Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Bread Makes You Fat

Topic: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Geek: Eric

Those of you who have subscribed to Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b on iTunes (!!!) already know this, but: There’s a new episode, in which we talk about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Which I, Eric, am tardily just getting around to acknowledging here. Sorry.

Aside: Tardily is a pretty fun word.

Anyway, I love video games. I even write about the video game industry in my “real” job over at Re/code. But Emily barely played any games growing up, so I knew from before we started this podcast that we’d have to discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

There’s a lot to love about Scott Pilgrim, especially if you do already love games but — I know and fully accept that it’s a flawed movie. We dig into those flaws in our discussion. I think I chose Scott Pilgrim as my second-ever pick for this show not because it’s one of the best movies ever, but because I had to know: Just how would someone not raised on games respond to a game that’s largely about game culture?

You’ll have to listen to find out!

Plus, I mean, “Black Sheep” is, like, a really catchy song: