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Feminists quivering with rage over Scott Pilgrim‘s supposed misogyny

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Scott Pilgrim, reacting to Michael Cera's misogyny

Despite its generous marketing and critical acclaim, the Michael Cera-led Scott Pilgrim vs. The World performed poorer than expected at the box office. And according to Cinematical, this could be blamed on the movie's failure to cater to one broad segment of audiences: broads.

The blog reports that some members of the fairer sex, which take up 50% of the country, are "quivering with feminist rage" over Pilgrim's supposed misogyny. One Movieline critic is upset by the protagonist's inability to "progress beyond mooney-eyed infatuation" for Mary Elizabeth Winstead's Ramona, the story's heroine. The same reviewer chides the discourteous Pilgrim for his unchivalrous culinary skills, noting that he should "make something other than garlic bread when he invites her over for dinner." Another critic dismisses the Edgar Wright-directed film as "Twilight for boys" and "off-putting for what it says about young men's attitudes toward young women."

What do you think? Is Pilgrim giving you the feminist quivers? Or are women simply tired of the perennially shy, lovelorn, socially inept characters that made Cera famous? And what's wrong with garlic bread? (Spoiler: Nothing. Nothing is wrong with garlic bread.)