Scott Pilgrim VS The World review
In part 3, Scott Pilgrim defeated exes number 3 and 4, and he has learned that exes 5 and 6 are gonna be fighting him at the same time… during the Battle of the Bands. (Gonna spoil this: When Gideon comes around, expect lots and lots of musical references to a band that began doing music about 50 years ago and is still going strong. That’s all I’m gonna say.)
|What the Hell do you mean, "ACTUALLY NO"?|
Man, I hate when text intrudes into the picture.
|You could tell they're very one-note. Also, is it just me or the movie|
keeps changing format?
|And a yeti now? What wuh... wuhzat? I'm speechless!|
|The yeti defeated the dragons? ...Huh, it probably makes sense. The yeti|
is most likely an Ice-type. Check your Pokémon type matchup tables!
(I forgot to show you a closer shot of the Katayanagis, so here it is.)
|They are as emotionless as paper bags, but don't tell them.|
|Again, couldn't get the two of them in the same shot,|
looking at each other. Body double trick again, I guess.
|Is it me or winter just got even stronger in that scene?|
|...Alright, I'll admit it, this scene makes him look a bit more|
human, a bit less jerkass. Doesn't make him a good guy,
but he shows some kind of good side, and that's...
...gonna disappear in a few seconds anyway.
Besides, no man with a bit of gaming knowledge would choose an upside-down Triforce as their symbol. It’s just sacrilegious. Unless they definitely classify themselves as a villain, in which case it’s a perfect use of symbolism.
|Good thing Scott can kinda-sorta count on his sister.|
So, Scott goes home, down with the sickness, but opens the door on Wallace in the middle of the act with yet another guy. The roommate apologizes for this free display of male junk. It appears that Wallace has found love, because he’s kicking Scott out. Aw man, you too? Goddammit! That’s when they get called by Gideon himself. Holy crap, dude, stop it already! Your smug is covering the whole damn city! Your baby got back, isn’t that enough? One can tell Gideon is calling Scott to press his buttons, make him go berserk, and go further and push between the buttons if needed. And it works, too; it gets Scott pumped up for a fight, ready to go and kick this fucker’s ass. Even Wallace encourages him to go on a rampage. Scott gets dressed and hurries towards Level 7: The brand-new Chaos Theater that just opened in Toronto. What is it like? A tower of stone, built on the flesh and bone of the construction workers? ...Probably not.
|Where'd you draw inspiration for this pyramid, Gideon?|
The incas? The aztek? Mayans? ...I don't really care.
|Ack! So much red, it hurts! My eyes!|
|All three incarnatons of Gideon. One of them looks...|
very different from the others. ...I know! The top-left
one! He's in black-and-white!
Gideon could also mess around with other people’s memories. In fact, the entirety of the comic series up to that point was shown through Scott’s eyes… but he wasn’t a reliable narrator; many of his memories were not what happened for real. He was hopelessly trying to pass himself as a hero by making himself more heroic and by making everyone either a lesser character, or a straight-up villain (in the case of those who he feels have wronged him, like Envy; turns out Scott was also at fault for their breakup). Guess what? Gideon messed with that vision of reality and made it even worse! Between the reality and Scott’s own take on things, we had some very blurred lines. Great, huh?
OH WAIT, THERE’S MORE! GIDEON IS SUCH A MONSTER THAT HE KEPT EVERY GIRLFRIEND HE'S EVER HAD; HE KEPT THEM INCASED IN STASIS TUBES, LIKE TROPHIES IN A COLLECTION, SIX WOMEN DENIED THE RIGHT TO LIVE AS PEOPLE, BECAUSE HE WAS FUCKING UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE INDIVIDUALS, THAT PEOPLE AROUND HIM HAD THEIR OWN LIVES, THAT ONE OF THEM COULD SOMEDAY DUMP HIM. AND WHAT’S WORSE, IT’S STRONGLY IMPLIED THAT RAMONA WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SEVENTH ONE IF SHE HADN'T RUN AWAY BEFORE THE START OF THE SERIES, AND LATER, IF SCOTT HADN’T COME TO HER RESCUE. HOW’S THAT NOW? SUDDENLY THE GIDEON FROM THE MOVIE DOESN’T SEEM SO BAD, NOW DOES HE?
I mean…. That’s some hardcore stuff right there. I don’t even know why I was yelling all that. It seems like overkill. Oh well, I guess it’s too late to back out, erase the preceding paragraph and rewrite it without me yelling like a madman. But you get the point: Gideon is a complete monster. So, back to the actual movie.
|Now imagine him mimicking Dennis Hopper's version of|
Koopa, saying "Looks like I win".
|What an odd place to talk...|
Time for payback! …This Friday, in Part 5. Toodles! ..Oh hey, I forgot to turn off my Black Rectangle Swear Bleeper. Now that's done. Can't believe it was on for two entire parts and I didn't even notice.