Alita: Battle Angel

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  1. alienscollection.com

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  2. Riceball

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    It's about time.
     
  3. Darth Lars

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    Panzerkunst action on the big screen!
     
  4. Wes R

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    Conflicted over this given how badly live action movies based on anime tend to be when made in the US and frankly after Avatar my faith in Cameron has gone down.
     
  5. Solo4114

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    I hear the sequel will be about a supreme court justice -- Alito: Battle Justice.
     
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  6. Wes R

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    I'm amazed at how many of these really old anime/manga properties are suddenly coming to the us. There's a cartoon on adult swim that i remember being a comic back in 1997/98 and suddenly it's a new anime.
     
  7. The Terminator

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    Que?? Cameron is NOT going to direct Battle Angel??? :wacko
    He's been saying he would for.... forever? :lol oooh kay

    I'm guessing after Avatar 4 he will do another documentary.... "James Cameron goes to Mars" probably. NASA obviously can't so... :popcorn
     
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  8. Solo4114

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    Co-produced with Sir Richard Branson.
     
  9. Mike J.

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    Fingers crossed for a live-action Kanuka Clancy NYPD Patlabor movie :)
     
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  10. YenChih Lin

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    I'm the last person to shred your dreams, but every anime adaption has been turned to $ħIŧ
     
  11. dascoyne

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    Elysium muddied the waters a bit by stealing some of Alita's core concepts (e.g. Tiphires and class division) and twisting them into something more sophomoric and banal.
     
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  13. Axlotl

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    Well, that's unfortunate.
     
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  14. Noeland

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    Indeed.
     
  15. Cookiee Monsta

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    YESH!! All kinds of bad!
     
  16. DaddyfromNaboo

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  17. Clutch

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    Uppercase WTF.
     
  18. Kylash

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    So is the rational "well anime eyes are big!"?
    cause...wow
     
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  19. Darth Lars

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    Yeah, because the uncanny big eyes is how you bring that anime feel to a movie ... :facepalm

    Best comment on the Youtube video so far IMHO:
    "Couldn't they just hire Emma Stone?" :lol
     
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  20. DaddyfromNaboo

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    I do wonder if some story simply do not work as live action movies but only in other media. And if so, why. I can´t wrap my head around it atm, but I guess it has something to do with the suspension of disbelief. Maybe if we accept ONE version of a story and the world that it happens in including the set rules, we can´t transpose that experience onto another version.
     
  21. dascoyne

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    The eyes weirded me out at first but I can understand that it’s pretty much how she looked in the manga. I would expect to really hate on this but, as a fan of the manga, I’m actually really impressed at how faithful a lot of the shots looked compared to the way the art was paneled in the comics (e.g. her new arms). When I saw that it’s Robert Rodriguez directing it all made sense. Rodriguez is a comic artist himself and did that great adaptation of Sin City (the good one). He knows how to visually translate comics to screen verbatim like nobody else. If you know the comics this actually looks really good. I just hope I can get over the eyes.
     
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    I understand that she's an android/non-human, but I'm really tired of these uncanny cgi faces that continue to populate movies lately. I would like to see these stories told where I don't have to suspend disbelief and look past a rubber face, no matter how well done it is. I will probably see the movie because it looks like interesting sci-fi in spite of those decisions.
     
  23. Darth Lars

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    In the manga and anime, everyone was drawn in a manga style.

    BTW, I wish they made this movie five-ten years ago starring Christina Ricci. She (had) got the right look for the character without any CGI -- and already got an aura about her of being dangerous and adorable at the same time which would fit right in.
    Although ... where as now people compare this movie to Ghost In The Shell, a few years ago people would have compared it to anything with Summer Glau. :p
     
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  24. dascoyne

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    Since Elysium ripped off the manga shamelessly in concept and design there might also be some comparison there.


    It seems they're grabbing material from at least the first 4 volumes. That's a bit of a shame. Her gradual evolution as a character across the volumes is one of the things I liked best about the manga. If they're trying to cram all 9 of the first volumes of the first series it'll be a mess. I wish they would have just stuck to the first 1-2 volumes because there's plenty of story there alone.

    Then again I never thought Zack could fit Watchmen into a single movie but he did (even if the story was somewhat corrupted).

    But most importantly the action, violence and horror should be as hyperbolic as they are in the manga otherwise it'll be a total waste. I would expect a hard "R" or "unrated" if that were the case. If it's "PG-13" I might just rent it instead.
     
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  25. dascoyne

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    This trailer is looking better. It’s looking a lot like the manga which is a good thing.

     
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  26. Axlotl

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    I just don't understand their decision to Roger Rabbit this.
    I'd be much more interested if it was a real person instead of a cartoon.
     
  27. Boba Debt

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    I guess this is for people like me, I only have a cursory understanding of manga and was never even remotely interested in reading any of it.

    However, I may see this movie at the theater which is saying something becuase I only do thast 2-3 times a year.
     
  28. Birdie

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    Not seeing any Motorball in that trailer. I predict a GITS style weak sauce adaption. Mangas are generally too deep or too weird for Hollywood, and BAA is really just Alita/Gally's life and adventures with no concise plotline.
     
  29. Clutch

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    Think I'll stick with the anime.
     
  30. Kovnyn

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    I'm not at all familiar with this particular Manga, so I have no preconceptions. I think it looks decent, and I'll go out on a limb here and say this is more like what Ghost in the Shell should have been.
     
  31. alexa0ne

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    This is one of the films that I look forward to watching this December. The trailer itself looks interesting, I just hope that they will correct the release date that they post on the trailer in YT and in google.
     
  32. dascoyne

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    OK this is looking better after this trailer.

    I don't know how they're going to depict her panzer kunst. The manga depicts beautiful static shots of her tumbling in mid-air where it's impossible to work out her actual physical mechanics. I think it would be a cop-out if they only had her doing only fast martial arts moves. I hope RR finds a credible way to work in some of those bizarre moves.

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    And if they can’t portray the gore I want there to be an unrated director’s cut in 4K to be released.

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  33. Nth

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    If anyone is interested the original 1993 anime is also up on youtube. Only an hour long but I remember really liking it as a kid.

     
  34. dascoyne

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    The manga is much deeper than the anime. The anime doesn't do it justice.
     
  35. CT1138

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    Those eyes are freaking creepy AF.
     
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