The film has an interesting structure with how the narrative flows. The beginning starts with an equilibrium where Scott thinks he’s okay dating a young girl in high school and has a good job playing in a band, including his ex-girlfriend. The many character traits, goals, obstacles and actions change this steady start. As we’re introduced to Scott, we learn of his fickle and ever changing mind, how he doesn’t think rationally. This causes a change in the story, when he meets ‘the girl of his dreams’ Ramona Flowers. This action of seeing her changes the plot from equilibrium to disequilibrium, as it causes many obstacles and problems for him, using the cause and effect technique. This new girl has a lot of baggage, and he still has to sort out the problem with his current girlfriend. Through these chain of events, the disequilibrium takes over most of the film, even resorting to making the audience believe it won’t ever be resolved. The climax of the plot is the highest point of the disequilibrium, when we think everything was for nothing, as Scott’s plans fail badly. The falling action happens quickly after this, changing the plot completely as this movie is all based on video games, giving him an extra ‘life’ or chance. This action creates the new equilibrium, when he finally picks himself up and decides to believe in himself and the power of what he can do. This final action leads on to the resolution of film, leaving only a few unimportant and minor loose ends.
Scott Pilgrim (2010) [Film] Director. EDGAR WRIGHT
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