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Scott Pilgrim vs The World 25 69.44%
 
Ready Player One 11 30.56%
 
Total:36

Which of these films based on the world of video gaming pop culture do you think is better, and why?



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I loved Ready Player One but it felt like it tried a bit too hard at times (and I prefer the book over the movie). Scott Pilgrim is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's a goto when I'm feeling sad and need a pickmeup.



Scott Pilgrim coz "Hey check it out I learned the bassline from Final Fantasy 2".



Kyuu said:

Scott Pilgrim coz "Hey check it out I learned the bassline from Final Fantasy 2".

Absolute classic.

I don't think you can make an equivalent comparison between these movies. One actually feels like a living video game world, the other just feels like a bunch of normies trying too hard to make pop culture references they don't understand.



Ready Player One.

Scott Pilgrim tried too hard. It was visual effect overload and it got in the way of the comedy/story. Michael Cera is also miscast in the lead role.

Free Guy is a pretty good videogame movie I must say. I recommend watching it in a theater if it is safe to do so where you live. Wreck it Ralph is also darn good.



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I havent seen Ready Player One, but still voted for Scott Pilgrim vs The World. That movie is just amazing.



I enjoyed RPO for what it was - which is an average movie filled with geek culture easter eggs and references. Its alright.
SP on the other hand is more self-contained and its all the better for it. I felt the "videogame world" vibe was much more well done, plus its just so quotable and enjoyable through and through, so thats my pick.



Never watched Scott Pilgrim, so Ready Player One by default. All I know about Scott Pilgrim is that the character design for Ramona Flowers was one of the pop culture stepping stones that lead to the creation of the much loathed e-girl trend, so for that crime alone, Ready Player One deserves to win the poll. 

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Scott Pilgrim is definitely the better film, with sharp directing, editing, detail, and humor, but I never got the derision around Ready Player One. To me it's just a fun popcorn flick with lots of member berries and there's nothing wrong with that, but a lot snobs and geeks seem to like to turn up their nose at it.



TallSilhouette said:

Scott Pilgrim is definitely the better film, with sharp directing, editing, detail, and humor, but I never got the derision around Ready Player One. To me it's just a fun popcorn flick with lots of member berries and there's nothing wrong with that, but a lot snobs and geeks seem to like to turn up their nose at it.

If it's just about them movie itself, it's not like I hate Ready Player One. But if we're gonna compare it to Scott Pilgrim in terms of a video game/pop culture movie, there's really no comparison here. One actually 'gets it' to a certain extent, one just has a big special effects budget. They're not on the same playing field.