As you may possibly have noticed if you read, oh, any comics site in the world ever, Scott Pilgrim is currently the name on everybody’s lips – with the final book having been published a month or so ago, and the movie version out in US cinemas (with the UK release to come later this week), O’Malley’s series is exponentially more popular than it’s ever been and probably ever will be again. And at Comics Daily, as longstanding fans (alright, James longer-standing than myself) of the books, we’ve naturally got quite a lot to say about it all.
Although we’ve both read the last book, we haven’t yet got around to doing a proper “review”, as such – and since we’ve both seen the film, but have generally been bound in our roles as objective reviewers of it to treat it on its merits as a film rather than how it adapted the comic – we thought this site would be the ideal place to go into a bit more detail about how, as fans, we felt about Edgar Wright’s adaptation. And since it was also quite difficult to talk about the film without also talking about it in relation to the books – including the last one – we thought we may as well include our opinions on Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour as well. Returning to our “email conversation” format, we’ve managed to churn out a good few thousand words on the whole thing – so, to be kinder to you, we’ve split it up into chunks. And here’s part one. Be warned, of course, that the following will contain many, many spoilers for both the last book and the film – so it’s inadvisable to read it until you’ve read/seen one or both of them…
Part One – Book Vs. Movie: Scott’s Relationships
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