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Old 09/18/2010, 6:23 PM
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Also, she didn't fall for Gideon again, Gideon attached a mind control chip to her head, and got into her head. She didn't fall for it, she was brain washed.
See, I took that scene literally at first, then figuratively, then literally again. Either way it was a bit ridonkulous.

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Old 09/18/2010, 5:29 PM
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I don't think a character like Gideon would go through all that trouble because once he had her, he would stop caring. And, as they were trying to paint Ramona as a somewhat wiser version of her former self, trying to start fresh, would she really fall for that shit again?
Gideon never cared in the first place, but started caring after she left him. I think he thought he was too good to be dumped so he didn't accept it. Also, she didn't fall for Gideon again, Gideon attached a mind control chip to her head, and got into her head. She didn't fall for it, she was brain washed.

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As far as format goes, I feel like there was hardly any transition in the movie. I only read two of the comics and then I got bored, but through that form, you have more control. Smushing (7?) books into under 2 hours just muddles a story. And that's me DEFENDING the actual story, and why I think it plays better as a graphic novel or comic or whatever they're calling it these days.
This was really a part I felt a little wishy washy about. In one way I did feel the movie didn't have a lot of transitions and was trying to pack it all into one movie, but in another way I feel that if they did focus on each ex seperately, the movie series would have been too long. For example, I can't think of a way they would have been able to turn someone like Roxy's story into an hour and a half long movie. It may have been better to make this a 2-part movie like Kill Bill but when you look at the fact that the movie didn't do well at the box office they most likely would have not made the second movie. So when that's put into accout, it's not that bad that this was one movie.

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It really boils down to the story, and I just wasn't into it. I don't think it has to do with me not liking Cera or the books or not being an avid player of video games. I just was not into the story. I was not into the life as video game form it took.

I saw Ramona as a flighty serial dater that needed to be attached. I saw Scott as a flighty, whiny, pain in the ass. I don't think a character like Gideon would go through all that trouble because once he had her, he would stop caring. And, as they were trying to paint Ramona as a somewhat wiser version of her former self, trying to start fresh, would she really fall for that shit again?

As far as format goes, I feel like there was hardly any transition in the movie. I only read two of the comics and then I got bored, but through that form, you have more control. Smushing (7?) books into under 2 hours just muddles a story. And that's me DEFENDING the actual story, and why I think it plays better as a graphic novel or comic or whatever they're calling it these days.

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But yah I finished it and, ugh.
I dunno, *I* just did not like it. It was distracting because it was essentially fighting itself to tell two stories, and I wasn't very interested in either.
You have to take into account that he's fighting for her. He's fighting to save her from being controlled by Gideon, and trying to finally rid her of her bad past so she can live without it haunting her where ever she goes. That's why she likes him.

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The one story was the typical "Michael Cera tries to get the quirky girl."
That was a shallow story at best, you don't get much into the character of Ramona Flowers except that she's a remorseful "bitch" licking her own wounds.
(Scott is also a bitch, using his poor annoying Asian school girl g/f for an ego boost.)
I've said this to so many people. Yes, Michael Cera plays his typical "Michael Cera tries to get the quirky girl." role, but he plays it better then at any time in his career. Also, they could have picked so many people to do this role. Jesse Esenburg, Jay Baurichele, it wouldn't have been the same, as Cera was the best choice because he looks like what Scott Pilgrim looks like in the book. Believe me, if they had hired anyone else, everyone would have been saying "why didn't they hire Michael Cera for this. He would have been perfect."

Also, what do you mean they don't get much into Ramona's backstory. They get into it a lot. That's a good portion of the movie. She's someone who has dated so many people but always dumped them when things got too real, or when the next hottie came along. That was the case except when Gideion came along. She was obsessed with him but he didn't pay attention to her until she finally got him to date her, but she found herself more alone with him then she ever was on her own, so she ran, and that's when Gideon noticed her, and gathered up the "League of Evil Ex's" to get rid of Scott and control Ramona's love life. That's another reason why she likes Scott. He's fighting for her.

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But then there's this whole, "League of Exes" story that doesn't even make sense except as a vehicle to showcase fighting, video game style. And I am not a big action movie person anyway, so shitty "fight" scenes are not my thing.
I explain the League thing above.

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Also, wtf was up with the end? Ugh. That was a case of too many ideas and only an hour 45 to play them out.
What was the problem with the ending, the ending was great.

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There's A LOT of nuances I could go on about, but I won't, I know i'm like the only person in the world that hates this movie so i'll give you all that satisfaction of not picking it apart any further.
Please go on, I can defend almost every part of this movie.

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I will however say this, Kieran Culkin was easily the best part of this movie.
I agree and disagree with this statement.

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Scott Pilgrim is best left as a comic.
This however, I don't agree with.

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stfu morgie. don't make me come ovah thar.
Please do, we can make paella, snort some rails, and scissor.

But yah I finished it and, ugh.
I dunno, *I* just did not like it. It was distracting because it was essentially fighting itself to tell two stories, and I wasn't very interested in either.

The one story was the typical "Michael Cera tries to get the quirky girl."
That was a shallow story at best, you don't get much into the character of Ramona Flowers except that she's a remorseful "bitch" licking her own wounds.
(Scott is also a bitch, using his poor annoying Asian school girl g/f for an ego boost.)

But then there's this whole, "League of Exes" story that doesn't even make sense except as a vehicle to showcase fighting, video game style. And I am not a big action movie person anyway, so shitty "fight" scenes are not my thing.

Also, wtf was up with the end? Ugh. That was a case of too many ideas and only an hour 45 to play them out. There's A LOT of nuances I could go on about, but I won't, I know i'm like the only person in the world that hates this movie so i'll give you all that satisfaction of not picking it apart any further.

I will however say this, Kieran Culkin was easily the best part of this movie.

Scott Pilgrim is best left as a comic.

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I watched American Beauty. Overall I liked it but the messages in it were a bit heavy handed and probably didn't deserve all the praise it got but it was still good.

I also watched Gandhi the other night. I forgot how great Ben Kingsley is and I also can't believe how no history class I've ever taken has covered India's history in the least.

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45 Minutes into Scott Pilgrim.


Shoot me.

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You tend to watch a lot of the popular, popcorn kind of movies it seems was all I meant.

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Wow. What a spoiler-laden review. I guess its fine though because I doubt anyone here would watch it (except maybe tarz?)
i think i should be offended by this??? why does it seem like the kind of movie i'd want to watch?
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The other week I saw Red Road. It's about a street security camera operator in Scotland who becomes obsessed with a local criminal. The "big reveal" of the movie was interesting but overall it wasn't that great. Seemed kind of aimless.

A few nights ago I saw The Horseman, an Australian movie about a grieving parent getting revenge for his dead daughter. Unfortunately the story has been done to death and there isn't much deviation from the whole blood-soaked revenge movie pattern. The encounters are lined up like bosses in Mortal Kombat or something, each one more difficult than the last. There was nothing critically flawed with the movie, I had just seen the whole thing play out 100 times before.

Thin Red Line - I appreciated some of the cinematography and musings on war, but at the end of the day its too slow-paced and pensive for my tastes.

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Though you spoiled a lot of the movie anyway, you didn't say weather she went with the guy or not. If she did, cliché, but if she didn't, what's her problem?! You fly halfway across the country with money you probably don't have (I mean she only had that job for a short time and she's probably thousands in debt from college) to profess your love to this guy, sees that there's a girl in his room, and just say "Oh well, that's probably just his girlfriend. Back home to work at my dad's store!"



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Wow that movie does sound like it sucks. How does she go though all that college only to find out that fast that the job isn't as cracked up as she thought it would be. If I was going to pursue something like that I would look into it and see if it was what I really wanted to do (like I am now with broadcast journalism). As for the flying across the country to be with him, who is she Felicity or something?

Though you spoiled a lot of the movie anyway, you didn't say weather she went with the guy or not. If she did, cliché, but if she didn't, what's her problem?! You fly halfway across the country with money you probably don't have (I mean she only had that job for a short time and she's probably thousands in debt from college) to profess your love to this guy, sees that there's a girl in his room, and just say "Oh well, that's probably just his girlfriend. Back home to work at my dad's store!"

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Wow. What a spoiler-laden review. I guess its fine though because I doubt anyone here would watch it (except maybe tarz?)
So this girls life blows cause she has an english major?
(My MFA is gonna suck soooooo bad)
Also, if they only have sex until act three, this is not my kinda film.
Honestly, when the interest gets flighty after seeing the RA/Sister/Friend that has a Vag, ugh. Girls aren't that stupid. Mostly. Movie girls suck.

Michael Keaton though...

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Wow. What a spoiler-laden review. I guess its fine though because I doubt anyone here would watch it (except maybe tarz?)

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I saw the movie Post Grad on TV, and, wow, what wasted potential.

It starts off as a fairly interesting premise, showing the harsh realities of graduating college in these tough economic times, especially when you majored in a Liberal Art like English. A lot of the scenes seemed to really emphasize that, like the interviewer not being impressed by Ryden's (Alexis Bliedel's character) major, or her potential landlord not being impressed that she was a college graduate. The movie would have been good if they had kept going in that direction and not added some lame-ass romcom subplot.

And what's worse, is they don't actually do it until ACT FUCKING THREE. We get that he's into her, but she only sees him as a friend, blah, blah, blah. But then he lays some guilt trip on her for missing his shitty performance at open mic night (though he DID have a right to be pissed because she did totally blow him off) and not giving up any pussy, and then all of a sudden she's in love with him? And then, she finally gets her "dream" job, but once she finds out it's not all it's cracked up to be, she learns some awkward-as-fuck lesson about finding love, then quits her job (the ONLY one she was able to get at ALL save from working at her dad's store) and flies halfway across the country to be with him. What. The. Fuck. And then she gets there, professes her love to him, sees another girl in his room, but it's only his RA. If it was his girlfriend, that would have been cliched as fuck, but at least it would have taught this dumb bitch that it's a bad idea to quit your job (especially in a fucking RECESSION) to chase a guy, especially when you're only 22, and there are like, three BILLION other guys to chose from, and she didn't even really like that guy like that anyway.

I just... fuck this movie, and everyone a part of it. It's sad, too, because a lot of the supporting actors (particularly Ryden's family, played by Jane Lynch, Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett) gave really great performances in it, WAY better than they had any reason to.

This movie probably would have been a lot better with a male lead character because they probably wouldn't have gone in such a hackneyed direction with it.

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Your socialite ways of lofts in Manhattan have clearly distorted your being amongst the masses Pita. I am in total lesbians with this movie, and I stand by that.

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It's fine, i'm totally okay with the fact I seem to be the only person in the orld that doesn't care for this movie. WHATEVER.

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