Welcome to our first episode of Popmosis Film! A screenwriter, a critic, and a casual moviegoer walk into a studio and record their thoughts on a movie! We have chosen the modern cult classic, Scott Pilgrim, as our first choice!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 action 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 Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must win a competition to get a record deal and battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It also stars Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Mae Whitman as some of the evil exes, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin and Alison Pill as some of Scott’s friends, and Brie Larson as Scott’s own evil ex. Jason Schwartzman plays Gideon, Ramona’s most recent ex and the competition’s record producer.
A film adaptation of the comics was proposed following the release of the first volume. Wright became attached to the project early on, with filming beginning several years later in March 2009 in Toronto. The film premiered after a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010, and received a wide release in North America on August 13, 2010.
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright
Based on: Scott Pilgrim series from Oni Press by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong
Music by: Nigel Godrich
Cinematography by: Bill Pope
Edited by: Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Release date: August 13, 2010 (United States)
Running time: 112 minutes
Budget: $85 million
Box office: $48.1 million