must have an opinion on everything and it better be 100% republican or Democrat, Good or bad, Love it or Hate it. "I Love this movie, it's the best thing ever put on celluloid!" or "I hate this movie, Edgar Wright is the new Uwe Boll!" And to criticize harry's reviews, fine. But why the utterly disgraceful insults? I just don't get these times anymore. Must be getting old....

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I Played an old school quarter operated 'Galaga'

    by conspiracy

    last night; and I'm still not gonna see this flick.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM: RISE OF THE HIPSTERS

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN: RISE OF THE PILGRIMITES!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Read um and Weep you whiny Emo tards...

    by conspiracy

    Straight from MOVIELINES box office reports... 1. THE EXPENDABLES: $13,500,000 (new) 2. EAT, PRAY, LOVE: $9,000,000 (new) 3. THE OTHER GUYS: $5,700,000 ($58,200,000) 4. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD: $4,700,000 (new) 5. INCEPTION: $3,400,000 ($240,500,000)

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    MASSIVE FLOP

    by kwisatzhaderach

    $60 million movie making less than $5 million opening day? Ouch...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    ovesamuelfuller I'm with you on that

    by NeverTalksBack

    I loved the movie, but I don't expect everyone to love it. It's not the greatest movie all time, but it's pretty damn entertaining. I don't think anyone's retarded or too manly who doesn't want to see it, that's just silly. By the same token you don't have to be an emo hipster douche to enjoy it, seriously.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    IT ISN'T A FLOP

    by scottpilgrim4ever

    I've heard that it's doing really well. If it's a flop then how come absolutely everyone is tweeting about it? It's the future of movies!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Loved SOTD So Much, But Hot Fuzz Was Bloody Terrible

    by Autodidact

    I feel rather meh about this movie. I'll probably see it based on the pedigree and the source material. It certainly looks like a better bet than Expendables... if you want to talk about overblown, obnoxious marketing, there it is... okay we get it, your movie is manly. Still, even though you say it with self-aware irony, trying to entice me to theatres with the line "HAVE A MAN-GASM!" is so fucking gay it turned me off the movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Hipster "Culture" is as dead as their parents bank accounts...

    by conspiracy

    Just look at that opening...I guess they couldn't squeeze another $12.50 out of the old man to go see this thing.</p><p>Thank GOD for the recession...it put an end to lazy, hipster, teen-20something fucks who live off the coddling generosity of their cuckold parents while pursuing an 8year B.A. degree.</p><p>No..you may not wear your "My Chemical Romance" t-shirt working at fucking Wendy's, and you may not take a day off to go to your girlfriends "art" opening in the rented back room of the W.Hollywood Gay Mens Rec. Center...now get back on the fryer or your fired.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    INCEPTION was a GOOD movie, NOT a GREAT one.

    by JDanielP

    7.5 --Get over it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Empire 5 stars...

    by Tomarru

    I knew what empires review was gonna be, during comic con they did a daily video piece, interviewing people etc. 3 of their vids centred on pilgrim, the vast majority of the content was of a movie due out in a few weeks with massive amounts of advertising on their website. They interviewed the same people several times and had people who had fuck all to do with the movie singing its praises. It was so obvious who was bankrolling their jolly jaunt to the states and it certainly compromised the quality and truthfulness in the content they were producing.<p> The same thing has happened here, the movie has been hyped and hyped and hyped until it was infallible. Whether it was paid for or not, we can only guess, but the marketing campaign for the movie must have far outstripped the budget for making the movie itself. I've never had a movie, that was essentially a minor genre movie with no real cast to shout about, shoved down my throat so much.<p> Now, usually this sorta thing would appeal to me, i like me some comic books and i like me some videogames. I really enjoyed kick-ass, it could have been better, but it did an awful lotta things right. This though has looked pretty bad in every trailer. Cera is the most obnoxious looking wanna be dweeb and hollywood goto guy that there is. The very sight of him makes me sick, and in every trailer he seems to be this obnoxious stuck up, uninterrested wooden puppet. Are we meant to believe that if he "fought" some evil guys that they wouldnt pound him into dust? I'm sorry, you can stretch the truth, and create alternate reality all you want, but he looks like a strong wind would knock him down.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    your=you're

    by conspiracy

    Ol Conspiracy needs more coffee...carry on.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Okay, maybe INCEPTION deserves a B-rating.

    by JDanielP

    It was obvious that Nolan was trying VERY HARD, so he deserves extra credit.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Okay, maybe INCEPTION deserves a B-rating.

    by JDanielP

    It was obvious that Nolan was trying VERY HARD, so he deserves extra credit.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    It is a flop, scott pilgrim trolls

    by rogueleader66

    So shut the fuck up about the movie being a phenomenon....you lose, fucking losers, stay in the basement and wank to you downloaded cam copy of this movie....it even lost out to The Other Guys on Friday, and that movie came out last week....suck on that trolls.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    don't care

    by disfigurehead

    and I am sick of hearing about it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Inception good but when are the Wachowskis doing

    by UltraTron

    more R- rated epics. We need them on Marvel Zombies immediately

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Mr. Profit...Now you are talking my language!

    by conspiracy

    I totally agree..this movie is nothing but a big tax write off for Universal. Honestly...MOST films never turn a profit on paper in Hollywood, or else the business would be taxed and 'pointed' to death, but this one they won't even have to use "Hollywood Accounting" or lie to hide the profits...there won't be any.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Inception is... / Scott Pilgrim is...

    by maxwell's hammer

    "Inception" is the new "The Dark Knight": a Christopher Nolan film that is very good, but will be hoisted up over the heads of fanboys as THE BEST FILM EVERY MADE! And they'll bitch and moan every time someone has the audacity to say anything is as good, or (god forbid!) better than it. Which is really annoying, because I really liked 'Inception', and those douchebags are making me like it less.<BR> <BR> 'Scott Pilgrim' is a massively entertaining movie that just makes you smile with all the uber-kickass fight scenes, the deadpan application of video-game sounds and movement, and manages the seemingly impossible task of making Michael Cera a motherfucking badass action hero. But it will be dismissed by the more trollish contingent of the fanboys because...well, I'm not exactly sure why. I think its because after they pick the thing that they like (movies featuring or associated with Batman), their group charter states that they have to say everything else is stupid.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    A perfect movie project for Michael Bay is "DYNOMUTT"

    by JDanielP

    Considering Michael Bay's experience with TRANSFORMERS, the robot-dog-superhero known as DYNOMUTT should make perfect material (for him). <P>The bonus is that Dynomutt is a sidekick, comedic back-up to a superhero by the name of Blue Falcon, if I remember correctly (when my boy was watching it on Boomerang).

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Micheal Cera is box office poision

    by FlandersBum

    So anyone up for betting on whether this film makes more money than "Year One"?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Twilight for Boys....

    by Jobacca

    That about sums it up. Oh wait...Twilight actually made money!! BURN IN HELL SCOTT PILGRIM FANBOYS!!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    JDanielP..Fuck YEAH! Blue Falcon and Dynomutt!

    by conspiracy

    Fuck that is going back...I have not thought about that cartoon since that last Chimay fueled alcohol poisoning episode.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    STILL NO INCEPTION REVIEW?

    by Seph_J

    Does Harry know that it's already out? <p> Harry, theres a film called 'Inception' which is quite good... maybe check it out and review it for your... err... film review website...?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    STILL NO INCEPTION REVIEW?

    by Seph_J

    Does Harry know that it's already out? <p> Harry, theres a film called 'Inception' which is quite good... maybe check it out and review it for your... err... film review website...?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I liked it. Thought it was fun.

    by Tacom

    Liked the characters and the action and the jokes. If it doesn't do huge in the box office, who cares?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    This movie was the BOB-OMB!!!

    by blackmantis

    Loved it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    IT HAS NOT TANKED!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    It's going to be the biggest film of the year! Everyone is going to go and see it. SCOTTPILGRIMFAN is all powerful! He is never wrong!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    He is your master now.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    THE DARK KNIGHT is Nolan's best, nearly a masterpiece.

    by JDanielP

    Not perfect but very close, with very few shortcomings. Still, it is my favorite movie, ever.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Ha ha ha Niiice blackmantis!

    by NeverTalksBack

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Twilight for Boys = Transformers

    by Mr. Profit

    Scott Pilgrim is another megahyped 1 quandrant film. And the people who would see it are not strong enough of a base to power it to a high domestic gross. Twilight is a 1 quadrant movie too. But the fans of Twilight are ridiculously over the top with their passion for it that they shell out their money. <P>Who at Uni actually thought people would see this? Why did it cost more than 30 million to make? And why (if rumors are true) would Uni pay Cera between 4 and 6 million for this role? <P>Stop making movies for the Twitter crowd as they just download shit or are too busy Twittering every single moment of their lives to go to the movies...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    EVERYONE IS TWEETING ABOUT SCOTT PILGRIM!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    There's never been anything like it! Cool, popular people certainly have incredible taste! Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a phenomenon!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Nolan CAN make a masterpiece, with Batman AND Superman.

    by JDanielP

    I believe it. The material and the talent is available. <P>But Nolan has to cowboy up and HAVE SOME BALLS.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    You won't see Harry review Inception...

    by coconutgroves

    Already been too long. He didn't get it, or didn't like it and doesn't want to be uncool. In any case, the review would be contrived bullshit.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Everyone is Tweeting about Scott Pilgrim!

    by chuffsterUK

    ...but no fucker wants to watch it. Hard cheese,wanker!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    the movie is 2nd best of the year after inception

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Seen expendables thurs night and did not smile once. Not even aa12 scene. But as soon as the universal logo popped up I smiled crazily. Harry review for this sucks but it is reallly really good

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    This movie was awesome.

    by Yelsaeb

    Loved every bit of it. Edgar Wright keeps working his magic. And The Vegan Police were amazing. Thomas Jane was hilarious.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    B.O. shows that the overall movie going audience has balls

    by bigbadbua

    Little girly boys who want to be girls saw Scott Pilgrim. And it was 4th!!!! It got beat by one of last week's movies. HA!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim lost me at Michael Cera

    by Willbraham

    I'd probably see it if it weren't for his presence in this film

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Cera pisses me off, I'll just watch Inception again

    by purplepurple

    BTW why hasn't he review Inception? Did he not like it but doesn't want to get on Nolan's bad side?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    More proof internet nerds cannot a hit make

    by wildphantom07

    Seriously, you'd have thought with all the geek excitement Pilgrim would have managed a $20 million opening. Less than $5 million opening day with midnight showings included!? Really disappointing. Can join the likes of Snakes on a Plane and to a lesser extent, KIck Ass

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Harry fell asleep in Inception

    by wildphantom07

    That is all

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Let's see, cost 60 million....

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...probably an additional 30 million on that for marketing and everything else. Make only 4.7 million. Figure an average 10 bucks per ticket or so, so about 450,000 people went to see it. Divide 90 million by that, and Universal coulda just paid a random 450,000-460,000 people roughly $195 each if they really wanted to just throw $90 million away. Still wann see it, though, but let's face it: Mega-Bob-omb! Too bad.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    well at least scott pilgrim doesnt have..

    by emeraldboy

    simon " I have got a punchable face" pegg. He hasnt reviewed because it actually has a story, characters and dialoug. expendables has a cast and, er not much else besides.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Of course Ausin Powers bombed abysmally...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... at the box office too, then achieved popularity enough on video (Yeah, even in the late 90's a lot of people still had VCR's... Factoid for all you kids out there) to spawn two sequels that did pretty well. (Another factoid for all you whippersnappers: There actually was a time when Mike Myers really was considered "funny")

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Scottpilgrimfan

    by jackalcack

    You are one of the most annoying fucking cunts I've seen on AICN for a while. I always wonder about people like you and Jett Lucas, where the fuck do you come from? Did you just discover AICN one day or are you someone who's been here a while, hiding in the shadows, who one day just snaps and decides to start behaving like an attention seeking prick whilst remaining safely anonymous. The fact that you've clearly created multiple usernames for yourself without even trying to hide it makes you even more pathetic. Please fuck off.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    love the box-office worshippers here.

    by RedHorseVector

    enjoy the steroid show, i mean, the expendables. the rest of us will be watching some actual entertainment.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Austin Powers

    by chuffsterUK

    Budget $17,000,000 US gross $54 million-bomb? NO!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    You can tell a movie is underperforming...

    by tomandshell

    ...when the fans have to resort to, "But it's doing very well overseas!" Sounds like they just might make back all their marketing costs this weekend, if they're lucky. I am planning on seeing it in a week or two, but the ubiquitous advertising has burnt me out for the time being.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Harry actually...reviewed something?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Holy crap! What's the world coming to?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    The expendables core audience is..

    by MANNZILLA

    late 20's to early 40's with exposable income who can actually afford to go see movies and dont steal them from the internet like the tween to early twenty something jackoff emo cocksucker fuck fanbase of the scott pigrim crowd. no offense intended.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    IF HARRY TELLS ME CHRIS EVANS IS XTRA SEXY I'LL SEE THIS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    HARRY DIDN'T REVIEW INCEPTION BECAUSE

    by TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    he's incapable of doing so. It's clear the movie delivered his brain a straight shot of TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    PING HARRY.INCEPTION.REVIEW

    by BringingSexyBack

    Request timed out. <br> Request timed out. <br> Request timed out. <br> Request timed out. <br>

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Loved this movie

    by GeneralKael

    I went to see it last night with my sister in law. I'm 40 and my sister in law is 15 and we both LOVED IT!!! It was awesome. I was getting references and jokes that she didn't get(Ming the Merciless' ring sound was AWESOME), and she was getting some reference I didn't get, but we both had a ball. This is a cool movie that parents could take their teenage kids to and everyone would have fun. In an age of crap movies that treat teenagers(and adults) like morons this is a breath of fresh air.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Harry got psychoanalyzed

    by Star Hump

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia. Christ, that was funny.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    You guys say harry is irrelevent and his reviews suck

    by MANNZILLA

    and then you pant and moan and whine when he doesnt review inception!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    CTM IS BACK!! WOOT!!! FACT!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    INCEPTION does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p>"LET IT GO JUNIOR..."<p> Says Father Geek as Harry's pudgy fingers strain to reach the scribbled notes of his incoherent INCEPTION review lying on the floor next to his wheelchair.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Yes, it's a repost. But BSB and TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION are here now so this thing gotta happen.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    TBer on Harry's writing: "Makes a fellow want to closeline you."

    by Star Hump

    More funny stuff. My, oh my, this is an amusing little talkback. A rather pleasurable combination with my Total raisin bran and almond milk. Gots to gets my fiber!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Hilarious!

    by chuffsterUK

    Reading all the posts on here cheers me up no end! I'd love to take you all out for a pint!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    INCEPTION REVIEW DOES NOT EXIST IN HARRY DOJO

    by BringingSexyBack

    Fact

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    jesus fucking christ

    by gutshot

    i cant believe how huge of cunts frequent the talkbacks. why the fuck do you come to this site if you hate every review they give along with somehow thinking you hate the actual person who wrote it. go the fuck away if this site makes you so angry, seriously, it is so aggravating to read 600 pages of hate. this is a nerdy site, it is a nerdy movie, everyone who runs the site liked the movie. almost everyone on other sites who reviewed this movie loved this movie. on rotten tomatoes it got almost %40 more approval than any of the other movies above it in the boxoffice. its not the first time that a good movie does not make top dollar. norbit made 8 million dollars more than the godfather. that does not mean its a better movie. when all you have is how much it made, you are really looking to hate a movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    IN ACTUALITY, I'M NOT ANXIOUS FOR HARRY TO REVIEW INCEPTION

    by BringingSexyBack

    I just love piling on. That's all.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    CHRISTIANTERRORISTMILITIA

    by TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    Is he that CharlesThomasMatthews, CreepyThinMan fucker? That dink should take his psychoanalysis and shove it up his puckered asshole with a mighty ramming of TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Harry's review is too late to rally the troops...

    by Lionel_Richies_Hipster_Frames

    Scott Pilgrim is DOA. Jobs will be lost at Universal. Cera's quote will go way down. Edgar will need to do something quick to take the stink of this off of him. The movie is good, but the public has no appetite for this. 12 year olds want to see Dinner for Schmucks more than this. I think this opening is the death rattle for obscure geeky projects. Batman, Superman, Spiderman will always have an audience. But indie graphic novels are not worth sinking the kind of coin into that was sunk into this. That said, KICK ASS, because of the 30M budget is a big success having made close to 100M in all territories. Cera will be made the fall guy for this and it's not fair. It's a collective failure from the studio level down. This should have been budgeted at 30M tops.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    THAT'S THE SAME CTM ALRIGHT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Funny thing is, he is probably Harry's most harshest critic ever, yet reviews comics on the site (I think it's the same guy - only saw one of his reviews). I swear, some of the relationships behind the scenes here really baffle me.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "huge of cunts"<p> gutshot, that should be the collective term, like a 'herd of cows' or a 'murder of crows'.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    THE ONLY RELATIONSHIP YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT

    by TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    is the one you have with TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    HUGE OF CUNTS

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's PRECISELY why I come here. What reviews? LOL

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Inception

    by redkamel

    The reason people are botching about the lack of an inception review:<p>this is supposedly a movie site for movie buffs and nerds. So why is there no review from the owner about a sci fi hit everyones talking about? Quite simply the lack of a review, no matter how short, is solidifying AICN as an advertising dump for teens with foul mouths. It's ok to skip movies but not notable ones. Name one movie reviewer who bailed on inception. There isn't one. That's cause the owner of this site isn't a movie reviewer and this site isn't for movie reviews. It's a blog for some movie shills. It used to be good. The only thing keeping it alive are the hilarious talkbacks. If the talkbacks changes this site would go to zero.<p>the mgmt knows this so they stopped putting effort into the content. No respect for what it used to be. That's what the lack of an inception review means.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    YOU MEAN OUR MUTUAL LOVE OF CAPS?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    WOW! This is sooo exciting! I can say,"I wuz there!"

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    The Great 2010 Summer of Love Harry Knowles Inception Review Watch! <p> CATCH DA FEVER, BABY!! <p> L.H.P. out! an' watchin'!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Why darling look over there, in that field."<p> "By golly, it's ChristianTerroristMilitia, Kobe_Ass-Tastes and MJs_Cold_Dead_Corpse!"<p> "Wow, I haven't seen a Huge Of Cunts like that for years - quick grab the camera darling, the guys at work will never believe this!"

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is a sexy tompole beanboy

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    I can't even see straight after trying to read and comprehend Harry's review. Did Yoda take acid and help him write it?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Its Simple Math!

    by benlinus

    Interview with Director = Positive Review on AICN....and there you have it

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    You know what would be creepy

    by MANNZILLA

    actualy meeting some of these weirdos that post here. This site is like one of those lights that attract bugs, but instead of bugs its freaks...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    IN ALL FAIRNESS, THE OTHER GUYS REVIEWED INCEPTION

    by BringingSexyBack

    And as far as I recall did a bang up job. Sure, Harry slacks off quite a bit but keeping in mind that AICN is a team effort, I'd say they deliver the goods for the most part. And in any case, I for one have gotten some fantastic recs and leads from fellow talkbackers and that is where the true value of the site is for me, and I think a lot of other people.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I will NOT be viewing this film.

    by Briannicus

    I have NEVER watched a Michael Cera film, I plan to keep that record unblemished. Don't get me wrong, I loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but for GOD's sake, did you HAVE to cast that talent-less twit? Any desire to see this film went to ZERO as soon as his face popped up on screen.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    The reason this film failed...

    by jackalcack

    ...is that the idea behind it is juvenile and pathetic. People don't want to see a story about a dweeb having to fight some hipster chick's 7 ex boyfriends. Jesus, just typing that sounds lame. Compare it, for example, to a film about a bunch of guys who break into your dreams to steal/plant ideas. Without even seeing a trailer for either movie I know which one I think sounds more interesting. Bottom line, Scott Pilgrim fails on a concept level.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I agree redkamel

    by MANNZILLA

    no one has better talkbacks than aicn. No one. And I think harry posts retarded reviews on purpose because it starts talkback flamewars.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    The issue with Harry is that he promises but doesn't deliver.

    by palimpsest

    Just cos he's bearded and Santa-shaped don't mean you can rely on him to deliver the goods, even when he publicly announces in print that he's going to do just that. Piss-poor.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Jefe's Harry review

    by Fuzzyjefe

    You know how people write? How they write things down to make sense for others to read. And enjoy. So they can understand the point you are trying to make in your writing about something you love with your heart and your brain and your soul. That is deep inside. <p> Well brother let me tell you. Most sane people can't quite make it through. Your ramblings though they try? Try to understand what you are talking about when you go on with the run-on sentences and the commas, that aren't where any comma, should be. The brain hurts and the eyes cross. And the mind boggles the senses of sensibility. And common sense. Invest in the box set of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKS for your further education and understanding. Of how thoughts should be put down for others to read and understand. Enjoying them is hard with the lunatic ramblings?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Why Twilight Succeeds and Scott Pilgrim Fails..

    by conspiracy

    Twilight succeeds, even though its core audience is 12-16 girls, because it crosses that line and draws in the moms of those girls as well. It appeals to that Sappy, 'Good Heart but Bad Boy" seeking teen aged girl that lives in every fucking woman on the planet.</p><p>Now..can you see some 16-20yr old scene geek still living at home taking his Dad to see Scott Pilgrim? No. Even worse for Universal...since the typical scene kid has no job...and Dad won't front the kid the money to go see it until his grades get up or the lawn gets mowed...80% of them can't afford to go see it anyway and will have to wait for it to come on Direct TV.</p><p>Which at this rate should be in about 3 weeks.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I think expendables won because it was easy to understand

    by MANNZILLA

    A bunch of roid monkeys blow up a coke farm and kill 10000 people. I saw it and I loved it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I'm sure Harry gets some jizzy pleasure from flame wars.

    by palimpsest

    And, at the end of the day, we're just numbers on a hit-counter.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Harry WILL review Inception....

    by conspiracy

    just as soon as the check arrives in the mail.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    IN ALL FAIRNESS, THE OTHER GUYS is a movie. A competing movie.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And should not be reviewing Inception! <p> Now, Harry on the other hand...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, noon CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    He is your master now.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    palimpsest...Agreed...TB makes Allows AICN to exist

    by conspiracy

    We are the only reason this site is still here...hit numbers to drive advertising revenue.</p><p>And honestly..I am glad for that. AICN TB is the most free form, mostly un-moderated, Message board left on the webs..and one of the most consistently hilarious as well.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    You lost me...

    by Manatee

    when you drew (however loosely) a comparison between Michael Cera and a young Buster Keaton. You should know better than that! I say this as a long-time lover of AICN; you need to come down from your endorphin high before you write your reviews, Harry.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Harry doesn't review a film. He writes an ode in free verse.

    by ScaryWaitress

    EXHIBIT A: <br> <br> <br> Have you ever dated a girl that <P> when you were trying to navigate that <P> precarious moment of falling in love,<P> when you discover… <P> <br> <br> <br> the baggage? <br> <br> <br> The girl that has a <P> scene, <P> history <P> and <P> places <P> where you meet and help her battle through that <br> <br> <br> baggage <br> <br> <br> till it no longer matters? <P> Where you got past the drama, <P> past the insanity <P> and finally you can be at that <P> <br> <br> <br> point <br> <br> <br> where it stops being <P> crazy <P> and you can just be. <P> When the dating is over <P> and you’re ready <P> to build a life. <P> <br> <br> <br> Get a house. <br> <br> <br> Think about life. <br> <br> <br> All that? <P> Well, that’s this too.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    PILGRIM has bombed...numbers are in

    by film11

    While it may be a fine movie, for Friday, SP came in fourth (behind even EAT PRAY LOVE!), with a little over 4 million. EXPENDABLES took the top spot. When will studios learn that we don't give a hoot about video game movies????

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    ScaryWaitress...Don't give him Ideas..he might try Haiku

    by conspiracy

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Harry's writings

    by Fuzzyjefe

    would make a Vogon vomit. <p> NERD JOKE!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    2010: THE YEAR OF SCOTT PILGRIM

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN IS THE KING OF AICN!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    At least haiku would be brief

    by palimpsest

    Not as brief as his promised INCEPTION review etc...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT IS THE NEW KUBRICK

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    There's no point denying that.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Conspiracy...

    by ScaryWaitress

    I'd like to see him try. <P> Haiku is too difficult <P> Metaphors are key.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Wrong! Twilight succeed over Scott Pilgrim because of popularity

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I can't believe you're overanalyzing that shit!<p>Twilight is more popular than Scott Pilgrim and it has NOTHING to do with moms seeing it and geeks living at home!<p>It would be like Harry Potter vs. The Expendables! Now who do you think would win the box-office?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM AICN TAKEOVER!

    by scottpilgrim2010

    Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is the future of movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Waitress, nice poetry but I prefer this line below:<p> "If you walk this Earth, breathe this air, read these words and watch these films… this is your film."<p> Ummm... is this an internet scam cos... I think I qualify. This *is* my film! Where do I send my account details to? Nigeria? Okay - sounds fair enough...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN IS THE KING OF AICN!

    by scottpilgrim2010

    He is your master now!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I expected a SPEED RACER fate for SP

    by reflecto

    Both films, particularly Speed Racer, are courageous in challenging narrative/cinematic convention and shattering the current state of the art, and both will be shunned at the B.O. SP isn't as good as SPEED, but it's very good. Hopefully Wright doesn't back down in the future.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    MICHAEL CERA IS THE FUNNIEST MAN ALIVE!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    His comic timing is incredible!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    It's not even the weekend of SCOTT PILGRIM

    by palimpsest

    So says boxofficeguru: Sylvester Stallone became the first movie star to anchor number one hits in each of the last five decades with the top spot debut of his ultra-violent action pic The Expendables which grossed an estimated $13.25M on Friday in its first day of release. The Lionsgate hit looks on course to reach $32-34M for the weekend period. Julia Roberts catered to a much more female crowd and enjoyed a solid debut for her new drama Eat Pray Love which bowed to an estimated $8.5M on Friday. It was enough to beat the opening day tallies of $6.5M for Julie & Julia and $7.8M for The Time Traveler's Wife from last August which also played mostly to women in late summer. Sony should be able to take in $25-27M this weekend for Eat. Not as powerful in its first day was Universal's teen flick Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which debuted to an estimated $4.5M on Friday ahead of what should be a $11-12M frame for an average of under $5,000.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Consipracy: "Harrys Scott Pilgrim Haiku"

    by conspiracy

    Late Summer Movie.</p><p>Scott Pilgrim Hyped</p><p>Jack Off on Big Check.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    He was right all along.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT IS A GENIUS!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Haters are just jealous.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    HERE IS WHERE THEY FAILED, attn everyone

    by PeanutButterSlut

    ATTENTION! <p> The hip way to watch movies nowadays is to have your techy younger-but-not-as-cool brother download the torrent for you and your friends, then you steal some PBR from the ol'-man's stash and crack those bitches open for some scott-pilgrim-cam action. <p> Meanwhile the FUCKING ADULTS buy PBR at the pub down the road from the theatre and go see expandables, whilst dumping the wives off to see Eat-Pray-Queef: Bollywood Nuck Nuck Tyme

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera is done...

    by Blancoshadow

    long live Jessie Eisenberg...Viva Zombieland and Social Network...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Wow, could people read the tb before posting another box office

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Its like people is jacking off to the idea of Scott Pilgrim coming in 4th!<p>The Expendables is doing well which means audience is finally coming back to good ole' action films!<p>Hopefull we'll see the decrease of small women in films doing over-the-top stuff that has nearly descreated the genre and turned people like LaBeef into "action" stars!<p>Fuck, I wish Cannon was still in business! I might have to rent me some Gymkata and FireWalker for some laughs tonite! And Silent Rage for some action/horror!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT > NOLAN > CAMERON

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Any idiot can see that.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Conspiracy

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Beautiful! Stirring! The haiku of the year!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser...Uh Dude...I think Thats what I implied.

    by conspiracy

    "Twilight succeeds, even though its core audience is 12-16 girls, because it crosses that line and draws in the moms of those girls as well." Isn't that kinda an example of "popularity" despite targeting a certain Demo?</p><p>SP fails exactly because it is not a Populist work..it does NOT appeal to Dad or Mom or Little sister...it appeals to Scene dudes who have no jobs. And THAT is the reason it fails...it appeals to ONLY its core demo and nobody else.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Actually

    by PeanutButterSlut

    EXPANDABLES is the sequel to expendables, set 4 years later after all the actors have gotten fat. Fat DeNIRO and CGI JOHN CANDY ROUND OUT THE CAST....typos ftw!1

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Expendables and Pilgrim can coexist

    by reflecto

    Anything cheering for Stallone while dismissing Wright has profound geek masculinity identification issues. Guess what: If you frequent this site, everyone out there in the real world already thinks you're a nerd and a pussy. Too late to change their impressions by talking up nothing but Expendables and the hard men of Inception. Enjoy all types of entertainment or GTFO, but don't fool yourself that you're real men by shutting out SP in favor of Expendables. I like both. I'm very proud of Sly.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    The hipsters

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Will DL or buy tickets for expandbales then sneak into pilgrim because they dont want to seem to trendy. Relying on hipsters for money is fail of epic failness.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Right on reflecto!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Why can't a single person laugh at Shaun of the Dead, cringe at Inside, whoop it up with Rambo, and then cry with The Fountain? Huh? HUH?! <p> I love lots of stuff, and I hope to see BOTH movies soon.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    CRACK DEALRERS > HOES > EDGAR WRIGHT

    by PeanutButterSlut

    As far as their ability to make a profit. <p>

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    relying on hipsters for money is like relying on your sister for

    by palimpsest

    It's theoretically possible, but not advisable.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera is a one-trick pony. Period.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Mind you, I like his schtick, and he's chosen his roles well, but he is EXACTLY the same in every movie. More so than even Jeff Goldblum (who I thought was the king of this method, before I saw Cera.) <P>However, since people seem to be lapping up his each and every offering like it's Scarlett Johansson's breastmilk, I doubt we've seen the last of him anytime soon... despite his off-screen pretentions to not care/ not want to do this forever.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    You can fill in the missing word yourselves!

    by palimpsest

    Have fun!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I think Cera would say

    by Fuzzyjefe

    "Neigh" to that assessment.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I didn't realize AICN worshipped profit

    by reflecto

    Given the not-so-sterling financials of some of our genre gods. "But it's a great movie, the public just didn't understand it!" We say that all the time about our sacred cows, so why is Wright any different?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    MICHAEL CERA IS A COMEDY GENIUS

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Haters are just jealous of how talented he is.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Have to agree with Reflecto and will add Inception to the list.

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I added Inception because it too pushes the state of the art and challenge us to view and think differently about films!<p>How many times have we sat looking at movie and kept think we seen this shit before?<p>Sure we may enjoy it or laugh but you can't tell me no one never sat there and wish that the movie was different somehow!<p>SR, Inception, and SP(haven't seen it yet) least gives us some different and we(and the box office) need it...badly!<p>Saw Salt with Angeline Jolie 2 weeks ago and how for chrissake that gross more on opening day than Scott Pilgrim is beyond me?<p>It was the same stuff from Jolie and the over-the-top action(I used that loosely here) shit that we've been subject too for years!<p>Yet people went because it starred Angeline Jolie and they never even considered that it would good or different! Because it wasn't. It was the same stuff and it was ok but dammnit how about something different for a change!<p>I hopw SP is different because tomorrow I'm going with a small crowd and I want something not only decent but different for chrissake!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    My brother in law is a clone of Michael cera

    by My best friend

    But he isn't a dork like cera is. So I don't watch his movies

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    THE DOJO GOT WIPED OUT BY AN EARTHQUAKE IN INCEPTION

    by BringingSexyBack

    But Harry fell asleep in the bathroom whilst taking a piss.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Conspiracy, no offense but it didn't seem like it!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    NOT starting a flame war, just saying from my POV!<p>But if you did than I'm sorry, bud!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    He is your master!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Harry. You must go to the Dagobah system...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Wha? Ben! Is that you!?! <p> Harry, listen to me. You must go to the Dagobah system. <p> Dagobah system? Why, Ben? <p> You must find the Jedi master who trained me. YOU MUST FIND YODA! <p> But why, Ben? <p> Because you must finish your training! ...and you must tell him what you thought of Inception. <p> Wait, what? Inception?!? <p> YES! Inception!It's a movie! <p> Ben, I fell asleep in that one! I woke up and people were fighting in the snow and I didn't know what the fuck was going on! <p> Dammit Harry! Just do what you always do! Talk about what you did that day on your way to the movie and shit like that! <p> Ben, I don't understand! <p> Just DO IT! I have to go now. <p> Ben? <p> Hey, look! Han's bringing you a tauntaun. Later, kid. <p> WAIT! BEN! Come back! <p> [remember harry, inception.]

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    glad this shit's finally out

    by Gungan Slayer

    now hopefully we can move on and get on with the rest of our lives. sheesh.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    AICN Not Covering Star Wars Blue Ray ROTJ Deleted Scene?!

    by StarQrtrs

    I'm taking my geek ass to get REAL news elsewhere. Not some fag ass Scott Pilgrim crap.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    2010: THE YEAR OF SCOTT PILGRIM

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Welcome to the revolution...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Can we get an ignore button?

    by chuffsterUK

    So I can stop seeing that bellend ScottPilgrimFan's bullshit?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    ROTJ deleted scene

    by jackalcack

    ...sounds fucking awesome. <p> http://uk.bluray.ign.com/articles/111/1112481p1.html <p> Star Wars hitting bluray means nothing to me if the pre-tampered with trilogy is not included.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "CRACK DEALRERS > HOES > EDGAR WRIGHT"<p> PeanutButterSlut, keep up the good work. L.H Puttgrass you also get top marks for effort.<p> SCOTTPILGRIMFAN, in the words of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, of which you are UNDOUBTEDLY a fan - 'dont stop believing'

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright has a massive UK fanbase?

    by penhapus

    what?!?! Simon Pegg & Nick Frost have a big fanbase; 90% of UK cinema goers wouldn't know Wright if they tripped over him.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright is a lovely bloke.

    by chuffsterUK

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    You mean Mel? She's just a fan.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Yes, but I like to add 'base'. Makes it seem larger. 'Fanbase'

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright is a lovely bloke.

    by chuffsterUK

    I've met him a few times. I love Spaced,SOTD and Hot Fuzz. HOWEVER,I can see Scott Pilgrim for the turd that it is and would have no hesitation in saying that to his face should the occasion ever arise.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    ROTJ does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    ROTJ, we'll see Luke tooling his green lightsaber? Nice!<p> They oughta put that back into the movie. That, and the yub nub song of course.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    And NO..Box Office is not an indicator of Quality...

    by conspiracy

    Transformers did 700M world wide..and is complete, pander to the tykes, shit. Same with Twilight...complete vapid crap.</P><p> Yet...when people and the studios spend months and millions crowing that movie "x" is going to be the Box Office king of the year..and movie "X" will surprise you with it's quality and they go on to open in 4th place; well, then the numbers can be an indicator not only of the public's appetite for these types of films be they good or bad, but also of it's quality as well since it is obvious that even people familiar with the subject did not exactly line up in droves to see it. If it had opened 1st or 2nd...or at least to Friday double digits..I'd give it the benefit of the doubt on quality..even if it did not appeal to me.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Oh shit Reflecto nailed it!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Never thought of it before but it true.<p>I'm sure just by coming here we're considered by some as losers, virgins, pussies, dateless, fags, pedophiles, queers, jackoffs, cocksuckers, fat, sweaty, whipped, racists, republicians, liberals, assholes, geeks, nerds, haters, apologists, elitists, living in our parents basement, etc!<p>Guess we all have more in common than movies! LOL

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Of course...TFs opened 1st...

    by conspiracy

    and is in my top 5 worst films of all time. So we gotta be careful even at that.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Hollywood...I admit to being

    by conspiracy

    6 or7 of the 22 things you named.</p><p>Statisticians get to work..lmao

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    ScaryWaitress...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...that was effing awesome. I curtsy in your general direction and skip happily away.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    the secret reason Harry didnt review Inception

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    Seems Nolan "Forgot" to Send Harry his usual payoff for writing a good review...a garbage bag full of bacon double cheeseburgers 12 chocolate shakes and various underground "Thai ladyboy" magazines

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I was totally wrong about the numbers

    by DeadAtRecess

    I thought for sure that Scott Pilgrim would beat The Expendables purely because of the amount of teenage girls that would run out to see it. The action fans have proven me incorrect in my assumption. Good on ya!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim's failings

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>Saw it last night and truly enjoyed it. I'd recommend the movie to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. That being said, it's perfectly understandable why the movie is furiously under-performing thus far.</p> <p>Because 1.The majority of film goers don't have a clue who the fuck Scott Pilgrim, or Edgar Wright are. The ones who put the most money into the film going audience are not film geeks, but average joes that just want something to entertain them. They go by face recognition (Stallone, Roberts, Farrell), or brand recognition (Nolan, IMAX, 3D). And this movie has none of that. Cera is almost the anti-face of cinema. In this perspective, he is closest to Woody Allen whom film geeks would love but film going audiences are turned off by.</p> <p>2. Even the majority of film geeks (mostly the guys) don't see the appeal of Michael Cera. I certainly don't. So all of the film hype, showing his face again and again has had a negative polarizing effect. Repelling its core audience. Despite the movie's 'geek-tastic' qualities (homages, video game references, super powers, semi-hot chicks, etc.)</p> <p>3. The 'hipster' culture being represented is just repugnant. It's basically the reason I didn't care for the protagonist. He is basically a wimpy prick who gets the girl. I saw nothing in his character that indicated any form of strength to overcome ANY of her exes. I can only contribute the reason he does is because he IS the title character and that's what he's supposed to do. Other than that, he should've lost the battle in the first round.</p> <p>and 4. The 'hipster' target audience that SHOULD be seeing this movie... downloads everything off the internet and don't pay for anything anyway. So they are crashing their own branded super hero. (God I fucking hate hipsters).</p> <p>Now all that being said, I honestly did enjoy the movie. The supporting cast were excellent. The fights were cool. The effects were well done. And seeing my home town represented as itself on the screen was exciting. (And probably why the movie was selling out here in Toronto.) I do recommend seeing the movie IF Cera's face doesn't make you want to vomit, or punch him like it does me. It's not a remake or a sequel. That in and of itself merits SOME consideration.</p>

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I thought hit-girl was in this?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    apparently she is not, it's some other chick

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    OH FUCK ME TO HELL

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'm being dragged to Eat Pray Gag thanks to the mother-in-law. When I woke up this morning I wasn't expecting to be emasculated. Each day brings new challenges.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    My dad once said of Julia Roberts.

    by Juggernaut125

    "She looks like, if she laughed too hard and threw her head back, she'd split right open."

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, here comes the box office argument

    by RPLocke

    I knew that would happen on this average movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Juggernaut, I'd like to see that in a THE THING type way. Prob have mini Susan Sarandon's bursting out of her too all contorted and fucked up.<p> BSB, good luck and think of Zooey.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    THANKS COBES

    by BringingSexyBack

    But if I think of Zooey I'll have a raging boner around the family. Which might be fun around the holidays but not today ...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Lots of spankable tail in this flick,

    by Dennis_Moore

    but they forgot to cast an actor for the ladies as the protagonist --which was a huge mistake--and a repellent one at that. Girls/women 15 to 35 are the true bankable demo now. Men don't buy media any longer (they get it from bittorrent or file shares). Granted, ladies probably like Human Torch/Captain America, Superman, and probably some dorky ones out there like Max Fischer, but the lead is actively turning them off.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker Ferris

    by Dennis_Moore

    should remake Black Beauty or My Friend Flicka.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    @Juggernaut125

    by Dennis_Moore

    Oops! Didn't notice you'd pretty much already said everything I just did.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    ANTON YELCHIN should have been Pilgrim, NOT CERA

    by Kal Reeve

    Can't stand Cera

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Wow, this did worse than MacGrubber

    by RPLocke

    Better buy those DVDs people.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    in the uk..

    by emeraldboy

    the distributors of mcGruber made a huge mistake. by putting the film on moore screens than wes necessary. and harldy anyone in the uk had heard of will forte. nobody in the watches snl. the film bombed. Scott pilgrim will suffer a different fate in that nobody in the uk knows who Micheal Cera is?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Harry loved Phantom Menace and Cabin Fever.

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Just sayin'

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Didn't Harry love Expendables too?

    by RPLocke

    He rarely gives a negative review unless it's to Transformers.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Anton Yelchin

    by jackalcack

    If he'd been Scott Pilgrim I'd have watched it. Hell, even Jesse Eisenberg. Thank you Kal Reeve, you've actually made me realise it is Cera that has put me off this film so much. Now I'm imagining how shit Zombieland would be if he had starred. The little bastard has ruined Arrested Development for me. Have zero interest in re-watching it now.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    It did not do worse than MacGruber

    by blackmantis

    Macgruber made 8 million its entire run. Scott Pilgrim has already made 12 million this weekend. Get your facts straight before you troll.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I hate to admit, but JUGGERNAUT125 has one good point.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Quote: The 'hipster' target audience that SHOULD be seeing this movie... downloads everything off the internet and don't pay for anything anyway. So they are crashing their own branded super hero. (God I fucking hate hipsters). End Quote. I worked around the hipsterati for quite a few years and he's right! They never pay for a movie; they download it for free. Even all the people in film fan circles see the movie for free at Alamo type events, so this includes all critics and bloggers. The core ausience for this film doesn't pay to see it. The regular, mainstream, blue collar crowd pay to see movies.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    This movie just doesn't interest me

    by MattmanReturns

    The ads have done nothing to stir my interest, and these gushing reviews just make me skeptical after Kick Ass. Really, you want me to believe this is better than Inception? I don't buy it. I'll wait for Netflix and I'll come back to Harry's DVD column and admit if I'm wrong... but I seriously doubt it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Horrible...

    by Daremo

    I saw this opening night, prime time, to a virtually empty theatre. Holds about 400, and there were about 20 of us. The movie was also horrible. HORRIBLE. I actually had to fight myself from leaving early. This film should be called... Scott Pilgrim VS The Empty Theatre Enjoy your flop fan boys, you and Harry can all circle jerk each other with your bad taste.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    juggernaut

    by jameskpolk

    I've always thought the same thing.<br><br> Julia Roberts should be cast as the lead in the upcoming live-action "Ms Pacman" movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Michael Cera should play a pimp, or a killer

    by Star Hump

    or both. Get him in a role like Harvey Keitel in Taxi Driver. Nothing too demonstrative. No one's going to buy Michael Cera as a hard ass if he's yelling; that's Pesci territory. Make him silent perhaps, or quiet like "Mr. Shhh" in Things to Do in Denver, or Jude Law in Perdition. Have him do horrific things - graphic, unspeakable things. And then kill him at the end of the movie by dropping him in a roiling, boiling sewage treament vat overflowing with rat corpses and old turds.<p> Yeah, I'd go see that.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    OMG It made 12 million!

    by RPLocke

    Snakes on Plane did better.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    i dont wanna call myself a geek anymore

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Those hatin on scott pilgrim because of cera or hipsterism makes me sad to call myself a geek...you guys suck and I hope you enjoy twilight movies because apparently you rather have hellywood make those types of movies instead of innovative stuff like scott pilgrimyoure worse than team jacob/edward/eat love queef put together.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Maybe

    by Bob_Dole

    I've actually gotten sick of this movie before it was even released. But the reviews read well, and everyone says it's beautiful to look at. Sometimes that's enough for me. Talking about Snyder...I'm not a comic book guy, knew nothing about Watchmen. I found the actors were so so, the story was dragging a bit, but I worshipped all 3 hours of the director's-cut I saw in HD because it is an absolutely beautiful thing to look at. Every shot is dazzling. So sometimes, even if I'm not a fan of the actors (Cera? Meh.) or the story (Haven't played video games in a good long while) if it looks nice on the big screen I may check it out anyway. Looks like I may do that with SP.... On BluRay.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Eat Love Queef

    by juwamba

    lovely!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY..IS SP really "Innovative"?

    by conspiracy

    How so? I am serious and not being snarky...tell me; give me a reason to see this.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    also iil cap cant wait t a comes out

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Nd that's sayina somethin because he is my most 2nd hated fictional character of all time. But evans was so cool in SP, I can't wait to see him take the role.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Okay, Snakes on a Plane did better...

    by blackmantis

    ...but I don't get people gloating about the poor box office like it's a personal victory. You think people who love this movie are going to say, fuck, I guess I was wrong, it actually sucks. They will still love it. You will still hate it. The movie will still exist. The universe will come to pass.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOUR PAIR BONDING

    by DOGSOUP

    Monogamy is unnatural to our species of typical hairless ape. The proof is in your balls. "Girlfriend" indeed. Howabout All Your Fuck Buddies? 15 of us would take a whole row of nuzzling and hand squeezing

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    I liked it.

    by mortsleam

    And my opinion is the only one that matters to me. Tho really Cera's schtick is getting old. But then, if the interwebs were around in the 40's, wed be saying exactly the same thing about Jimmy Stewart.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Now I may have used the word loosely but as a 80s baby, I loved the movie. I say innovative because 1. Hellywood doesn't make movies like this 2. The way scenes transition is cool 3. Can't remember the last time so many characters worked so well together especially bein so large 4. Use of sounds 5. The special effects was very goodand 6. It just works so perfectly. Sure speed racer is like SP but this movie had heart. The interactions between friends, enemies, stalkers, etc is so funny and fun to watch that I spent the majority of the time smiling (even from just the universal logo poppin up). I just realized I might not have helped persuade you to see it, but it really is a movie WE NEED to support. If not, keep enjoyin "spoof" movies or tween movies featurin miley cyrus

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    You're welcome, jackalcack. I'm tired of Cera's one-note schtic

    by Kal Reeve

    sapping the marrow out of what might otherwise be a cool film.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Stallone would tear off Cera's neck and shit steroids in it

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    to hate ceras schtick is to hate stallones schtick right?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    its 2010 yet stallone gets a free pass for makin a 1984 movi? He plays a tough guy/killer/merc in each of his movies but that's cool? But if cera plays a young man who tends to be nervous, that's not cool? I swear, this weekend is gonna make me hate half of you tbers.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Here's a one word review of Inception: SUCK.

    by LaneMyersClassic

    I'll save Haryy the trouble. Now could you whiners please go home and get your fucking shine boxes.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    nice beaver

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Ill chose Stallone's schtick over Cera's every day o the week

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    i want the enemy to make a site now

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    His review was the best because he wasn't bein nolstagic like 80% of the tbers. I swear that those that loved exp just likes it because they're bein nolstagic. Where in actuality, exp is easily forgettable, poorly written, and not fun. Someone called it a shoot em up movie. No, shoot em up was a shoot em up movie. Exp was a bunch of corny dialogue with good kills that's it. I can't even say the action was good because there's no geography. Why is randy fighting stone cold? Wasn't he shot? Oh yea, can't tell cuz it was shot poorly. So please the enemy, make a site for young movie fans, not jaded 40 something year olds who get mad because the toy they played with in the 80s has flames on it in the movie incarnation.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY..Well said.

    by conspiracy

    At least you can point to things you liked about it...I got none of that from Harrys Ad copy.</p><p>But..don't go hating on Miley; bitch has great legs and a fucking rockin shitter for a White girl...</p><p>http://www.gifbin.com/983794

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    So now the enemy needs to start a site for...

    by MANNZILLA

    unemployed hipster tweens who live with their parents. What movies and music do young people have nowadays? eveything is dogshit. The expendables was no masterpiece but at least it was fun. Are emo's not allowed to have that?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    And the shitty summer movies continues!!!

    by RPLocke

    Iron Man 2 was the last good movie I saw. The rest forgettable. Summer of 2010 movies sucks ass.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    I liked this movie.

    by cyberskunk

    I saw it at the first showing of the day, which was listed as being 11:15 am but I think trailers were still going on. I'll give it an 'A'. The movie evoked painful emotions for me but was also funny and I appreciated that the movie made me laugh several times. I also liked the whimsy.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I'm amazed that there aren't some bannings being handed out here

    by RockHardTobascoSlimJim

    I mean, does anyone not realize how most of these TalkBack mass posters are making the site damn near unreadable at this point? I can understand a tool drawing attention to himself by posting inane dogshit. But it's getting just a bit ridiculous at this stage, isn't it?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    that was well said conspiracy?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Lol I thought I did bad job. But go see it, you should enjoy it. Speakin of white girls, mary elisabeth windstead got a whooty! You know a girl got a nice ass if it is stickin out from under a dress. And man, she looked great in her undies. New hellywood crush!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Just not on film

    by woan

    Harry's review really indicates that he enjoys the movie for what he read into it from his own life, not what was on the screen for the rest of us. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it and would put it up there with Kick Ass. It's no Inception and certainly no Winter's Bone for great film making this year.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    AVATAR FUCKING OUR ASSES NEXT WEEK

    by RPLocke

    See you later Scott!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    zilla, ateam and losers were fun

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    eXp was not. I ehad more fun watchin the losers at evans characters nieces soccer match than anythin in exp. I don't wanna hate on exp, but it foolishly overrated.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    It reminded me more of "Wayne's World"

    by Tacom

    And I mean that in a good way. I loved "Wayne's World" and still do. The surreal, "Scott Pilgrim" is because the actors are closer to the same age of the characters

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    ut exp renewed my love for aa12 in cod2 lol

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    also ateam and losers had cool bad guys

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Nope for exp

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Sadly, Scott Pilgrim KOd By Audience Indifference

    by LaserPants

    Opening first week in 4th place??? That sucks. I feel bad for everyone involved. I look forward to watching it on dvd in September.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Scarlett you do know Step Up 3D was way down...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    from it previous franchises, right? Why would you compare a franchise to a one-shot movie, especially one that bomb worst than its other sequel!<p>Seriously, are some of you guys jerking off to Scott Pilgrim Friday's box office take?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Scarlett you do know Step Up 3D was way down...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    from it previous franchises, right? Why would you compare a franchise to a one-shot movie, especially one that bomb worst than its other sequel!<p>Seriously, are some of you guys jerking off to Scott Pilgrim Friday's box office take?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    OMG are we arguing about Step Up 3D?

    by RPLocke

    I think we all need a kick in the balls.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 was better than Inception.

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Inception was pure mumbo-jumbo garbage. Not saying Iron Man 2 was "great", but much more rewarding and entertaining than the psuedo-intellectual Inception.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    911 WAS a inside job

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Nspired by the movie enemy of the state. Gene hackman talkin about buildings coming down and govt bills to invade piracy? Say whaa?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Step up 3D sucked cause not enough breakdancing

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright films and box office receipts...

    by SoylentMean

    Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz collectively made around $120 million at the box office, and that's including foreign box office. <P> But that doesn't matter. Both films have had solid runs on video. Hence we get Scott Pilgrim.<P> While the theater I saw Scott Pilgrim in wasn't even close to packed the people that were in the showing were completely buzzing about the film. I expect word of mouth to pick up and the video sales to be great. <P> I also expect Godzilla, but that's another story.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    God help me...

    by Lobanhaki

    ...I'm going to kick the ass of the next person who start talking marketspeak, who starts quoting box office numbers. I mean really, get a fucking life. Police Academy III hit number one. Half of those Golan Globus films you saw in the eighties had their time at the top spot. Good films make back their money over time, become the kind of favorites that sell well, plus (and this is most important) remain watchable over time. As for you, SCARLETT_JOHANSSONS_BREAST_MILK, you are really pathetic. You give new meaning to the term. Not only are you hopped up on conspiracy theory bullshit, but you actually think hacking the comments section of a movie site is something to boast of. Get a life.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I refuse to beleive Harry has dated girls.

    by Sailor Rip

    Fucking ban me, I don't care.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    fareal...youre sad

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Don't cry over spilt Breast Milk...

    by RockHardTobascoSlimJim

    With the life he must lead to allow him the time to be sitting here ALL FUCKING DAY LONG EVERY FUCKING DAY posting the same pathetic shit in every TalkBack, I think of the smell that must waft out through his door when he walks out of whatever dark, insulated dwelling his sad bastard ass inhabits, and I feel sorry for anyone within a ten foot radius. <p> But please, allow him and his brethren to post along and live their "lives". It's really all they have. The term "troll" doesn't even apply anymore. They've become the rule instead of the exception unfortunately.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    but add an edit button first

    by Sailor Rip

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Good God I hope Tron Legacy is good

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    No review from Ebert?

    by Orionsangels

    I've noticed that Ebert hasn't reviewed this film yet, perhaps he's stalling? He may want to avoid the wrath of gamers again, as in this review, he'll have to tackle the subject of Video Games being art, not to mention give his opinion on geeks and gamers. It'll stir the pot sorta speak.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I wasn't that impressed, but...

    by The Dum Guy

    My friend who has ADD liked it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Todd Solondz should cast Cera

    by Star Hump

    as a child molester or an animal fucker.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim = Scat Pilgrim...

    by Jobacca

    If you really want to shit on this movie,refer to it by its new name. Make it so,fanboys!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Inception Fans are the Worst People in the World

    by BoopyBeepy

    Inception fans hate cinema.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    The thing is... Harry did say that

    by Seph_J

    he WOULD put up his Inception review, but that he needed to see it more times. <p> Surely that time has come and gone, Harry... <p> Something isn't right about all this... <p> Just review the fucking film Harry.. and not a 1 paragraph description of why you don't feel the need to review it which lets you off the hook... I mean MAN THE FUCK UP and write a proper film review of this most excellent of movies which everyone in the world has been talking about. <p> Otherwise AICN credability will sink to a new low. Well it already has... but you can still pull it up... just... if you are quick.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    BoopyBeepy

    by Seph_J

    There is no such thing as an 'Inception fan' <p> We are called 'Film Lovers'.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Seph_J

    by The Dum Guy

    He did review Inception.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Dum Guy

    by Seph_J

    Oh yeh... nice.... <p> Finally.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Dum Guy

    by Seph_J

    Oh yeh... nice.... <p> Finally.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgram vs. the Box Office and it

    by James_Camera_On

    Looks like SP lost. It may gross half it's cost ($60 million) when it's run is over but that's it. Fanboy boy movies are like that. If fanboys ruled the world, as many of them think they do, the result might have been different. But this is a fan boy movie to the max. It has nothing to do with Cera or whatever other excuses Harry has already prepared. These movies (examples being Snakes on a Plane, Kick Ass, and now SP) simply do not have wide appeal. Hence the August release. I thought Kick Ass was great, but the audience I watched it with was numb. Dead in incomprension. You could tell they just weren't getting it. Maybe SP will go on to be a huge dvd/blue-ray hit, but I suspect it far more likely it will be in the bargain bin -- along with the Expendables. Sorry, that's the reality of the movie biz and all the hype and tears on AIC will not change any of it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Fuck Michael Cera

    by Black_Vulcan

    This kid has 4 facial expressions, and has been doing the SAME FUCKING PERFORMANCE since Arrested Development

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Pilgrim Wins

    by Black_Vulcan

    In the long run. It'll be a cult favorite. But, in the short time, the only time Executives care about, it opened at number 3. There's no getting around that

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Why didn't people DEMAND Scott Pilgrim?

    by RPLocke

    It worked for Paranormal shitfaced. Or whatever that film was called.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Go, get the butter

    by Star Hump

    The film became notorious for its butter-lubricated sex scene, which still haunts Maria Schneider, as it wasn't part of the original script. In the New York Post, 2007, she said 'I felt humiliated and, to be honest, I felt a little raped . . . Thankfully, there was just one take. I never use butter to cook anymore - only olive oil."

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Ebert is busy writing his memoirs.

    by Toilet_Terror

    I wouldn't expect a review.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Ebert hates 3D movies cause he can't

    by RPLocke

    sleep through one.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Maybe SP will become a cult favorite

    by James_Camera_On

    but I doubt it. In any event, Michael Cera is finished. That's the good news. The bad/good news is that comic book movies are finished as well. Unless it's Batman or Superman (and maybe, just maybe the X-men) the movie is all but guaranteed to lose money. Batman/Superman have had generations of marketing behind them. Your great grandfather knew and loved those comics for Crissake. Anything else, not so much. We need to move on. There is far more to movies than effin' comic books. The movie industry drew the wrong conclusions from the success of the Superman/Batman films. Too bad, we all make mistakes. But lesson has been learned! It is time to get back to earth, with real stories with real scripts about real people. This endless comic book bullshit has got to stop. Sorry, but the market has spoken.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    the punchline?

    by drumdaddy60

    Is that all you douches that hate on Inception yet paid your money to see it which helped make it a box office success. Ha Ha Ha!! great. I saw it. It was a great movie. Deal with it!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai = undersized twat FACT!

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    He is a sneaky little cunt

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I fell asleep 3 times in this

    by CountryBoy

    The story was just too pointless and repetitive. It had some hilarious moments and a few cool effects, but overall it was just a sort of ponderous, braying mess. Oen this I did agree with Hrry on: Knives was the most likable character.<p>Also I looked at the book afterward, for the first time: Scott was miscast! He isn't a mincing dweeb who can barely put one foot in front of the other, he's actually sort of cool. Just screwed up. At least, in the 10 pp or so I read.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Read this from cinema blend......

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World cost more than $60 million to make and if you’ve seen the movie that’s easy to believe. All of that money is right there on the screen. Whether you love it or not, one thing’s for certain: Edgar Wright’s movie really tries. It’s a feast for the eyes. But with that kind of money spent Pilgrim is going to struggle to break even. They’ll need international markets and DVD sales to justify the budget. No movie ever truly flops in Hollywood anymore, but the way things are going, Scott Pilgrim is going to be as near a flop as it gets.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Oops -- should say "One thing I did agree with Harry on"

    by CountryBoy

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Isn't that just great

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Fuck you Rocky Horror Speed Racer Pilgrim Show fags. Fuck your floppy movie right in the ass!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    saw it yesterday

    by Potatino

    my thoughts are as follows.i'm in my 30s. part of me thought hmm maybe i'm too but ah well i'll give it a shot. So I went into it half heartedly. Anyway, the movie won me over pretty quickly and i have to admit it was pretty great. Soooo... I approve!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The wiki page estimates thue budget was 60-90 million

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    with a total take from friday of $4,540,000......fucking great. There is a God and hates all of you

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim vs The Box Office.....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    guess who wins!!!!!!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    mortsleam

    by Juggernaut125

    You take back what you said about Jimmy Stewart... Or so help me... there will be words.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    I paid to see The Expendables, twice

    by liljuniorbrown

    I would give anything to see a sequel with Mr.Church playing a much larger role. He was so fucking out there man, just too cool for words and the movie over all.......exactly what I paid to see,nothing more nothing less. I don't hate on SPVTW, it's not my type of movie at all and i'll never see it. Getting that out of the way I don't fault other geeks for wanting something that they cherish to do well at the box office. If you really love it ,go see it often, just don't try and force it on the rest of us.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Ebert hates 3D movies

    by Toilet_Terror

    because they're fucking retarded.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Hey, me and my son

    by yubnubrocks

    loved it! Just hate that damn PG-13 rating. Seriously, why was Iron Man 1 and 2 PG-13? Give me a good reason.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    yubnubrocks

    by RPLocke

    why would you want an R rated Iron Man 1 and 2? Kids wouldn't be able to see it. Grow a fucking brain.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO THIS MOVIE!!!!

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    We have enough emo liberal girl/boys running around the malls already!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Didn't like it.

    by knowthyself

    Michael Cera is just annoying and he was gayer than his room mate.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Yes, this movie had a 60 million dollar budget...

    by blackmantis

    ...BUT DINNER FOR SHMUCKS HAD A 69 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET!!! 69 MILLION! FOR SHMUCKS! HAVING DINNER! Where is the fucking money hose in hollywood and how can I get to suck on it!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    ....

    by Arghh

    Great review Harry! ^_^

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Hey, Fareal, keep sickening, classless remarks like that...

    by Kal Reeve

    to yourself. Okay?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I liked the movie.

    by cyberskunk

    I thought it was painful due to the break-up stuff but I laughed at various points, which I appreciated, and I liked the whimsy. One of my brothers and his wife also liked it. Over here in the San Diego area, it played in a smallish auditorium with a few people, but in the Silicon Valley area where they saw it, the place was packed and the auditorium was bigger. Which isn't necessarily significant, but I felt like giving random information.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Sheer bombitude...

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    This movie {gag} will go down in history as one of the most geek-overhyped bombs of all time. I'm talking SoaP bomb level.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    It'll Blow Up On Dvd / Download

    by LaserPants

    Sounds like it's a good movie with a limited fan base that will succeed in the home video market. They were stupid to blow that much money on advertising. I skipped seeing Kick Ass and it bombed. But I watched it kinda recently on dvd and fuckin' loved it. Probably gonna buy the dvd now. I imagine Scott Pilgrim will plot a similar trajectory with mass audiences. <br><br>I mean, cmon, lets face it; this shit is too weird / creative for the mainstream to wanna risk it in the theatres (with theatres costing, like, what, $10 even for matinee? Wtf?? When did that happen?), but people'll check it out when it's netflixable / downloadable. Guaranteed.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    So you didn't fall asleep during Scott Pilgrim then Harry?

    by laguna_loire

    Goodness, wouldn't want you to not "feel" for the movie, or that it didn't do anything for you. Then-again, maybe you were still knocked out!! I'm not a fanboy by any means (and I want to see Scott Pilgrim and the Expendables badly), but I don't think its good manners to post a review when you haven't even watched the movie fully awake.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    ChristianTerroristMilitia the movie isn't about love or

    by Jayemel

    understanding. It's about self respect. That's how it differs from the book. Scott fought for a variety of different reasons in the movie, but it wasn't until the last fight that he let go of everyone else and fought for himself. Then, it didn't matter who he picked, Knives or Ramona, but logically he had to pick Ramona or he wouldn't be respecting himself because he wouldn't be going after what he wanted. <p> If you want a story about every day minutia watch Seinfeld. That joke in the movie was making fun of people like you.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is a better movie than Inception

    by Tall_Boy66

    Really. Compare the amount of visual imagination poured into every frame vs. Nolan's pretty yet shamelessly cribbing from Bond and various caper flicks. But mostly, the characters, and dialogue for that matter, in Pilgrim are much more interesting and more developed than the ones in Inception. Toss in great actors like Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page and Joesph Gordon Levitt and the only developed character we get out of it are Mal and the main character. That's it, these great actors are wasted. Inception is a really good movie. Scott Pilgirm vs. the World is the best movie of 2010 so far.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Also the Zelda theme is in Pilgrim

    by Tall_Boy66

    I think it's from when you go into a Fairy Fountain. By default, it's better than Inception.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    RE: FuzzyJefe's Harry review

    by CRISPIN_GLOVERS_ACID_FLASHBACK

    Fucking hilarious, dude.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Not that Inception is dogshit or anything

    by Tall_Boy66

    It's really good and quite entertaining. One of the better summer blockbusters this year. Calling it a masterpiece is loco, it's not even in Nolan's top 3 (Memento, Prestige, Dark Knight). But it is very well done. Scott Pilgrim is simply better.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Saw it 4 hrs ago and it's already a distant memeory.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Yeah it was decent enough I suppose. A light little farce with some clever filmmaking, sure. But nothing that sticks with me. Even if a bit cloying, the filmmaking had some nice imagination but the story itself simply has nothing interesting to say. Adventures In Babysitting had more emotional pull and grit. I'm sorry guys, but the flick was never meant to resonate and it doesn't. It is not vital that everyone see this. <p> The sadsestthing is if it hadn't been for the annoying hyperbole heeped upon this film from the likes of Harry and his ilk, I'd have likely walked out of Scott Pilgram feeling fairly delighted and amused instead of disgruntled and bemused. Way to go guys, you ruined it.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I really liked it...

    by Billyeveryteen

    I got no problem with Cera, but I feel he was miscast.<p>I also don't get why Flowers is so desirable. Sure she's cute, and sexy in underwear, but has the personality of mud.<p>Otherwise, just about everything else was fantastic.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Cera this time was different from his George Michael dork

    by Tall_Boy66

    Basically, Scott could actually kick ass when called for and was actually a playa, surprisingly, with a few chicks on the line. Also he changed his vocal performance, it was more higher as opposed to nasal. There is a difference between this and his superbad/George Michael rip off he's been doing for years. Also, the movie had Pizza Pizza in it. Minor quibble: why were they hanging out at Second Cup? Canadians rock Tim Hortons, yo. Of course, it was set in Toronto. Maybe they go to more second cup's there. Also it looks like a Starbucks so it'll translate easier as "Ah! coffee shop!" to yankee audiences.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Decent flick but honestly I prefered Expendables.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Which wasn't exactly Casablanca either.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Youth In Revolt was better.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    That's the truth.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Youth in Revolt didn't have kung fu magic, though

    by Tall_Boy66

    And mind control. And the bass riff to Final Fantasy 2. And that bit when the drummer of Sex-B-Bomb was giving the middle finger and said, "We're Sex-b-Bomb and we're here to make money and sell out and stuff."

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Tall_Boy66 - Well that is true.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Different strokes for different folks I guess.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    If you liked Scott Pilgrim then let me cum in your ass....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    You might as well, because you're a fag

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    well, I wasn't beating off to Scott in the movie

    by Tall_Boy66

    I was beating off to Ramona in her underwear. Made for an awkward afternoon at the theatre, lemmie tell ya.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I must be ignorant

    by Dawhiteguy

    Kick-Ass was better, and I haven't even watched this movie...

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I was actually more excited for Expendables this weekend

    by Tall_Boy66

    But that movie was just okay in the end (aside from the killer opening and closing action scenes) and the hype-machine for Pilgrim from various sites had gone into overdrive so I just tuned it out and settled in to watch it. Which made the movie actually really astounding. I've also banged a chick with purple coloured hair in Toronto and I'm a Smashing Pumpkins geek, so it kinda resonated on a personal level.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I swear some of ya'll is gay!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Just too many people making gay references or jokes on this site to be considered funny!<p>If someone like SP then you(MJ Dead Corpse) wanna cum in their ass???<p>Whoa dude, you're fucking gay!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    takes one to know one ....faggot

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I didn't buy any hype, and never posted about Scott Pilgrim -

    by texmexchexmix

    But the wife and I went to see the movie, and thought it rocked our socks off. Sorry to hear we sold out by enjoying a really fun, exciting movie.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    I came in your ass and mouth

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Harry shut up

    by Uncle_Tea_Bag

    Harry nobody cares how you met your wife just review the shit movie and shup up with the rest of the usless information.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Pilgrim #4. Suck it!

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Truth be told, AICN did in this movie...

    by Lionel_Richies_Hipster_Frames

    ...I've been watching this happen on this site for years now. Projects that Harry anoints and puts the full court press on for fail. He is a loyal fucker and tries to support his "friends" films, but he's like an eager puppy meets a huckster salesman when he does this. He goes overboard with the hype and praise to the point that movies are DOA because we've been hearing about them ad nauseum on here. Instead of whipping us into a frenzy, he instead whips us into a lather and a large portion of the fanbase rejects what he's not so subtly shoving down our throats because we don't like to be told what to like. While Harry's pimping of friends films comes from a good place, it's doing more harm than good. We've been getting peppered with Scott Pilgrim for awhile now and the release of the film feels like the air is finally let out of the balloon. If there's a lesson to be learned here it's that less is more. It worked in 80's and early 90's when all we had was a trailer and maybe a behind the scenes HBO thing. This onslaught of media pimping and telling us what to like will never work.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    If seeing 5 seconds of MIchael Cera

    by GhostDad

    Doesn't instinctively make your hand ball up into fists, you are gay.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Someone here said we'd be seeing Expendables AFTER Pilgrim...

    by JuanSanchez

    FOR SURE! Good call, dumbass!

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    AICN hype didn't kill District 9

    by Tall_Boy66

    Seriously, that movie was totally all over this site come this time last year. Made a boatload of cash. Deserved it, too. Best movie of 2009.

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    But District 9 was good.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    So is Scott Pilgrim

    by Tall_Boy66

    Your point being?

  • Aug. 14, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Hype MUCH worse than for D9.

    by GhostDad

    I basically feel like I've been told this is a cause I must support otherwise I am a bad movie fan and a joyless, terrible human being.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Not hard to figure out, Tall-Boy66.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    PWNed by Julia Roberts...

    by BurnHollywood

    Stallone? Well, anyone could live that one down...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Still glorious second time around

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    Just saw Scott Pilgs again, ohyes!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Tall_boy66

    by redkamel

    Since District 9 was good, it did well, and since SP sucks, its not, therefore this media hype is useleless and possibly counterproductive because it saturates and turns off movie folk as they look for actual information?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    This is a retarded piece of shit..

    by MajorFrontbum

    ..that TRIES HARD to be funny and does not succeed at all. A "comedy film" designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator, utilizing lame gags and flat one liners, all wrapped up in the weakest excuse for a plot line. Absolute garbage cinema and a waste of resources & human labor.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    How did AICN do in this movie

    by RPLocke

    A very small percentage of movie goers read this site and go see movies. Star Trek last year did pretty well, and the site reported it. This site also gave wall to wall coverage on Wolverine, and that movie sucked ass.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Harry? Did Nolan Trash Your Lights??

    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

    ROFLCOPTER!!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    loved Scott Pilgrim

    by The_Crimson_King

    I'm not familiar with the comics, but I loved it, even though my fucking theater stuck it in a small theater with a filthy screen, still had a blast though

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    also Mae Whitman was damn cute in this

    by The_Crimson_King

    and she's only a year older than me, I think I have a crush

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Does Cera have any acting range?

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    He plays the same character in every movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    I'm also not surprised that many of you guys don't like it

    by The_Crimson_King

    this movie is just too much fun for you cynical nerds

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    did anyone else get chills hearing the Zelda "fairy fountain" mu

    by The_Crimson_King

    it was great hearing that in a theater, plus it set the tone of the movie perfectly

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    sic?

    by The_Crimson_King

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    BOB-OMB.

    by BurnHollywood

    Debuted at #4...$11.4 million take...BARELY edges out INCEPTION in its 5th weekend...<p> http://www.boxoffice.com/

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I Wanted to Like it...I Really Did

    by Binkysguy

    But Jesus Christ, wtf? I understand suspension of disbelief but there is a limit. If you are going to make a movie featuring people with super speed and strength crashing through walls etc. then I think we, the audience, are owed some kind of explanation as to how or why these people are doing this. IOW, before he meets all of these super-powered exes Scott is an insecure, dweeby asswipe who plays bass in a band and has no job. Ok, fine. Then super-powered freaks come after him and all of the sudden he can jump 40 feet in the air and fights well enough to knock out 8 guys at a time? WHAT? My problem wasn't with the editing, the visuals, the directing or the sound...all of that was top notch. My problem was the protagonist having the physical capabilities of a badass but he's obviously a wimpy douche. Didn't work for me at all. I'll say this, though: The music was great, Chris Evans was awesome and I'd like to give Knives the stiff steak plunge.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    2010: The Year We Made Contact...

    by The_Crimson_King

    With Scott Pilgrim

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Expendables Rocked!

    by SCOTTPLIGRIMFAILEDMISERABLY

    Good for Stallone!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Expendables Rocked!

    by SCOTTPLIGRIMFAILEDMISERABLY

    Good for Stallone!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    "Do you like to rock? I do"

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    "Then see this film and rock with someone you love" <p> Yikes, that's just embarrassing. The most cringe-inducing shilling for a film I've read in a while at this site.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Each of the Expendables assfuck Scott Pilgrim

    by Atticus Finch

    Good to see Sly and the boys take a piss all over this hipster bullshit. Proves there are still some real men left in the world after all.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    BOX OFFICE BOB-OMB!

    by LaserPants

    Pity.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA Scottpilgrimfan

    by rogueleader66

    You limp dick loser, your precious movie bombed, what have you got to say now loser? All the tweets and buzz in the world did not help you, jackass. Go back into obscurity where you belong, stupid annoying fuck.<P>Oh and BTW, you are the king of AICN....the king of annoying trolls who now can't stand that your stupid movie bombed!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOSER!!!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I didn't think I's say this, I liked Scott Pilgrim.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Liked it quite a bit. I'm going to go see it again. I think I'll end up loving it, but there's still a chance it will come off as annoying. Although I'm totally into this film, Edgar Wright's direction is the most original in quite some time. The Academy is so damned predictable, but when it comes to achievement in directing Edgar Wright is on the top for the year thus far. I'm thinking this movie will be a sleeper hit or have a HUGE life on blu-ray.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Poster Artist FAIL

    by BranMakMorn

    Where's KNIVES CHAU? The title of the comic isn't all about the fight scenes with the exes, it is also about Knives vs Ramona vs Scott, etc.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Clarification to above statement.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    When I said "totally into" I meant I was totally into Edgar's use of cinematic tools, amazing compositions, evolving aspect ratios, top-notch editing, and I love those moving cameras. It's the story that I'm on the fence about. It might win me over, It might not.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I'm Surprised EXPENDABLES Did So Well

    by LaserPants

    All jokes about what a Pickle Party / Sausage Fest / Secretly Gay Fantasy movie it is aside, it's just a movie that holds no appeal to me. A bunch of dudes in their 60s cumming on each other with bullets? That's what people like? Ok. I don't get it, but okay. For my money, Scott Pilgrim looks way better, but even that isn't making me wanna spend the $10 to see it. I'll Netflix it in late September.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Well said rogueleader66

    by SCOTTPLIGRIMFAILEDMISERABLY

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Scott Wilson and the Temple of Cool

    by bumpuses_nextdoor_neighbor

    Am in the right place? Dammit.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Sick of having this rammed down my throat also.

    by Brody77

    Seriously, this site has gone batshit insane in the past over certain films becuase of the access etc they receive, but this is taking the piss. It's covering most of the recent articles. And that comment about people not watching cos of the baggage Cera brings? It's not baggage, he's just a shit actor who has a constant look on his face like he just fucked his sister. I'm getting really tired of Ain't It Scott Pilgrim News of late, but maybe now the film is out you lot can move on & hopefully ban ScottPilgrimFan while your at it for being a dick.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Brody77

    by laguna_loire

    I agree. I've seen it before here (Lord of the Rings is a pretty good example) - irrespective of how good a movie is, access to another movie is beyond a mere review, so attention on that is paramount. Harry has messed-up before the (may I mention the hoo-haa with Godzilla and Wolverine), and he slaughtered Oceans 11 unfairly. The constant overload on certain movies has turned this site into nothing more than open space for PR, if the price is right. Harry, you don't need to scour your halo clean, but what has become of you? And don't hide behind some stupid Comic Con, thats just PR. Come back to earth.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Moral to movie studios...

    by critch

    Movies dedicated to geek loves always fail if there's nothing for normal audiences. Hipster music and 16 bit video games? Sold for an audience that'd rather stay home and download it? Not surprising that the person that greenlit this was fired. Good thing about all of this is that maybe studios will realize there's no point to selling their shit at SDCC. The only people you hype at that place are people that were going to see the movie anyway. Wasted advertising.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Can we finally say goodbye to the ugly mug...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    of M. Cera?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN can suck Bob-balls!

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    $4.5 million. Total. Though I'm sorry for Edgar Wright, it was painfully obvious from the ad campaign and the uninteresting lead "actor" that this movie would fail, but SPF just wouldn't believe it. Does this mean we can finally kick that fucktard to the curb? If that is the case, then Wright can chalk up a win in my book.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Thoughts on SCOTT PILGRIM, KICK ASS, SKY HIGH, SPEED RACER.....

    by JDanielP

    The best I can do is to be completely honest, so here it is. <P>I went to the late show alone, last night. I much prefer to share the movie experience with family or friends, but sometimes you just need the escape. Even as I approached the ticket booth, I wasn't sure if I was going to see THE EXPENDABLES or SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. <P>I REALLY WANTED to see THE EXPENDABLES (over PILGRIM)...but in considering the AICN hype (while avoiding spoilers) and with my appreciation of movie artistry, I went against my instincts. At the ticket booth, I stuttered "SCOTT PILGRIM" even as I was thinking THE EXPENDABLES. (I suppose the majority of reviews that I either read or skimmed held influence, especially here at AICN.) <P>After seeing SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, I came to the conclusion that I am a victim of a generational gap. And frankly, I am growing tired of movies with a lack of depth, that are (much) more SURFACE than anything else. Why didn't I just stay home and watch a classic movie on my big screen television? <P>I'm actually planning to see THE EXPENDABLES today, despite some reviews that would suggest I do otherwise. I'm completely aware that if I'm looking for depth, odds are that I won't find it in THE EXPENDABLES. But after seeing SCOTT PILGRIM, I want my testicles returned. <P>Considering SCOTT PILGRIM VS> THE WORLD, I admire and appreciate the excellent choreography and the artistry of visuals, influenced by both comic books and video games. On that artistic level, I really admire PILGRIM. But beyond that, it is forgettable. The story is about young love and infatuation, which is not true love. It is only surface. And surface (in movies or otherwise) will only get you so far. --Sure, go ahead and boast about how much you loved this movie. But for me, it just feels hollow. --Maybe I should have grabbed a bucket of popcorn and a soda. Being a little tired, it didn't help that I was dozing off towards the end. <P>This may be controversial, but I also have a problem with homosexual behavior being heavily depicted in a PG-13 movie. (Even those relationships were hollow.) At 13, most kids haven't even reached puberty (or are in the process of it). And it isn't that I am intolerant of gays. Allow me to say that I feel the same about pornography and sexual deviation of any kind, when considering children. In that sense, PILGRIM should have been rated R. <P>How unfortunate that PILGRIM didn't go the "SKY HIGH" route, a movie which I feel is more fun. With a pinch of SKY HIGH and a touch of Pixar storytelling, what a great family picture this COULD have been. In my mind, the audience for PILGRIM was narrowed to an audience of age 17. It could have easily been broadened to a much wider audience while giving it more depth, if a Pixar influence was felt. <P>SPEED RACER is another movie that easily could have been much more, rather than aiming at such a narrow audience. But maybe I'm just not in the movie demographic anymore. <P>Skip SCOTT PILGRIM and purchase "KICK ASS" instead, that's my opinion. You would spend about the same amount of money while getting a superior, more entertaining flick. <P>Or have some BALLS and see THE EXPENDABLES, which I will do, today.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure the biggest reason Expendables

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>cleaned up at the box office is because of the 10 second portion of the trailer showing Bruce, Arnie and Sly all standing together in the same room. Sure it may not be them in the whole movie together but majority of film goers don't know that. And once they've all put their 12.75 down for a ticket, then box office history is made.</p> <p>It's also a big reason SP DIDN'T do well BO-wise. Because there's not one scene in any trailer for the 'normal people' to connect to.</p>

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    And, yeah, Harry

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    I still love this site, but it was also painfully obvious that AICN was schlepping for Wright. So much love for that movie on this site that it kind of felt forced. It never looked half as good as AICN made it out to be. Even if Wright doesn't use Pegg and Frost in his next film, I think (hope) he's learned his lesson in casting one-note sadsacks like Cera, whose career is thankfully just about over, as he's falling into the Tobey Maguire syndrome of being too damn old to play a teenager yet unable to play anything else. He honestly has only been moderately watchable at best, and his "character" got old after Superbad when everyone realised it was the only type he could play.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    It's no mystery that Harry loves crap...

    by alienindisguise

    which is what this film is. It's a clusterfuck for 12 year olds and is a hollow empty shell for anyone looking for anything resembling a movie with heart.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Juggernaut125 - spot on

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    I personally didn't see SP because, as much as I love Edgar Wright, I'm not into that anime-style light comics that it came from. But I think you hit the nail on the head as it was very poorly marketed. None of the advertising I saw made it look the least bit appealing or even made sense. And Michelle Cera just really isn't a box office draw in any way, shape, or form. In fact, he's kind of box office poison (just ask the youth in revolt people).

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ScottPilgrim has slipped to 5th place for the weekend....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....and was beaten by Inception. That's pretty weak. Not only that, SP had a huge advantage working in its favor, that being that The Expendables is rated R, so people predicted that many underaged kids would buy tickets to SP and then go see Expendables, yet despite that, SP failed miserably, and its numbers are probably inflated due to the kids who actually did that.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Juggs

    by mortsleam

    Not saying anything bad about JImmy Stewart. Just that he gives essentially the same performance every time. That's what he was good at, that's what the public wanted. He definitely gained more depth as a performer in his post-WWII films. And his work with Hitchcock was of course first rate. Let's hope at some point Michael Cera really stretches. For now, he's milking his shy, stammering, good-natured, skinny, romantic comedy persona.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    ...And it fucking tanks.

    by Dkev00

    LMAO!!!! Imagine that.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Anyone with a degree in Marketing; Positions Available..

    by conspiracy

    at Universal.</p><p>The tard that Green lit this $60-90M flop has already been canned. Next up...the marketing guys who convinced the higher ups and they could take what is basically a niche film and turn it mass market by throwing a $50-75M advertising campaign behind it.</p><p>Polish up those resumes...more heads are gonna roll.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    i have an allergic reaction to michael cera's bad acting

    by VonThunderballs

    it makes me break out into hives and start vomiting bile and cursing at people.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    JDanielP

    by LaserPants

    But you're okay with showing heterosexual activity to 13 year olds? I don't mean porn, obviously, but you're okay with showing a teenage boy and girl kissing to 13 year olds? But you're NOT okay with showing two girls or two boys kissing in a Pg-13 movie? That means you're a homophobe, dude. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HOMOSEXUALITY. It's just as valid and normal as heterosexuality, they're just in the minority. Seriously, man, time to evolve. The rest of the world is... sslloowwllyy but surely...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Should not be 5th at the box office, deserves to be number 1

    by samuraiyao

    Scott Pilgrim is one of the best film's this year!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    It's Weird How They Keep Throwing Money At These Things

    by LaserPants

    But they keep bombing anyway. I loved SPEED RACER, even though I know it's flawed and clunky, and it seems like this has a *similar* fan base. If SPEED RACER bombed, and KICK ASS bombed and this bombed, it seems like the writing is on the wall. These are niche-market movies that should be targeted at the niche-market. It was STUPID to throw that much money at advertising for this when it was pretty clear to anyone with a brain that it was destined to be a cult movie. It'll probably do well on dvd, and more people will check it out then, but it's still gonna be largely a cult movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Speaking of KICK ASS

    by LaserPants

    I avoided seeing that in the theatre because I thought it looked stupid. Imagine my surprise when I watch it at home on dvd and think it's pretty awesome, funny, and satirical. I imagine SCOTT PILGRIM will follow a similar trajectory, not only with myself, but with the larger mass audience.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Not as much a failure as MacGruber, but close.

    by fiester

    No one wants to see this movie. It will not even break even.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    If You Use The Word "Weeaboo" You're Either:

    by LaserPants

    A) An obese middle-aged virgin, or<br><br>B) An obese middle-school virgin.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Was Sly sucking on Statham's cock when he popped on top of that

    by samuraiyao

    Did you see Sly's lip shriveled up with wet moist cum?? He was sucking on Statham's cock... Even in the church scene **spoiler*** Bruce Willis curiously asked Sly, "Are you two done sucking each other's cock?"

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Honestly, I think the problem is Michael Cera.

    by fiester

    He's overexposed and plays the same character in every film he does: no one wants to have to sit through this guy's schtick anymore. He needs to take a year or two off, lay low, then take some weird supporting actor roll in something that isn't a teenage douche-bag flick.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    EXPENDABLES = UNSPOKEN GAY LONGING: THE MOVIE

    by LaserPants

    Or BARELY RESTRAINED HOMOSEXUAL LONGING: THE MOVIE

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Hey Fareal that was really funny!

    by Toilet_Terror

    He's writing his obituary because he's a senior-citizen cancer survivor with a disability, right? I get it!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    FLOP!

    by HughJass

    Scott Pilgrim came in 5th this weekend with $10.5 million. It fucking lost to that Julia Roberts shit. It also lost to Inception, proving that Inception > shit ass Michael Cera and this stupid ass nerd shit.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    A stake into the heart of Hipsterdom...

    by Marshal_Lannes

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    More proof that internet buzz means jack squat

    by FlandersBum

    I guess Facebook fans and Twitter trends really do mean nothing. Big shock.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    NIGEL GODRICH'S SCORE IS KEY!

    by wilsonfisk89

    His score is magnificent, the glue that binds the film. It's as integral a part as the direction.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    is there a site where i can go to

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    To discuss movies with people who actually like/love movies? Not a site where people encourage movies to flop? People complain SP was shoved down our throats yet the same complainers are complaining Harry didn't shove his Inception review down our throats. Wtf is wrong with people? I never call tbers losers, but this weekend brought the ugly losers in most of you. Please die. If you're not supporting good movies and yet complain about pg13 movies featuring a illogical vampire story,then you're truly pointless. I actually want aicn to shut down just so I can stop comin here to read about most of yous sad loser thoughts. Please die.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim IMDB's rating getting higher

    by Tacom

    Well, it may not have had the biggest box office but the people who have seen it, liked it, including me. I think it's a funny movie and it's not as excluding or "too cool" for people as NICK AND NORA'S INFINITE PLAYLIST.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    ha... ha....ha...ho...ho...ho...hooo

    by Sailor Rip

    What revolution were you speaking of again SPF? It must be really underground. Like at the Earth's core underground.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Although I have to say...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...ANH, TESB, and ROTJ were all on tv last night. That might have effected ticket sales.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    mortsleam.

    by Juggernaut125

    alright then.... there will not be words.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Here's my real issue.

    by Sailor Rip

    Scott Pilgrim looks like a good film. I wouldn't see it in theatres but that's because I don't see A LOT of movie's in the theatre. Has nothing to do with this one. <p> My issue is at the OBVIOUS shilling this site has done for the movie. There is no fair and balanced objective approach here anymore and that is inexcusable.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    HughJass

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    CORRECTION: Scott Pilgrim did not come away with $10.5 million. It only made $4.5 million. You're giving that live action emo-anime mishmash too much credit.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I agree, Feister, Cera is the problem.

    by RandySavage

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    by RandySavage

    (cont.) This movie looks good from previews & trailers. Had it been another actor in the titular role aside from Cera (excluding similarly loathsome and ubiquitous young "everymen" Lebeouf, Baruchel, Jonah Hill, etc.), I would have gone to see it in theatres. <P> Also, the girl who plays the object of desire is very average looking - and seemingly a bitch - making fighting for her nonsensical. <P> I will see it one day on DVD, but Cera kept me out of the theatre.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Huge flop!!!

    by RPLocke

    Wow, Edgar Wright should go back to making shit horror movies. What an embarrassment. Get a real director next time.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by chuffsterUK

    What `shit horror movies`has Edgar Wright made???

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston

    by chuffsterUK

    It made $10.5 million(estimated)-still shit and I'm glad:)

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston

    by chuffsterUK

    It made $10.5 million(estimated)-still shit and I'm glad:)

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    chuffsterUK

    by RPLocke

    I don't know, but he'll be making a few after this one. You do have to admit his direction was awful.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Ofcoure Scott Pilgrim has a high approval rating among it's fans

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    It was made for Faggots by Faggots. The majority of your critics are hardcore anal pounding homos and pedophiles, so they naturally love this movie. It's like FUBU, For Us By Us. But Emo-Homosexuals make up only a small portion of the population and that's why ticket sales have been so drastically low and will remain so. Does everyone understand now?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    A Bomb Of Bomby Bombiness

    by LaserPants

    A BOX OFFICE BOB-OMB, really.<br><br>Hey, but, yo, I feel sorry for Scott Pilgrim, the movie, that is, and everyone involved. The comic is fun. It just doesn't hold that much fascination with the mainstream. They were STUPID to think it would. It'll do well enough in the home market though, as a cult flick.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    LaserPants

    by JDanielP

    I knew I had it coming. You just can't be yourself on these talkbacks without expecting someone to attack you (for it), because everyone has an opinion. But I'll give you credit for not cursing me...or cutting me down to the extreme that other talkbackers would. <P>This may be more revealing than I care to admit (especially here), but as someone who was exposed to the most graphic pornographic material as a child (long before puberty), I am very much against children being exposed to such. <P>What people find arguable...is what people consider to be normal. Some people are influenced by their religious beliefs. I, however, am an atheist...and can only make judgment by the life that I know.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I Dunno, EXPENDABLES Looks WAAAY Gayer Than This

    by LaserPants

    I haven't seen either movie, but, I'm sorry, a buncha sweaty, shirtless dudes gettin' their "manly action" on, running around cumming bullets on each other? Its UNSPOKEN GAY LONGING: THE MOVIE. At least at there are fuckin' girls, HOT girls no less, starring in SCOTT PILGRIM.<br><br>Seriously man, hate and skewer Scott Pilgrim all you want to, but the PICKLE PARTY SAUSAGE FEST of EXPENDABLES is, was, and ever shall be WAAAAAAY gayer than Geeky Video Game Manga Reference: The Movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I was trying to think of a good analogy

    by Juggernaut125

    for the miscasting of Cera in the title role. All I could come up with is "What if they made 'First Blood' with Alan Alda playing the part of John Rambo instead of Sly. Everything else would be the same, the story, the action, the supporting characters... it would still be a good movie, but it would feel wrong." And that's giving Cera too much credit comparing him to Alda as it is. For me the biggest fault of Cera in this movie is how unbelievable he is at taking all the punishment he does. He goes through all of this crap in the movie, but you KNOW that if you just walked up and punched him hard in the shoulder, he'd probably cry.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    An Emo of Emoness

    by RPLocke

    Kids, don't buy your shirts at Hot Topic.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    JDanielP

    by LaserPants

    I dunno man, I think you need to think about, deeply think about your preconceptions. There's nothing inherently "pornographic" about homosexuals or homosexuality. Graphic depictions of sex are pornographic: gay or straight. Showing a movie with two girls or two boys who are in love is nor pornographic. It's a normal, healthy expression of affection for another human being.<br><br> What I find telling is that you were taken aback by the depiction of a homosexual love in SCOTT PILGRIM, but THRILL to the idea of a bunch of dudes KILLING people en masse in as gross and gory a manner as possible ala EXPENDABLES. I think that, in itself, it telling, and maybe something you also need to think about. How is a kiss more offensive than gun shot to the face? Think about it.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    rplocke

    by darkpassenger

    hes made one horror movie, think before u open ur flapping twat mouth, thanks

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    rplocke

    by darkpassenger

    hes made one horror movie, think before u open ur flapping twat mouth, thanks

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    rplocke

    by darkpassenger

    hes made one horror movie, think before u open ur flapping twat mouth, thanks

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    It looks like that to YOU LaserPants.

    by Juggernaut125

    But you're honestly not part of the majority of movie goers. Just trolling these talkbacks is a testament to that. You look at Expendables and see a sausage-fest. And honestly, you're not wrong. But the masses see Sly, Austin, Statham, Li, Shwarzen... Schquatze... Shwa... Arnie. And the guns, and explosions. Mercenaries on the big screen and it's a comfort feeling. They kind of know what they're going to get for their money. Nowadays, people don't like to risk their cash if they don't have to.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Cera= One trick acting pony

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Guy can't act. <p>Period.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    He should work on making a funny movie if

    by RPLocke

    he's making a funny movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Now we get years of smugness

    by GhostDad

    About how this movie was too advanced for mainstream audiences and everyone who saw it and liked it is somehow on a higher level than everyone else

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    LaserPants

    by JDanielP

    Originally, I was wondering if SCOTT PILGRIM was rated PG, thinking/hoping it would be okay (enough) for my young son. And with PG-13, parents sometimes forget how close it can ride that line of being rated R. <P>Your comment as to violence isn't out of place. Only earlier, I was having a discussion with an In-Law about our numbness to violence and how that compares to sexuality, as depicted on screen and in accordance to rating. (I was asked if SCOTT PILGRIM was appropriate for a 9-year-old.) <P>At least with THE EXPENDABLES, I'm expecting to see a level of violence in accordance to rating, along with anything else.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim sux

    by hallmitchell

    Just came out. What an overhyped piece of garbage. I know what would have happened. Wouldn't it be cool if we did this or that! AICN has overhyped this movie so much. I can see why it's flopping.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I'm with you LaserPants

    by tylernol

    It takes alot of stones and a supreme confidence in your manhood to take the stand you did, and you have my respect. And I really must agree, anyone who would consider the sight of 2 boys kissing to be more damaging than heads being blown off by shotguns definitely needs a psychiatrist.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Well well well...

    by tylernol

    Yet another example of how obsolete Harry has become, as if further evidence were needed. How major studios and filmmakers could have ever courted this obese hack, thinking he could somehow influence box office, is completely beyond me. Anyone remember Hostel 2? I think it's time to recognize this site for the true purpose it holds: most of us come here to laugh at the basement-dwelling, no-life nerds who populate the talkbacks. Harry cannot influence box office and his opinions are useless. The only reason other AICN-endorsed films succeeded is because they were destined to click with general audiences. If you want to reference a truly influencial critic, look no further than Roger Ebert. Here is a man whose opinion can either encourage or prevent people from seeing a film. Anyone who would actually watch something based on an endorsement from Harry is pathetic beyond comprehension.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    5th at the box office! Hahahahahahahah!

    by BASEMENT_CHEETOH_EATER

    Awesome. Sorry folks but the film has no audience...it has no wide appeal. And despite the mewling of certain passé would-be critics, it couldn't even beat Inception or a Julia Roberts flick that had only moderate marketing. That movie is FINISHED.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim did NOT do well this weekend

    by Turd Furgeson

    10MM with that ad campaign?? I couldn't turn around without seeing a Scott Pilgrim ad. Not good results.. It'll probably end up at 30MM domestic BO, half it's budget..

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    This feels like a Jock vs Nerd argument...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Jocks- Go enjoy Expendables, and revel in your larger numbers. Then go home, and watch your favorite team win almost 49% of the time.<p>Nerds- Go enjoy Scott Pilgrim, don't worry the theater will be empty. Then go home and dream about protecting that date you will never have.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Laserpants!

    by NeverTalksBack

    Excellent post man. You are very thoughtful and I totally agree with what you had to say.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Once again......

    by LLcruize2

    The numbers this weekend once again highlight the fact that hyperbol reactions at Comic Con and the net, to include here, mean absolutely nothing other than the film is going to do well with the niche audience that it is trumpted by. People like to point to Iron Man, 300, Zombie Land, etc, and say good word from Comic Con and the net made them a hit. Ehhhhhhh, wrong answer. There is still such a thing as having good old fashioned smart marketing and word of mouth, coupled with a story that more than just a small niche of people want to see that ultimately makes a film do well at the box office. I loved Kick Ass, but it barely missed making 50 million afater it was touted as the second coming by hypercrazed fanboys here and other places. The power still lies with the Joe and Jane movie goer out there seeing it and talking it up.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Well, I've already had people beg me online to see this

    by RPLocke

    movie. Guess what. I'm not. People laughed at me when I told them I thought this movie was going to bomb.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Reading this makes me feel better.

    by Jayemel

    Ramona is a bitch and average looking? Knives is the better choice? The movie is all surface? I get it now. No one who defines themselves through other people wants to see a movie about fighting for your self respect because they're too busy worrying about each other rather than if something is actually good or not.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I just got back from a matinee...

    by blackwood

    Two things:<p>a)I loved it.<p>2. The four other people in the theatre also seemed to love it.<p>I was even able to suspend my dislike of Michael Cera, because Scott Pilgrim is a douche for two-thirds of the film so it lined up with my interest in hating him. I'll even go so far as to say Scott's 'redemption' in the film made me like Cera a tiny bit more.<p>Overall great. Really fun. While it's no SPEED RACER (genuinely and honestly my favourite film of 2008), it's pretty cool. Played out more like a satire of hipsters than a celebration.<p>Glad I got to see it in a quiet theatre. It will be gone in two weeks, unless word of mouth keeps it afloat and makes it grow. Could happen. I really hope this teaches a lesson about oversaturating hype on a film and telling geeks they're are obliged to love it. It doesn't work that way. I'm sure there are tons of people who, when the catch this on DVD and it's several months after the 'bomb' of it, who will really, really dig it.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Am I petty enough to mention Pilgrim ended up #5?

    by JuanSanchez

    Yes.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Was it beaten by INCEPTION?

    by blackwood

    Love the film or not, but I think that deserves a lol.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    agreed

    by killianx

    This movie owns! it is instant classic. It had withing the first five minutes and melted my brain by the end (in the good way!) Scott Pilgrim will be a film i watch so many times i lose count!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim was wayyyyy better than Speed Racer

    by Tall_Boy66

    Speed Racer took anime style and tossed in a monkey throwing poop and it ain't got no soul and no heart and no tunes. And no Zelda or Final Fantasy or Super Mario references. Pilgrim had the style but tossed in even 100% more different types of influences in there to make something unique. It's like Star Wars or The Matrix where they rip off from 90 different sources but you distil it down to a single hit and you come up with something you've never seen. I think mid-week business will be empty so it should be a fun pusedo-private screening. Awesome movies that bomb rock, you get to appreciate the sound design in a theatre all by yourself.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim needed a monkey

    by RPLocke

    CHIM CHIM!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Also has zero resonance with minorities and lower middle class w

    by GhostDad

    Where is the appeal for this movie beyond big city, upper-middle class white kids who've had the luxury of spending their lives worrying about what manga or video games to buy? The problem with all these kind of "geek movies," and even Michael Cera movies in general is that if I'm a lower income latino or african-american, what's in this movie that I could possibly connect with? The white teenager who doesn't have to do anything in life other than worry about women and his band? In the words of Zeus Carver, "That's a white man, with white problems!" Even race aside, what's the appeal of this movie for some guy in the midwest who can kinda remember playing his nintendo as a kid, but has no exposure, or desire to be exposed to stuff like indy rock, internet humor or manga? In other words, who are the marketing geniuses that came up with this one? They geared this movie towards and incredible small niche and also fail to realize that neckbeard shut ins are going to bittorrent this before they make a trip to the movies and spend $12, same with the 13 year olds who don't have their own money to spend. Really just a horrible business model.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    JDanielP - Totally agree with your assessment of Scott Pilgrim.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    My sentiments exactly. I guess we just weren't made for these times. <p> Now you may want to distance yourself from what I've got to say next, but it's in replay to Lazerpants' reply to you. <p> To Laserpants: <p>Depictions of homosexuality in any context is an overt allusion toward sex because that is the very thing it's defined by. And no, I don't believe people are born to sodomy, that's a choice (if you're lucky), even if it be an easy one. And no it is not a natural state of expressing love, neither is hetero-sex for that matter. Pure love has nothing to do with sex. <p>But heterosexuality at least is necessary in nature, you and I are both products of it (for better or worse), hence why it is thought of as "natural". When children of oposite sex kiss on screen, I think there is an inherent feeling of pleasure in observing the seeding of destiny, of them beginning to inch toward their purpose to procreate. As if your watching nature take it's course. Because what will spring from their eventual sexuality will go on throughout time, it's a window into the future. That's why there is a real poignancy to it that does not create disharmony in the viewer. <p> So yes, these are confusing ideas to present to children just begining to understand their own sexuality. <p> Homophobe? Well if I am, let's just all conclude I was born that way and cuddle and congratulate me for it. If you all want to define yourselves by what you stick up your poopers, I'm not gonna pat you on the back about it if that what you're hankering for. Sorry, I didn't drink the Kool-Aid MTV was handing out as enlightenment. <p> Ah-oh, you hear that everyone? It's the sound of the Gay Gestapo and their straight mascots and fag-hags, they're unleashing the hounds on me! They may be poodles dressed as Jane Mansfield and pug-noses named Capote but they pack one hellova bite! I'm out...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    also really sick of asian fetishism

    by GhostDad

    Yes, every asian girl is sitting around waiting to be swept off her feet by the pasty, unemployed white man of her dreams who will woo her with his knowledge video games and anime, since that is her entire culture.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Saw it, loved it. Michael Cera owned.

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Fun fucking movie and kudos to all involved, especially Michael Cera who kicks ass on so many levels. He may be a one trick pony like some here have said but that trick is being able pull off the deadpan comedy with the right amount of geeky charm. I seem to like him the more I watch him, which would make him sort of an anti-Jim Carrey. This film may not get the amount of box office that it deserves but I can almost assure that it will hit cult movie status and will find its audience on DVD and blu-ray. As far as how it compares to this summer's offerings; I'll say it's the funnest movie with Inception being the most mind-bending and cerebral and Toy Story 3 having the most heart. Haven't seen Expendables yet but I will see that tonight.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by Brody77

    That's EXACTLY it - the way this site is whoring itself out to the film & how the home page is covered in reviews, interviews & stupid gifs for the film...it's embarassing, frankly. I don't doubt I'll see the film at some point. Will I pay to see it? Probably not. Will I like it? Maybe. Though the Michael Cera factor is making me throw up a little in my mouth. Just a side note to the folk "debating" violence Vs homosexuality on screen & in kid friendly films - it's just how life is these days. Personally speaking, I don't care if it's guys, girls, gay or straight - as long as the *content* is suitable for the rating then it's not an issue.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Genteel Gentile, another good point

    by GhostDad

    I don't agree with your views on homosexuality, but you've kind of helped make my point. Whether anyone likes it or not, the vast majority of audiences agrees with you. It's already a tough sell for most of america and most minorities but now that you introduce homsexuality into the movie, you lose even more of your audience. Most movies dealing with homosexuality are limited releases that are kept to the coasts, and I can't remember a mainstream hollywood hit that even broached the subject, let alone in a PG-13 film

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Looks like Chuck the movie

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Also, Internet = Completely irrelevant

    by GhostDad

    Say what you will about how the "old media" is dead, but you never saw Siskel and Ebert out there openly stumping for a movie and demanding their audience help it succeed. The job of a critic should just be to be a critic, to give their insight to the movie and let the reader decide if it's worth their time and money, not to pick a movie and sell their audience on it. The failure of Scott Pilgrim should show just how meaningless the internet has become, will hopefully stop the trend of Hollywood using sites like this to market their films and hopefully signal a return to actual film criticism.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    GhostDad

    by Jayemel

    So "white people" are supposed to embrace films about minorities and their culture and herald them (see: Precious, Slumdog Millionaire), but can't make a movie about their culture or they're racist? <p> Besides, geek culture knows no race, class, or geography. I wonder what Dr. Awkward (http://www.dr awkward.com) would have to say to you about your claims. <p> Finally, you're going to have to explain to me where the minorities are in Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland, Eclipse, and Inception...you know, some of the top grossing movies of the year. <p> What it boils down to is that you're more racist than any of the people/things you claim are racist.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Jayemel

    by GhostDad

    Precious and Slumdog millionaire deal with universal themes that resonate with all audiences. Scott Pilgrim is a movie full of inside jokes that you would only understand if you were lucky enough to grow up able to afford a nintendo and comic books. And about geek culture, that was my point. But Geek Culture isn't enough to sustain a hollywood movie, there has to be something for people that aren't geeks and don't have exposure to geek culture. Hell, I can have 3 hour discussions with my friends that are also from cities about video games and comics, but I absolutely couldn't have that same discussion with my friend who grew up in farm country. People in his position, with his background, have no connection to a movie like this.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Jayemel

    by GhostDad

    Precious and Slumdog millionaire deal with universal themes that resonate with all audiences. Scott Pilgrim is a movie full of inside jokes that you would only understand if you were lucky enough to grow up able to afford a nintendo and comic books. And about geek culture, that was my point. But Geek Culture isn't enough to sustain a hollywood movie, there has to be something for people that aren't geeks and don't have exposure to geek culture. Hell, I can have 3 hour discussions with my friends that are also from cities about video games and comics, but I absolutely couldn't have that same discussion with my friend who grew up in farm country. People in his position, with his background, have no connection to a movie like this.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    And it's not about having minorities

    by GhostDad

    IN the movies, it's about the movie clicking with audiences outside of the "geek culture" niche. Alice in Wonderland was based on a story everyone knows. Twilight is one of those cultural phenomanons that happens every few years. Inception not only had one of the biggest movie stars in the world in it, but also was coasting on the name recognition from The Dark Knight (which succeeded because it's a character that appeal to everyone.) Geek Culture is a culture of kids that can afford to spend their money on blu-rays, video games and toys. It's full of elitists who scoff when someone reveals they haven't read expanded universe Star Wars novels, or when someone uses the phrase "Japanimation."

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    GhostDad

    by Jayemel

    NEITHER of those movies resonated with me because the themes of "the world being out of my control" and "other people redeeming me" and "disdain for the self" do NOT resonate with me and are NOT universal. <p> Scott Pilgrim is not about geek culture, it is about relationships and comparing yourself to other people. It is about gaining self respect. Does it use certain imagery and metaphors? Yes, but that's part of the point...beneath all the SURFACE there is CONTENT that Scott doesn't address until he "gets a life." <p> The problem is, you're looking at it on the surface, like you do with things like, you know, skin color.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    There are always elitists

    by Jayemel

    Alice in Wonderland is about British culture. Twilight is about Mormon culture. Inception is about big business culture. <p> There are elitists in ANY culture, not just "geek culture." Watch a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory, you know, one of the most popular shows on television, and see that there are "different types of geeks."

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by The_King_of_AICN

    You're not the King muthafukka.....that's me! Don't you try no shit like claimin' to be the royalty in this bitch, I'll He-bitch-man-slap you boy!!!!! <p> Now fuck off or bring the King some o' his hoes.....either way SHUT THE FUCK UP!! Go watch The Expendables and grow some big boy hair ya' little punk. Fukkin' Cera's got less hair than an 8 year old with alopecia.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    The moral of Scott Pilgrim is that narcissism is a virtue.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Only when you start put yourself above all else and do whatever makes you happy will you be worthy of respect and power. <p> What kind of messed up morality is that? Seems dangerously selfish and petty to me. Guess that's the hipster way. So sad.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim vs The World, quickly deafeted by boX-oFFice

    by TaLoNe

    BaM! PoP!...Wow! The only peeps that actually went to see this flick are the fuckin yahoos who are raving about it on this forum, apparently. Ha Ha! Sorry guys, this type of flick only appeals to a certain tiny audience and the big-wigs at Univeral were a bunch of dumb-asses to think it was going to be a smash hit. Why even bother comparing this effects laden dribble with Inception.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Pilgrim was solid fun (though too long)....

    by lukestarkiller

    ...but best of (a weak) summer?..not. Letsee, Geekcentric film made by geeks, specifically for geeks and previews to RAPTUROUS geek buzz at SDCC...The Fanboys responds on the net with PantsWetting enthusiasm. Universal spends $90 MILLION (not including marketing), markets the HELL out of it. Makes $10 million opening weekend...BOMB. Sound familiar? Like any "geeks only" movie of the recent past ("Fanboys", "Kick Ass", almost any Kevin Smith movie) without Mainstream crossover appeal, the movie will not be a hit. I think Hollywood's finally picking up on the fact that the "Geek Brigade", for all their web noise, aren't an economic box office force to court, unless you've got a property with Mainstream appeal (a Spiderman/Batman/Iron man etc.) Unless you can make it for $5 million guerilla style or wedge it into a "SyFy original" framework, "fanboy" movies don't make sense in any film making plan. "Pilgrim" wasn't a bad movie (better than the over rated "Kick Ass"), but not an unmitigated work of genius either (unless you live in your parents basement). Enjoy it while you can fanboys, this type of movie will soon go extinct (at least at the studio level).

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    The girl's ex-boyfriends should have been The Expendables.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Have fun fighting Randy Couture, Mr. Cera.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    WTF did I see this weekend

    by iluvsyfy

    I don't normally see movies where all the actors and the movie itself is geared toward a generation younger than myself, but with all the hyperbole here on AICN, Comingsoon, IGN, and RT I decided to give it a go. Let me say that I walked out dumbfounded, I may be 40 and this movie was geared to those much younger, but what kind of artistic piece of scrapmetal (celluloid) are they shoving up moviegoers asses. I mean does Cera play the same douche bagged guilt ridden soft talking angst teenager in every movie, does this guy even have range or talent. Then there was the editing, I mean there is a funny conversation going on between characters, then bam, they are wearing different clothes and the conversation has changed, wtf, did the editor lose a reel. Then the ridiculous fight scenes with no explanation on how Scott who exhibited no such qualities beforehand can suddenly ass kick much cooler and hippier characters, let alone giving the moviegoer a backstory on this being a superhero filled world. Then we come to the Directors visuals, I mean what's with the 60's Batman retread and the surreal waking dreams, "Across the Universe" accomplished it 100X better than this shit. The only up note was Knives, I could rob that cradle anytime. I mean seriously, who would dump that fun, caring, outgoing, I so want to be fucked girl, who in real life would be a keeper. Hopefully we won't be seeing any of M. Cera for awhile, but I do feel bad for the other actors involved, maybe they got paid upfront, and not backloaded based on grosses. Please studios don't let this trash keep you from casting Ellen Wong or Winstead in future roles, but give the boot to Cera instead. On a up note, buy Kick Ass, an example on how to do a graphic novel justice.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    So Does This Mean That Scott Pillgrim Actually Sucks?

    by GLENNTROPOLIS

    If Harry says it's good, It must be. He hated "Inception" and loved "Avaturd", so, that must be what it means.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The pont of the movie is that stalkers are lovable

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Knives was bad for Scott.

    by Jayemel

    Because he didn't want her. He was using her just to have a girlfriend. <p> Plus, she was really immature through most of the movie. If that's what you guys want, have at it.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The Box Office has spoken!!!

    by TaLoNe

    Thankfully this movie tanked at the box office. Otherwise, we may have seen SP vs the Universe and a bunch of other studios jumping on the bandwagon with more of this dribble drabble nonsense

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Genteel Gentile you are clearly

    by NeverTalksBack

    a giant homophobe. Really know way to deny that. Just sayin

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I smell stinky B.O.

    by tomandshell

    Box Office, that is. With such a small target audience (18-25 year old comic book reading gamers), I expected Pilgrim to get beaten by Expendables. But Eat Pray Love? Heck, more people went to see Inception again! Looks like Universal has found the next Serenity. It's been the only movie we've read about for the last few weeks on the Internet, and then the actual ticket buying public quietly goes to see something else.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    WTF you saw is a bonus to this flick

    by Tall_Boy66

    Why can they fly and use lightsabers and turn to coins and shit? Who gives a crap. It looks awesome. Logic sucks, superman fights rock.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    laguna_loire

    by HEADGEEK

    That's why I waited 3 weeks till I saw INCEPTION fully awake. I like the movie, I just don't think its great. In Nolan's filmography, I'd place it behind 1) MEMENTO, 2) DARK KNIGHT, 3) PRESTIGE, 4) INCEPTION, 5) BATMAN BEGINS, 6) INSOMNIA

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    NeverTalksBack - Clearly.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Of course that's a defamatory moniker conjured by pseudointellectual propagandist and faux-iconaclastic degenerates (you know, people that justify themselves with such astute arguments as "meh" and "just sayin"), so I'll proudly except it. Thank you.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Why didn't they dream bigger Harry?

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    lol

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Harry's Nolan ranking is pretty bang on

    by Tall_Boy66

    I flip-flop on the top 3 Nolans, but at this moment I would go with 1) Memento 2) Prestige 3) Dark Knight (all amazing). then you have the extremely good not perfect follow ups with 4) Inception 5) Batman Begins 6) Following {lest we forget, Harry?} 7) Insomina. Nolan hasn't made a bad movie yet. Shit, he even hasn't made a mediocre movie. But Inception isn't his best. Period.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    "the year of scott pilgrim"?

    by silverdog

    ... not even the weekend of scott pilgrim.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Very clever sir, defamatory and accurate ;)

    by NeverTalksBack

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim sight for stoner eyes!

    by Laguna_Nigel

    I compare this movie to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I thought it was fun. The screen at my movie theater some how cut some of the energy bars and some hud activity from the movie...I was pissed at that

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I went to see Inception again this weekend

    by James_Camera_On

    And even with it's flaws, it gripped and held me throughout its 2.5 hours as much as it did the first time. Harry's damnation by faint praise notwithstanding, what I loved most about the movie was that it took itself seriously. Like the best of the original "Outer Limits" episode (just as an example), there was no tongue-in-cheek bullshit and very little humor. This was an intense movie that never faltered. Pacing, editing, soundtrack. and acting (we had to buy Don Cobb or the movie was DOA) were all first rate. Writer/director Nolan had to have balls to do this film, as did the people who funded it. It was a big risk and thankfully it paid off (just to rub it in, the gross will be an order of magnitude greater than SP's). Heck, I may even go see it again in theaters. I would love to believe this kind of risk-taking is the future of the movie industry. Unlikely, but who knows? Of course, I am still eagerly looking forward to news of Expendables 2: Geezers' Revenge. . .

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Laguna_Nigel - Apt comparision.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    No wonder I didn't care for it. If only you'd warned be before. At least I didn't have to see Michael Pitt's wang... AGAIN! <p> Yeah, my theater kept cutting off various captions at the bottom of the screen. I would have been angry had I liked the movie a bit more.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Ouch!....wow, scott pilgrims b.o is pretty bad

    by southafricanguy

    I guess somewhere scottpilgrimfan is slitting his wrists.....After all the talkbacks where he predicted its worldwide smash hitetness (yeah I know thats not a word). But seriously, who did nt see this coming? Its Kick-ass, Watchmen, Snakes on a plane all over again. A movie made for fanboys that gets hyped beyond belief at sites like this, shilled to the point of annoyance, and then suprise suprise, the average movie goer could care less....

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    HEADGEEK....btw where the is the Battle

    by southafricanguy

    Angel Alita info you emailed Cameron about? Was your email never returned big guy?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    this year flat out sucks

    by animas

    i have not liked any movie this year

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is a funny, clever, visually fun movie

    by daggor

    Expendables looks to be stump-stupid with none of the 80's charm, and Eat, Pray, Love is just lube for the dried-up vaginas of all of the three-kids-and-a-van moms.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Stallone kicks Scott Pilgrim's ass at box office!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    All is well with the world!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Box Office Bomb..Harry should have slept through this one.

    by Harry_Knowles_Fell_Asleep_During_Inception

    Might have helped the numbers.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins is better than the Dark Knight

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Nolan told a better story with the first film. Although the second one is awesome, It borrowed heavily from HEAT.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Have you ever watched Memento Back to Back?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I'm not gonna say I told you so but...

    by nostairway

    Ok, that's exactly what I'm doing. But c'mon, who thought this was going to be successful? How many people went to the movies this weekend and said "who the fuck is Scott Pilgrim?" and then went to see some other movie that they actually knew the plot of?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I'm holding out for

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    SUPER PUNCH OUT THE MOVIE! If only Bruce Campbell could portray Glass Joe

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Get it through your heads, nerds aren't action heroes

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Sly kicked his ass, but that aside, try making this movie without CGI. Can't do it. CGI is no substitute for plot.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Try making any modern FX movie without CGI

    by Tall_Boy66

    Impossible. There are CGI gore shots in Expendables too, you know. All practical effects does not equal better. That logic is fucking illogical.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    "No! Expendables had all practical FX! DUR!"

    by Tall_Boy66

    Yeah, when Stallone cut off that's dude's head or when the guy got blown apart on screen with the machine gun shot gun, those were totally done on set. With models. And paper mache. Sure. I buy that. Yep.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    theycallmemrtibbs

    by BurnHollywood

    Allegedly, you can watch MEMENTO in chronological order (complete with the credits in "forward" motion) if you have the Limited Edition:<p> http://www.eeggs.com/items/34998.html

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Sure Expendables had CGI but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    it wasn't the whole damn movie. It wasn't a substitute for the plot, as deliciously simplistic as it was.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    man, some of you guys are just GIGANTIC fucking idiots

    by The_Crimson_King

    it's been said time and time again, but BOX OFFICE DOES NOT FUCKING DETERMINE WHETHER A MOVIE IS GOOD OR BAD, yet you fucking morons can't seem to get that through your thick skulls, these are the same people who say that Transformers is not good just because it made a ton of money and yet shit on a movie like Scott Pilgrim just because it has not, The Crimson King has judged you shitheads and he finds you unworthy

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    So how exactly was CGI subistuted for plot in Pilgrim?

    by Tall_Boy66

    I'm quite interested in your point of view of how the storyline in Scott Pilgrim did not exist? In Scott Pilgrim The Seven Evil exes was not a storyline? Or was that just a throwaway comment with nothing factual to back it up.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    The_Crimson_King

    by BurnHollywood

    No, Box Office isn't a final determination of quality, but in this case, it clearly shows a total failure of the studio to market this movie...and this ties into its bizarre plot.<p> I've yet to see a fan of the comic or the movie explain to me why the fuck I'm supposed to root for this character...he's a narcissistic hipster no-talent "rocker" who's contemptuous of his adoring-but-underage girlfriend and chasing some stuck-up cunt with stupid hair and seven jealous ex's, who he fights with ridiculous powers that are never explained. How am I supposed to get into that?<p> Mind you, I understand irony, the notion of antiheroes and Walter Mitty-style fantasizing...but still, no one's explained how I'm supposed to invest any interest in this asshole protagonist or the bitch he's obsessed with. Give me a solid explanation of why, effects aside, this story is worth ten bucks, or I judge YOU unworthy...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    LOVED IT! LOVED IT!! But there is one misstep...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    That misstep is Micheal Cera! Now for those who think he a one-note actor, well he still is but he held it together for as long as he could in SP!<p>Never read the source material but was it Cera intention to make SP a douche or was he like that in the comic?<p>Anyways what made this movie funny and fantastic was the supporting casts and visuals!<p>Man, if that chick Ellen Wong doesn't get cast in something else Hollywood are fools! She played Knives so adorably and yet kickass at times! I swear she was leagues above SP and didn't deserve his shit!<p>The villians or jealous exes are the coolest bunch ever! I think 4 with Brandon, Evans, Jason, and Mae was enough but everytime SP confronted one of them it was very funny and just visually kickass! The audience was laughing and clapping, and screm some hell yeahs!!!<p>I swear the supporting cast made the film! I dunno how anyone, ANYONE could be disappointed with the movie! It wasn't mindless entertainment but was pure fun!<p>I missed The Expendable for SP and don't really regret it since I'll see it Weds!<p>I dunno guys so far this summer best films are coming towards its tail end! I might..I will most likely see SP again because I actually had a good time and I didn't even felt like I needed an excuse for it!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Jayemel

    by GhostDad

    Did you not understand the movies, then? None of them were about "the world is out of my control," they were stories about taking control of life, told in a way that they could be universally understood. Scott Pilgrim has the same message, essentially, but it's told in a way that isolates anyone who doesn't have a connection with what it's referencing. It's just a total disconnection with the movie going public. The fact that you referenced me to "Dr Awkward," who I never fucking heard of, and it was obvious I should know who tat is, shows the disconnect between "geek culture" and the rest of the world, and is why geek movies never make any money

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I'm considering seeing SP again.

    by cyberskunk

    If I go, it'll be the first movie I've seen more than once in theaters since maybe it was Return of the King or Fellowship of the Ring, and that was because I went with siblings the 2nd time. I saw Scott Pilgrim by myself (meaning I didn't go with anyone -- not that there wasn't anyone else in the theater) and I'd go see it alone again.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Who gives a crap if geek movies don't make money?

    by Tall_Boy66

    It's a niche market. You're playing to a specific audience. If you get into the vibe, you'll dig it. If you don't, it'll drive you nuts. Not everything has to be watered down for mass consumption. There is a benefit for making something for an audience. I don't care if Scott Pilgrim bombed, I loved it. It's not as if there are any sequel or franchise potential in there. If Iron Man 2 bombed? That would suck because I want an Avengers movie. Scott Pilgrim? I love the flick and I don't care if nobody else loves it but me.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    You're totally right Hollywoodhellraiser.

    by Juggernaut125

    Enjoyed the movie a lot. The supporting cast made it enjoyable despite Cera's involvement.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I was gonna make a giant Inception GIF for Harry..

    by Harry_Knowles_Fell_Asleep_During_Inception

    But I fell asleep 20 minutes into working on it.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I saw the final AT THE MOVIES today...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...and they were a little less enthusiastic about this film that Harry. Of course, the difference might be that this is a film specifically made for comic book geeks. I haven't seen it...but I worry that I might be a little less enthused.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I hope that this is better than YEAR ONE.

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    That has to be the worst film that I have ever seen. Jack Black is so terribly overrated in EVERY film and Michael Cera plays "the cynical nerd next door" in every film.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    my sister-in-law and brother liked it.

    by cyberskunk

    Neither are big comic book fans but they both enjoyed it and my brother used the word 'sweet'. Not to suggest that therefore, this movie should logically have universal appeal.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    and it's really no surprise...

    by The_Crimson_King

    such an anime influenced movie wouldn't be a blockbuster in the first place, you guys should be happy Universal made it at all

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    "2 boys kissing--more damaging than heads--blown off"

    by JDanielP

    What did Scott Pilgrim say when he entered the apartment and hit the light switch, instantly turning it back off? --His gay roommate was sharing the bed with a partner and Scott wondered aloud if he had unknowingly seen his "junk" ...and wondered if it was in a mouth or something??? --I must have dozed on that part. Anyway, that sounds like rated R territory to me. <P>Understand, I never said "2 boys kissing" would be more damaging than seeing exploding heads. However, when 2 young men are passionately kissing, I feel that should be slapped with an R rating.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Hasbian FTW. Loved this movie.

    by SID 8.0

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I saw THE EXPENDABLES and I enjoyed it.

    by JDanielP

    I was craving more clarity in the fight scenes, as it was nearing that shaky-cam feel with the jutter (so-to-speak). Sure, I understand you may need to cheat when utilizing aging action stars, but a little more clarity of what was happening would have been cool. <P>Also, I recommend that before this flick hits video, Stallone should improve the sound effects for the fight between Dolph and Jett. I was reminded of those old black and white westerns, when there was no sound as punches were connected. --I don't believe the problem was my theater. I think it was the sound edit. And it should have sounded better in that particular scene. <P>I'm hoping for a sequel.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The Glee audience loved Scott Pilgrim!

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    THE EXPENDABLES 2 directed by James Cameron!

    by JDanielP

    Now...THAT...I would LOVE to see!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    MAYBE Jean Claude Van Dammit

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Will stop being a poser of a little bitch and sign on for the sequel.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    harry gave Scott Pilgrim a better reveiw

    by t3hSt1ngray

    than Inception WTF dude? its Inception...best movie of the year.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    It's not better than Scott Pilgirm

    by Tall_Boy66

    But if you subscribe to AICN talkbacker groupthink, Inception redefines cinema as you know it. Take any frame of Scott Pilgrim and stack it against any frame of Inception and there's way more ingenuity in Pilgrim

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised this movie Sex Bob-Omb'ed

    by Detective_Fingerling

    Saw it on Friday night and there were barely 30 people in the theater with me. That's only happened a handful of times in my memory of opening nights. Maybe I'm getting older (just turned 29) and am out of touch with the general public, but I had no clue there was this little curiosity/anticipation for this movie. I also ignored the "hype" around it from this site but was there really this internet nerd fascination for this movie before it came out?

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Movie looks

    by TheKGB

    Gay as fuck...i will torrent this one. cuz its worth that much.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Question JDaniel?

    by NeverTalksBack

    Even though you never see said 2 boys kissing? It should still be an R in your mind. That's so odd to me. I shall refrain from namecalling. I just don't understand that. Are we protecting teenagers from even thinking about the fact that gay people exist now? Not trying to bait you or anything. But you don't even see them, ya know. Nevermind the fact that Kieran Culkins' character is one of the funniest things about Scott Pilgrim, every line he has is pretty funny

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Micheal Cera Vs. Sly?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I watched Youth In Revolt recently. which was not a bad movie. It was a strange, off beat, love story with a few laughs and even more wtf moments. <p> Although it's material is based on a badly drawn graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim aesthetically felt like Youth in Revolt all over again. Considering Micheal Cera basically plays the same character in all his movies, I can wait for Blue-Ray on this one. <p> P.S., I hate to be force fed shit, Scott Pilgrim was grossly over-hyped!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    two boys kissing

    by cyberskunk

    *SPOILER* if anyone cares... I think the two boys kissing part is in reference to a brief scene played as a joke in a club in an early part of the movie, where someone, maybe it was Scott's sister, was with a boy but then finds he is making out with I guess Scott's roommate. My personal opinion is that this was not worth an R rating.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Cera plays similar characters But

    by NeverTalksBack

    I think Scott Pilgrim is different, although the character totally starts out as a douche but grows as the movie progresses. He is a douche AND his friends treat him as such. I'm surprised some of the haters of Cera don't see this movie just to hear all the one liners throne at his character constantly by Keiran Culkin, Aubrey Plaza and Alison Pill, they are devastating and hysterical! :p BTW Cera seems to have a quicker delivery and more confidence in this movie (less stuttering & pausing,etc) and it only gets stronger as the movie goes on. Another thing is this movie is really visually unique. I also think it's unique in how the music plays such an integral part of the story. If you love music and weird and cool visuals you might enjoy it despite disliking Cera.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Cyberpunk I agree even though DUH

    by NeverTalksBack

    I totally forgot! How'd I forget Wallace stealing Scott's sisters boyfriend and then making out with him? :p It was funny as hell

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Sadly, everything about this review...

    by Fleet

    ...Makes me want to avoid it. Not neccessarily because of the film, but rather because of the stupid hipster fucks that it's apparently aimed at...

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Cera is the NOT the reason to see Scott Pilgrim!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Too bad Cera has a bad reputation among filmgoers? But if anyone else was cast as the lead than I think the movie would've done better, box-office wise!<p>However forget Cera there just to many good things about SP to focus on!<p>You want someone funny than focus on Wallace who easily outshine and outacts Cera but most of the cast do that anyways!<p>Speaking of which, the supporting casts, the dialouge, the sfx, and the action is where its at! Shit, now I have to see this movie again!<p>Two more things, Ellen Wong and the Ramona..HOTNESS!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    BTW, SP better than Iron Man 2!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Sorry no flame war but its true! Hell Iron Man was better than IM2, so not a big deal!

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser

    by cyberskunk

    You know... I usually avoid saying one more is better than another unless I feel very strongly about something, but now that you mention it, I feel completely comfortable saying I had a better time at Scott Pilgrim than I had at Iron Man 2.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    er, 'one movie' not 'one more'.

    by cyberskunk

    I also liked IM more than IM 2, although that's not surprising.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I would have loved Inception

    by Mockingbuddha

    but they cut out the GIANT SQUID. Also, Scott Pilgrim rules and all you haters are smegma on my GIANT SQUID.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2...wait..., what?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I agree with that as well

    by NeverTalksBack

    Iron Man 2 was good, but SP was such a fun time and so weird and funny. BTW HollywoodHellraiser you are leaving out some other cuties from the movie. Especially Mae Whitman, so cute. like a little ball of fire! :D

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    @madeyemongo

    by mrbonefish

    Dude, you hit it right on the button. That poster for Pilgrim completely turned me off. Add Cena to the mix and there was no way I wad going to blow money on it. Universal must be swarming with morons.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    One More Celluloid Nail...

    by Partyslammer

    ....In Cera's dreadful acting career. Hopefully this turd's his fast track pass to a season of game show appearances and eventual drunken YouTube clips. <p> BTW, I drink the tears of the High School nerdlinger dopes still championing this Worst Movie of 2010 contender.

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Will Marvel Studios boot Edgar Wright from Ant Man..

    by Thanos0145

    after this latest box office BOMB???<p>Scott Pilgrim O vs. INCEPTION 1

  • Aug. 15, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    by mrbonefish

    You do not spend 60 million on something that appeals to a niche audience. Sorry, but that poster had me thinking this was a high school musical competition, not a geek badass.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    appreciated it SO much, cant wait for blu

    by strykebr

    im a video game nerd though

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Wow, looks like this bombed...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I figured it would. Trailer was pretty shit. Looks to be as dissapointing as the insanely overhyped and overrated Kick-Ass. Glad to see it fail. <P> I liken this to other "quirky", "witty", self-aware crap like Little Miss Sunshine and Scrubs. Fuck, i hate that show...lol I just fucking can't STAND the tone of it. It's all quirky for the sake of being quirky and all that shallow bullshit... ugh. Like its just trying too hard. I can feel it STRAINING, with all of it's very being, to be something clever and witty, but it just isn't. <P> That's what Scott Pilgrim looks like to me: "Scrubs" with some pointless, over-choreographed martial arts sequences. <P> PASS!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    I still do plan on renting it...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    or downloading it ;-) so i hope i'm wrong... <P> But my instinct does usually serve me well. And i agree on the Michael Cera antagonism... he's definitely worn out his welcome since Superbad (which i did enjoy to some degree... mainly because of Jonah Hill). <P> And Jesse Eisenberg is THE REAL DEAL. That's why HE is in Fincher's "The Social Network", and Cera is relegated to juvenile fluff like Scotty Pilgrim...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    DrPepperSpray

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You have given me the slightest glimmer of hope lol <P> Nice post. I agree completely on the Office/30 Rock comparison too... So if you share the same animosity towards the same kind of crap that i do, and you came out liking Scott Pilgrim... than maybe there is hope yet ;-) <P> And i guess i really should check out "Spaced". Heard lots of good things about it. And i LOVED Shaun of the Dead. Fucking BRILLIANT. <P> But Hot Fuzz put Edgar Wright on my shit list lol So dissapointing...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    And for the record...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I think "Expendables" looks like absolute garbage too. <P> Fuckin' Stallone just needs to hang it up already.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Did I see the same film Harry did?

    by Jabroni

    I liked it, but not like this review. There were a few times where I thought I was just to old to be watching this (38), but I enjoyed a lot of it. but to say that Michael Cera was not the same guy he's played before is nuts, IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME GUY HE PLAYED BEFORE, but that's why I like him. Thought that Ramona was drip. Movie had more highs than lows, but is not something I would revisit or buy.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim vs The Tank

    by xile1c

    You guessed it... it tanked. Told you. Next on the tanklist, all the Green movies (Lantern, Hornet, Arrow, etc.). Holy fuck Hollywood... you can't make any money off of fringe comic characters. Seriously.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I could wipe my ass with a blank reel of film and make a better

    by VonThunderballs

    just sayin'.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    well it was supposed to say movie but got cut off.

    by VonThunderballs

    who knew there were limits?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    The failure of this move = equals the failure of originality.

    by FilmGuy125

    You fucking elitist shitheads who are bashing this movie are only feeding into the mediocrity that Hollywood continues to produce!! I LOVED this movie!! And yeah, I also saw The Expendables this weekend, and guess what? I was FUCKING BORED!! I actually had a great time watching Scott Pilgrim kick some ass. Why? Because I've seen The Expendables before, countless times!! Scott Pilgrim? Not so much.So yeah, Pilgrim bombed. I look forward to more unwanted remakes and 'safe" pictures from Hollywood. God dammit, what the fuck is wrong with you people?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    FilmGuy125

    by RPLocke

    WHAT? How can you say that? It's based on a comic book. How original can that be?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by FilmGuy125

    Yeah, it's based on a comic. A good one with an interesting, new idea, something that Hollywood is lacking at this moment in time. Sadly, we'll probably be seeing less and less adaptations of comics, and other works of originality, due to Pilgrim failing. They will forever be untapped for the big screen due to audiences, and studio execs, refusing to leave their comfort zones and embrace something new. Everyone I know who has seen Scott Pilgrim, who have not read the comics mind you, has loved it, and they are all in my age range (mid twenties)Garbage like Twilight and remakes of movies less than 20 years old will be lighting up the silver screen for the next decade it seems. What a terrible time to be a fan of cinema. I weep for the future.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Genteel Gentile...

    by snitchseeker

    Did you even watch the movie? The point of the film is to get over narcissism. Just because characters act narcissistic doesn't mean the film condones it. Also, your thoughts on homosexuality are stupid and your thoughts on something being 'natural' because it's necessary to nature are silly. Mutation in a gene isn't "necessary" to nature, but it's still part of the natural world. We don't discount that simply because we have an agenda or bias.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Filmguy125

    by MC-909

    Don't bother with RPLocke. He obviously lives in his own pathetic little world and his superiority complex forces him to always discounts anything anyone else has to say. Also, he's a faggot. Fuck you RPLocke. Fuck you right in the pee-hole, faggot.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Expendables KO Scott Pilgrim

    by HornOrSilk

    LOL.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    World wins: Scott Pilgrim a Bust

    by HornOrSilk

    35 million Expendables, 10.5 million Scott Pilgrim. Kick ass!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    MC-909

    by RPLocke

    Wow, nice attitude. No wonder you enjoy movies about 12 year old Emo kids.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    and just so I'm clear...

    by MC-909

    ...anyone that deems "Speed Racer" as "not a good movie", as if his word was the be-all/end-all, is a faggot. Eat a dick Locke. Go back to bullying kids at the Y, faggot.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by MC-909

    I haven't seen Scott Pilgrim and don't intend to anytime soon. Nothing about it interests me though by all accounts it should. And honestly, I couldn't care less what you think about it. It's your all-around bitch-ass attitude in all the talkbacks that has made me draw the conclusion that you are indeed a faggot. And I don't mean a homosexual. Sexual preference means nothing to me. I mean a whiny-ass holier-than-thou faggot. Plus, despite the severity of the word itself, faggot is still fun to say. So...faggot. Yay!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Edgar Wright's penis

    by yodalovesyou

    FLOPPED!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:55 a.m. CST

    wow...this movie shits the bed and everyone loses their mind

    by MacReady452

    As if we need the intended definition of the word faggot. Speed Racer is for trannys and chicks with dicks

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:59 a.m. CST

    GhostDad

    by Jayemel

    I didn't expect you to know who "Dr. Awkward" is. I was exposing you to people who thought outside of bubbles to demonstrate that people aren't in the same little worldviews you are. <p> The nice thing about now-a-days is you can be an amalgamation of anything you want as long as you exert the effort.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Wanna know what's hilarious?

    by JackalofBane

    The ratio of people who are like "Wow, this movie bombed! HA! Glad I didn't see it." to the people who've actually seen it. Feels like there's a connection here. Point is, you didn't want it to win and are glad we're getting shit like "Vampires Suck" next weekend. So, yeah, thanks.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    xile1c

    by BurnHollywood

    "Holy fuck Hollywood... you can't make any money off of fringe comic characters."<p> Shit, they can't even find away to return Superman or even make a Wonder Woman movie, neither of whom are "fringe"...and they thought Scott Pilgrim would soar?<p> What kind of coke are the suits snorting these days?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Ooooops!

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Difficult to know how to feel. The amount as geek driven twatfuckwittery around this movie means it's failure is borderline fucking hilarious. Snakes On A Plane hilarious.<p> However, as mentioned by some of my more esteemed posters above, if it fails it is yet another nail in the coffin of cinematic originality and means that we can fully expect a remake of Jaws to arrive in 2012, and a remake of Deep Blue Sea to arrive in 2013.<p> When we get Die Hard, starring Sam Worthington and directed by Brett Ratner in 24 months, then it will be exactly what the cinema going masses deserve.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    LARGO WINCH?

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Seriously. Anyone else getting an ad on the right for a DTV movie starring somebody who calls himself LARGO WINCH? Ha!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    FilmGuy125

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Wow. Another uber-defensive apologist... <P> You know what? Your argument is perfectly valid. Except for the fact that you are COMPLETELY WRONG. <P> You see, I also loathe that which you just admonished. Expendables looks like garbage, and i absolutely DESPISE Hollywood right now, with all their remakes and sequels, requels and reduxs... What you (and all the other morons who use this defense) fail to realize is... that you cannot give this stupid movie a free pass because it feigns "originality". I love original concepts, but im not going to give a movie a free pass JUST BECAUSE it's something different... I judge all movies objectively, for what they are. If it's shit, it's shit. Even if it's "original" shit. <P> And dude above made a good point about this being a film that is BASED ON A FUCKING COMIC BOOK lol (original?) <P> So what was your point again?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:05 a.m. CST

    In other words...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Just because someone may not like Scott Pilgrim (deservedly so...), does NOT automatically mean that they just EAT UP HOLLYWOOD SHIT. <P> Terrible, terrible "argument".

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    FilmGuy125

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "Yeah, it's based on a comic. A good one with an interesting, new idea, something that Hollywood is lacking at this moment in time. Sadly, we'll probably be seeing less and less adaptations of comics, and other works of originality, due to Pilgrim failing. They will forever be untapped for the big screen due to audiences, and studio execs, refusing to leave their comfort zones and embrace something new. Everyone I know who has seen Scott Pilgrim, who have not read the comics mind you, has loved it, and they are all in my age range (mid twenties)Garbage like Twilight and remakes of movies less than 20 years old will be lighting up the silver screen for the next decade it seems. What a terrible time to be a fan of cinema. I weep for the future." <P> Did i also mention that you are a DRAMA QUEEN? lol I weep for you and your chances of getting laid.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Macready452

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "As if we need the intended definition of the word faggot. Speed Racer is for trannys and chicks with dicks" <P> Oh, yeah. 'Cause like, one of the directors is a transgender... So, obviously, anybody that liked the film, is also, a transgender. Brilliant stuff. <P> Die in a fire.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    The box office(SP vs Expendables)...

    by tailhook

    There are fairly good reasons why they did the money they did. The primary one for the Expendables is that Stallone successfully built off a known quanity. That quantity was him and built off of his previous Rocky Balboa and Rambo IV films. Note, when those films first hit they weren't out of the box successes. But, like any good action film they were extremely cheap and had a very low downside. Now with the third film, Expendables sold the fact that it was an action fim in that mold. A known quantiy. You know what he's bringing to the table and the style of movie to expect before you ever enter the theater.<p><p> Scott Pilgrim, on the other hand, has previous track record to speak of. Will it become a cult hit? Doing real shitty at the box office is a necessary requirement, so it has that part covered. I could see it being slotted for a midnight showing run. Its certainly a film greatly enhanced by recreational drugs given its visual motif. Where it will really pick up is video and I think it has a bit of a life there. But given the money put in this thing and the studio burned... I doubt it would be followed up. Lesson #1... don't over-sell to the point where doing cult-classic BO is extremely detrimental. Low overhead, low expecttions, leave room for surpise, make your money back on DVD if it tanks.<p><p> Gonna bring up one more film that actually what i'm talking about right. That film being Kick-Ass. Anyone who classifies this movie as a bomb is a fool. While it did have a decent ad campeign behind it, it was always done within the realm of the money it could make back. At $97 million, It didn't exactly set the worldwide box-office on fire... but given the cost to make was only $30 million, it did not have to. And given it also had no track record, its perfectly setup for a sequel... of which you can bet your last dollar there will be one, especially if the DVD numbers do well. You now have an established product with known actors which can be slated at a $50 mil budget, and still have room to manuver ad-wise.<p> The sad part in all this is that this is also the reason why you have sequels and franchises and why remakes are so prevalant. People who drop $40 on a film(or more) want to have a good idea that they aren't going to be burned in what they watch. Thats the primary selling point and it has always been this way since the start of movies, except back in the day they were selling stars rather than sequels. If Humphrey Bogart was your man than here are some more knockoffs with him in it. Do they have roman numerals after their name? No.. but he's still the franchise. Gary Cooper? John Wayne? Simply sell the star and the quality of the picture needent be much of an issue.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    JackalofBane

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "The ratio of people who are like "Wow, this movie bombed! HA! Glad I didn't see it." to the people who've actually seen it. Feels like there's a connection here. Point is, you didn't want it to win and are glad we're getting shit like "Vampires Suck" next weekend. So, yeah, thanks." <P> Jesus Christ, you fucking idiotic simpleton. Because OBVIOUSLY, anyone who is not "enlightened" enough to appreciate the GENIUS of Scott Pilgrim... MUST be looking forward to Vamipres Suck. <P> Yeah. Nice logic there champ. Go cry about Wright's BOX OFFICE FAILURE and go jerk off to Mary Elizabeth Winstead aka the most MEDIOCRE LOOKING ACTRESS ON THE PLANET. <P> lol I swear, she has the sex appeal of a door knob.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    DudeGimmeTabs

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "Difficult to know how to feel. The amount as geek driven twatfuckwittery around this movie means it's failure is borderline fucking hilarious. Snakes On A Plane hilarious. However, as mentioned by some of my more esteemed posters above, if it fails it is yet another nail in the coffin of cinematic originality and means that we can fully expect a remake of Jaws to arrive in 2012, and a remake of Deep Blue Sea to arrive in 2013. When we get Die Hard, starring Sam Worthington and directed by Brett Ratner in 24 months, then it will be exactly what the cinema going masses deserve." <P> Oooooooorrrrrrr it simply means that Michael Cera will NEVER WORK AGAIN. <P> That makes me happy :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Loews Girl Big Forehead....

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    He'll keep getting work. Open any movie with a budget even modest in size.... not so much! <p> I think it's a shame as I like Edgar Wright and would like to see him get more chances but as you rightly say, chances are not something Hollywood dishes out too many of!<p> Hope Piranha does good next week or decently budgeted horror carrying an R rating will be in the shitter as well!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    I stopped reading this review after the first paragraph.

    by Knuckleduster

    I mean, what's the point? Harry is the most unreliable reviewer ever. His opinion of a film is almost completely determined by the mood he's in at the time. And since none of us know if he was sleepy or grumpy or horny or hungry when he watched this film, there's really no point. <p> So fuck it. I was gonna go watch this film anyway. Harry's reviews are about as useful as a cock-flavoured lollipop.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim vs. Normal People

    by MANNZILLA

    That should have been the title

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    ChristianTerroristMilitia

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    LMAO Where the fuck did THIS guy come from? He just became my favorite talkbacker here on AICN. <P> CTM... I SALUTE YOU! <P> Seriously, this guy just articulated what had been in the deep recesses of my mind concerning Harry and his opinions on film, and well, FANBOYISM in general. <P> Beautiful, beautiful stuff man... keep it up :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Ha Ha Ha

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Expendables rules the weekend, and Inception STILL beat Scott Pilgrim. Eat THAT, ironic hipsters. Keep licking Cera's balls.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    What a brilliant psychoanalysis...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    And i'm still laughing at all the dumbfucks who's MINDS YOU HAVE JUST BLOWN lol You seem to be a rational, objective individual like myself. That's extremely refreshing to see here lol <P> To all the idiots who are calling you "egocentric" and that your spouting "pseudo-psychological drivel" and whatnot... they're just morons who feel threatened by your obvious intellectual superiority. I get that too here occasionally (like the LOST talkback for instance). The simpletons here FEAR and RESENT people who put more thought into their posts. People who can articulate and offer a deep examination of art/philosophy, etc... <P> Your posts about this flick absolutely reinforce my "opinion" that film (and most art for that matter...) is OBJECTIVE, not SUBJECTIVE. PEOPLE are subjective. The actual piece of art in question, is OBJECTIVE (i.e. it exists independent of an observer. The film itself is literally identical to all who veiw it. It is the PERSON who watches it that is the source of the subjectivity... but film CAN and SHOULD be judged OBJECTIVELY) I tried to engage this debate a few times on this website, but it appears that most people here are a little too simplistic and shallow minded for that type of dialogue... <P> So basically, any intelligent, mature, rational, objective person who sees this flick can really only come to the same conclusion that you did. It's really that simple. The people who like it appear juvenile, biased, inexperienced, and shallow. (This is just simply based on reading all of the comments in this TB so far...) <P> Keep up the good work bro!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    RedKamel FTW!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "The reason people are botching about the lack of an inception review: this is supposedly a movie site for movie buffs and nerds. So why is there no review from the owner about a sci fi hit everyones talking about? Quite simply the lack of a review, no matter how short, is solidifying AICN as an advertising dump for teens with foul mouths. It's ok to skip movies but not notable ones. Name one movie reviewer who bailed on inception. There isn't one. That's cause the owner of this site isn't a movie reviewer and this site isn't for movie reviews. It's a blog for some movie shills. It used to be good. The only thing keeping it alive are the hilarious talkbacks. If the talkbacks changes this site would go to zero. the mgmt knows this so they stopped putting effort into the content. No respect for what it used to be. That's what the lack of an inception review means." <P> Fucking NAILED IT.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    The only good thing about Scott Pilgrim

    by Joely_Boy

    was his Smashing Pumpkins T-shirts. That's it!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Jackalcack

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "...is that the idea behind it is juvenile and pathetic. People don't want to see a story about a dweeb having to fight some hipster chick's 7 ex boyfriends. Jesus, just typing that sounds lame. Compare it, for example, to a film about a bunch of guys who break into your dreams to steal/plant ideas. Without even seeing a trailer for either movie I know which one I think sounds more interesting. Bottom line, Scott Pilgrim fails on a concept level." <P> Check... <P> And... <P> MATE <P> :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Boopybeepy...What the fuck!?!?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "Inception Fans are the Worst People in the World" <P> "Inception fans hate cinema." <P> Why do people like this exist? lol My god... Would you care to explain this hilariously retarded and ignorant claim? <P> Me thinks you won't 'cause you're a chicken-shit with awful taste in film :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T GIVE THE FILM AWAY FOR FREE

    by gruntybear

    I'm guessing that more than half of the gross from this weekend got lost through the neverending stream of "sneak previews" that took place literally every day in some part of the country from mid-July to now. Scott Pilgrim tweeted so highly for so long because the filmmakers and idiot marketeers were too busy GIVING THE DAMNED FILM AWAY every night for free. I can't even tell you the number of tweets of people that I saw where folks were bragging that they had seen the film 2 and 3 times FOR FREE before the damned thing even had a chance to open. There were people at Comic-Con camped out to see the film multiple times that one weekend alone. Let this be a lesson marketeers, don't try to sell to the 20somethings that which you already gave them for free. It's that bullshit Napster/file-sharing argument that the more shit these 20something thieves get for free, the more they supposedly buy. As a business model. THIS. DOES. NOT. WORK. The kids never pay for what they can get for free. This is why the music industry is in the sad shape that it is; and this is why the print media industry is following in the same footsteps.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    LMAO @ yourSTEPDADDY

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Dude, you have absolutely AWFUL taste in films... and your "defense" or "argument" as to what made Pilgrim a "good" film are simplistic at best. What are you, like 14 or something? <P> P.S. Your Inception spoof was ABOMINABLE. <P> :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Why all the kick ass hate?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    I didn't come to this site very much when that movie came out but I thought it was great.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I love the people on this talkback who are...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    ...defending the craptastic/simplistic/hipster loving Scotty Pilgrim, yet blasting a technological,/visual MARVEL like Avatar. <P> Fucking HILARITY!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    EAT PRAY LOVE Kicks SCOTT PILGRIM'S Ass!

    by Graphix67

    1) The Expendables 2) Eat Pray Love 3) The Other Guys 4) Inception (and finally...) 5) Scott Pilgrim vs The World limps into 5th place.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Michael Cerra hangs himself over box office failure.

    by parissun

    Scott Pilgrim worse than Speed Racer. LOL. Beaten by Expendable, Eat Pray Love, The Others Guys and Inception. Actually, this was a tepid box office all around. Teh Expendables pulled in a sorry $35 mil. Harry's handlers will not be pleased with these numbers.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I was going to shut up, but...

    by ClayG

    I really wasn't to trudge back into this debate, but I can't resist. On the whole Scott Pilgrim vs. Inception debate..they're really two different kinds of films. One is more about feeling. the other principally about thought. That having been said, there *is* thought and inventiveness in Pilgrim, in the form of the visual videogame fight-scene METAPHORS used to represent Scott's grappling with responsibility and his own immaturity. Remember metaphors? Anybody thinking all those over-the-top fight scenes were actually going on are missing the point. Scott Pilgrim is actually a very human, very real-world story dressed up in fanciful metaphors, loud music and bright colors. In that sense, it engages both the heart and the mind. But it seems like not enough people were paying attention. I've seen the movie twice already...and I'm no hipster, tween or teen.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I was going to shut up, but...

    by ClayG

    I really wasn't to trudge back into this debate, but I can't resist. On the whole Scott Pilgrim vs. Inception debate..they're really two different kinds of films. One is more about feeling. the other principally about thought. That having been said, there *is* thought and inventiveness in Pilgrim, in the form of the visual videogame fight-scene METAPHORS used to represent Scott's grappling with responsibility and his own immaturity. Remember metaphors? Anybody thinking all those over-the-top fight scenes were actually going on are missing the point. Scott Pilgrim is actually a very human, very real-world story dressed up in fanciful metaphors, loud music and bright colors. In that sense, it engages both the heart and the mind. But it seems like not enough people were paying attention. I've seen the movie twice already...and I'm no hipster, tween or teen.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    And i'm not entirely sure how Christopher Nolan fits...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    into all of this... but anyone who says Inception is NOT his best is fucking crazy. <P> Everyone knows Insomnia is completely mediocre. And for some bizarre reason, Prestige is elevated here as something... "good"? (Bah... barely ahead of Insomnia). The Dark Knight was EXTREMELY overrated (Not at ALL, the be-all-end-all comic book flick that some nerds make it out to be. Heath was fucking PHENOMENAL however... put it right behind "Begins"). Batman Begins was pretty fantastic (Near perfect Reboot). Next would be Memento, which is fucking CLASS (Always kept you on your toes...). And on the very top would be Inception. I give Inception the nod over Memento out of sheer SCOPE... with its multiple levels and themes. Visually stunning as well. Memento was a rather "simple" movie. <P> So there you have it. The OFFICIAL POWER RANKINGS OF CHRIS NOLAN'S FILMS ;-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Award for BIGGEST 'TARD ON THIS TALKBACK goes to...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Tall_Boy66 anyone? <P> He should DEFINITELY get some votes

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Detective Fingerling...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Why the Kick-Ass hate?? Because it was an over-hyped, derivative, empty, shallow, cliched, gimmicky, poorly paced, tonaly inconsistent BORE. <P> Does that help? :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    for christ sake dude

    by MacReady452

    No one wants to read your fucking paragraph responses to a void. Who the fuck was talking to you anyway? "I'll just flame eveyone." Pathetic dude. Pathetic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Soooo....

    by Gumbo1

    What's the actual film about?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Instead of using the terrible SCOTT PILGRIM to support...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "Indy" or low budget, non-studio films... go out and support actual QUALITY films that are coming out in the near future such as: <P> Monsters, Rubber, Catfish, and Enter the Void. <P> THOSE are the flicks that you Sott Pilgrim defenders should be talking about. Comprende?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim may not be big at the box office but Comic Con ru

    by samuraiyao

    Comic Books at the end of the fucking day owns all your asses, so go fuck yourself you fake ass tough guy!!!! Look I'm happy that Sly's movie got number 1 meaning more action/martial arts movie coming out soon!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    MacReady452

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    lol <P> Who was that directed to? I couldn't, for the life of me, decipher that NONSENSE. I assume it was me 'cause i called you out on being a douche-nozzle... is that correct?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Macready lol... coming from the guy who said:

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "As if we need the intended definition of the word faggot. Speed Racer is for trannys and chicks with dicks" <P> My response: <P> "Oh, yeah. 'Cause like, one of the directors is a transgender... So, obviously, anybody that liked the film, is also, a transgender. <P> Brilliant stuff. <P> Die in a fire."

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Macready = FULL OF FAIL

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Me = UNDENIABLE, MASSIVE WIN

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    So

    by Detective_Fingerling

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Kick Ass was over-hyped?

    by Detective_Fingerling

    I thought it was fun. Didn't bore me in the least. To each his own I suppose. And Bravo about calling out the Prestige. That movie was boring as hell. I think people jerked off to it because it was Nolan coming off of Begins and it had Alfred in it.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Dic Fingerling...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    ;-) <P> No matter what you thought of Kick-Ass it is absolutely indisputable that the film was over-hyped. I've been around AICN since the Phantom Menace days... and Kick-Ass was one of the most over-hyped fucking flicks i've ever seen on here. No hyperbole lol

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Agreed on Prestige :-)

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I agree with your assessment of why it was so well received. I would also add the "twist" as well... People thought it was BRILLIANT, despite all of the natural plot-holes and inconsistencies that arise from it. <P> Hogwash.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Oh. I know this game. NO, I WON.

    by MacReady452

    Spam? You're spam. That's what I think of you. You're right dude you win. Go ahead and spend the next 3 hours writing paragraphs of bullshit. Sorry i insulted your post op boyfriend.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Also agree on Prestige

    by Stifler's Mom

    Nolan makes good films, full of plot holes, and all four of his recent films (Batman Begins, Prestige, Dark Knight, Inception) have clunky, overlong third acts.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by The_King_of_AICN

    I told ya' once muthafukka....I ain't telling you again. Since you're AICN, I'm your fukkin' ruler bitch. FALL IN LINE HO!!! <p> And stop blowin' Cera for free, that little mumbly hipster cunt has to pay double.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Prestige and Tesla

    by Detective_Fingerling

    Can anyone give me a detailed description about why Tesla was so important to the film? I get what happened at the end was due to the electricity (right?). It was almost as if the entire movie was all built around Tesla and I don't remember the revelation being anything remotely worthy of so much Tesla talk. Forgive me if I've forgotten too much about the details there. I saw it in the theatre once and haven't seen it since.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    THE CHOPPAH

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Did you just claim that you are the "champ" of something? What would that be, exactly... DOUCHE-ocity? <P> Anyway, you may actually want to READ what i wrote, as you may acutally LEARN something... <P> I'm probably asking for too much :-(

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Macready...SPAM?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Naw man. I'm just calling you out on the irrational, idiotic, waste of human flesh that you are. <P> Your parents must be proud :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    And that's hilarious coming from THE CHOPPAH...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    of all people lol <P> Dude, you are one of the biggest morons on this site. Spamming countless talkbacks with your inane ramblings... you fucking attention seeking WHORE lol <P> Niggah please...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    "You'll Fear the Choppah"

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Sung to the tune of BOC's "Don't Fear the Reaper"<BR><BR><BR><BR>Talkback times have come<BR> Here but now they're gone<BR> Users all fear the Choppah! So do Harry, Massy and Capone...<BR> They can't be like He is...<BR> All you babies...you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> You know he'll never be banned... <BR>you'll fear the Choppah! <BR>The Choppah never will die... <BR>you'll fear the Choppah! <BR> Babies he's a MAN... <BR><BR> Ain't It Cool is done<BR> Here but now it's gone<BR> Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> Left together for a better job...<BR> Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> 40,000 fewer hits everyday<BR> ...Like Moriarty and Mr. Vern<BR> 40,000 fewer hits everyday...<BR> See these crappy articles...<BR> Another 40,000 leaving everyday...<BR> We can't be like He is!<BR> All you babies...you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> Better give him a hand...you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> The Choppah never will die... you'll fear the Choppah!<BR> Babies, he's a MAN<BR><BR> SCOTTPILGRIMFAN's done<BR> Here but now he's gone<BR> Came the last night of talkback<BR> And it was clear that you couldn't go on<BR> When the site was open and His Name appeared<BR> The shitty ads shimmered then disappeared<BR> The talkbackers shivered when HE appeared...<BR> saying "YOU'RE ALL AFRAID!"<BR> All you babies...and you quaked in fear!<BR> You all ran from him...<BR> and you don't know why!<BR> You shit your britches and cry and cry!<BR> You can't become like CHOP is!<BR> You've been pwned by mighty hands...<BR> You can't become like CHOP is!<BR> You're all babies..who fear <BR><RB><RB><BR><BR><B><BR><R><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><B><B><BR>THE_CHOPPAH!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Hey "CHOP"...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Why don't you get the fuck off this website and get back to your real passion, which is sodomizing the decomposing carcases of stillborn babies. <P> Obviously, film analysis and debate is not your "cup of tea"...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    lowes cunt

    by MacReady452

    What would you know about pride or prents? The nuns at the orphanage said you were such an embarrassment they are converting to Islam and strapping bombs to their chests. They wanted to know the name of that gay bar you run the glory hole service out of, so they can "make good".

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Oooohhhh i get it... So he's supposed to be this like EPIC TROLL or something around these parts. The "Unbannable" or something like that. Too bad he ain't clever or witty enough to warrant a cult-following, like the infamous Brassmonkey, or the original FETT (Fettastic/Fetterific, etc.) Your teenage ass probably doen't even know who the fuckin i'm talking about lol <P> Sorry kid, but you're outta your league ;-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Macready452

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Wow, that was too funny. <P> No, seriously. I am literally laughing out loud at that brilliant display of wit...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    THE CHOPPAH

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Oh SNAP, i just got PWNED!!!!11!! <P> Or should i say... <P> CHOPPED! <P> HAHA! Cuz CHOPPED, like... THE CHOPPAH!? GET IT??? Damn i'm BRILLIANT

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I guess, in order to be an AWESOME TROLL like THE CHOPPAH...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I need a CATCHPHRASE. <P> Like, how 'bout... "you just got... LOWED!" <P> AWESOME! How bout that? <P> Anybody?!? <P> What do you think All-Mighty Choppah??

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Oh, nice Choppah!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I see what you did there... You just REPEATED EXACTLY WHAT I SAID to Macready... right back AT ME?! Holy SHIT man. Do you teach classes on TROLLING 101? Cuz if you do, SIGN ME THE FUCK UP! <P> I must learn from The Master...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Hey Chop...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Is Schizophrenia/Bi-polar Disorder hereditary in your family... or are you the first case? <P> Just curious...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Yo Harry...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Harry, old chum, please swallow what's left of your ego and immediately hire ChristianTerroristMilitia to replace the gaping Moriarty void left by Drew.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    and by Fishus, you mean...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    YOU? You know, the OTHER account that you use here?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Please forgive Lowes, Lord Chop...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    for he knows not what he does.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    at least the wit is recognized and appreciated

    by MacReady452

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Lowes

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Been here since '97, son, under two pseudonyms: DrLocrian and Le Vicious Fishus. <BR><BR>I'm an old AICN fish, but I ain't no sock puppet.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    lol

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Dance monkey, DANCE!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Fishus...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Thats funny, i have never heard of either of those screen-names. Hhhmm... guess you didn't leave much of an impression on me.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Gee, I never thought the Scott Pilgrim revolution would feel this...<BR><BR>inconsequential.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Lowes...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    SSSNap!<BR><BR>But seriously, man... Life's too short for this pointless bickering. <BR><BR>Believe you me--you can't defeat THE_CHOPPAH. There are none who can. Against the power of Choppah there can be no victory. We must *join* him, Lowes. Join with The Choppah. It would be wise, my friend.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    And of course you 2 aren't the same...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    you just contradicted each other. Fishus agreed with me, saying that ChristianTerroristMilita should be hired on as a reviewer on this site. And right before that, you go on this rant about: <P> "your incessant rambling, pretentious reviewing and condescending pseudo-psychoanalysis of Harry et all is growing thin. THE_CHOPPAH is weary of you, and THE_CHOPPAH never gets weary, as Fishus so beautifully pointed out." <P> Which is either directed towards me or Milita. Which completely contradicts Fish's point. You are ATTACKING him (or me) <P> So either way, you are a FUCKTARD. <P> :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    Fish...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You sound like a moderately reasonable chap... so unless this is an elaborate "inside joke" that i'm not privy to lol, or something... i'm gonna take my chances and just absolutely OBLITERATE the CHOPWHORE. Cool beans? ;-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Now serving #1,255,803

    by MacReady452

    "Just stick your cock right through that hole sir. Lowes bitch will then rub your throbbing rod all over its tranny post op forehead and suck it off to competion leaving no fuss or muss. No no sir....here is your change for the nickel.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    And SCOTTPILGRIMFAN is...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    FUCKING RETARDED. Holy shit man. How can one single individual produce so much FAIL in life. <P> I mean seriously, i "get" your act. You're whole act, including your screen-name is "ironic" and "sarcastic", etc. We fucking GET IT mate! Get a new gimmick already, SHIT lol

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH is a merciful lord...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    to those who serve him well. He believes in the freedom of expression (though he often castigates his minions severely when they express un-Choppah opinions and remarks).<BR><BR>Seriously, though: ChristianTerroristMilita is a damned fine writer and would be a breath of fresh air at AICN.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Ya' know...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I'm a simple man. I like simple pleasures. Like bright colors and lots of music and overblown, self-aware action. <p> I like Barbarella and Fearless Frank and Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion and Candy and Six String Samurai and Casino Royale (66) and Straight to Hell and Walker and Bloody Mallory and Motorama. <p> I liked Scott Pilgrim. It isn't the year of Scott Pilgrim. Scott Pilgrim isn't blowing anyone's mind. But I liked it. Like butter in my...popcorn or lollipops in my mouth. <p> That's just me. That's just something that I enjoy.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim has BOMBED.

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    It's OVER. You WIN. Everyone knows it's SHIT. <P> Yes? Are you finished now?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I, too, crossed The Choppah once...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    and the TB seas were bloodied with my ruined entrails.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Fishus

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Agreed. Militia, upon being hired at AICN, would automatically become the BEST reviewer here, without question (Mori was obviously the best before...) He shares the exact same thought process that i do. It's like he jacked in to my brain and stole my thoughts stating word-for-word, what i would say. <P> Fucking eerie man...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    lol;-)lol:(lmfao

    by MacReady452

    this is more your speed lowes<p> :p8===========D

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    THE CHOPPAH

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Oh sorry man, i got bored of you already... my BUST. Cheesedog huh... that's the best you got? Well too bad it didn't hit home, as i am neither FAT, nor PIMPLY, nor GREASY... <P> But your welcome to try again :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I for one hope you continue your lame TB schtick for the next 2 years or so, insisting that 2010/2011/2012 is the year of Scott Pilgrim.<BR><BR>Odds that you and the schmuck who pulled a similar schtick with AVATAR are one and the same: at least 60%.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Oh, i see... MY meme-speak is infantile...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    and what exactly would that make YOURS? Please do tell me oh wise CHOPPAH??

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Now we'll see some sock puppets.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    ALL HAIL SCOTTPILGRIMFAN!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    He is your master!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    As there is obviously NOTHING about your "act"...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    that is JUVENILE, or INFANTILE, or TIRED, or PLAYED-OUT... <P> Nope! Not at all!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    2010: THE YEAR OF SCOTT PILGRIM

    by scottpilgrim2010

    Welcome to the revolution...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    No.

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    You are a twunt.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    EDGAR WRIGHT IS THE NEW KUBRICK!

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Anyone who disagrees is just jealous.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Seriously though Fishus...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Doesn't seeing some dumb twat like Choppah, make you yearn for the days of Brassmonkey, FETT, and Chicken George?? <P> *sigh* Good times...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Lowes

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Yep, Militia is the real deal. <BR><BR>Unfortunately, the chances of him/her being offered a writing gig at AICN after his scathing deconstruction of Harry are slim to none (particularly due to the culture of nepotism that has developed here over the past decade).

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Macready, are you still here?

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I was done with you like an hour ago mate... <P> You can go FUCK OFF now :-)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Seriously

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    LARGO - FUCKING - WINCH! I am not kidding!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    How's it going, Pilgrimites?

    by scottpilgrim4ever

    Hail to scottpilgrimfan.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    I particularly recall Chicken George very well...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    However, there is more about The_Choppah than you guess. I, too, assumed he was a troll once. But I eventually saw the error of my ways. You may find that Chop actually has quite the sharp intellect...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Fishus

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You are absolutely correct. But wasn't that shit spot-on about Harry? That was fucking brilliant. He articulated exactly what i have been feeling for years about Harry, and "Fanboyism" in general...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Pilgrimites...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Are you a few of the four or five people who saw SCOTT PILGRIM this past weekend?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    scottpilgrim4ever

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    What's wrong, brother?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Wow Choppah...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    That "REPEATING WHAT I SAID TO SOMEONE ELSE, BACK AT ME" schtick isn't gonna get old AT ALL. That's pretty clever man... i think i stopped doing that in like 2nd grade myself, but whatever floats it man!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah, but....

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Largo Winch!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Damnit...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Must run and actually do some work this morning.<BR><BR>Have fun, folks. <BR><BR>Be gentle, Lord Chop.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Fishus... curious....

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    This "sharp intellect" you speak of... is he going to apply this anytime soon, 'cause i gotta hit the sack soon... and i would love to see it.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Jesus...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    What, are you gonna tell me it's fucking Vern or some shit? lol

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Geez...

    by mrhymes01

    I had fun watching the flick. It may never make big bucks in the movies, but I don't care. I don't go see movies for critics, I go to see someting because I think it's fitsmy style... not some faceless critic on the net. Scott Pilgrim was a fun, live-action/video game hybrid that gave me a quirky storyline, had some depth of character and never took itself too serious. This movie, like Watchmne or Kick-@ss, isn't for everyone. Hating a movie because a particular actor is in it is juvenile... but that's what I expect from people. So when people moan about Hollywood not taking chances or rebooting everything under the sun - but won't support SPvTW? Please shut up, sit down and go watch the 'Land of Lost' reboot... because it's what you deserve. Inception was great on it's own accord, but it wasn't THAT original. Regardless, it was one of the best flicks of 2010.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by scottpilgrim4ever

    I'm tired master. I'm just so tired. I can't do this anymore.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Ok, Choppah... time's up.

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Spill the beans bro... who are you? I would be absolutely shocked and appalled if you were someone i knew and/or respected. <P> Prove me wrong Oh Great One!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    ah...now he's done

    by MacReady452

    It's all become too much for the big tough guy

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by scottpilgrim2010

    I told you scottpilgrim4ever was weak!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Genteel Gentile = remarkable

    by snitchseeker

    He says (stupidly): "Of course that's a defamatory moniker conjured by pseudointellectual propagandist and faux-iconaclastic degenerates (you know, people that justify themselves with such astute arguments as "meh" and "just sayin"), so I'll proudly except it." Except it? EXCEPT it? LOL?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    OK Chicken George Lite...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I mean... *ahem* CHOPPAH.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    comix artist take on the movie

    by cyberskunk

    I was just browsing through http://twitter.com/evandorkin

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    PILGRIMITES...

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    ... scottpilgrim4ever is dead to us all.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    THE CHOPPAH most definitely does NOT...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    sound like someone who played "Magic: The Gathering" in high school. <P> No sir.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Macready...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I will never be done with you. You are officially my pet now. <P> Scratch my balls PET, scratch them gooooood...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Well, I loves me some "Phantom of the Paradise"

    by cookylamoo

    It's w wonder why DePalma and Williams can't get their stage musical of the film on. Or a remake with Ellen Page in the Jessica Harper part.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Largo Winch

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN... *sigh*

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I really do hope your balls drop soon... Perhaps you will find a new hobby? <P> Like fucking girls?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    what an idiot lowes bitch is

    by MacReady452

    The only thing you pet is the hair of the elderly man that has his head in your lap. You have been humilited by countless people all day. I'll stop where i started. You are pathetic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    If you ask me...

    by JackalofBane

    The people who are happy Scott Pilgrim bombed are the hipsters. "HA! Scott Pilgrim failed! I'm so glad I can come to a film/geek-centric website and post constantly about how a geek-centric film failed at the box office and I helped! I AM SO AWESOME FOR THAT!" ...Wait, what? Oh, and ScottPilgrimFan should stop trolling. It's not helping the cause.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Aaaawwwww, i pissed it off...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    how cute :-) <P> Actually, i haven't been humiliated once. I have no idea where you're getting that ridiculous assertion from... are you counting CHOPPAH? Is that the extent of my humiliation? lol <P> The only "humiliation" i've witnessed is ME calling out YOU for your juvenile remark about Speed Racer and "trannys". And shit, i don't support transgenders at all. That's the ironic part lol. I just felt it was my duty to call a nitwit out on his bullshit. So i did! Hooray! <P> But actually, everybody else here as agreed with my assessments on all of the topics on hand... so again, WHO was humiliated now?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    JackalofBane...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    In case you missed my earlier post directed towards you... <P> You: "The ratio of people who are like "Wow, this movie bombed! HA! Glad I didn't see it." to the people who've actually seen it. Feels like there's a connection here. Point is, you didn't want it to win and are glad we're getting shit like "Vampires Suck" next weekend. So, yeah, thanks." <P> Me: "Jesus Christ, you fucking idiotic simpleton. Because OBVIOUSLY, anyone who is not "enlightened" enough to appreciate the GENIUS of Scott Pilgrim... MUST be looking forward to Vamipres Suck. <P> Yeah. Nice logic there champ. Go cry about Wright's BOX OFFICE FAILURE and go jerk off to Mary Elizabeth Winstead aka the most MEDIOCRE LOOKING ACTRESS ON THE PLANET. <P> lol I swear, she has the sex appeal of a door knob."

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Calling out MORONS on the internet is fucking FUN!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Who woulda thunk?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN Never gets old!!!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    No sir!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    But honestly, i did actually chuckle at that last one you did...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Scrubs meets Ultraviolet. I spoke earlier of how this shitfest reminded me of the equally shitty show Scrubs... fuck, that show is awful lol. I said Pilgrim looked like Scrubs, but with pointless, over-choreographed martial arts sequences... so GOOD CALL!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    at lowesforeheadguygirlforeheadguy

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    May have awful tastes in movies but I can usually enjoy a movie with good/funny dialogue, neat action, interesting characters, and a originalish plot. Now I do spend more time defending the "bad" movies tbers hate (x3 sm3 tf2) than the "good" movies that we usually praise. I don't really care if my opinion is different from your. And regardin my INCEPTION SPOOF I'm glad you took the time to watch it. Sorry if you didn't like it, but I would figure aicn is not my key demographic (esp if half of you use the word "hipster"). Anyway stay tuned for future ABMONIBLE skits by me :)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    you support tranny balls in your mouth lowes

    by MacReady452

    Lolololololololol. You're fuckin dense

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Scottpilgrimfan

    by rogueleader66

    God you really are a pathetic loser arent you? Your stupid movie bombed, it finished 5th....5th you stupid fuck, that is a EPIC FAIL. I know this is your schtick, and you are not going to deviate from it. But god get a life loser. It failed. Period. Twitter buzz, meaningless. Go see it again, you and all the other pimply faced pencil dick losers who saw it this past weekend are the only ones who are going to make the movie any money. <P>On the off chance that you are a studio plant, all I can say is basically the same thing...GIVE IT UP. The movie bombed and you can come on here all you like it is not going to change anything. <P>Either way, piss off, you failed.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    LOL @ Scottpilgrimfan's "mash up"

    by rogueleader66

    Scrubs was unfunny drivel, and Ultraviolet was stupid crap. So in your eyes, Scott Pilgrim is, let me get this mash up right....unfunny stupid crap. Got it, no wonder it bombed. Fucking loser.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Scottpilgrimfan

    by chuffsterUK

    Please,just fuck off,you cock.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Scottpilgrimfan

    by chuffsterUK

    Please,just fuck off,you cock.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    No, I saw it Lowes

    by JackalofBane

    Don't remember calling you 'not enlightened' or saying that 'OMG Mary Winstead so SO SUPER SEXXYY'. Never even said Scott Pilgrim is genius. Just pointing out how ridiculous it is that you have nothing better to do than sit on a geek/movie website all day say how much you hate a fun, geek-culture movie that you obviously don't have an opinion on because you haven't seen it. Makes me give more respect to the people who've actually seen it and say they didn't like it. You? Well, I ignored you the first time, didn't I?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    HA HA HA HA

    by rogueleader66

    God this idiot just keeps showing us all what a pencil dicked asshole he really is. And I though it was A studio plant? Not likely, this guy is too much of a fucking moron to be a plant.<P>Oh btw loser, some one from a show that almost nobody watched is in it? Yipee skippy!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Man, how can i rag on you after that post. Fair enough :-) As long as you can admit it... and you seem to be pretty good-natured about the whole thing, so i'll let you slide. <P> And just for the record, i DO NOT use the word "hipster" lol

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    snitchseeker = misunderstanding sarcasm.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Although I do freely admit it's not nearly as deviously clever or proficiently snide as those fine folks who attempt to shame everyone into supporting their lifestyle under threat of the dreaded scarlet H, I do like to try my hand at some light sarcasm from time to time. <p> Of course I brought it all upon myself, I made the silly mistake of not excepting MTV as my lord and savior. Stupid me.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Article about Harry and all of you!

    by iceman199

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20100816/ENT02/8160301/The-geeks-are-pulling-Hollywood-s-strings-right-now--and-that-s-not-a-good-thing

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Macready, seriously...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    you are getting dumber by the minute. <P> Stop embarassing yourself. I'm actually starting to pity you now...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    RED

    by fumbles

    fuck SPVTW and fuck The Expendables..."RED" will rule them all

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Oh boy

    by rogueleader66

    A movie that looks like a sitcom? Oh please loser, tell me more, because that's just what I want, to go to the movies and think I am watching TV. You just keep getting more and more mornoic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    jackalofbane ftw

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Agree totally (cept I do find winstead kinda sexy...she got a booty!)i

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Rogueleader66

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You are completely missing the point. I don't know why everyone is confused about SCOTTPILGRIMFAN... He is being intentionally HYPERBOLIC. He is EXAGGERATING. His whole "act" is supposed to be ironic and sarcastic. Are your sarcasm detectors defective, or what? lol

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    NeverTalksBack (in response to your question)

    by JDanielP

    First off, allow me to "thank you" for being civil and for not downgrading the talkback with useless name-calling. How pleasant it is when people can simply discuss their perspectives, without a show of hostility. <P>There will always be differences in people. What people must learn is tolerance. But for me, I draw the line with developing children. <P>In my life, I've been "hit on" by 3 gay men. All were past co-workers. The first time, I didn't even realize it had happened until it was over, when a hand had glided across my backside (as he walked by). And this happened after hinting within brief conversation. The second young man was even less subtle during verbal interaction, though it has been too long ago for me to remember specifics. And the third time may be more about my perception than his intent, as it was more about body language. (I feel as though I am a reasonably perceptive man.) <P>The hand across my behind really caught me off-guard, which was REALLY different from a "pat" as part of a sports team. But those are things that a strait man can just let go, and consider a compliment. <P>In the past, here at AICN, I had joked about how little of a guy that I am, after some vicious sparing in the talkbacks. In truth, I am a very big man. It is rare that I see someone bigger than myself, and even more rare that I see someone taller. I'm sure that if it wasn't for my nature as a gentleman, those men would have never been so friendly towards me. <P>So please, even if you greatly disagree with my feelings on gay interactions in film, in accordance to rating, understand that I may be as tolerant as one could expect (especially considering generational differences).

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    JackalofBane

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    You kinda missed the point man. My seeing the movie is neither here nor there... I was just pointing out your logically fallacious argument about "whoever doesn't like this movie supports hollywood shit like Vamipire Weekend!" <P> Which is just completely fucking idiotic. Do you at least agree with this?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    scottpilgrimfan...

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Step into my office.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    @ Jobacca

    by sai_justin

    If you're so sick of it, get a fucking life. No one's forcing you to blow fanboys - that's your decision. Scott Pilgrim was fantastic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    THE CHOPPAH! You have returned!!

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Yippeeeee <P> Wait a second... weren't you admonishing ME for using sarcasm earlier? And now YOU are doing just that? How about that! Hypocrite much? <P> And thanks man, 'cause your post was brilliantly insightful. It really was. Yeah, you know those "big words" i use? How i "act smarter" than everyone else? My "intellectual ramblings" and whatnot? Gee, maybe i actually AM smarter than most of the idiots that populate these boards... you ever think of that chief? Maybe it isn't some ELABORATE ACT or prank... maybe i am actually... *gasp* INTELLIGENT? Maybe i actually DO have good taste in art! Maybe i am fucking OBJECTIVE! Holy shit! <P> And no, FILM isn't OBJECTIVE... that would just be NONSENSE! <P> So a final thought for you dipshit. Maybe i actually know WHAT THE FUCK I'M TALKING ABOUT . Maybe YOU are playing the "Douche-nozzle" card 'cause that's all you have left... am i getting warm motherfucker? Maybe you too, are an IDIOT with TERRIBLE TASTE IN FILM, who gets their feathers ruffled when someone like me comes in and calls you out on it. Perhaps... YOU, are the... "Douche-nozzle"? Think about kid. Process this shit and get back to me tomorrow, deal?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    @ ChristianTerroristMilitia

    by sai_justin

    "This is probably as a result of his upbringing by parents who allowed their child to live i