One of the original members of EG shares his thoughts on the Epic of Epic Epicness…
SCOTT PILGRIM is fantastic. Â Even if you don’t think it’s good, you’ll agree that it’s fantastic. Â Cybergosh brought me to the movie, a friendly gift, convinced me that even if I didn’t like it, it’s worth seeing. Â He was right. Â It’s infectious, a wild comic/cosmic journey. Â I recommend that you go view this wonder of the modern age. Â Even if you don’t like it, it’s worth seeing.
I can understand why folks won’t care for it — the breakneck pace, the post-MTV-facebook-generation flash, the utter lack of exposition, the mash-up movie madhouse tone — but it IS a work of art. Â It succeeds where Speed Racer crashed and failed. Â And it uses the same tools! Â
You may not like it, but I think you’ll agree that it’s a product of high craft. Â Like one of Picasso’s faces that he painted with twelve eyes, or a Shastokovich symphony that uses all the wrong notes but somehow pulls it off, or a loud mass of song from Beck or Neutral Milk Hotel, it hurts the ears yet you want more. Â
This movie is a vibrating, smoking love letter to love. Â It’s a weird piece of fruit from a foreign country. Â It’s a chunk of chocolate with bacon in it. Â It shouldn’t work, but it DOES. Go and enjoy. Â Even if you don’t like the movie… somehow you will still enjoy it.Â
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Nice thoughts, and nice Avatar! I like the hat. Here’s some post b.o. thoughts in the comment section of my (failed) call for people to see this last weekend…