Monday, January 3, 2011

Scott Pilgrim vs. Totally Unbelievable Social Interaction

After missing it in theaters (mostly due to procrastination), I finallly saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It was a totally cute story with amazing visuals and conceptual stuff. I also liked how it was randomly set in Canada. I do like to be reminded of the world outside the US and Great Britain (or whatever the proper term is for England and all its more or less affiliated countries like Scotland and Wales).
The one thing about it was I had to keep reminding myself to not take it seriously, especially its depiction of social stuff. Knowing the girl at the coffeeshop is one thing, but sharing a one-room apartment, including BED, with one's decidedly non-romantic male roommate, that's just ridiculous. And the part when Scott goes into the party or club or whatever it was, first sees his Emotionally-Distant Pixie Dream Girl Ramona, then goes and asks random people who she is, actually expecting them to know who he's talking about and give him answers, that was absurdly unbelievable. But as long as I remembered that it wasn't supposed to be a remotely realistic portrayal of social interaction, I had a great time watching it.

1 comment:

Olivia Li said...

Not-so-random; the Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels is set in Canada, where the author lives. It's a very goofy set of books, but quite enjoyable. (: