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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director/producer/co-screenwriter Edgar Wright, co-screenwriter Michael Bacall, and "Scott Pilgrim" creator Bryan Lee O'Malley Rating:9.2/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 3rd, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
This commentary is incredible. Everything you want to know about Scott Pilgrim is right here. Bryan talks about who the characters are based on, the incidents that happen, he explains that the idea for the seven evil exes was inspired by the fact that his wife's first 3 boyfriends were called Matthew. He thought "What if there was a League of Matthews?"

They talk about differences between the graphic novels and film.

Bryan talks about his influences on writing and drawing.

This is a brilliant track that'll satisfy all Scott Pilgrim fans and even ones who aren't familar with Scott Pilgrim. Recommended!
Reviewed by Station51 on March 21st, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
To start with, Edgar Wright has a pinched nasally voice with a cackling annoying laugh and whose personality is very close to a hyperactive 14 year old most of the time. He still succeeds, with the added help of the other two in giving a lot of perspective and details on locations, actors, design, development, etc.

Some people will be comparing the film to the graphic novel but I found myself in the strange position of comparing the movie to the source of the novel. It just happens to be about as close to my actual lived life as I've seen on film. I know and frequent every place in the movie. Many scenes are filmed right where my apartment was. I Played in bands from the late 90's and 00's in all the places mentioned. Even did the stupid showcases and battle of the bands. I even tried to figure out what band was maybe being depicted but O'Malley never gets that specific. Not that anybody on here might care but I never even heard of the 'Scott Pilgrim' series. I just moved in O'Malley's same circles. So when they say that " this apartment is actually a set but looks just like the apartments in the area " I'm like " Yes it does, it looks like my apartment ". I'm just listening a lot more critically. I am glad it was filmed at the location of the source material. Watching it was like reliving some things. Except Coca-Cola. O'Malley or Scott Pilgrim never worked at Coca-Cola on afternoon shift.

All three have a lot to offer as they all contributed quite equally to the film. They also ask each other questions and encourage each other to talk which is better than having the usual third or fourth person sitting silent, or one person dominate the whole thing. This gives a mutlilayered perspective on building up from the graphic novel to the screen. This movie really succeeds in looking and feeling like a graphic novel ( or sometimes a video game ). Great movie with some great concepts, very good dialogue with lots of clever, witty asides. I can't figure out who to credit for that but now I'll have to read the 'Scott Pilgrim' series to find out.
Reviewed by grimjack on October 12th, 2021:Find all reviews by grimjack
Only 4 votes? This is a really great track, by the always reliable Wright. It is nonstop informative, interesting, and often funny. Especially because he is joined by the writer and graphic novel writer of the source material. A movie that is packed with so much stuff, that comes at you so fast, it is actually helpful to hear his commentary, and will make you enjoy the film even more! (See also Hot Fuzz for this effect.)

There are not just a lot of in jokes pointed out, but tons of little details and easter eggs I doubt anyone could catch all on their own.

How have so few listened to and/or voted on this commentary?
Commentary 2: Director/producer/co-screenwriter Edgar Wright and director of photography Bill Pope. Rating:10.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 3rd, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Yet another enjoyable track. Edgar talks about the fact that video game cut scenes are in widescreen and when the level starts, they're in full screen. Mmm.

They talk about the fight scenes, the effects, the look, they point "blink and you'll miss it" moments that'll have you rewinding. Kind of like in every Edgar Wright film.

Edgar tells a funny story of how he got the Japanese twins.

This is Bill's first commentary and Edgar promises it won't be like the Conan The Barbarian track where Arnold describes everything that happens on screen.

Hugely enjoyable.
Commentary 3: Actors Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Jason Schwartzman, and Brandon Routh Rating:2.5/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 3rd, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Dreadful. All they do is laugh at every scene and praise every actor.

Michael and Jason can be funny at times, but really it's just a bore.

Brandon doesn't say much. He's only on screen for 5 minutes anyway.

Michael says he's never watched one of his commentaries. If you are, Michael, don't watch this one.
Commentary 4: Actors Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culken, Mark Webber, and Aubrey Plaza Rating:2.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on January 3rd, 2013:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
This is just as bad. Again, it's all praise, praise, praise. They make fun of Jason Schwartzman and talk about how great Edgar Wright is.

Anna's going out with Edgar and they're 11 years apart.

Lame track and not worth your time.