Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The music of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Not a lot of people went out of their way to see Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World in theaters. I'm glad I did. Not only was it funny, but the action and effects were good. But possibly the best part was the music.

The most amazing thing about the music is that the cast just doesn't play a band in the film, they are actually the ones playing the music and singing. The songs from Sex Bob-Omb are written and composed by Beck and are performed by Michael Cera, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, and Johnny Simmons. Just like actors learning fight choreography for an action movie, the actors had to lear how to play their instruments before filming began. Actress Brie Larson also sings the song Black Sheep from the fictional band The Clash at Deamonhead. The song is from the real band, Metric, whose version is found in the soundtrack. Some people, especially gamers, will also recognize sounds and music from various games such as The Legend of Zelda used throughout the movie.

Critics gave positive reviews, people in the film, music, and gaming industry liked it, but not a lot of people went to see it. Their loss. But it does seem like it has picked up steam on DVD and Blu-ray.

If you have not seen it yet, why not? No, really. Why not?

Garbage Truck

Black Sheep


Summer Time


  1. Don't think I've ever heard of it, but it sounds like a fun movie. Thanks for the heads up.

    1. If you are into gaming, nerd references and humor, and good music, you should enjoy it. Actually, it's just a good, fun movie.