Red & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

We caught up with a couple of movies this weekend – ‘Red’, and ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’. This way, when someone talks to us about recent movies we don’t sound like we live in a cave or something. It’s not like we haven’t seen movies in the last couple of months. We did: The Town (which was much better than anticipated), REC, REC2, Coisa Ruim, Machete, etc. But Red and Scott Pilgrim kept lurking into conversations with friends.

‘Red’ is essentially an action packed movie, with some impossible action scenes (funny stuff, which makes them alright), and with a brilliant cast: Bruce Willis, John Malcovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren. Two Oscar winners and a nominee, if anyone cares about that sort of thing, are the protagonists of this action movie.

IMDb’s summary (because I’m particularly lazy as I write this):

“When his idyllic life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive.”

Highlight of ‘Red’: Academy Award Helen Mirren shooting a BFG (Big Fucking Gun). Like a crazy person.

We also watched ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’, and the consensus was: it’s a must for geeks.

So, if you’re into fighting games or video games in general, anime, manga, dance dance revolution, or other geeky stuff, and are looking for an extremely weird and funny story with a bit (or a lot) of those, this is a movie for you.

Also copy-pasting IMDb’s summary:

“Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.”

The movie gets bonus points for a scene that reminded me of Shoujo Kakumei Utena a lot.

Were they popcorn movies? Yes.

Were they entertaining? Hell yeah.

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3 thoughts on “Red & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

  1. Scott Pilgrim is like this perfect masterpiece made for all the geeks out there. I do remember that a smile appeared in my face as soon as I noticed a “the legend of zelda” tune in the beginning of the film. They had me from that point on 🙂

  2. I loved the books while the flick, while different in some instances, was an extremely fitting tribute to the series, with those deviations from the books panning out rather well (the final sequence after he uses up the extra life is a good example of it). I feel that Scott Pilgrim is pretty much an exposé of the 90s/2000s gaming and overall modern geek culture in less than 120 minutes which explains why so many people didn’t give it the love it deserved (at the box office)… it’s the old “they just don’t get it” kind of thing.

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