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Aug. 16th, 2010

09:13 pm - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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This is a fun movie! I'm not a gamer and even I enjoyed it. Also, it takes place in Toronto, and in one scene you can see they're using Canadian coins!

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From:varro
Date:August 17th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
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Wooo! I liked the movie too, and the last time I played video games was in the early-mid-90s. (A bunch of times being decapitated and blown to bits by middle school kids at the UMiami student union playing Mortal Kombat told me that my time had passed...)

I thought there should have been an Arrested Development in-joke in the fight between Scott-Ramona and Roxie.....such as calling Roxie "Egg" or "*Her*?"
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From:rikchik
Date:August 17th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
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Saw it last night and had a blast. Some interesting changes between the comic and the movie - if you liked the movie definitely check out the comic.
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From:nefaria
Date:August 17th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
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I heard there's extra fun in-jokes for geeks like me who've been playing video games since childhood. I might be seeing it with a friend in the coming weeks. :)
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From:tracerj
Date:August 17th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
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A good handful of them, yes! Some were groaners, but some were true gems. I won't spoil... but now I'm curious if anyone's put together a comprehensive list of explicit VG callouts.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 18th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
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I'd like to see such a list myself. I'm sure a lot of the references went right over my head.

Though I did get stuff like the Seinfeld bit!
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From:ajoreilly
Date:August 31st, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
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When in doubt, there's always TV Tropes. :p

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ShoutOut/ScottPilgrim
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From:tracerj
Date:August 17th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
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The funny thing is that I didn't even realise they were Canadian at first – when I saw the two-tone ones, I leaned over to my wife and said, "Are those Thai ten-baht coins?" It's actually kind of sad that I've spent more time in Thailand than Canada, given how much of my life I've lived right next to the latter (both in Caribou, Maine and Seattle, Washington!)

It's definitely a fun movie. Also, I'm seriously jazzed about the videogame, so I have a week to take in the comic in the meantime....
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 18th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
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It helped that I visited Toronto recently. I wondered early on if they were Canadian coins. And when one of the characters mentioned going to Pizza Pizza, I thought, "Hey, I've been there! Well, actually Babs took me to Pizza Nova, but we walked past a Pizza Pizza at one point."
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