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The Racialicious Preview for San Diego Comic-Con, Part II: Saturday & Sunday

By Arturo R. García

Thanks to Kendra, as ever, for covering Part I of the weekend. As usual, you can find our panel coverage on Twitter through her account, the R official feed and my own personal account.

Just like last year, we’ll be compiling our individual panels on Storify and posting them next week. For now, though, let’s look at the second half of the con!

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Knives Chau vs. Bad Character development

By Arturo R. García

For the record, I found Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World to be more enjoyable than its’ box-office performance would indicate. It’s basically a next-gen John Hughes story, complete with relatively decent, if oblivious, suburbanite kids (aside from our “hero,” of course, but we’ll get to him in a little while).

The film’s biggest problem might have been Universal’s decision to push it onto the multiplex circuit despite expecting it to flop.* Which makes the decision by writer/director Edgar Wright (Wright shares writing credits with Michael Bacall) to adapt five of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six Pilgrim stories into one film even more disappointing. As a result, a year’s worth of story beats fly by way too fast (admittedly, in very shiny fashion) and characters suffer for it. Particularly the film’s collection of Asian-Canadian characters.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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