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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Forgive the early posting of Sunday’s BTS pic, but starting at 10am I’m watching all the Planet of the Apes movies marathoned at the Alamo Drafthouse with beautiful archive 35mm prints to boot. So, instead of risking being super late with tomorrow’s pic I’m gonna be super early!

This is one of the newer BTS pics in the column, but gosh darn it… I love me some Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and had this puppy sitting in my folder just waiting to be posted. So now I give it life!

You’ll see the set, extras, Edgar Wright and members of Sex Bob-Omb (notably Scott Pilgrim and Stephen Stills) as they prepare for the big battle with the Katayanagi twins!!

Thanks again to Pat Barnett. Click to embiggen!



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic will see the winner of the Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard contest, so it’ll be whatever awesome BTS pic wins!

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  • May 29, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    by SonnyBonoWigDo

    goddamn, i love this movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:27 a.m. CST

    With that headline I was expecting a Fast and Furious pic.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 29, 2011, 2:34 a.m. CST

    So underrated

    by blackcoffee

    I just don't understand why this film wasn't a massive hit. I loved every minute of it.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    I love this film so much.

    by Conaw

    One of my favorites. I can watch it anytime. Had so much fun with it.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Chose the wrong girl

    by Geofruben

    Biggest protagonist screw up in movie history. Otherwise good flick.

  • I had one a few years ago, and there were some similarities to Scott Pilgrim's actions compared to mine, that it was rather scary. We both were rather blinded and just said, 'oh, that problem? I have nothing wrong with that.' And then you soon realize, these aren't issues that can just be swept under the rug.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST


    by montessaurus

    by leaps and bounds. maybe one of the rare instances where this is true.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by montessaurus

    HI! WELCOME TO THE INTERNET! I'm have no official say in the goings on of AICN - I'm just a "talkbacker" like you, but I'd like to nominate you for the prestigious "DUMBSHIT POST OF 5/29 AWARD" congrats my friend - you've definitely sealed the deal in my eyes. For future reference, LURK MOAR.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:30 a.m. CST

    waited too long to make the movie

    by speed

    Email as a way of communicating in the flick was only one of many errors they made with the script. Sure that may have worked when the comic was actually written, but it certainly doesn't work anymore in the world of twitter and Facebook. Also Michael Cera just comes off as the ultimate douchebag. He's certainly not a likable character and is only interested in himself. Plus it tried to be too cool for school. Unfortunately it just came off as wanky. A lazy script with a poor choice of main actor.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim was trying so hard to be cool & hip...

    by justmyluck

    ... I just sort of tuned out. How are you supposed to engage with a teen relationship movie that has retro video game elements and cartoon effects superimposed on top? Just leave that stuff in the comic books where it's, you know, required.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    @kamaji - You're a bucket of shit fuck.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Never had a relationship because you didn't like the movie? Good call, dicktool. Maybe it's correct to say you have good tastes because it was a huge disappointment.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    New Desktop Background? Yes, Please.

    by ArcherNX01

    Many thanks, Quint. PS, after the up close & personal New Bev screenings, the pudge has gotten to Edgar. Will a wont to don the Ant-Man suit turn him into lean mean Edgar again?

  • May 29, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST

    I like Michael Cera

    by alan_poon

    Just started watching A D from the start again. Spaced is my favourite 'sitcom' of all time too. Yet I absolutely loathed this film.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:34 a.m. CST

    A bucket of shit fuck indeed!

    by speed

    Is that where all the shit comes out of a Lady's arse after she's been anally penetrated?<P>Obviously you've been watchig some Japanese Porn!!!<P> I once had a chick leave me some unwanted pebbles in my shower after a saucy little rearender. <P> As for Kamaji. Why even bother replying to a 15 year old?

  • May 29, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    This was worse than Kick Ass...

    by Mr Soze

    And Kick Ass was just plain lousy.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Poor casting

    by kadayi

    Cera was just way too nebbish for the role. Joseph Gordon-Levitt would of probably been a better fit.

  • May 29, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    So can Quint be done with BTS pics now?

    by alpine

    Long time visitor of this site ('98) and finally I can't take it anymore. I've got to say something about these annoying pictures. This has got to be the lamest one I've seen yet. Could you guys just try to actually "report" or come up with some "scoop" like in the good old days rather than posting uninteresting pictures? Seriously isn't that what personal blogs are for? The first couple of months you had some great pics but this just might take the cake for the lamest of the behind the scenes pictures. There I had my say finally after months and months of suffering with seeing these news items and doing my best to avoid most of them -- 'cept for today. :-)

  • May 29, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Never been in a relationship (quelle suprise!)...

    by Darkman

    ...and, yet, this was (without reservation) the best fucking movie I saw last year. <br><br> Can't help but feel sorry for anyone who hated it.

  • May 29, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    cool a pic from one of the crappiest movies in recent memory.

    by claxdog

  • May 29, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    This movie was just loud an obnoxious...

    by alienindisguise

    and Michael Cera's just a little bitch. The whole flick , as many do these days, feels like a 12 year old was given millions of dollars and this is what they would have shit out.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit This Movie Sucked Massive Dick

    by Crow3711

    Seriously. I thought a year later the people who sadly clung onto this movie as being both "for nerds" and "good" would realize how shitty this movie was. It wasn't even a movie. It was a video game. Full of boss fights with absolutely no tension, one of the most anti-climactic climaxes in the history of film, and a script that made me want to rip my own ears off. I love Edgar Wright, but this thing was a stinky piece of shit.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I thought I'd hate it as much as most of you.

    by blackwood

    I really did. I think Cera is tiresome, and the long hype train for this movie started way too early, so by the time it came out I was already six months sick of it. But, Sunday of opening weekend I figured, what the hell, and went to a matinee. I liked it. For once, Cera's charmless mumbling and hipster ego fit the character, and Scott is a complete unlikable twat for most of the film, so that fell in line with my desire to hate him. By the end, I bought his transformation -- I bought him growing up a bit into something resembling a real person, a step closer to worthwhile. It actually redeemed Cera a bit for me. I loved the aesthetic, being a child of video games. I thought it was really fun. Apparently, the original intention was to have Scott end up with Knives, but that ended up getting focus-tested out of the film, which is crazy stupid. People wanted to see Scott end up with Ramona 'because he spent the whole film chasing her'. Crazy stupid. montessaurus is definitely right about one thing -- the PSN game is AMAZING. But aside from being a bit repetitive, and shitting on the 'message' of personal growth at the moment the movie finally earns it, I did like it. Certainly far better than the terrible terrible KICK-ASS.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I hate haters sometime ..

    by Beniffer

    Kick-ass was garbage, save for the fighting, that was top notch. Honestly, the comic left me wanting too. However, I have to say this movie was done well. I see people saying they think they are too old for this movie and others saying it's trying to be too cool and hip. This movie, knowing the comic to the extent of reading 2 of the books at most, seems to work very well. I'm ancient than most on here at the age of 36 and I felt this movie was directed at me a bit. It makes fun of the younger hipster crowd a bit. The overall "hipsterness" of it works, as it makes fun of itself attempting to be even more hip, thereby making it even more hip. Atleast, to the hipsters out there, or our implied ideas of what hipsters are. The comics definitely have this same feel to them. Over doing things to the point of uber-cool, witty hipstergasms. Also, and people can argue this all day, but it does take place in Toronto, Canada. Living about an hour north of Toronto and spending many moons there, as trust me, Toronto is the only thing going on in Ontario, the characters are portrayed correctly. Notice no one really "dancing" to the music at the concerts (clash at the demonhead scene included), this is a truly Canadian trait. I know this whole, standing and staring at the band while they do their thing is everywhere now, but I have been to concerts south of our border and can tell you it is waaaay different. We are quiet, polite and probably way too laid back to be north of the US of A. My personal feelings about the USA is that they are the bigger, louder, more aggressive cousin of Canada, possibly from some sort of fetal alcohol syndrome, however, bigger, stronger and sometimes just pissed off. Cera was an odd cast but I think he pulled it off. I was never a mad fanboy so I wasn't "hurt" when they cast him. People can hate this movie all "silly like" but it looks quality, has some laughs and the soundtrack is decent. I know those don't add up to a blockbuster, but I don't the Pilgrim story could ever reach that mass a crowd identification, at the level it did get to I thought was reaching. Oh, and that Matt Patel (spell?) bollywood musical number .. GAK .. that hurt a bit

  • May 29, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    This movie is videogames circa 1998

    by T 1000 xp professional

    Gideon Graves' sunglasses had that consistent shimmer ala the neo geo fighting games!! Who else here cried when the Zelda song played?

  • May 29, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    The problem with Scott Pilgrim...

    by rbatty024

    is that whenever a fight started, the whole movie felt like a big cartoon. This meant there was nothing at stake. If Scott Pilgrim lost, I didn't feel like there were any consequences. Also, these fight scenes went on for way too long. The rest of the movie was pretty good, though, and it was much, much better than Kick Ass, which had the opposite problem. A couple of the fight scenes were pretty good, but the rest of the movie was absolute shit.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:03 a.m. CST

    This was my top three of last year.

    by T 1000 xp professional

    Wuuvvvvedd it

  • May 29, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    THEY LOOK SO BAD ASS and yet the crowd is facing away from them

    by Tigger Tales

    reminds me of my second Queers show

  • May 29, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    no "canadian"? - hmm

    by Beniffer

    I thought all the "kids" Scott hung out with were clones of all the kids I used to hang out with in Toronto. The references I got and maybe they did bore me a bit ... and I must say I do understand the "joke I wasn't in on" bit, however, that is exactly how I felt hanging with these kids in Toronto ... Like I was not in a club or have a communications device that they did that made everything cooler. It was a weird crowd. I think this movie never had the chance to become "the best" as it was pretty specific to the material and to the target of that material, which isn't a big audience to start with. I am surprised it got as big as it did, maybe because I liked it. It seems the small (what I think are mine and noone else knows aboot [canuckeze]) things I really like never actually make it BIG, even when they do "blow up".

  • Scott Pilgrim was one of the most original movies of the past decade. He hasn't established his own style? Are you fucking nuts? Whatever you thought of the movie, visually it was gorgeous, and as unique as they come.

  • ...Awesome, awesome blu ray by the way

  • May 29, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    as for the style of the movie ..

    by Beniffer

    I think the people are saying that the style was just "jump into a video game" and that might bother them. Can anyone come up with another movie that is like this one? I don't know of anything like this movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Look at all the references!

    by jimmy_009

    Sorry Scott Pilgrim, we have the Internet for that. And yes I'm part of the generation it was pandering to, I just don't think force feeding references down my throat makes for a quality movie.

  • .....Cera represents a generation of people that grew up perhaps spending more time watching movies and playing video games than living in the real world, and so their world view is seen through these glasses tinted with all these references from movies, t.v shows, games. And Edgar Wright shows how, in everyone's own mind, they are the central character, the hero of their own story.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I can't tell that this is actually behind the scenes

    by SantosLHalper

    or a scene in the movie. It's not a classic to me so i can't tell. i see no real movie crew doing anything interesting or any cast goofing around, i see 3 band member looking lame standing with instruments infront of a bored crowd.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    It's a nice photo for its composition but as a BTS pic it's terrible

    by golden tribw

    Scott Pilgrim was amazing in theatres baked to oblivion but trying to watch it a second time halfway sober (even on blu-ray on a 60 inch TV) was an exercise in tedium. Parts are good (e.g. the editing), parts are mediocre (e.g. Chris Evans / Brandon Routh / Kieran Culkin), and some parts are just glaringly awful (e.g. Michael Cera, every song on the soundtrack except Black Sheep). And HOLY SHIT THE ENTRANCE OF THE FIRST EVIL EX WHO DOES GAY-GHOST BOLLYWOOD RIVERDANCE IN MID-AIR IS POSSIBLY THE WORST SCENE I'VE EVER SEEN IN A MOVIE IN MY LIFE

  • God he's a loathsome little creature.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    by realJWade

    A very cool shot. Too bad this Talkback reads like a playground argument about why the kids who like GI Joe are dumber than those who play with Transformers.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I was expecting Ben Stiller

    by maxwello

    Doesn't his character in Mystery Men actually say bi-furious? It's been a while since I've seen it.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim = annoying character

    by sunwukong86

    The actors didnt seem to care about the film. The filmmakers didnt care about the plot. No one seemed to enjoy being in this movie. The actors all seemed annoyed the entire movie. Maybe they just realized how much of a douche bag Scott Pilgrim was

  • May 29, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Man, this movie sucked!

    by Darth_Kaos

    Those who say they liked this piece of shit, do so, only because they know the the director *Cough* some that write for this site *Cough* or you pretend to be a portentous douche bag who wants people to think you get it, when others don't. Edgar Wright, is an alright director, I did like Super Fuzz (but I would put most of the success on the actors and writing--he did co-write). I watched this movie on HBO and I saw why it was a classic failure at the box office. It was too directive to one audience, and it was too full of itself for me to view it as pure entertainment. BTW-That Cera guy needs to leave movies for awhile, his range is as wide as Rogens, but at least Seth makes me laugh on a occasion.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I mean....REALLY sucked.. and how can you care

    by babblerouser

    about a main character who bears all the negative/stereotypical traits of a self-absorbed teenager, with nothing else to bring to the table? I prayed for a bullet in his head 10 minutes into the flick.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Great movie, only hear hate here, not in discussions

    by Stormwatcher

    I know many people here have friends and many do not. I also just assume that the people who call it pretentious and then themselves start spouting big funny. I assume theyre all born in the 90s. This movie is great, truly original' not deserving of hate, be indifferent if not your cup o tea, but hate? It's unique, something rare today, hate, hate is not original. I've been on this site since the 90s and your pretentious are not unique.

  • May 29, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Curse iPad autocorrect

    by Stormwatcher

    Anyways, haven't heard any verbal hate. Just critics and posers and posters here

  • May 29, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I have never seen a movie with Michael Cera.

    by SmokingRobot

    And I never will. This guy is the most annoying, talentless man-boy in movie history. Why does he get to keep making movies?

  • ....but that doesnt mean its a good movie . Sure, the video game style action sequences were genuinely thrilling and there was some witty dialogue in parts, but thanks to the extremely unlikeable cast of characters and a plot that isnt enaging enough to make you care about them, the film just didnt work as a whole. Oh and by the way, despite what some talkbackers seem to think it IS actually possible to dislike the film, simply because you watched it and didnt enjoy it. Really.

  • May 29, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I will see any movie Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in

    by thelordofhell

    Even the shitty ones

  • May 29, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I've said before how I feel about this movie

    by BlaGyver

    I loved it when I first saw it, it's become more of a just plain like because of Michael Cera, who just comes across as a douche in the flick. That said, this is a cool pic, I actually really like it.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by Keegan

    Agreed. Dumbest thing i've probably ever read on this site. That's saying a bunch. It seems like Scott Pilgrim just fell victim to the annoying trend Inception started where it's a decent enough film, just not as good as it was set up to be - so naturally, everyone says it sucks dick. It doesn't. SP doesn't, Inception doesn't. They're good enough, they're just not as good as the common consensus had them. So people get angry for whatever reason. Like violently so. Especially at the people that have love for it. And wasn't Scott the character meant to be a dick? I see all these people talking about how Cera was pretentious and a douchebag in this movie but...isn't that just good acting then?

  • May 29, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Fucking AWFUL film.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Spaced is one of my favourite shows of all time. Everything about it. It felt tailor-made, at the right time, for me and my kind. Arrested Development is one of the finest American television shows I've seen in years. Yet I fucking HATED Scott Pilgrim, and really don't get the love. It's a sketch, a skit, a gimmick, which gets old after half an hour. I struggle to remember one likeable or relatable character in the whole thing. Plaster on all the cool FX and 16-bit salutes and fanboy nods you want, but a wanker of a protagonist is still a wanker. I was hyped for it, waited to see it, wanted to see it, and was actively angry at what a shallow, indulgent, soulless cartoon it was.

  • May 29, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST


    by rbatty024

    I understand that the fights were supposed to look like video games, but that's also what made them boring. They took up a big chunk of the film, and each time a fight started up, I cringed. I appreciate the visual flare of the film, but that doesn't mean the movie wasn't lackluster overall. There was nothing at stake in each of the fights. It's not like anyone was going to die, or that Scott Pilgrim's girlfriend would have been actually whisked away. It just seemed so groundless. I didn't hate the film. In fact, I liked a lot of it. But overall it was an interesting mess that could best be described as mediocre. Personally, I don't understand either the absolute hate or absolute love for this film. (Although I'll probably check out Edgar Wright's next movie).

  • May 29, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Will Never Understand The Hate For This Film

    by SagaciousPenguin

    Sure Pilgrim's a douchebag at the offset -- that's kind of the point. But he's funny to laugh at as a sad sack, and it's fun to watch him overcome his own selfishness. I had a blast through the whole wonderfully stylized journey and still dub it one of my favorite films of the past few years. </p> I'm glad he didn't end up with Knives since, as she said, he didn't deserve her. Scott and Ramona are both far less innocent people. They belong together. </p> Can't wait to see what Edgar Wright does next!

  • ...He goes through life being a selfish prick and hurting people. By the end he has come to realise this which is why he says "I'm sorry." I only wish they had kept the ending where Pilgrim ends up with Knives Chow, made a lot more sense to me

  • I love AICN, but the obvious schilling for some projects is so annoying and goes against honest criticism.

  • ...And it really was, made me wonder why nobody thought to make a comic book adaptation in this style before. It was bold, ballsy, and showed more absolute love and respect for the source material than any director has shown a graphic novel. I'd put it up there with Sin City in terms of being commite to bringing a fateful adaptation of the source material to the screen (better than Sin City though). All the complaints and criticisms of the movie can also be made about the book, it really is one of the most respectiful and fateful adaptations there has ever been, comic book or otherwise

  • May 29, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I just don't see how anyone could dislike this movie

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I can't think of a recent movie that was sunnier, funnier, or more retro/funky charming. And it's visually stunning, has great music, and the ensemble cast is fantastic. Hopefully the sour grapes cries of "hipster!" will fade with time and reveal what a delightful movie this is.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    And this film was ROBBED in every conceivable technical category at the Oscars

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    No nominations for editing, cinematography (some career-best work from Bill Pope, and NO FUCKING TEAL & ORANGE!!!), art direction, costumes, or directing?A made-for-TV movie like The King's Speech gets lavished with awards-season ass-kissing, and Scott Pilgrim gets shafted, big-time.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    And Mae Whitmanas Roxy Richter...yow

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    She could kick my ass anytime.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    The movie is just kind of stupid

    by nukeface

    What? It is. FUCK OFF AND DIE!!

  • ...It's like they HAVE to lavish every award going on one film almost every year. "Hey, we like The King's Speech, toss it another Oscar." "Do you want to know what this one is for?" "Who cares, do as I ask of you Jeeves."

  • Be dumber.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    That's weird, I liked it a lot better the second time...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Yes Scott and Ramona are unlikable and stretch logic. Plus I feel Cera was miscast, but still... Way more fun if you just go with it. All the fights are a hoot.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Lol - the reactions to kamaji's post

    by David Cloverfield

    The talkbacker is a simple beast.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    specific generation?

    by Aquanaut

    i was scott pilgrim's age at the turn of the millennium, but i didn't get the sense that this movie was targeted at a small demographic. as was stated earlier, the movie takes place under the framework that we all see ourselves as the ''hero'' of our own story. so externally the film is filled with things that reference all of the pop culture scott has grown up anyone with that kind of overactive imagination can probably relate...i know i did...people of different generations may have their story filtered through a different set of pop imagery...but can still relate to seeing scott's inner world externalized. and in the end the way scott and his friends behave is nothing will be regardless of when the story takes place...the characters, while having their own set of idiosyncrasies, are nonetheless universal. hell, i still relate to the characters. and can someone please elaborate on how michael cera is "a little bitch"? seriously, i like musclebound heroes as much as the next guy, but the machismo worship coupled with the exclusion of everything else smacks of insecurity.

  • May 29, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    SPvTW Disconnect

    by tomandshell

    I saw the movie. I "got" it. It just didn't connect with me. Scott has an underaged girlfriend. That's a little weird and I'm not really rooting for them. Then we meet her. She's not too bad. Sort of a cartoon character cliche type that doesn't feel like a real human being, but she's not too bad. I guess I'll root for them. Oh, wait. Scott just fell for this other girl who was a bit of a dismissive snob. I don't really like her and I don't like Scott for liking her and now I really don't like Scott because he can't man up and tell the truth. So he is a jerk. Yes, I understand he's supposed to be that way. But I am now experiencing a disconnect because I dint like the main character and can't get behind the choices he's making. Scott and Ramona gave almost no foundation or depth to their relationship and they start bickering almost immediately and I don't enjoy watching their story unfold. Maybe in a serious drama, but not in a comic book video game rock and roll hipster fantasy. So then Scott and Ramno break up and I still don't care.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by tomandshell

    Ultimately we have Scott returning to fight for her. But apparently they don't really belong together and he ends up back with Knives. OK, I can accept that. But then Knives tells him to go after Ramona and he does. This movie can't go five minutes without changing it's own mind about what the unattractive characters do and don't want. But that's the point, you might say. Fine, but that doesn't make it into a movie that connects with audiences, as the box office shows. Indecisive, unappealing characters in anticlimactic scene after scene. And what's with the wannabe Bollywood number? I felt bad for the actors. And the fight with Captain America went nowhere, as did the climax with Neha Scott. At almost every point the movie could do something cool that the audience could cheer for, the movie changes it's mind, backs out or cuts away. I don't love the film or hate it. It's ultimately not capable of generating a strong emotion out of me, one way or another. Ultimately forgettable, it left me simply shrugging as I left the theater. Whatever. Who cares. And that's it--this isn't a movie that cares about itself, so why should I care?

  • May 29, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST


    by tomandshell

    Curse the iPhone. Curse the inability to edit posts on this site.

  • Cera is a neurotic little scrawnbag of a fuck who has played himself in everything he has ever done. Joseph Gordon Levitt is just as skinny but he can actually act and he's not a douchebag in his movies or in real life (Cera is both, the former because he can't act and the latter because he's full of himself despite his utter lack of talent). In short, file your amateur-hour psychoanalysis under R for Retarded and piss off.

  • But I guess now we know what baggage YOU'RE bringing to the table based on your interpretation. Where did you get anything about machismo worship? Jason Schwartzman is the tiniest guy in the whole movie and he's a billion times better than Cera in every way.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Cera full of himself? Can someone give a heads up on this?

    by David Cloverfield

    Did he give an asshole interview or what? I always hear that the guy is a douchebag, but don't know why.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    "Break out the 'L' word."

    by Aidan

    I love this movie.

  • May 29, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Strange divide

    by Larry Sellers

    I really didn't expect to like it, but it was fun. And I found it far more entertaining than the comic. I thought the tongue in cheek references would kill it for me, but it was cute and had decent action. I think the issue with the source material (aside from the obnoxious artwork) is that it's insincerely self-deprecating towards its own hipsterness. It's there in the film as well, but not as much. You can't lavish yourself in geek-hipness, indie music references and then pretend you're above it.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    you assholes would ream buckaroo banzai

    by talby

    if it were released today. turn in your geek credentials now.

  • May 29, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Cute Film for 30minutes...

    by Tassium

    ...then it became a different film completely. An annoyingly loud one. There is a recurring theme from Edgar Wright, his films lack depth. They go nowhere.

  • What ? I'm sorry but grammatically flawed, baffling responses aren’t enough to change my mind on this- Scott pilgrim is not a good film. It’s got cool action and some witty lines, but what it doesn’t have is an engaging plot, interesting characters , tension, a protagonists goal worth giving a shit about or a satisfying ending . You know, the things that good movies have.......

  • May 29, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Great Picture, Harry

    by Greg

    The people who complain about how unlikable the characters are in this movie sound a lot like the characters in this movie. I always kind of thought of Scott as a twenty-something version of Homer Simpson. No one gets upset about how big of a jerk Homer Simpson is (except for that Frank Grimes guy). Scott (like Homer) means well, but his mind is too small to realize that there is a world outside his own head. That's why the movie has all of the video game and pop culture references. It's also why he unwittingly treats people like crap.

  • May 29, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Major plot hole!

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    If Scott Pilgrim was supposed to be such a poor loser, then how could he afford to buy a Rickenbacker bass? Riddle me that!

  • May 29, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by Greg

    According to the comics, Scott borrowed the bass from his brother.

  • May 29, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I liked it, couldnt give a fuck what anyone else thinks

    by quantize

    Knew nothing about the was silly and fun, and actually pretty nicely directed.

  • May 29, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Most of you are lame..

    by boodong

    I feel sorry for you guys who are incapable of relaxing and just enjoying something. You're the same social retards who won't talk to girls out of sheer terror and instead try to find every negative aspect of a girl to harp on in defense of your inadequacy. I wonder if you can even keep an erection long enough to masturbate before your instinct to criticize the object of your ejaculatory fantasy overcomes you. The reaction to criticize everything comes from your own deeply rooted insecurities. You would enjoy more movies if you didn't hate your selves so much. No movie is perfect, nor is every film made to be a cinematic masterpiece. Enjoy movies for what they are, momentary respites from your self loathing, bitterly insignificant lives.

  • 7 dudes at her age? What a gaping floppy pussy she must have. Who the fuck would fight for a chick like that? Pathetic unrealistic movie. Special effects are one thing...but people should still act the way real people do. Michael Cera might be a dork in that movie, but only a 400 pound fat disgusting blob would fight for a whore that nasty. Of course maybe you guys defending this movie have to settle for skanks like that because you're all 400 pound fatsos. Maybe thats why you relate to it.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    *"too critical BY MY PERSONAL STANDARDS" no less

    by golden tribw

    Cue accusations of fetishism, sheiser porn participation, furry/LARP activities, etc.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Oh and here's why the movie blows cocks (seriously)

    by Mel

    The guys who made it confess that they dont know shit about video games...yet they tried to make this kind of like a "real life video game"...its like they were just trying to capitalize on pop culture when they knew nothing about it. What a bunch of fucking frauds. And you could see it in the movie. It was just a clusterfuck of dumb, old cliches. Nothing new or edgy or remotely interesting. Just taking mediocre source material and trying to cash-in on pop culture references. Glad it bombed. They deserved it. Fucking frauds.

  • May 29, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    @ tallboy6t6

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    As was stated above, "welcome to the internet!" Rage is all most people know how to express from their keyboards. Also, it's a way to get some attention. There's also the GIFT at work here: So, at the end of the day, you need to take an extreme position even to be heard. Being a loudmouth and seeing things in black or white with no middle ground is just the way things are. These angry people probably don't actually give two shits about what they say they're angry about. It's all just a bunch of assholes yelling at each other in a cage.

  • ...I've been a fan of Edgar Wrights for years, and he loves video games

  • May 29, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Aquanaut

    yes sir! i will fuck off now, proud anonymous internet warrior! machismo worship is something i've seen as a pattern as a reader or participant in multiple threads here. so yes, ''little bitch'' very easily falls into the same ballpark. however, this is why i asked for the explanation, so as to not make an outright assumption that this was the case. So, thanks for the clarification. take care, insecure guy.

  • May 29, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    I liked it, sue me!

    by some dude

    I thoroughly enjoyed Scott Pilgrim and like many others I never got the extreme hate projected at this film. It's like this film raped some of the people who saw it years ago and they're still scarred by that traumatic event... except its a movie and that doesn't happen. I thought the movie used videogame references in a creative and funny matter and overall I enjoyed the mish mash of elements contained within. The jokes were good, the characters were all over the place but I liked that, the effects were excellent and really added to the movie. Was it perfect? No of course not, parts were seemingly rushed and they were trying to cram six comics into a single 2 hour movie. Also I always appreciate director's who cram their blu ray's full of extra content. Anyways for anyone who still hates on this movie... pull the stick out of your ass, I can see it starting to stick out your mouth. Oh awesome BTS picture

  • May 29, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by stvnhthr

    I so wanted to like this film. It just does not click with me. Truly disappointing.

  • May 29, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    is it just me or did everyone seem annoyed in the movie?

    by sunwukong86

    or maybe they just realized how awful the script was

  • May 29, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Goldentribe says I struck a very personal nerve

    by boodong

    You don't use " unless you're actually quoting someone. You use indirect quotes when you're paraphrasing another person's written word. I also don't recall saying anything about being over 40 or living in your mom's basement so I'm only assuming that you added these statements out of personal experience. As an aside, an imbecile has an IQ of 26-50. Mine is 145 so I'm afraid you are either incorrect in your assumption or projecting your own feelings of inadequacy upon me.

  • May 29, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Fantastic movie, great soundtrack, witty dialogue

    by ChuckBuried

    ...but the typical talkbacker would rather go see the fucking Expendables or some bullshit like that.

  • Or he could actually be right...

  • May 29, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    I was hoping for Mystery Men, but nice.

    by MoffatBabies

    oh and zhonghhe , I hope all your sisters were drowned in rice pools.

  • May 29, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Where is Scottpilgramfan during all this???

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • May 29, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    The AICN Pattern continues.

    by Yelsaeb

    A movie comes out and everyone loves the muffins out of it, but then a few months later when Harry does the review of the Blu-Ray or, in this case, Quint posts a BTS pic from it everyone hates the movie's guts. Case in point: Inception, Iron Man 2, Avatar, and now Scott Pilgrim. For the record, I love Scott Pilgrim. Its and awesome movie and Edgar Wright has yet to make anything that sucks.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    The Chris Evans Lucas Lee segment was my favorite...I compared it to the actual comic and Lucas Lee in the original is much more "oh I guess you and I gotta fight, huh?" and is pretty whatever about it, whereas in the movie he's very aggressive. I only had issues with cera and the azn girl who were cast as scott and knives...performance wise they were coo' but I didn't think they physically fit the part. Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman were all great in their roles and and coo' little cameo by Thomas Jane as a Vegan cop, and the dude that was Seyfried's bf from Jennifer's Body as Young Neil and Anna Kendrick as scott's sister were great as well. Oh and Aubrey Plaza and Brie Larson (who kinda makes me interested in 21 Jump Street because of her role as Envy Adams here, but jonah h is a deal breaker). The music is great also, I now love Black Sheep by Metric because of this film, and I wish I could have the version that Brie Larson sang in the film as part of tcap. I can understand people not liking this movie, but I was very surprised at the amount of hate it receives. To each their own.

  • May 29, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    what with all the fighting and the music. imo the only part of the music that sucked was matthew patel's in the beginning. I enjoyed the previously mentioned Brie Larson Envy Adams sequence, and I liked the cover of By Your Side that plays when Ramona and scott are making out. I've read on previous talkbacks that people have gone back and watched this movie several times during the theatrical run--as I previously stated I didn't care for it because of cera, but when I got it as a bday present later in the year I wished I had seen it on the big screen. if that theatre that quentin tarantino saved from destruction ever plays this I'm so there. speaking of quentin, during the scene where Ramona takes off her boots at scott's apt, Edgar Wright said on the commentary that Mary Elizabeth Winstead looked into the camera and said, "for quentin," as Edgar Wright and whoever else was doing for the commentary said that qt has a bit of a foot fetish. also, during the sequences at lee's palace, specifically after sex bob-omb's peformance, you can see a tall azn-looking dude with a tan talking with a little blonde caucasian chick; that would be the scott pilgrim creator and his wife.

  • May 30, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by theKRELL

    Sorry about the stick coming out of my mouth, it's because your tongue is pushing it 6 inches past my sphincter! Hope you enjoyed the corn too. xoxo

  • May 30, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST

    People getting so pissed about this movie.

    by Nerd Rage

    Does it threaten your predictable existance?

  • May 30, 2011, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Re: meadowe - That QT-Saved Theater

    by ArcherNX01

    It's the New Beverly Cinema & they've shown SPvTW several times over the months. As of this moment, their June calendar is a little incomplete... but considering it's sold out each time & makes them plenty o' money, I wouldn't be surprised if another screening makes it to this summer's schedule.

  • May 30, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

  • May 30, 2011, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Great film.

    by Happyfat73

    It blows my mind the way that Wright shot the action for this film.... rather than shooting coverage from a bunch of angles and finding the flow of it in post, he shot all the action scenes completely with unique shots – every action shot was unique, no coverage! That's fuckin' ballsy and requires a great deal of vision and confidence.</p> </p> Armed with that knowledge, anyone who would suggest that Edgar Wright is a talentless hack is simply ignorant.</p> </p> Also, to the people complaining that Scott Pilgrim was a douche... he was meant to be a self-absorbed arsehole. The whole premise of the film was based on his douchebaggery.

  • May 30, 2011, 3:18 a.m. CST

    some people are born dissapointed

    by Citizin_insane

  • May 30, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST

    This was my favorite film of last year

    by Phategod100

    This is probably the only movie I can was numerous times, I seriously can't understand the hate for this film. We bitch and moan about Hollywood not taking risks and pandering to the lowest common denominator, but the moment the stray from there precious formula we all turn into the very mouth breathers we claim to hate.

  • May 30, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    PILGRIM does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    I gave this film and aicn a lot of roasting for the disparity between their ecstatic reviews and utter box office failure. But now I've actually seen the movie and can comment... the Dojo gives SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD 3 stars out of 5. I thought the direction was dazzling. Really fantastic, inventive, original - all those words! Edgar Wright did an incredible job. However I thought the lead was weak, Michael Cera. This film was crying out for an 'anchor'. With all this crazy wacky stuff going on the movie needed someone to ground it, and Michael Cera just came across as too wimpy, too needy, too... pathetic actually. If it had been made in the Eighties it might have had someone like John Cusack. Maybe now, Jesse Eisenberg would have been a better choice (I mean the guy looks a lot like Cera but is probably 15% less wimpy). But without the grounding the movie remained just a frothy souffle. Quite nice but a bit silly and insubstantial.

  • May 30, 2011, 4:23 a.m. CST

    awful movie

    by Waka_Flocka

  • May 30, 2011, 5:03 a.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    If you didn't like this movie you were never in a relationship? How cute and high school was that comment? So the logic is if you were ever in a relationship you would also love the movie? Adorable! It's true, kids say the darndest things.

  • May 30, 2011, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Saw this in the theater last year

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    Hate it. God it was awful.

  • May 30, 2011, 5:33 a.m. CST


    by theplant

    Only one movie will be good this summer, and not a single line on it at AICN !

  • May 30, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I was told I'd love this move...

    by theyreflockingthisway

    People said "hey, theyreflockingthisway (that's actually my real name), Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is just your type of film. You like geeky things and video games so you'll love it! Oh god - it was probably the worst thing I saw all year.

  • May 30, 2011, 5:45 a.m. CST

    I'm most likely waaaayy beyond the alleged age demographic..

    by Gabba-UK

    for this movie being as I am 40 next February, but Scott Pilgrim was easily my favourite film of last year by a long way. Never read the comics, although had heard of them, so I didn't have that baggage and didn't know much about the movie's premise beyond the trailer. From the 16bit Universal logo and music alone, I knew I'd sat down to watch the right movie for me. Every character felt real (despite the hyper reality they exist in) to me and it was obvious that everyone had a great time making it, the Blu-ray features confirm this. Stylistically Edger Wright nailed this with a 6 inch nail and Romana's hammer. Maybe because I've got a brother half my age and know most of friends is why I 'got' the movie, watching the way they all talk to each is pretty much the same as Scott and his friends (but with Yorkshire accents). As to accusations of Scott being a selfish git thinking the world revolved him, hate to break it to you but that's very common in that age group until you've lived a little and realise that your actions have consequence's. Something my brother is beginning to realise as he grows up and what I realised as when I reached my mid 20's. I'm appalled now at some of the stuff I pulled off in terms of relationships when I was that age. Maybe that's why I smiled at Scott's antics, I realised what mistakes he was making and wanted to see if he learnt from from. In other words, the film took me on a journey. Plus who hasn't been in a situation where you wished you had something like E.Honda's 1000 hand slap in your arsenal to back you up.

  • I do feel that it fits a certain demographic and for the most certain folks will get it. I'm sure my parents wouldnt get it and understand why there is a 16 bit logo, the coins only real gripe I was I'm not quite sure of certain characters motives just thought that maybe there could be a little bit more to them. i did kinda thought that maybe SP the character could had been a touch more likeable but thats somewhat minor and my other gripe was after the first fight, I never once feared that SP would lose a fight, thought there could be a lil bit more tension in that regard. Outside of that no complains..will have to see it again here a few months down the road to see how i feel.

  • May 30, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I Wanted To Like This, But HATED It

    by NeonFrisbee

    What is compelling about a bunch of incredibly irritating and whiny narcissists who face no challenges and learn nothing except that they're just as awesome (perhaps even more awesome) then they already thought? Even the oft praised efx were sorta *whatever.* Psychologically, it was vaguely akin to a teenage boy trapped in an aging "hipsters'" body chronically masturbating to pictures of himself playing NES and then showing his friends.

  • May 30, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by Arafel

  • "Goldentribe says I struck a very personal nerve" I didn't say that at all. You are positing that I reacted so as to reveal you had struck a nerve. (Moron.) "You don't use " unless you're actually quoting someone. You use indirect quotes when you're paraphrasing another person's written word." This sounds like a seventh-grader's first attempt at lofty writing, and betrays an absolute ineptitude with respect to grammar, syntax, clarity, and basic explication. "I also don't recall saying anything about being over 40 or living in your mom's basement so I'm only assuming that you added these statements out of personal experience." Now you're guilty of the precise crime I accused you of. Your lame "social retards ... won't talk to girls ... terrified" diatribe is indistinguishable from the decades-old cliché of virginal basement-dwelling; called out on it, you accuse me of the very thing you are complaining that you hadn't accused me of. QED, you're a fool. "As an aside, an imbecile has an IQ of 26-50. Mine is 145 so I'm afraid you are either incorrect in your assumption or projecting your own feelings of inadequacy upon me." If I was projecting anything upon you then the assumption WOULD be incorrect; there is no need for "either / or" -- what are you, an ESL student? Write some comprehensible English you pathetic twit.

  • May 30, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Still want my twelve bucks buck

    by Nick

    this movie FUCKING SUCKED.... Hipster shit...

  • May 30, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    One of the greatest adaptations of all time

    by pleasebanme

    Anyone who hated this movie never read the comic, so they can go suck a dick. In all honesty, can anyone name a recent film that so perfectly retained the tone of the book while simultaneously updating it to fit a different medium? I'll also go out on a limb and state that this is probably the best directed comedy in contemporary cinema history. Edgar Wright knocked this out of the park.

  • May 30, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    It's a good flick--creative and worth a few laughs

    by AssyMuffJizz

    However, I have no desire to see it again. I'm about ten years too old to have grown up with 16 bit graphic video games--so the fight scenes are kind of shrugworthy for me.

  • May 30, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Sex Bom Omb play the same song every time.

    by Smashing

    Every single time, ruins the film for me, somewhat.

  • May 30, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    behind the scenes....

    by fxmulder35

    Lamest pic yet!

  • May 30, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    and enough with the lame Pilgrim-style animated images...

    by babblerouser

    The cum-stained mouths of the site owners/reviewers, from the many dicks they sucked who were responsible for punishing the theatre going public with the shite called Scott Pilgrim, should be wiped dry cuz I'm sure there are plenty more lame-ass producers who needs their poles greased in 2011. So --- on your knees fatty.

  • May 31, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim Faced the World...

    by tailhook

    and lost miserably. This is the type of movie whose 'fans' you take out back and beat to death so that they never, ever procreate. As per the fanboi above that gushed over the comic, there is a reason its a fringe comic. Next time they should adapt something that is actually popular and Edgar Wright would be well suited to stay on his side of the pond where his 'style' of humor may actually be appreciated. 3 movies and not a god damn one of them were popular in America. I don't expect much out of Tintin expressly because he's involved.

  • May 31, 2011, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Goldentribe is an angry little man

    by boodong

    I didn't really read your comments but noticed that you responded multiple times. At least you learned how to quote someone. The fact that you are so angry about this is absolute proof that some of the things I and others have said are true. You simply can't be that angry at life to respond that way. I was feeling kind of sorry for you until I realized that my pity would be evaporated by your searing hatred so I decided to not be sorry for you. I had some fun at your expense, I apologize for that. There's nothing quite like stoking the nerd rage fires til they're white hot. It felt good, that I can't deny. I will now throw water on this fire and wish you well. I hope you learn to enjoy life a little more. Laugh instead of cry, smile instead of frown. The entire point of posting here was to try to get people to just relax a little and have some fun watching a silly movie that wasn't trying to be anything but. With that I say adieu mon ami. Stay classy and keep smiling :)

  • May 31, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    The only thing Scott Pilgrim is facing...

    by SunTzu77 the bargain bin. The movie didn't even break even at the box office.

  • May 31, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    SPV.TW Much Better than I expected

    by Rex Carsalot

    And I hate everything.

  • May 31, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Goldentribe...just stop. You're never going to win the Internet.

    by Rex Carsalot

  • May 31, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I think people who didn't like this movie

    by Flip63Hole

    have small penises. And according to kamaji, they also have never been in a relationship. You win, kamaji. Dumbest fucking thing I've read on the internet in ages, and I loved Scott Pilgrim...

  • Sorry, am I using quotes in a way that hurts your little retard brain again?

  • May 31, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    "Goldentribe says I struck a very personal nerve" Sorry nope I didn't.

    by golden tribw

  • May 31, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    and then I would automatically lose the argument

    by golden tribw

  • May 31, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    in the eyes of a pathological retard on AICN

    by golden tribw

  • May 31, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    how could I ever live with myself then .....

    by golden tribw

  • May 31, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Man I loved this movie! Got to pick up the blu ray

    by SID 8.0

  • June 1, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    If Chris Nolan made a muppet movie...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...he'd cast Michael Cera as Kermit the Frog. Watch this movie again and tell me this isn't true. Michael Cera is Kermit the Frog all but personified in the real world. With a few exceptions (green color and occasional screaming and waving of hands (flippers?)). Mike Cera and Kermit have the exact same eyes and similar relaxed facial expression. Weird, I know, as it should be impossible to be half-brother to a muppet. Should be, anyway.