Slashfilm’s Dave Chen is back with another insightful analysis video, this time focusing on Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim adaptation from a few years ago. The film was a commercial disaster, but incredibly good, in a genre practically by itself.
Chen goes through the clever use of typography and video game icons in the film, most of which we probably noticed, but also dives deeper into the central message of the comic/movie, one I feel rather stupid for having missed. I didn’t get the connection between Scott Pilgrim physically defeating all Ramona’s exes as the same type of real world battle we go through when starting a relationship with someone, wading through the emotional baggage of their past relationships. It seems obvious now, but it gives me a greater appreciation for the movie. Perhaps I need to give it another go.