Do not let it be said that I never heed your requests for a review once in a while, especially not when it's of a film by Edgar Wright, the director behind of Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and the TV series Spaced...

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  • Comment number 71. Posted by nick

    on 4 Jul 2011 14:24

    I watched this film after your review....gash! I didn`t find it funny and I couldn`t find anything interesting in any of the characters. Cheers for wasting my time Mark!

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  • Comment number 70. Posted by grandmasterwook

    on 28 Jun 2011 15:30

    Just to say that Howard the Duck is awesome... I thought I was the only one that thought so. It is the ultimate cult film.

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  • Comment number 69. Posted by ehuynh1

    on 28 Sept 2010 06:56

    I recently saw SPVTW and to be frank...i disliked it. The beginning of the film is much too pacey for my liking and even though it attempts to engulf the viewer I must say I was utterly bored out of my brains. The actions scenes were directed well in my opinion, though Michael Cera's wooden acting left me rather un-satifisfied. He always seems to play a almost bland figure in all his films. His role in Juno (from my view) was to simply maintain one dimensional and it seems he has brought that same character to all his other films. I understand the perception that Cera does resemble and epitomize that "geeky" youth, but surely he and others must come to terms with the fact that he wont be able to do the same mundane thing everytime.

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  • Comment number 68. Posted by Andrew Pragasam

    on 26 Sept 2010 15:23

    One thing no critics have commented on is how closely Scott Pilgrim resembles the Cantonese sub-genre of "mo lei tau" - fantastical action comedies chock-full of zany, rapid-fire sight gags heavily influenced by anime, old wu xia movies and video games. These have been hugely popular across Asia for the past twenty-five years and I'm certain Edgar Wright has at least a passing familiarity with works by Lee Lik Chi, Tsui Hark and the peerless Jeff Lau.

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  • Comment number 67. Posted by It wisnae me

    on 24 Sept 2010 18:10

    Definitely destined to be a cult DVD smash - ideal for viewing after liberal libations at the local hostelry.

    Yes, it's a film best watched when you're P155ED.

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  • Comment number 66. Posted by gibson1972

    on 22 Sept 2010 08:24

    Enjoyed Scott Pilgrim V The World.

    Not generally a fan of Michael Cera but he did OK backed by a good cast and enjoyed the fight scenes.

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  • Comment number 65. Posted by gibson1972

    on 22 Sept 2010 08:22

    Saw SPVTW last week and absolutely enjoyed it.

    Huge fun and had a real feel-good factor about it.

    Pity it is not doing too great at the box office.

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  • Comment number 64. Posted by denilzon

    on 21 Sept 2010 21:21

    The good thing about Scott Pilgrim not doing well at the box offices in the US and the UK is the Germany release got rescheduled from next year to October this year.

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  • Comment number 63. Posted by Amber_

    on 21 Sept 2010 18:41

    On the "Shamalamadingdong" thing: I don't disagree with Alina, but I just thought it worth noting that the Doctor has already been beaten to the punch on that nickname by just about everybody else on the internet. Google it and several thousand results will pop up to that effect. There are definition entries for Shamalamadingdong on Urban Dictionary dating back to spring 2009.

    But yeah. Can't account for the pathos of the rest of the internet, but I seriously doubt Kermode is racist based on that one joke. He's kind of immature but then again that's not exactly news to anybody.

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  • Comment number 62. Posted by bob3_1415926

    on 21 Sept 2010 17:18

    I'm pleased you liked it, although with the greatest respect, I think you are not in a position to appreciate it fully.
    As someone who happily admits to have never played computer games, and further has no interest in them, you are bound to miss out on a lot in a film which is littered with references to computer games, and which I personally think is the first time a director has managed to translate computer game style action successfully to film (a feat which has eluded many others, often with cringe-worthy consequences).
    I think there are plenty of shots in this that will be copied ad nauseum in many films to follow.

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