So How Did You Like Summer 2010, Movie-Wise?
Iron Man 2
Shrek Forever After
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Toy Story 3
Knight and Day
The Last Airbender
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The Other Guys
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Last Exorcism
‘Scott Pilgrim’ and What Movies Mean to Comics
By conventional American film industry standards, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a failure. Not only did it open with a mere $10.6 million at the box office, essentially six times less than its $60 million budget, it finished fifth, well behind its immediate competition, The Expendables and Eat Pray Love and two movies, The Other Guys and Inception, released earlier in the summer. Subsequent weeks suggest that most people who wanted to see the film did so on opening night.
A primary reason why those who made the effort to see the movie feel invested in its popular and financial success is a fear that Scott Pilgrim‘s failure to perform well will be the death knell for films made from smaller and independent comics titles. Indeed, as articulated on PopMatters’ Short Ends and Leader blog, the movie can be seen not just as an isolated case, but as the latest in a series of perceived box office failures derived from niche or cult-y comic books.
I like Iron Man 2. But I was most impressed with Inception. What are your faves from this summer? and why?
As for Scott Pilgrim, I was not impressed. It wasn’t horrible but I wouldn’t want to see it a 2nd time. What did you think of Scott Pilgrim?