Just watched it and gotta say it takes a lot for me to sit up and take notice with comic-to-films but being the inner geek that I am my jaw just about dropped at the very beginning when the film played the first few notes to Legend of Zelda; A Link to the Past. The rest was history.
I hadn't read the comic and I hadn't been to a movie since Avatar and I enjoyed it soooo hard. XD The plot is pretty straight forward- if it was any more complicated I think it would have been overwhelming but it had a great overall balance of OMGGGGGGVISUAAAAALS and just enough plot to keep it all together.
The comic's plot is actually a (little) bit complicated. I haven't seen the movie yet but I heard that the movie was significantly dumbed-down, and that very important things to the original plot were left out or changed in kind of weird ways. I do plan to see it eventually though.
Never. Ever. Ever. Compare a movie to it's original inspiration. 1. It always leads to heartache 2. the movies themselves are expensive, elaborate fanart.
It's best to just take in the pretty colors and flashing lights and orgasmic soundtrack and enjoy it. If it wasn't for the movie giving me even a little taste of the Scott Pilgrim world, I would have passed the comic by. Now I'm saving my pennies to go read it. Ultimately, I call that success. 8)
Can't wait to see this, when it's out in the UK, I've heard many good things about it... well actually only "ZOMGYOUHAVETOWATCHIT!IT'SAMAZING!!!" But I'm still convinced! 8D
Yet my friend has heard to total opposite that it's a rubbish movie, I can only conclude the type of people we often communicate to, depends on their views is; me A, gamers and nerds, her=MJ fans, ???, 'normal' people.
Well I'm NOT QUITE a nerd, perhaps a NERD IN WAITING or something, I like nerdy things but not to the extent I could recite quotes or own action figures and such X3 I have a feeling I will enjoy it, my friend however will not.
I only got through the first book but when I worked at a comic book shop, the owner was mad about it. D: I didn't really see the appeal. You start reading it and it's fairly normal and boring, a few jibes here about comics and video games and then BAM...bizarre land and no one's still quite sure what to make of the 6th book. =3
LMAO! When I read the comic I came to the conclusion that it is pretty much one great big hipsterfest. And also isn't Scott pretty much what all male nerds want to be? He's pretty much a useless loser but WITH MAGIC GAMING SUPERPOWERS AND A HOT BLUE HAIRED GIRLFRIEND. Still, Edgar Wright is directing it so I MUST SEEEE!