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If Your Life Had A Face I’d Punch It In The Balls

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My review of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010) is up now at Strange Horizons:

Just before I went to see this film, my editor (who had already seen it) remarked that he was somewhat surprised that anyone who hasn’t read the comics has made any sense of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. For the first fifteen minutes I couldn’t see how someone who had read the comics could enjoy the film. After that I found myself smiling and then laughing and enjoying the film on its own terms. But then, for the final fifteen minutes, I once again found the schism between the film and the comics too hard to overcome.

Living in the UK and writing about a US film, it is easy to get gazumphed. In this instance, I dilligently ignored all the reviews only to find, having written my own, that Abigail Nussbaum had already written it.

Written by Martin

3 September 2010 at 08:45

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