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I love the movie? For some reason I haven't gotten any of the graphic novels except the first one, though, which I got like...5 years ago?...

 

So at least this reminds me I should probably add the rest of Scott Pilgrim to my book wishlist.

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I don't like the things that you like.

 

Fight me.

*reaches for hammer*

 

Ramona Flowers

 

*reaches for nails*

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I love the movie? For some reason I haven't gotten any of the graphic novels except the first one, though, which I got like...5 years ago?...

 

So at least this reminds me I should probably add the rest of Scott Pilgrim to my book wishlist.

The movie is fun, it misses a lot of the spirit, meaning, and importance of the graphic novels.

 

Scott Pilgrim is important to me.

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I love the movie? For some reason I haven't gotten any of the graphic novels except the first one, though, which I got like...5 years ago?...

 

So at least this reminds me I should probably add the rest of Scott Pilgrim to my book wishlist.

The movie is fun, it misses a lot of the spirit, meaning, and importance of the graphic novels.

 

Scott Pilgrim is important to me.

 

Yeah, that isn't much of a surprise really. It's an hour and 40 minute movie covering 6 novels, but devotes something like 40 just to the first one. (i actually read it before i watched it, so this was sorta surprising) That it thus misses out on a lot of stuff is just to be expected. But yeah, I've been meaning to get to the rest of them for years now...should probably actually do it one of these days...

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Given I dressed up as her twice, just bought the whole series all at once, and it's one of maybe two dozen movies I even own, I'd say I might like it a little. :v

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I love the movie? For some reason I haven't gotten any of the graphic novels except the first one, though, which I got like...5 years ago?...

 

So at least this reminds me I should probably add the rest of Scott Pilgrim to my book wishlist.

The movie is fun, it misses a lot of the spirit, meaning, and importance of the graphic novels.

 

Scott Pilgrim is important to me.

 

Yeah, that isn't much of a surprise really. It's an hour and 40 minute movie covering 6 novels, but devotes something like 40 just to the first one. (i actually read it before i watched it, so this was sorta surprising) That it thus misses out on a lot of stuff is just to be expected. But yeah, I've been meaning to get to the rest of them for years now...should probably actually do it one of these days...

 

I mean, obviously time constraints, plus the last novel not being finished when the movie was being made definitely hurt it as well. But as a fan of both versions, it is pretty clear that Edgar Wright had very little understanding of the backbone of the story, the coming-of-age "accept your faults, grow up, you're not the hero of the story" story was almost entirely removed. The Nega-Scott thing in particular bugs me a lot, but as you haven't read the series fully, I won't spoil it.

 

I liked the film a lot, but it absolutely neuters Ramona and her agency, and it severely changes Scott's personality and purpose. It's a good movie- the books are better (and there's even a character in the film in the end who you can overhear saying that, which is both a great jab at people like me who make that claim, and also a subtle admission from the producers that the media differences will change the story too much for some folks).

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I mean, obviously time constraints, plus the last novel not being finished when the movie was being made definitely hurt it as well. But as a fan of both versions, it is pretty clear that Edgar Wright had very little understanding of the backbone of the story, the coming-of-age "accept your faults, grow up, you're not the hero of the story" story was almost entirely removed. The Nega-Scott thing in particular bugs me a lot, but as you haven't read the series fully, I won't spoil it.

I liked the film a lot, but it absolutely neuters Ramona and her agency, and it severely changes Scott's personality and purpose. It's a good movie- the books are better (and there's even a character in the film in the end who you can overhear saying that, which is both a great jab at people like me who make that claim, and also a subtle admission from the producers that the media differences will change the story too much for some folks).

 

honestly, despite the name change i have not read the entirety of the books (i'm working my way through them atm), but both from what i've read so far and what i know of the series past where i am i completely agree on what you're saying there

i enjoyed the film, personally, and i'm a big fan of edgar wright's work which definitely factored into it, but the sheer amount of nuance i realised it had lost when i started reading was incredible, and i was pretty much instantly blown away

the film is literally accurate in its shots to panels that are in the books, and has some fantastic fight scenes, but frankly that only counts for so much when it fails to translate the meaning and the emotion in the books across, at least in my opinion

 

- Ramona Flowers

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i like the thing that you like (a Lot) and i am also slightly impressed that that username wasn't already taken

tell me about it!

 

i'm so happy it wasn't though, i absolutely love it and it's the first name i've had has really worked with the POBZPC imo and it's made me a lot more comfortable with the colouring given how much it used to freak me out

 

- Ramona Flowers

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