So, I blew off stuff I should’ve been doing, and went to see a matinee of the Scott Pilgrim movie this morning (it’s very much not Kate’s sort of thing, and I would feel guilty ditching her with SteelyKid to see it during the evening or on a weekend). Actually, first I went to Borders for half an hour to read the last volume of the comic, so I could compare the two endings– I should probably buy these, because I really like the story, but I balk at shelling out that much money for something that I can read in half an hour in a bookstore.
I liked it a lot, but then, I’m a sucker for this sort of story– both the “doofy guy makes good” and the “highly self-referential ironic storytelling” thing. My mental image of the character was always a little more manic than Michael Cera is capable of (a cross between Michael Cera and one of our former Physics majors would come closer), but he did a good job, and it gets the feel of the comics very well. They managed to get all seven evil exes in without the story dragging, which I was dubious about, and while the details of the ending are different, it’s the same spirit.
It occurs to me that there’s something kind of ironic about the dramatic advances in CGI technology and other film techniques being used to very carefully mimic comic techniques on screen. After all, people have spent decades getting computer graphics to the point where they can do almost-photo-realistic images, and here all that fancy technology is being deployed to do very deliberately artificial things. Kind of weird, really.
Anyway, since I’m only half a week or so behind the release, for a change, I figured I’d throw this out there. Comments, criticisms, expressions of incredulity?