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SHITFEST 2014: WINTER ~ SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD (2010)

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World – Worse than Hitler?

In 1935 a woman named Leni Riefenstahl directed a film called ‘Triumph of the Will’. The movie is still considered a landmark achievement in film-making. The downside? It was a propaganda film for those epic asshats the Nazi Party.

So what does this morally disgusting yet well made piece of cinema have to do with Scott Pilgrim vs the World? I think the answer is in the question. Scott Pilgrim is technically an amazingly well made film that has a sickening plot and cast of characters.

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It tells the story of Scott Pilgrim, a selfish asshole who plays in an annoying hipster band. He gets a nice girlfriend who he immediately drops for a chance with the girl of his dreams Ramona Flowers. Ramona says she’ll only date him if he defeats her seven evil exes. And that’s basically how the movie progresses.

The problem is that Scott is a dick who has an inflated sense of worth when he’s actually a pathetic loser. Which would be OK if the movie acknowledged this but director Edgar Wright wants you to think Scott is cool. He’s not cool, he’s a shallow douchebag.

Ramon isn’t much better. What kind of asshole forces someone to fight all of her exes before she’ll go out with you? But again the makers want you to feel that Ramona is worth fighting for. In reality she’s a dull, mopey bitch who’s only noticeable trait is changing hair colour sometimes. She’s a teenage hipster fantasy woman which automatically renders her a colossal wanker.

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But what tops off this feces cake with a sprinkling of pure uncut shit is the ending. Does Scott realise that he’s defeated his own self-doubt and drop Ramona like a overdue dump? Or does he realise that any girl that makes such sad demands of you isn’t worth it and gets back with the girl that actually likes him? Neither. He ends up with the boring cow and they walk off accompanied by some gag inducing indie rock soundtrack.

SPvsTW is an extremely well made, ethically repugnant film made even worse by shitty pop culture references and characters so shallow that even Scott’s presumably tiny penis could touch the bottom. The message of the story is – boys, use girls out of boredom until you find someone you think is cool for no apparent reason. Girls, you should force potential partners into fights as part of a self obsessed power trip.

A truly shitty film. Both Scott Pilgrim and the aforementioned Triumph of the Will are movies about total fucking tools, but at least Hitler had the decency to realise this and blow his own brains out. So to answer the question in the title – Yes Scott is worse than Hitler. The prosecution rests your honour.

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52 comments

  1. Reblogged this on Screenkicker! and commented:
    It’s Shitfest time again where The IPC let’s the world make a case for the worst movies in existence. Check out my review of the shit over substance Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and prepare to have your mind blown. And do have a look at the other entries for 2014 while you’re there. May the shit be with you!

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  2. LOL. Well done, Mikey. Is it bad to say…that I actually kind of like this one…? Eeeek stop throwing things!!! I do see what you’re saying though. Also, bonus points for the use of “asshats.” And Eric–“This was written by an Irishman.” Hahahahaha. Good job, boys! 🙂

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  3. I haven’t seen this one, but I’m familiar with the comic series it’s based on. I always thought Ramona was a total bitch for making Scott jump through all those hoops. I don’t want to feel constantly frustrated so I choose not to watch this one! Great review Mikey. 🙂

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  4. So many people in love with this one, but I’m with you, mikey.

    I read this:

    “SPvsTW is an extremely well made, ethically repugnant film made even worse by shitty pop culture references and characters so shallow that even Scott’s presumably tiny penis could touch the bottom,”

    and thought, I won’t read a funnier line in a movie review this year. And then I read this:

    “Both Scott Pilgrim and the aforementioned Triumph of the Will are movies about total fucking tools, but at least Hitler had the decency to realise this and blow his own brains out.”

    This has to be the Shitfest winner.

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  5. YES! I think you and I should get married Mr Kicker. I hate this movie as well. So much so that my least favourite film of every year receives the Scott Pilgrim vs the World Award. This would so win Shitfest, if it were not for the unfortunate fact that Isaacs has my entry ready to unleash.

    I’m off to actually read the review now. Just had to get my excitable comment out there.

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  6. Well done my friend. It is a well-made movie. But the girl Scott is after… GAH! She’s such a bitch! She’s not even worth a 2 for 5 bucks slice deal down at the ole Pizza Pizza.

    The thing is, this movie is set and filmed in Toronto. So even though I didn’t like it, I loved watching the background and recognizing the places that the characters were hanging out.

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