Saturday, June 19, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The Movies

So it kind of burns my ass that I've seen two or three times as many pieces on the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie from funnybook websites as I have on the Scott Pilgrim comic itself. Last year, I found out that the fifth volume was coming out from an Amazon recommendation robot before I saw a single word on it from the comics interweb. And this year, I've seen 18 billion pieces on the upcoming movie, while things have been relatively quiet in regards to the final volume in the series. Which is, by the way, in case you've missed the news amongst all the moving picture frenzy, being released on July 20th. That's the funnybook event of the fucking year, so mark your calendar now, fan-man!

(I don't know exactly when the movie's coming out, but I'm sure you can find that information reported a couple dozen times on every other comics website on Earth, so I don't feel particularly compelled to look it up.)

Now, I'm sure some of this disproportionate coverage is because the movie studio's got a much larger promotional budget than Oni Press. And of course, people love the movies. I understand that. I love movies, myself. I even love some movies that were based on funnybooks. But when funnybook websites that have barely acknowledged the existence of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim funnybooks get real excited about the movie... I catch a whiff of bullshit.

And out here on the Dork 40, we don't cotton to bullshit.

So just allow me to officially state, right here and now, that I'm about ten times more excited about Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour than I am about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I'm sure it'll be a kick-ass movie. Edgar Wright hasn't let me down yet, and I don't expect him to this time out, either. But holy crap I can't wait for the final volume of the comic to come out. After all that pathos last time, I NEED the catharsis of seeing Scott Pilgrim fight the final Evil Ex-Boyfriend. I NEED it! So many questions to be answered! CAN Ramona change? WILL Sex Bob-omb break up for good? WHO is Gideon? WILL Scott ever grow up? Or at least get a clue? And what about that cat?!

Can't. Fucking. Wait.


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