I’ve programmed Scott Pilgrim Versus The World at the Cinemagic festival in Belfast this month. It was a flop on release but now I can’t find anyone who will admit to not liking it.

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  • Comment number 90. Posted by berts1404

    on 29 Nov 2013 17:45

    But how many people have you found that LOVED it? I thought it was OK.

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  • Comment number 89. Posted by kellywatchthestars

    on 17 Nov 2013 17:14

    I walkout of the cinema because I found it a thoroughly horrid experience... as described here in my original 0.5 out of 5 review I posted on my Flixter account (censored this time though) back when it was in the cinema (whenever that was):

    "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (or at least the first 45mins of it) is the most Putrid, Disgusting, Insulting, Vile, Humourless, Trendy, Ugly, Offensive, Appalling, Awful, Detestable, Dreadful, Obnoxious, Hideous, Loathsome, Pretentious and Repellent piece of film making i have ever seen!!!!! The acting was awful, the dialogue was awful, the characters were all complete ****heads, the editing was obnoxious and annoying, the special effects were obnoxious and annoying, the story was Annoying, the music was awful and there was Not one Single Redeeming or Likeable Feature about The Whole Thing! I was so full of rage that i felt like i was about to have a panic attack, i was hyperventilating, my whole body was shaking, my knuckles were white from clenching my fists and i felt physically sick! We Just HAD to Walk Out, i was so ****ing ANGRY i started screaming and went ape **** in the middle of the street and my hand had a steel like grip over my mouth to try and stop me from swearing on top of my lungs! I mean i wasn't sure if i was going to like it but i did not expect to be so insulted and enraged, i don't honestly think a film has ever had such a violently physical and emotional effect on me, i Loathe and Detest this film With Every Fibre Of My Being and I Hate It With A Passion in My Heart & Soul That No Human can Begin To Comprehend! ITS JUST UTTER B U L L * * * T!!!!!! I urge, beg and plead with you all please do Not see this film... and come back Knight & Day and Clash of the Titans (i can't believe i'm going to say this but) all is forgiven!!!!!"

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  • Comment number 88. Posted by Mark_64

    on 15 Nov 2013 21:48

    I bought this film and Kick Ass at the same time on DVD, having missed both at the cinema. Loved Kick Ass but really loathed this film and ended up giving the DVD away. The best thing about this movie is the Fireglo Rickenbacker bass, which apart from being very cool, probably should have won an Oscar!

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  • Comment number 87. Posted by D_A_I_S_Y

    on 15 Nov 2013 17:17

    I loved Scott Pilgrim - saw it 9 times in the cinema! (but I do go for repeat viewings of things, as Unlimited card means I'm not paying extra - I'm honestly not here advertising Unlimited cards!) I was about 37 when I saw it. The soundtrack is also very enjoyable.

    However, I'm not surprised it 'flopped'. It's minority interest, isn't it?

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  • Comment number 86. Posted by Jackie Paper

    on 15 Nov 2013 13:09

    I really like this film and have friends that outright beamed about it when it was released. I remember talking with a friend and he thought it must have been a generation gap, that older critics (and some of the ladies, it is a boy's film) just didn't get alot of the references... but then I saw it at the cinema (a full screening by the way) with my Father who's in his late 50's and he loved it.

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  • Comment number 85. Posted by JohnLloyd

    on 14 Nov 2013 15:37

    Dr Kermode, I for one hated Scott Pilgrim VS The World. I personally did not get it, I thought that Scott Pilgrim was a terrible self absorbed, smug hipster.

    I felt it was far too flashy and all over the place and I did not get what was going on half the time.

    Not my cup of tea at all, really hated it.

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  • Comment number 84. Posted by Gabriella

    on 14 Nov 2013 14:25

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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  • Comment number 83. Posted by simon gray

    on 13 Nov 2013 18:12

    I also loved scott pilgrim since first seeing at cinema on release. Think it is very inventive and meticulously detailed. Tried to show to Polish neighbor recently and had to switch of after 20min due to the intense anger on his face. He can't explain why he can't take it.

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  • Comment number 82. Posted by marcus_killerby

    on 13 Nov 2013 13:05

    In addition, The Astor Theatre regularly compares it's daring cinema style to 2001 A Space Odyssey and the film you notoriously hate, A Bout De Souffle (We're All Out Of Souffle)

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  • Comment number 81. Posted by marcus_killerby

    on 13 Nov 2013 13:01

    Here in Australia Scott Pilgrim was really well advertised. Everyone I know was excited to see it, everyone I know went to see it, and everyone I know loved it. To this day Melbourne's Astor Theatre shows it as a double bill with either Kick-Ass or more recently with The World's End every 3 months, proving that it is popular enough to be a regular profit-maker for them. I'm fairly sure it did really well in Australia and I'm really surprised that it bombed everywhere else. Then again, Australia tends to do really well in general for alternative cinema and genre films.

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