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Scott Pilgrim Is In My Head

Last week, I wrote, Scott Pilgrim lives in my world. I also said that I had low expectations and that the only thing realistic about the graphic novels was the setting.

I am changing my tune. The more I read, the more I like. And the more I read, the more I wish we could all deal with our relationship drama/baggage with some cartoon-style super-hero knock-out fights. It just seems so straight forward.

Last night, I was walking to Union Station, and a girl passed me on rollerblades. She had a messenger bag, and her hair was two-toned. I almost called out after her, "Ramona!?"

Scott Pilgrim is in my head.

Never before have I made plans to read an entire comic book (graphic novel) series. Never before have I made plans to see a movie that corresponds with a comic book series. Never before have I downloaded all the free trailers to a movie from iTunes.

I thought about this last night - What comic books did I read as a kid? What comic book movies have I seen? These are the lists I came up with.

comic books I read as a child:

comic books I've read as an adult:

movies I've seen that were based on comic books:


Yeah, that's it. Short list. Maybe I'm forgetting one or two, but I have never been very into superheroes/comic books. I don't dislike them, I just haven't been in to them. I hardly even watched Smallville, and that's saying something, because Tom Welling is not hard on the eyes, and I was a teenager when that show started...


Anyway, back to Scott Pilgrim (now that I'm done perusing Tom Welling's IMDB profile). I'm enjoying it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the books, and a midnight screening of the movie, and then I'll come back here and give it all a good critique.

If you want to be a hipster and not a wannabe, you really should jump on this bandwagon before the movie comes out (Aug. 13). So get reading!

Comments

Karen said…
Found a long list of films based on English-language comics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_English-language_comics. (Okay, "found" means I Googled "movies based on comic books" and then clicked on the Wikipedia entry.)

Could Men in Black, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Richie Rich, Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, V for Vendetta, Josie and the Pussycats, and The Mask might be movies or shows you've seen... ?
Karen said…
To follow up on our discussion about the webcomics we read, here are the ones I couldn't remember:

- theWAREHOUSE
- we the robots (sadly, not updated anymore, but very much worth the read)
- pictures for sad children
- Axe Cop
- Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (sometimes too crude and weird for my taste, but generally funny)
Beth said…
karen!

I've seen MIB & V for Vendetta!

I read Sabrina & Josie (as part of the Archie world), but didn't watch them. I think I saw half of a TMNT movie when I was 8? Yeah...

and thanks for the webcomics! Axe Cop is hilARious. i'll check out the others.

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