So I guess a movie called Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World hit theatres last Friday. All the talk of this film’s premiere left me wondering: who is this Scott Pilgrim, and why should I care?
My first stop was to talk to Milwaukee Sarah. She doesn’t know this, but she has introduced me to pop culture icons. I heard “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse before you did.
But I digress. Milwaukee Sarah didn’t tell me much about Scott Pilgrim, but she said I would like the series of six comic books the movie is based on. She also said a band named Metric has a song on the soundtrack that I’d love.
I then turned to our friend, The Internet, to learn more. Michael Cera is starring as Mr. Pilgrim, which I’m not sure I can get behind. Sorry, (George) Michael.
Here’s the plot: Scott Pilgrim, a 23 year old musician, wants to win the love of Ramona Flowers. But first, he must defeat her seven ex-boyfriends. (For those of you who are new to Scott Pilgrim like me, this plot encompasses all six books.) I’m someone who lists High Fidelity as a favorite movie and book. I think I’d like the movie and the books. I’ll check it out.
Not much of America is following my lead, I guess. In researching this film, I learned it laid a gigantic egg at the box office.
Maybe the studio’s marketing team did a poor job of educating people about Scott Pilgrim. I know that when I saw the books in stores, I thought it was some sort of anime series, which made me walk away from the books and ignore further information about the movie.
Either way, when Scott Pilgrim and I meet up, I think I’ll enjoy the experience I hope you will too.