Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: Scott pilgrim





Presentation: The movie adaptation of this comic book was talked about a lot. But from the look of it , I think it's stupid. But is it?


Story: 
The series begins by introducing Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old Canadian slacker living in Toronto with his gay roommate Wallace Wells. He is the bass player for a band called Sex Bob-omb, along with his friends Stephen Stills "The Talent" (guitar) and Kim Pine (drums). He begins dating a Chinese-Canadian high-schooler, Knives Chau. Kim criticizes the relationship due to Knives' age, but Scott dismisses her complaints by pointing out that the relationship is platonic.
One night, Scott begins dreaming about a girl on Rollerblades who he has never met before. He later glimpses her in real life delivering a package to the library. Her repeated presence in his dreams, and a coincidental meeting at a party thrown by Stephen's on-off girlfriend Julie Powers, prompts him to become obsessed with finding out more about her. He discovers that she is Ramona Flowers, a girl who works for Amazon.ca and has recently come to Toronto from New York after a rumored messy break-up with someone named Gideon.
Scott orders CDs on Amazon as a pretense to meet her again, and receives an email from someone named Matthew Patel warning him about an upcoming battle, but Scott pays it little heed and promptly deletes it. After another dream about Ramona, in which she is carrying his package, Scott wakes to find her at his door. She explains that she uses subspace portals as part of her job to cross long distances in seconds; one such route passes through Scott's brain, hence his dreams. Having convinced her he is not a strange person after their previous encounters, they spend the evening together and go back to her house during a heavy snowstorm, kiss, and spend the night together.
The next day, Wallace informs Scott that he needs to break up with Knives if he plans to pursue a serious relationship with Ramona, but when he meets Knives later in preparation for a band gig, Scott is unable to bring himself to break up with her. He also receives a letter from Matthew, which he again disregards.
At the venue, Sex Bob-omb prepare to begin their set when Matthew Patel descends upon the stage and engages Scott in a video game-style duel. He reveals himself as one of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends, and has mystical powers that allow him to summon "demon hipster chicks." Scott defeats him in a musical battle, his final attack obliterating Matthew and leaving behind a handful of coins. On the subway home, Scott and Ramona decide to become a couple, on the proviso that Scott agree to defeat her six other evil-exes. When Scott asks if Gideon is one of them, Ramona's head glows sharply.And he has to fight the other six.


Drawing: There is not much to say about it. The backgrounds are empty, the books aren't inked very well. I got bored reading it. 

Verdict: If this comic wants to be taken seriously then it fails miserably. If not it still isn't Bob-omb! I give it a [5/10]. And i have to say the movie was more entertaining than the comic, wich doesn't happen that much.





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42 comments:

GMSoccerPicks said...

If you got bored, it must have been incredibly bad hahahah i never thought i would hear you say such thing. I guess i'll just stay away

Mister Neowl said...

I rather enjoyed the series, but I can fully understand why it wouldn't be to everyone's taste.

DesoWave said...

Awesome stuff.

revilo251 said...

cant say i followed much of the series bt wat i did read was good:) cheers for review

dragonslayer said...

i havent seen it yet

Hasidic Plumber said...

If you give it a 5, it must have been a piece of crap. I'm sure that if i drew one, i would get at least 5,1.

Major.Mack said...

good to know :)

Ashlyyy said...

I have to say that I like the storyline:) Great review!

Dalf said...

I actually like this comic a lot.
The whole point was that at first you have to believe it's a romance comic, and in the last few pages you realize it's actually an action videogame!
If you can, read the next volumes. The artist improves BIG time (Better inking + much more backgrounds) and the dialogue is really good.

The movie was awesome!

Timon said...

great post man!

Shaw said...

Pretty much what I expected.
Thanks for reading this so I don't have toooooooo!

Toon said...

I sort of find a unique charm to the drawing style actually, but even I notice that the line quality seems to get better later on in the series. And the subspace highway going through Scotts head seemed like a slightly important piece of information in the story. It was kind of a shame that they only mention this once in the movie and even then it is muttered very quickly.

FatBulaj said...

yeah, great :P

Bersercules said...

Wow you don't insult the retarded story but your mock the awesome art? Crazy! (I give the comic 3/10 cause I really hate the story!)

Carlos Smith said...

Man I gotta finish watching this show. I stopped when I got a job. If I buy the dvd I know I'll watch it for sure :P

Heaven. said...

Sounds kind of meh. Thanks for the review.

tgquagmire said...

NICE! im glad to see this here, i saw the movie and it was alright i was 50 50 on it but most kids didnt know it was a comic before coming to a movie! it really is one of the best reads! i think you might like "LOCKE & KEY"

Gizmo said...

First half of that comic seems good, but than..not so much ;P

Tyr said...

Yeah, I gotta admit I was somewhat let down by the quality of this comic...

pv said...

awesome post man, I agree with your verdict i read comic for a few entries and got bored

Arrpii said...

I agree on some parts, you definitely can get bored while reading scott pilgrim.

Dragmire said...

I never read the comic or saw the movie. I heard the movie was decent but I'm not really a fan of Michael Cera.

dora said...

nice post!

D22 Zone said...

Looks good! Thanks for the update! Followed!

George Anderson said...

Nice blog + followed!

Tom said...

nice post!

GMSoccerPicks said...

Your post will come, i didn't forget about it. The thing is that i don't want to make shitty posts or force myself to write anymore :(
I will try to post only good stuff whenever i feel inspired.

Publius said...

Great review, I might have to check this out!

Megamanrocks said...

Its its own brand o humor, Totally a hipster series.

sweetlife said...

ive read it and wasn't very impressed, i also get bored by reading it..

Timon said...

great blog man!

P0wermjp said...

Great post!!!

John said...

I loved that movie so much, its happily sitting on my shelf right now.

D22 Zone said...

Thanks for the update! Followed!

R.gers said...

I've never really read any comic books before, however I guess I'll skip this one.

Nymo said...

Ive only seen the Movie, time to read the comic i guess!

Boobeat said...

i totaly agree with you that movie is better than comic but i would give like 3/10

MUFCfollowers said...

A somewhat scathing review there mate, I think I'll avoid this one then.

neatfit said...

I'm not sure what to think of this, the main story wasn't strong, I don't think anything solid could be made out of it, maybe it was just the movie that was clumped up and confusing, I don't have high expectations for this though. I don't think it has the story for a comic..

Formhault said...

Nicely explained, man!

Ryan said...

woohoo, great job breaking it down for us

Gibbo said...

Looks like the movie adaption was more enjoyable than the comic book original. Which doesn't often seem to be the case.

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