Friday, August 13, 2010

It's, Like, Tragically Superficial

From Brian Chen's review of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' at UnderWire:

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a videogame movie even though it’s based on a comic, and that’s why this visually impressive cinematic adaptation ultimately fails.

...doles out plenty of flashy eye treats and nostalgic Nintendo videogame tunes. But Scott and Ramona’s relationship gets very little screen time. As a result, the movie feels tragically superficial.

I'm sorry, but 'Tragically superficial'? Superficial to a degree which is tragic, or which makes the movie tragic? Sounds like the guy was brainwashed. This is teen-speak, yes? 'It was all, like, tragically superficial and everything. I totally couldn't believe it'!


The script is punchy, but the ADD-like pacing lifted straight from the comic doesn’t quite work on the screen, and it only distances us further from the romantic relationship the movie revolves around.

Here's the rest of Brian's write-up.

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