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Re-Appreciating Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Sometimes, I make an essay that’s just for me. This Scott Pilgrim vs. The World appreciation was one of those times.

No one was begging me for my updated take on the film, but while I was doing some research for an upcoming video I’m working on (with the help of Edgar Wright), I felt compelled to revisit Scott Pilgrim and some of its themes. In truth, I also used the essay as a way for me to get a handle on some things going on in my own life. I’m glad it’s resonated with so many other people.

As of this writing, about 15 hours after publication, the video has received about 28,000 views. It was getting a decent number of hits at /Film, but then Edgar Wright tweeted it and it was posted at the still-massive Scott Pilgrim Facebook page, where it received a staggering 7.6K Likes. That’s what really helped tip this thing, I suspect. 

In the past couple of months, I’ve made a bunch of different videos that have received varying amounts of attention through different means. I’m hoping to publish a future blog post that sums up some of these findings, so look forward to that. 

  • This movie was made for ME. I grew up in the 80s, was a Nintendo kid, loved games and film all my life, and ended up making them my career as an adult. Enormous fan of Shaun of the Dead and Spaced. You could not have asked for a more primed consumer for this movie. Which is why I'm so baffled as to why it fell flat for me. I am completely in awe of the technique and skill in the filmmaking, something this video does a great job illuminating, but as a film, it leaves me cold. I honestly wish I could love it the way others do.

    I will say, this video has inspired me to revisit it. Thanks and keep up the great essays.