September 2nd, 2010

hugepencil

comics and movies

Comic book movie time! Went to watch Scott Pilgrim last night. Illusionist tonight (Phoenix 6.45pm if anyone else fancies it).

Scotty's OK. I'm not the wildest fan of the book (it falls a bit into the annoying Hernandez/Gaimen "yes you are stupid, smooooch" trope) HOWEVEVER the truly awesome scenes are just as awesome in the movie, and Scott's slappability is sufficiently celebrated to make it feature, not a flaw. Oh, and as an aside to damiancugley, yes it certainly does pass the Bechdel test. Ramona and Roxy have a blazing row (with a giant hammer) about when they used to go out, and there are several "do you like the band, why does being vegan make you superpowered, I read your blog!" type conversations between the females, who are not just plural, but wildly distinctive. Best of all, for once the conversation between girlfriends about HIM was drowned out instantly by enormous noise, recognising the truth that nothing good ever comes of it. Ramona's wig in that final scene was VERY distracting, though. Practically deserved a separate credit.

As I wandered out, there were adverts for Tamara Drew everywhere, and it finally percolated into my befuddled brain that this is yet another comics move. YAY for Posy! I hope it buys you a rose-covered mortgage buy-out, with all the trimmings :)