(Original post by unknownking321)
She answered to the Invigilator.
I agree that Wahlberg is hit and miss. Great in The Departed. Poor in The Lovely Bones. If rumours
are true, he's not bad in The Figher.
Wasn't one of the rules that you couldn't speak to him? So didn't she lose by doing that?
(Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
I would rate Inception above Scott Pilgrim. Not because of the 'hype', but rather looking back (and I've watched both recently back to back), there is more you take away from Inception. The compilation of great actors, a refined and unique storyline, an exceptional soundtrack and great setting/scenes - not to mention spending more time thinking on the film - that all, for me, outweights what Scott Pilgrim offers as a complete package. Scott Pilgrim is still a pretty superb movie with most of its strengths lying in (unique) visuals which pay homage to the video games of old and the humour.
The Social Network would also be in the running.
There both films which are unlike anything else, and should be lauded as such. But for me, there's absolutely nothing that's not right with Scott Pilgrim, whereas from memory that isn't the case for Inception:
1. Ellen Page is completely wasted in the film, she does no acting. Similarly so are pretty much all of the supporting cast, Cotillard excluded.
2. The storyline works because of how much you interpret from it. It gives the illusion of depth without actually doing very much itself. If you like, it "incepts" the idea of depth. The story at face value is not very good, relying on deus ex machinas and a quick pace to cover it's tracks.
I'm not saying I don't love the film, but there's definitely ways that it could still be improved. Whereas Scott Pilgrim nails everything; the visuals look unbelievable, the acting is flawless, the script is perfect, the humour is consistently funny, the direction is exactly right and I prefer the soundtrack (and score) in this movie to Inception.
Wait until I've seen Inception again and I'll probably change my mind again (
), but for now I simply see Inception as a great movie, whereas Scott Pilgrim isn't just a film for me, it's so much fun. I would happily sit down again right now and watch it.
As for Social Network, no way. Shutter Island has a far better claim than it, although I suspect that won't start to be appreciated properly for 5-10 years when people realise it wasn't just masquerading as a B-movie and is actually pretty complex.