It's been a while since I last posted an entry here. This is sorta of a cross-post from my LJ. Also, this is coming from someone who hasn't read the Scott Pilgrim comics yet, but only played the PSN video game.
I've watched Scott Pilgrim vs The World
and I loved
The style, music and energy of this film was great! All the references and sound effects to old skool video games used throughout the film had me in glee! (Zelda
, Street Fighter
, and Sonic
are the ones I identified. And correct me if I'm wrong, but did they make a NES Duck Tales
reference?) Heck, Scott even wore an Astro Boy
t-shirt! And I love the humor! XD From the moment that Matthew Patel enters the scene, the film got crazy and exuberant, and a lot of things didn't make a lot of sense from there on, but the film just embraced the craziness.
The cast of characters where also brilliant! Those who stood out to me and I became fond of was Knives Chau, Scott's young high school girlfriend whose character I normally would have found annoying, but she actually came across rather endearing thanks to the actress who played her, and Wallace Wells, Scott's suave, laidback and level-headed gay roommate.
My gripe with the movie is that we don't get to know all too much Katayanagi Twins, how did Ramona met and split up with them (They didn't speak at all!). Perhaps, provide more build up for Gideon, and have slightly more insight on Scott's past relationship with Envy. My other compliant would have to do with all the craziness; how does Scott know how to fight and why no one seems to have a scratch on them after getting pummelled so much? But then again, I had to chalk this up to the video game aspect of this movie's theme, so perhaps my complaint here is invalid.
But other than that, it was a very enjoyable film.
Most definitely recommend people to watch this film, especially to fellow old skool gamers! d*^o^*b
Okay. I'm worried. I haven't received any submissions at all for my online Black Jack anthology project: www.maiyeng.co.uk/bjdoujinshi/
And there's only 2 more months until the deadline. @@
I guess I should have started this project sooner when the anime was still be subbed cause I have noticed that slight fall in interest and inactivity with Black Jack around some communities.