Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scott Pilgrim Endings

Lets get something straight. I looooove Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Its amazing movie, based on amazing graphic novels. Now, if you haven’t seen the movie all the way through, STOP HERE. This is a very spoiler heavy post.

As you know, at the end of SPvTW, Scott ends up with Ramona. However, this way not the original ending to the movie. Initially, Scott ends up with Knives. According to Edgar Wright (Director) on the first commentary track, after numerous test screenings, they came to the decision that a change to the ending was required. However, all throughout the movie there still little hints that Scott should be with Knives. The entire film was built around the idea that he would eventually end up with Knives, so Ramona had to come across as not as good as her.

In the comics, Ramona is a very different character. She’s a lot less mysterious, and it’s much more obvious that she’s into Scott. The ending in the comics makes sense. But, after watching the movie a million times, and seeing both endings, I have come to the conclusion that I don’t really like either. A Knives ending could have worked, but not if it was done the way it is in the alternate ending. A Ramona ending could have worked, but not with the way her character is constructed all throughout the movie up until the end.

When I first saw SPvTW, I loved the Ramona ending. I guess since I didn’t know there was ever a chance he would be with knives, I just predicted the ending we got in theatres would’ve happened.

This is still an amazing movie, and my favourite of all time. I guess something like this happening was inevitable, when the movie was being made at the same time as the books.