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The AV Club was kind enough to let me know that a Scott Pilgrim movie is in pre-production. I know it was supposed to be an awesome and quirky comic with hi-larious geek references, but all I got out of it is that Scott Pilgrim is a pathetic loser who I want to punch. Repeatedly. Also, it's lazy storytelling to just mention video games and expect the readers to say HEY I LIKE TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES TOO, THIS COMIC IS AWESOME. This, of course, just adds to my frustration with the lazy "hey, remember that thing that was funny/awesome that one time?" geek references that seem to be everywhere.

Maybe I can't complain too much since I only read the first volume of the comic, but it was so mediocre and frustrating that I didn't want to bother with the rest of it.

Just go read "Lost at Sea" instead. That had some high school angst in it but was done in a much more interesting and less self-absorbed way.

In more awesome film news: Coraline comes out on the 6th!

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Date: 2009-01-23 03:28 am (UTC)
kirin: Kirin Esper from Final Fantasy VI (Mylene-huh?)
From: [personal profile] kirin
.......... I like Scott Pilgrim.

(The long-term plot of the comic is partly about him becoming less of a pathetic loser, so I guess you might want to punch him less by volume four? But you seem pretty turned off by the whole milieu, so I'm not gonna try to convert you or anything.)

On the other hand, I am also super-excited for Coraline, so we can agree about that one.

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Date: 2009-01-23 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anacoluthon.livejournal.com
Yeah, I remember you talking it up at some point. And maybe I'd hate it less eventually, but I was so pissed at the end of the first volume that I couldn't bring myself to keep reading, even though Nolan's coworker had loaned us the first two.

"I'll just ignore my devoted young girlfriend and chase after some girl I don't know! It's cool!"

I hope someone is doing a midnight showing...

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