Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers, he knows she’s the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they’ll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona’s heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory.

Every once in a while you get a movie you don’t expect to be that good but knocks it out of the park, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was that movie. I kept hearing a lot of good reviews but I prefer not to know anything before going into the movie. All I knew is that Scott Pilgrim has to fight all the Ex-Boyfriends of Ramona to gain her love or keep it. The characters of this show are straight out of the Scott Pilgrim comic books, but they know how to give them that comic book feel. I loved the fight seen in this movie, its as if Scott the normal guy suddenly has super powers and goes back to normal, he gets pummeled to the ground and through walls but all is normal. The visual mix of comic book flavor and video game style is guaranteed to either blow your mind or put you into an epileptic fit, and I loved every moment of it and every action scene. The characters played their part perfectly, and I wanted more comic relief from Scott Pilgrim’s gay roommate, a simple young crush developed into ridiculous video game and comic book battles. You should not miss this movie.

Link: IMDB
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DC Comics for iPAD!!!! At Last

I have been hoping for this App for a long time, Comics have made my iPad indespensible. I love the Marvel App, I’m just annoyed at how slow they are releasing the comics which I am following, I go nuts not being able to read more. Now with DC I will have a large variety of comics to read, but the problem is that I have a lot of comics sitting on my shelf. Its great that they built the application on the Comixology platform which is smooth and high-resolution, with the perfect animated transitions between the scenes, the same as what Marvel did. So I will be buying comics that I don’t have, currently I have a lot of Green Lantern Comics which I ordered a long time ago, so I’m ordering a lot of Batman/Superman comics that I haven’t seen before, a new storyline to enjoy.

Now to look forward to:

  • Superman/Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Flash
  • Green Lantern
  • Justice League: Generation Lost

Link: Gizmodo

Marvel Comics Bought out by Diseny for $4 Billion

The worldwide leader in family entertainment is about to get a great deal more entertaining, as the Walt Disney Company agrees to acquire iconic comic book company Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion.

Now this is an interesting development, after all these years of rebuidling the brand Marvel went ahead for a sale. Comics as many know were having a tough time over the last decade, it wasn’t like it used to be and then Comics were losing ground to a lot of different media and a lot to Manga but they made it big with Spiderman and X-Men, from there they expanded. The easy part for them is that they already had the storyline and depth to make this amazing movies and so many in the horizon, and I think they made a great business move to sell while they are on top. Disney does have a lot to offer and they do have some interesting ideas, I just hope they don’t change the direction that Marvel Universe is heading in or slow down any development of the upcoming movies.

Link: Kotaku

Review: 52: The Novel – Greg Cox

The comic story turned into a novel with the most enticing story, multiple plots running parallel with superheroes trying to find their way again after the last catastrophe. Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman are no where to be found and the Justice League is only a semblance of what it once was. There are still many heroes left but can they hold out on their own. Something is brewing between Gotham, Metropolis, and the other cities while people are left picking up the pieces. You get drawn into multiple stories slowly building up, the look, feel, and familiarity of the comic characters is brilliant. It feels like I know all of them and their habits, and the build up just keeps getting better. As things progress you get hints of what 52 is, and ideas start patching together, but I won’t spoil the story. The best part is the amazing satisfaction from this book, and you get some completed stories but you are still left wanting more. I haven’t finished a book so quick such as this and at the same time hated finishing it. An amazing novel which any comic lover would adore, and keeps you turning the pages.

Link: Amazon

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Ironman Bust

I have always been a fan of Ironman, and other Marvel Comic characters, mostly all comic characters, especially the interesting superheros who have flaws. Right now Ironman the movie has got my blood going, and as I was browsing through the slideshow website, I stumbled upon this life size bust. Its is th realistic size of the top half of Ironman’s armor and I am really thinking about getting this and placing it on a mantel of some sort, I don’t care where I place it but I have to it, what do you guys think? Oh and the eyes glow.

Price: $699

Link: SideShow