We’re in full summer movie swing with a discussion about Edgar Wright’s 2010 action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This energetic adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series stars Michael Cera as the titular hero. In this episode, Ryan and Nate square off in an epic battle which sees Ryan trying to convince Nate that he’s missing out by not joining Team Pilgrim.
Bryan Lee O’Malley also happens to have released a new graphic novel, Seconds, which you would do well to check out if you are a fan of Scott Pilgrim.
This movie has its fair share of ardent fans and bitter detractors. No matter which side you land on, tell us what you think. If this is a niche movie, does it scratch your niche? Do you buy Ryan’s assertion that this movie, while a tremendously fun ride, also has more to offer? Do you agree with Nate that the movie doesn’t do enough with its characters to make you care?
We spend a lot of time discussing a list of The Top 50 Summer Blockbusters which was compiled by the staff of The Dissolve. You’ll find their criteria for a summer blockbuster, as well as their list broken up into part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Just for good measure, here’s Tony Zhou’s amazing analysis of Edgar Wright’s flare for visual comedy.