20 Highly Pixelated Facts About 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'

20 Highly Pixelated Facts About 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World came out twelve years ago, because time is just a cosmic joke by an evil god. Twelve years ago the MCU was just getting started, X-Men Origins: Wolverine had just contributed to the worst criticisms that could be levied against comic book movies, and that sweaty reality show guy really did think people would fall for his new post-steak, post-vodka, post-university shot at snake oil. Now, we don’t want to get political, we want to get philosophical — as in, linear time is just a human, all too human illusion, and can you believe Scott Pilgrim vs. The World came out twelve years ago?

Anyway, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is an amazing movie. No, scratch that. It is an amazing, fascinating, and insanely creative film that drops 1,000 brilliant ideas per second. It came into our world way ahead of its time, and although we logged off gamer culture after, like, GTA: Vice City, we feel fairly confident in saying it hasn’t aged at all. Alright, its depiction of the manic pixie dream girl trope and its problems with the Bechdel test haved aged it a bit, but again, time is a flat circle. In this Pictofact, then, we take a look at 20 hyper-kinetic, genre-blending, pop-culture-referencing, and highly pixelated facts about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. For example, did you know it rocks? That’s a freebie for ya.

Brie Larson

CRACKED.COM SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD BRIE LARSON DIDN'T JUST PLAY A POP SINGER-SHE WAS ONE. Not only does Larson actually sing Black Sheep as Envy Adams, but recorded several songs as herself back at the time. In some alternate universe, she's better known for her music than her acting.

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Anime Eyes

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD THE ACTORS BARELY EVER BLINK. There are very few instances of blinking throughout the film, and this was intentional. The idea was to evoke the look of anime and manga, with the characters having a wide-eyed look the whole time. CRACKED.COM

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No Brits

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD EDGAR WRIGHT HAD A NO BRITS RULE. This being his first American movie, Wright wanted to infuse it with local energy. However, Satya Bhabha (who plays evil ex Matthew Patel) is a native Londoner. Не was ultimately allowed because he just killed it in the role. CRACKED.COM

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The Animated Sequences

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD THE ANIMATION ISN'T THE WORK OF BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY. The sequences sure have the style of Scott Pilgrim's creator, but were actually done by Edgar Wright's brother, Oscar Wright. CRACKED.COM

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