Scott Pilgrim vs the World is an ode to video games, but it barely references any specifically. It’s weird, but it makes the movie feel more “real” in its unique universe. This movie’s outsized budget (85-90 million) doesn’t necessarily show up on the screen, but I say that not trying to take anything away from the movie, which we both really enjoyed talking about and recasting. Edgar Wright does a fine job directing, and Michael Cera is adorable and a total dick at the same time. It didn’t make our jobs easy. It’s a fine line he walks. More than anything, this movie is a great ensemble piece. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill, and Jason Schwartzman all provide some really fun auxiliary performances.
In addition to video games, music is a huge part of the experience. Beck wrote all of the music for the Sex Bob-ombs, and you can tell he put some love into it. They totally rock. Broken Social Scene, Nigel Godrich (Radiohead Producer), and Dan the Automator all contribute to this killer soundtrack. Although that might explain where a lot of that 90 million went… Tune in for a fun one.
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|Scott Pilgrim||Michael Cera||Jay Baruchel|
|Wallace Wells||Kieran Culkin||Dave Franco|
|Stacy Pilgrim||Anna Kendrick||Aubry Plaza|
|Kim Pine||Alison Pill||Ellen Page|
|Julie Powers||Aubrey Plaza||Kristen Stewart|
|Ramona Flowers||Mary Elisabeth Winstead||Kat Dennings|
|Gideon Graves||Jason Schwartzman||Jason Lee|
|Young Neil||Johnny Simmons||Nick Swardson|
|Stephen Stills||Mark Webber||Adam Pascal|
|Knives Chau||Ellen Wong||Lucy Liu|
|Matthew Patel||Satya Bhabha||Dev Patel|
|Lucas Lee||Chris Evans||Mark McGrath|
|Envy Adams||Brie Larson||Carla Gugino|
|Todd Ingram||Brandon Rought||Brendan Frasier|
|Roxy Richter||Mae Whitman||Brianna Hildebrand|
|Kyle & Ken Katayanagi||Keita Saitou||Cole & Dylan Sprouse|