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Old 12-27-18, 02:12 AM
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I'm 10 times more intrerested in Alita than Avatar 2 and I'm barely interested in Alita.
I don't think Avatar really needs a sequel or prequel but I learned a long time ago not to bet against Cameron.
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Old 01-11-19, 10:19 AM
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Alita: Battle Angel Early Reactions: An Immersive, Landmark 3D Adventure


Early reactions to Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel praise the film as an emotional, mind-blowing 3D adventure.





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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
...but I learned a long time ago not to bet against Cameron.
This is how I feel about Alita. I'm not impressed by the trailer and am not feeling any hype. But I'm on-board for anything he's attached to. This is pretty-much a must-see on pre-opening/Thursday night.
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Interesting to read the 2004 posts in this thread. I guess he put Alita aside for some movie called Avatar?
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
Interesting to read the 2004 posts in this thread. I guess he put Alita aside for some movie called Avatar?
AVATAR? I have vague memories of an old movie by that title. Was it even about avatars? I remember a blue-skinned chick in it, or was she green?

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Old 01-12-19, 07:28 AM
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re: Alita: Battle Angel (2019, EP: James Cameron, D: Robert Rodriguez)

This smells like a total box office bomb.

It looks like Ready Player One 2
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Old 01-12-19, 02:19 PM
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I would be more inclined to see RPO 2.
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I have a feeling this could capture the zeitgeist in a way that WW did.

Cap Marvel will be big, but I think Alita will be more loved- especially a few years down the road when all the hype is over and only the end product is relevant.
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Only if WW is in this.

I agree on that one point, if it is any good, it may capture a following down the line on home video.
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Early reactions to Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel praise the film as an emotional, mind-blowing 3D adventure.
Are we sure those aren't shills or Cameron acolytes pressed into service by the studio's hype machine?
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Old 01-13-19, 02:25 AM
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This smells like a total box office bomb.

It looks like Ready Player One 2
I concur. That doesn't necessarily say anything to the quality of the film. But it just looks like it will bomb in the theaters.
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Old 01-13-19, 11:39 AM
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I watched anime in the early 1990s because there was more to it than superhero beatdowns. There was a depth of character missing from Hollywood action movies. I'm not interested in fight scenes. I still haven't watched a Transformers movie, because CGI fight scenes is the whole point of them.

The trailers make it look like CGI fight scenes is the whole point of Alita.
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Old 01-13-19, 03:24 PM
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The trailers make it look like CGI fight scenes is the whole point of Alita.
That's actually opposite to the impression I'm getting, and that's the reason I'm bullish on this property's chance for success in finding an audience.
Sure, they are heavily selling the action in this early marketing. To me, that's a given. The "depth of character" is something best left to discover in the course of the film itself.
But there are plenty of hints to me that those elements are here.


In general terms, this isn't anything new- part Frankenstein, part Shane, part Captain America, part Gladiator/Running Man- it's the way these elements are going to be scavenged and reassembled that's going to make it or break it.

Of course, I was also a big fan of the source material for Valerian too, and thought the visuals in the trailers looked phenomenal. I was never on board with the casting of DD and CD though, and for me that is what really sunk that movie. Their character's chemistry and relationship is an elemental part of the appeal of the source and it was the most important thing for the film to nail and turned out to be the biggest thing they fluffed.

I'm not getting that impression here. Rosa S looks like a damn near perfect embodiment of the character and Waltz looks like he will be as effective as Tucci was performing essentially the same function in CA:TFA.

Also, capturing the zeitgeist is more about what is happening outside of the theater, in the society at large.
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Old 01-20-19, 03:33 PM
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With each new Trailer I see for this film, the more excited I get.

I recently got $8 Movie Cash for the film with a recent Blu-Ray purchase, so I'll definitely be there first week!
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There like 0 buzz about this movie.and its release is less than a month away.

I think the creepy big eyes thing is going to keep people away here in the US. I have no idea how this will do in Asian markets.
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I just started reading the Alita graphic novels on Comixology Unlimited.

There's this awesome special limited release Art of book in foreign markets:



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Old 01-20-19, 06:48 PM
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There like 0 buzz about this movie.and its release is less than a month away.

I think the creepy big eyes thing is going to keep people away here in the US. I have no idea how this will do in Asian markets.
Eyes are the least of the issue for me. It just doesn't look compelling.
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Old 01-20-19, 10:42 PM
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I still don't have any desire to see this in theaters. On home video? Maybe.
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Already looking for a cheap digital code for this one.
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Old 01-21-19, 12:13 AM
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I think the creepy big eyes thing is going to keep people away here in the US.
Agreed.
I don't, and I suspect most don't, give a damn what the graphic novels' illustrations are.
This is supposed to be a big-time movie, not a comic book.
Why RR and/or JC thought the big artificial eyes would work mainstream is beyond me.
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Old 01-22-19, 08:40 AM
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Agreed.
I don't, and I suspect most don't, give a damn what the graphic novels' illustrations are.
This is supposed to be a big-time movie, not a comic book.
Why RR and/or JC thought the big artificial eyes would work mainstream is beyond me.
Plus it's not even the point of the manga to give her big eyes. She has "normal" eyes in terms of the world, but the author's style is to give her bigger eyes. They didn't do anything to make Ido's head look like a pill, for instance. It's mildly offensive that Cameron picked the book up and thought "hey, the big eyes thing is a key feature of this property." I mean, I'm sure he read it and I'm sure he's a fan, so it's not like he just did a surface job on the property, just seems odd, like if they had him do a Disney adaptation and he made all the princesses have huge eyes because that's how the cartoons looked.

Still, I'm a huge fan of the manga and I hope this does well.
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No screening near me. Closest is Century City in West LA, which is like a 40 minute drive without traffic. I'll wait until it premieres.
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All the latest trailers actually have me more interested then I was previously. I think reviews will determine whether I see this though.
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There's a screening near me. A lot may depend on the weather. Hmmmm
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