Overthinking It presents “The Overview,” an alternative commentary where writers from the site watch and discuss their favorite movies in real time.
This movie, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary, falls right at the sweet spot of many parts of the popular culture that are near and dear to the gang here at Overthinking It: it stars Michael Cera, is directed by Edgar Wright, has songs by Beck, is based on a comic book by Bryan Lee O’Malley, and borrows many motifs from classic video games. To tackle all of these different angles, we summoned a League of (Not Evil) Overthinkers: Rachel D, Pete Fenzel, Richard Rosenbaum, John Perich, and Ryan Sheely. We had a fun and wide-ranging conversation covering everything from magical realism, to parallels with The Pilgrim’s Progress, to the anxieties of early-2000s indie rock, to the cultural geography of contemporary Toronto. Put on your favorite thrift store t-shirt, get together your significant other (and his or her seven evil exes), and join us for a fun Scott Pilgrim viewing party.
You’ll need your own copy of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in any format, and you’ll need to download the file so that you can play both at the same time.
Download the commentaries listeners have called call “So good, I don’t even need the movie to enjoy them.” (Don’t get us wrong, we recommend you play the movie too. But it was awfully nice of them to say.)