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Postby Ray » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:02 pm

Just saw the trailer and . . . it looks more promising than Ghost In The Shell and Death Note.

Alita's uncanny valley eyes are a bit creepy but that kind've makes sense given the setting and the art-style of the original Manga. Her head/eye to body ratio was always off when compared to the other characters, who were drawn a bit more photo realistically.

If James "Titanic and AVATAR made more money than God" Cameron can't make an Anime to live action film work. Then this is probably going to be the last time any major studio tries to adapt a Japanese property. Not for decades at least.

Silver lining? Since the original Manga/anime took place in a western-inspired setting. Maybe (hopefully) just this once we can avoid the whitewashing controversy that we dealt with every other live action anime adaptation in the USA.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 pm

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Postby silvermoonlight » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:55 am

Can I throw a question out there to anyone who has read the manga or seen the anime as I've never seen it, did Alita's character ever have any romantic interests? Just curious if the whole boy friend thing is Hollywood thinking it won't sell unless it has a teenage romance thrown in or if that story line is part of canon material.
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Postby Stillborn » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:25 am

She had. A kid (visually) around her age, was her first crush in first two volumes. Later she develope more permanent bond with a good natured and a bit goofy mercenary/fisherman.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:58 pm

...well, i never thought I'd see the day where they'd try to do a live action anime adaptation and use actual anime-sized eyes on a character, but here we are.
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Postby BiQ » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:36 pm

Sizable part of me wants to get hyped about this movie. Rest of me... cowers in fear.

And while we're on subject, I'm really interested/afraid how they're going to handle that romance thing, because in the manga...
Big-Time Alita manga spoiler  SPOILER: Show
it ends in quite powerful tragedy with not completely apolitical undertones that becomes plotwise catapult for Alita's further journey. Unless they are already planning to show that journey (at least part thereis) I really don't see a Hollywood movie doing anything like faithful adaptation of that romance end... So what would it become then? Run-of-the-mill teen schlock? Dear god NO!!! :facepalm:
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Postby Stillborn » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:05 pm

I don't believe, that in any run-of-the-mill teen schlock, the girl has to
SPOILER: Show
cut off her boyfriends head, to save his brain XD
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Postby Chuckman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:17 pm

Just like that I am interested in this movie again.

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Postby robersora » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:03 pm

I know of the original in name only.
The trailer looks like it'll be a competent version of a Hollywood action movie.
Staff is seems talented enough.
Might make for good popcorn entertainment, who knows.
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