[Film] Alita: Battle Angel

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Postby Stillborn » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:11 pm

And she knows it in the manga. There is a scene, where she complains to Ido, that if she wanted to express her feelings for Hugo with "her whole self", she would hurt him. Que her fingers clenching in frustration... And tearing giant, steel pipe she was leaning on.

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Postby VUX » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:42 pm

I don’t understand why they made the main characters eyes so massive, I mean, they kinda creep me out. I know this is an anime film,but that dosen’t translate into live action very well at all!
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Postby movieartman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:24 am

2nd trailer I forgot to post when it came out back in July.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7pYhpJaJW8

The eyes are growing on me a lot.

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Postby movieartman » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:13 pm

3rd trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3D2vmWD88w

I am liking everything I am seeing except the corny teen romance lines.
At this point I like the big eyes, CGI looks solid to me especially that shot of her spreading the blood on her face.

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Postby Chuckman » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:00 pm

This movie might be good or bad but I couldn't stand those eyes for more than thirty seconds, holy christ.

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Postby robersora » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Am I imagining this or are the eyes in this trailer already a lot less uncanny valley esque?
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Postby Chuckman » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:50 pm

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:38 am

I’m sure the initial teaser or whatever had some half-finished effects and/or was mainly to gauge audiemce’s reaction to those wacky looking peepers. Either way, adjustments were made based on that reaction.

It looks better, but I don’t know if it looks good.

EDIT: it’s laughable that everyone in the first half of the trailer is reacting in some extreme fashion to her mechanical hand, when the real distracting element to her visual presence are those enourmously inhuman eyes.

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Postby robersora » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:30 pm

^
now that you mention it, lol. that's really wacky, lol.
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Postby silvermoonlight » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:49 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:This movie might be good or bad but I couldn't stand those eyes for more than thirty seconds, holy christ.

I expect this to bomb.


I had the same problem and I had this issue with Mars Needs Moms, it looks to glassy to unrealistic and I can't fix on the characters emotional response because there eyes just look soulless therefore I have real difficulty connecting with them.
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Postby robersora » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:07 pm

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I really don't think that her eyes look that CGI-esque. I mean yeah, they look unrealistic, but overall I feel like they are much better integrated than the Pokemon are in the Detective Pikachu movie.
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:46 pm

That's actually why they're horrifying. If Detective Pikachu looks too much like a real animal he'd be the same.

They need to look more fake.
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Postby robersora » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:18 pm

hmmm... Maybe I was so horrified by the eyes in the first trailer, that the uncanny valley effect just doesn't strike as hard for me in this trailer.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:00 pm

Those eyes are certainly a choice.

The Alita effects have certainly improved from the original teaser but this movie is going to live or die by how the effect works in the overall film. I’ll say this, while it’s still unnervingly uncomfortable in some shots - “I just lost track of time” when she’s talking to Christoph Waltz - it works in others - her downward gaze towards Mahershala Ali & all the “you underestimated me” material. I think the effect might work if they embrace dynamic camera angles - lows, highs, push ins, etc - but I do think basic mediums or two shots won’t work entirely.

I’m intrigued. Not sold. Certainly more intrigued than I was by Ghost in the Shell or any of the other previous Hollywood anime adaptations.


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