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[movie] Alita: Battle Angel

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by stessier » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:37 pm

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Cameron has some kind of thing, maybe it's a fetish, for battle angels. Didn't he have a tv series on FOX with some hot actress, Jessica something or other, man my memory is really shitting the bed on this one...
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by GreenGoo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:41 pm

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Her entire body seems robotic as in the trailer she switches the one she starts with with some high tech battle body. Her head though I assume is a mix of real and robotic. She seems to be a soldier during a war and full human then.
Last commercial I only heard tangentially claimed she wasn't human, or at least not human like everyone else is human. Didn't catch the context or specifics.

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by LordMortis » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:20 pm

I find the animated eye distortion something that draws me in in the commercials, if only to and focus on "Am I watching a commercial for a CGI movie... no wait is the guy real? Is CGI that good?" and my ability to trust my perceptions becomes very conscious as my judgement comes in to question. This is not a Roger Rabbit or even LotR CGI distraction is something I would normally hate hate hate in a movie, but here CGI distraction seems to be used consciously as a tool and that interests me. At least in the trailers. I can't speak for a full film.

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

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This stupid Snapchat filter is all I see when I see previews for this film. I will never watch it.

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by GreenGoo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm

I see you've had some work done.

In the movie's defense, which I really don't have any skin in defending, anime has been doing huge eyes for decades. The amount of detail in some anime eyes compared to the rest of the body and/or world is pretty extraordinary. Like, 90% of the creation effort in any one scene can be found in character's eyes. It's strange. I know eyes are important but man, that's some serious focus. I only started to notice this when my daughter started watching a lot more anime, and she has spent hundreds of hours drawing anime characters which I then am required to review and approve with enthusiasm.

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by stessier » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:26 pm

The few reviews I've read said it's definitely worth seeing.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Daehawk » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:20 pm

She has a human brain. Thats what I see in a trailer.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Montag » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:43 pm

Thought was good. I'd say more than 80% of the core was straight from the anime. Never saw the manga. If this is rip off of sucker punch then would say anime had it first.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by hepcat » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:00 pm

I enjoyed it quite a bit. It felt like the product of someone who sincerely wanted to do the anime justice. It wasn't a great film, but it was a fun one.

The eye thing stopped being even noticeable to me after the first 10 minutes.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 pm

Just got out from it. I enjoyed it. It does set up a sequel, and I’m hoping that it makes enough to get it.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Toe » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:32 am

LordMortis wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:20 pm
I find the animated eye distortion something that draws me in in the commercials, if only to and focus on "Am I watching a commercial for a CGI movie... no wait is the guy real? Is CGI that good?" and my ability to trust my perceptions becomes very conscious as my judgement comes in to question. This is not a Roger Rabbit or even LotR CGI distraction is something I would normally hate hate hate in a movie, but here CGI distraction seems to be used consciously as a tool and that interests me. At least in the trailers. I can't speak for a full film.
That it similar to how I felt watching trailers (although with a more critical reaction I guess). For me, I thought her face looked like bad CGI more than anything else. I think I would have been much more likely to want to see the movie if they had went for a more realistic android face rather than the cartoony (not just the eyes either as the whole face looks like a hand-drawn cartoon almost) one I saw in the trailers.

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by MonkeyFinger » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:34 am

Post Fall cyborg city with roller... err, motorball thrown in. :wink:

We saw it yesterday and enjoyed it for what it was. Agree with what Hepcat and Isgrimnur posted.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by hepcat » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 am

Toe wrote:
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I think I would have been much more likely to want to see the movie if they had went for a more realistic android face rather than the cartoony (not just the eyes either as the whole face looks like a hand-drawn cartoon almost) one I saw in the trailers.
One of the underlying themes in the film that I found interesting was that all these cyborgs are trying desperately to hang onto some remnant of their humanity. Even if it means stretching a small piece of their original skin across their chest, or keeping their original face. So going all android with Alita would have made her stick out and seem out of place in this world.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by pr0ner » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:55 am

I enjoyed watching this film yesterday. Wonder if it will get a sequel to pay off:
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by hepcat » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:59 am

I THOUGHT that was Ed, but I wasn't sure.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:05 pm

I looked it up before I left the theater.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by disarm » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:50 pm

I saw this IMAX 3D today and enjoyed it. The visuals and action scenes are really impressive, and while there are really cheesy moments throughout the movie, it didn't ruin my enjoyment. The characters are pretty shallow and the dialog is painful at times, but taken as a whole, it's a fun action sci-fi movie.

The most disappointing thing would be if they don't make a sequel after the way this is one ended...
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Jaymon » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:53 am

I enjoyed this tremendously.

the teen daughter enjoyed it also.

is a good flick, and worth watching. assuming you want to see cyborgs, swords, and explosions.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:46 pm

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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by stessier » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:22 pm

I just saw it and liked everything but the ending.
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Why in the world would Nova let her up even if she was champion? That would be so stupid.
Worth seeing, but that was just dumb.
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Re: [movie] Alita: Battle Angel

Post by Jaymann » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm

I saw a billboard for this movie and they toned down her giant eyes a bit.
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