Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
A pink-haired girl named Ramona, standing back to back with a boy in a red t-shirt, Scott Pilgrim. Behind them pictures of her seven evil exes.
Official international poster
Directed byEdgar Wright
Produced by
Screenplay byEdgar Wright
Michael Bacall
Based onScott Pilgrim 
by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Starring
Music byNigel Godrich
CinematographyBill Pope
Edited byJonathan Amos
Paul Machliss
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 27, 2010 (2010-07-27) (Fantasia Festival)
  • August 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) (United States)
  • August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25) (United Kingdom)
  • April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29) (Japan)[1]
Running time112 minutes[2]
Country
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Japan[3]
LanguageEnglish
Budget$85–90 million[4][5][6]
$60 million after tax rebates[7]
Box office$47,664,559[4][7]
 
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
A pink-haired girl named Ramona, standing back to back with a boy in a red t-shirt, Scott Pilgrim. Behind them pictures of her seven evil exes.
Official international poster
Directed byEdgar Wright
Produced by
Screenplay byEdgar Wright
Michael Bacall
Based onScott Pilgrim 
by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Starring
Music byNigel Godrich
CinematographyBill Pope
Edited byJonathan Amos
Paul Machliss
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 27, 2010 (2010-07-27) (Fantasia Festival)
  • August 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) (United States)
  • August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25) (United Kingdom)
  • April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29) (Japan)[1]
Running time112 minutes[2]
Country
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Japan[3]
LanguageEnglish
Budget$85–90 million[4][5][6]
$60 million after tax rebates[7]
Box office$47,664,559[4][7]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as musician Scott Pilgrim, who must battle his girlfriend Ramona's seven evil exes, who are coming to kill him.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was planned as a film after the first volume of the comic was released. Wright became attached to the project and filming began in March 2009 in Toronto. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World premiered after a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010. It received a wide release in North America on August 13, 2010, in 2,818 theaters.[7][8] The film finished fifth on its first weekend of release with a total of $10.5 million.[7][9] The film received generally positive reviews from critics, but it failed to recoup its production budget during its release in theaters, grossing $31.5 million in North America and $16 million internationally.[7][10] The film has fared better on home formats, becoming the top-selling Blu-ray on Amazon.com on its first day of sale,[11] and has gained a cult following.[12]

Plot[edit]

In Toronto, 22-year-old Scott Pilgrim, bass guitarist of Sex Bob-omb, is dating high schooler Knives Chau, to the disapproval of his friends. Scott meets an American Amazon.com delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, having first seen her in a dream, and loses interest in Knives. As Sex Bob-omb plays in a battle of the bands sponsored by one "G-Man Graves", Scott is attacked by Ramona's ex-boyfriend Matthew Patel. Scott defeats Patel and learns that, in order to date Ramona, he must defeat the remaining six evil exes. He is first made aware of this though in an email which he receives, warning him of the attack, but dismisses it as "boring".

Scott breaks up with Knives, who blames Ramona for taking Scott from her and swears to win him back. Scott defeats Ramona's second and third evil exes, Hollywood actor and skateboarder Lucas Lee, and vegan Todd Ingram, who is dating Scott's ex-girlfriend, Envy Adams. After he defeats Ramona's fourth ex, Roxy Richter, Scott becomes upset by Ramona's dating history.

At the next battle of the bands round, Sex Bob-omb battles Ramona's fifth and sixth evil exes, twins Kyle and Ken Katayanagi, earning Scott a 1-up. Scott sees Ramona together with her seventh evil ex, Gideon, who is sponsoring the event. Sex Bob-omb accept Gideon's record deal, except for Scott, who leaves the band.

Gideon invites Scott to his venue, the Chaos Theater, where Sex Bob-omb is playing. Scott arrives and challenges Gideon to a fight. Knives fights Ramona over Scott, and Scott accidentally reveals that he dated them concurrently. Gideon kills Scott. Ramona visits Scott in limbo and reveals that Gideon has implanted her with a mind control device.

Scott uses the 1-up to restore his life. He makes peace with his friends and challenges Gideon again, initially disarming Gideon with the sword he gained for earning the Power of Self-Respect. He apologizes to Ramona and Knives for cheating on them, and Scott and Knives team up to defeat Gideon.

Free from Gideon's control, Ramona prepares to leave. Knives accepts that her relationship with Scott is over and encourages him to follow Ramona.

Differences from source material[edit]

To condense the six graphic novels into a single two-hour film, several major changes were made to the plot under the supervision of author Bryan Lee O'Malley.

Cast[edit]

Main characters
The League of Evil Exes, in numerical order
  1. Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, who has mystical powers, such as levitation and the ability to throw fireballs.
  2. Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, a "pretty good" skateboarder turned "pretty good" action movie star with super strength.
  3. Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, the bassist for The Clash at Demonhead who possesses telekinetic powers as a result of his veganism; he is the boyfriend of Scott's ex-girlfriend Envy Adams.
  4. Mae Whitman as Roxanne "Roxy" Richter, a self-conscious half-ninja with the ability to teleport.
  5. Shota Saito as Kyle Katayanagi, twin and popular Japanese musician with the ability to summon powerful creatures like dragons.
  6. Keita Saito as Ken Katayanagi, twin and popular Japanese musician with the ability to summon powerful creatures like dragons.
  7. Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Gordon Graves, owner of the Chaos Theatre and the mastermind behind the League of Evil Exes.
Other characters

Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins, Jr. appear uncredited as the Vegan Policemen. The author, Bryan Lee O'Malley, and his wife, Hope Larson, also appear uncredited as Lee's Palace bar patrons. Reuben Langdon (known for being the voices of Ken in Street Fighter IV and Dante in the Devil May Cry series) has a cameo as one of Lucas Lee's stunt doubles. Bill Hader provides the video-game inspired voice-over.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

After artist Bryan Lee O'Malley completed the first volume of Scott Pilgrim, his publisher Oni Press contacted producer Marc Platt with the proposition for a film version.[14] Universal Studios contracted Edgar Wright who had just finished his last film, Shaun of the Dead, to adapt the Scott Pilgrim comics.[14][15] O'Malley originally had mixed feelings about a film adaptation, stating that he "expected them to turn it into a full-on action comedy with some actor that I hated" [but ultimately] "didn't even care. I was a starving artist, and I was like, 'Please, just give me some money.'"[16]

In May 2005, the studio signed Michael Bacall to write the screenplay adaptation.[15] Bacall said that he wanted to write the Scott Pilgrim film because he "felt strongly" about the story and "empathized" with Scott Pilgrim's characters.[17] By January 2009, filmmakers rounded out its cast for the film, now titled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.[18] Edgar Wright noted that O'Malley was "very involved" with the script of the film from the start, and even contributed lines to and "polished" certain scenes in the film. Likewise, due to the long development process, several lines from the various scripts written by Wright and Bacall ended up in books four and five as well.[19]

O'Malley confirmed that no material from Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, the sixth Scott Pilgrim volume, would appear in the film, as production had already begun. While he had given ideas and suggestions for the final act of the film, he admitted to that some of those plans might change throughout the writing process and ultimately stated that "Their ending is their ending".[20] O'Malley gave Wright and Bacall his notes for the sixth book while filming took place.[21]

Casting of the principal characters began in June 2008.[22] Principal photography began in March 2009 in Toronto[23][24] and wrapped as scheduled in August.[22][25] In the film's original ending, written before the release of the final Scott Pilgrim book, Scott ultimately gets back together with Knives. After the final book in the series was released, in which Scott and Ramona get back together, and negative audience reaction[citation needed] to the ending during testing, a new ending was filmed to match the books, with Scott and Ramona getting back together.[26]

The film was given a production budget of $85–90 million, an amount offset by tax rebates that resulted in a final cost around $60 million.[7] Universal fronted $60 million of the pre-rebate budget.[27]

O'Malley's commentary track was recorded on August 14, 2010, one day after the film's theatrical release.[28]

Setting[edit]

One of the producers, Miles Dale, said that the film is "the biggest movie ever identifiably set in Toronto."[29] The film features Casa Loma, St. Michael's College School, Sonic Boom, the Toronto Public Library Wychwood Library, a Goodwill location on St. Clair West, a Second Cup, and a Pizza Pizza. The developers planned to set the series in Toronto because, in Dale's words, "the books are super-specific in their local details" and director Edgar Wright wanted to use the imagery from the books, so Universal Studios had no plans to alter the setting.[29] Dale stated that "Bathurst Street is practically the cerebral cortex of Scott Pilgrim".[29]

Casting[edit]

Director Wright felt confident with his casting in the film. Wright stated that "Like with Hot Fuzz how we had great people in every single tiny part, it's the same with this. What's great with this is that there's people you know, like with Michael [Cera] and Jason [Schwartzman], and then we have people who are up and coming, like Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza and Brie Larson, and then there's complete unknowns as well".[30] There was no studio interference with casting more unknowns, as Wright stated that "Universal never really gave me any problems about casting bigger people, because in a way Michael [Cera] has starred in two $100 million-plus movies, and also a lot of the other people, though they're not the biggest names, people certainly know who they are."[30] Wright planned on casting Cera while writing Hot Fuzz after watching episodes of Arrested Development.[30] Wright said he needed an actor that "audiences will still follow even when the character is being a bit of an ass."[31] Edgar Wright ran all his casting decisions by O'Malley during the casting session.[21] Mary Elizabeth Winstead was Wright's choice for Ramona Flowers two years before filming had started, because "she has a very sunny disposition as a person, so it was interesting to get her to play a version of herself that was broken inside. She's great in the film because she causes a lot of chaos but remains supernaturally grounded."[13] Ellen Wong, a Toronto actress known mostly from a role in This Is Wonderland,[22] auditioned for the part of Knives Chau three times. On her second audition, Wright learned that Wong has a green belt in tae kwon do, and says he found himself intrigued by this "sweet-faced young lady being a secret badass".[13]

Music[edit]

Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck, Metric, Broken Social Scene, Cornelius, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala, and David Campbell all contributed to the film's soundtrack.[32][33][34][35][36] Beck wrote and composed the music played by Sex Bob-omb in the film, and two unreleased songs can also be heard in the teaser trailer.[37]

Cast members Webber, Pill, and Simmons all had to learn to play their respective instruments, and spent time rehearsing as a band with Cera (who already played bass) and Beck before filming began.[38] The actors also perform on the movie soundtrack.[39] Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene wrote all the songs for Crash and the Boys. The tracks were sung by Knudsen, who plays Crash in the film. Drew stated that the reason behind this was that "[he] knew that [Knudsen] didn't need to be a singer to pull [it] off" because the songs were "so quick and punk and fast" and "it needed to be the character's voice."[40] Metric is the inspiration for the film's fictional band, the Clash at Demonhead, and contributed the song "Black Sheep" to the film. The clothing of Metric's lead singer, Emily Haines, is also the basis for the clothing of the lead singer of Clash at Demonhead.[41] Brie Larson provides the vocals for "Black Sheep" in the film, while the soundtrack features a version of the song with Haines as lead singer.[42] Chris Murphy of the band Sloan was the guitar coach for the actors in the film.[30] Music from the Legend of Zelda video game series is used in a dream sequence in the film. To get permission to use the music, Edgar Wright sent a clip of the film and wrote a letter to Nintendo that described the music as "like nursery rhymes to a generation."[31]

Title sequence[edit]

The opening title sequence was designed by Richard Kenworthy of Shynola, and was inspired by the drawn-on-film animation work of Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger, Stan Brakhage, and Norman McLaren.[43]

Release[edit]

Michael Cera dressed as Captain America at the Scott Pilgrim panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.[44]

A Scott Pilgrim vs. the World panel featured at the San Diego Comic-Con International held on July 22, 2010. After the panel, Edgar Wright invited selected members of the audience for a screening of the film which was followed by a performance by Metric.[45] Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was also shown at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 27, 2010 and was also featured at the Movie-Con III in London, England on August 15, 2010.[46][47]

The film premiered in Japan during the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival on February 26, 2011 as an official selection. It was released to the rest of the country on April 29, 2011.[48][49]

Marketing[edit]

On March 25, 2010, the first teaser trailer was released.[50]

A second trailer featuring music by The Ting Tings, LCD Soundsystem, Be Your Own Pet, Cornelius, Blood Red Shoes, and The Prodigy was released May 31, 2010.[51]

At the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, the first clip was released featuring Scott Pilgrim facing Lucas Lee in battle. The actors playing Lucas Lee's stunt doubles are the actual stunt doubles for Chris Evans.[52] Alison Pill who plays Kim Pine in the film stated that her character's past relationship with Scott will be explored in other media stating that "There will be a little something-something that will air on Adult Swim".[53] The animated short, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation, produced by Titmouse Inc., adapts the opening prologue of the second Scott Pilgrim book and was aired on Adult Swim on August 12, 2010, later being released on their website.[54] Michael Cera stated that he felt the film was "a tricky one to sell. I don't know how you convey that movie in a marketing campaign. I can see it being something that people are slow to discover. In honesty, I was slow to find Shaun of the Dead".[55]

Video game[edit]

A video game was produced based on the series. It was released for PlayStation Network on August 10, 2010 and on Xbox Live Arcade on August 25, being met with mostly positive reviews.[56][57] The game is published by Ubisoft and developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Chengdu, featuring animation by Paul Robertson and original music by Anamanaguchi.[58][59]

Home media[edit]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America on November 9, 2010[60] and in the United Kingdom on December 27, 2010.[61]

The DVD features include four audio commentaries: (director Wright, co-writer Bacall, and author O'Malley; Wright and director of photography Pope; Cera, Schwartzman, Winstead, Wong, and Routh; and Kendrick, Plaza, Culkin, and Webber), 21 deleted, extended, and alternate scenes including the original ending (where Scott ends up with Knives) with commentary, bloopers, photo galleries, and a trivia track.

The Blu-ray Disc release includes all DVD features, plus alternate footage, six featurettes, production blogs, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation, trailers and TV spots, storyboard picture-in-picture, a DVD copy, and a digital copy. The "Ultimate Japan Version" Blu-ray Disc includes a commentary track that features Wright and Shinya Arino. It also includes footage of Wright and Michael Cera's publicity tour through Japan and a roundtable discussion with Japanese film critic Tomohiro Machiyama. It was released on September 2, 2011.[62]

In its first week of release, the DVD sold 190,217 copies, earning $3,422,004 in revenue ($3700861.03 when adjusted for inflation).[63] It reached the top of the UK Blu-ray Disc charts in its first week of release.[64]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film was widely released in North America on August 13, 2010, opening in 2,818 theaters.[7][8] The film finished fifth on its first weekend of release with a total of $10.5 million ($11.4 million when adjusted for inflation),[7][9][27] and by its second weekend of release had dropped to the bottom of the top ten.[65] The Wall Street Journal described this as "disappointing"[9] while Ben Fritz of the Los Angeles Times noted that the film appeared to be a "major financial disappointment".[5] Universal acknowledged their disappointment at the opening weekend, saying they had "been aware of the challenges of broadening this film to a mainstream audience"; regardless, the studio's spokesman said Universal was "proud of this film and our relationship with the visionary and creative filmmaker Edgar Wright.... Edgar has created a truly unique film that is both envelope pushing and genre bending and when examined down the road will be identified as an important piece of filmmaking."[27]

In the UK, the film opened in 408 cinemas, finishing second on its opening weekend with £1.6 million,[66] dropping to fifth place by the next weekend.

Critical response[edit]

Critical response to the film has been positive. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 82% based on 245 reviews, with an average score of 7.5 out of 10. Rotten Tomatoes' consensus is that "its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive".[67] Metacritic has assigned an average score of 69, based on 38 reviews, which indicates generally favorable reviews.[68]

At a test screening, director Kevin Smith was impressed by the film saying "That movie is great. It's spellbinding and nobody is going to understand what the fuck just hit them. I would be hard pressed to say, 'he's bringing a comic book to life!' but he is bringing a comic book to life." Smith also said that fellow directors Quentin Tarantino and Jason Reitman were "really into it".[69] Singer for the band Sister and writer for Now, Carla Gillis, also commented on the film.[70] Gillis was the singer of the now-disbanded Canadian group Plumtree, and their single "Scott Pilgrim" inspired O'Malley to create the character and the series.[70] In an interview describing the film and the song that inspired it, Gillis felt the film carried the same positive yet bittersweet tone of the song.[70]

After premiere screenings at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the film received positive reviews. Variety gave the film a mixed review, referring to the film as "an example of attention-deficit filmmaking at both its finest and its most frustrating" and that "anyone over 25 is likely to find director Edgar Wright's adaptation of the cult graphic novel exhausting, like playing chaperone at a party full of oversexed college kids."[71]

The Hollywood Reporter wrote a negative review, stating that "What's disappointing is that this is all so juvenile. Nothing makes any real sense...[Michael] Cera doesn't give a performance that anchors the nonsense." and "Universal should have a youth hit in the domestic market when the film opens next month. A wider audience among older or international viewers seems unlikely."[72] David Edelstein of New York magazine wrote that "The film is repetitive, top-heavy: Wright blows his wad too early. But a different lead might have kept you laughing and engaged. Cera doesn't come alive in the fight scenes the way Stephen Chow does in the best (and most Tashlin-like) of all the surreal martial-arts comedies, Kung Fu Hustle."[73]

Cindy White at IGN gave the film a positive rating of 8/10 calling the film "funny and offbeat" as well as noting that the film is "best suited for the wired generation and those of us who grew up on Nintendo and MTV. Its kinetic nature and quirky sensibilities might be a turnoff for some."[74]

Nick Schager of Slant Magazine gave the film a positive review of three and a half stars out of four, calling Edgar Wright an "inspired mash-up artist, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World may be his finest hybridization to date".[75] A. O. Scott made the film a "critics pick", stating "There are some movies about youth that just make you feel old, even if you aren't...Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has the opposite effect. Its speedy, funny, happy-sad spirit is so infectious that the movie makes you feel at home in its world even if the landscape is, at first glance, unfamiliar."[76] According to Michael Phillips, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is different, and not just because it's funny first and everything else second. Director and co-writer Edgar Wright understands the appeal of the original Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novels...O'Malley's manga-inspired books combine utter banality with superhero hyperbole, and it's a lot for a director to take on. Wright, who is British, has taken it on and won. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World lives and breathes the style of the original books, with animated squiggles and hearts and stars filling out the frame in many individual shots. Some of this is cute; some of it is better, weirder than 'cute.'" Phillips concludes:[77]

"To enjoy the film you must enjoy the brash, satiric spirit of hero's quest. Cera and his fellow ensemble members, including Kieran Culkin as Scott's roommate, Anna Kendrick as his snippy younger sister and the majestically dour Alison Pill as the band's drummer, mitigate the apocalyptic craziness with their deadpan wiles. At its best, Wright's film is raucous, impudent entertainment."

After its premiere in Japan, several notable video game, film, and anime industry personalities have praised Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, among them Hironobu Sakaguchi, Goichi Suda, Miki Mizuno, Tomohiko Itō, Rintaro Watanabe, and Takao Nakano.[78]

In June 2013, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, who is of Korean and white Canadian parentage, stated that he regretted the fact that the film's cast was predominantly white, and that there were not enough roles for minorities.[79]

Accolades[edit]

The film received four nominations at the 2010 Satellite Awards held on December 19, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. It won in two categories; Best film – Comedy or Musical and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for Michael Cera. The film also made the final short list for a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 83rd Academy Awards, but did not receive a nomination.

Awards
AwardCategoryNameOutcome
Artios AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Casting – Big Budget Feature – ComedyRobin D. Cook and Jennifer EustonNominated
Austin Film Critics Association AwardsBest filmNominated
Central Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest PictureNominated
Best Overlooked FilmNominated
Detroit Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorEdgar WrightNominated
Best EnsembleOverall castingNominated
Empire AwardsBest FilmNominated
Best Sci-Fi/FantasyNominated
Best DirectorEdgar WrightWon
GLAAD Media AwardsOutstanding Film – Wide ReleaseNominated
Hugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation – Long FormMichael Bacall and Edgar WrightNominated
Sierra AwardsBest Art DirectionNominated
Best Costume DesignLaura Jean ShannonNominated
Best SongBeck for "We Are Sex Bob-Omb"Nominated
Best Visual EffectsNominated
Online Film Critics Society AwardsBest EditingJonathan Amos and Paul MachlissNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayMichael Bacall and Edgar WrightNominated
SFX AwardsBest Film DirectorEdgar WrightWon
San Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest EditingJonathan Amos and Paul MachlissWon
Best Adapted ScreenplayMichael Bacall and Edgar WrightNominated
Satellite Awards[80]Best Film – Musical or ComedyWon
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyMichael CeraWon
Best Art Direction and Production DesignNigel Churcher and Marcus RowlandNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayMichael Bacall and Edgar WrightNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Fantasy FilmNominated
Scream AwardsThe Ultimate ScreamNominated
Best DirectorEdgar WrightNominated
Best Scream-PlayNominated
Best VillainSatya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Mae Whitman, Shota Saito, Keita Saito and Jason Schwartzman as The League of Evil ExesNominated
Best Supporting ActressEllen WongNominated
Best Supporting ActorKieran CulkinNominated
Fight Scene of the YearFinal Battle: Scott Pilgrim and Knives vs. Gideon GravesWon
Best Comic Book MovieWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Action ActorMichael CeraNominated
Choice Movie: Action ActressMary Elizabeth WinsteadNominated
Choice Movie: ActionNominated
Utah Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorEdgar WrightNominated
Best ScreenplayMichael Bacall and Edgar WrightNominated

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