Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

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domino harvey
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Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#1 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:07 pm


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#2 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:55 am

domino harvey wrote:Alita: Battle Angel
That is looking as if it will be pretty faithful to the early 90s anime, even down to the Big Eyed protagonist! Although her love interest looks as if he will be a bit older than the cheeky rapscallion of the anime! (The anime was also what came strongly to mind as having influenced that literally stratified society in the Matt Damon sci-fi film from a few years back, Elysium. It is also interesting on watching through the credits of the anime that Rintaro is credited as a "Supervisor" on Battle Angel Alita, as the dangling climax of his 2001 film Metropolis feels very heavily influenced by the tragic finale here)
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#3 Post by FigrinDan » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:47 pm

I have been following Battle Angel Alita for quite some time. I was happy with Cameron's decision to produce vs. direct, as I've found his work becoming increasingly disappointing over the years.
Rodriguez was an interesting choice to direct. This seems like material right up his alley, but he's not had a decent movie in a decade. This could be the one to bring him out of his slump, though.
The cast they've assembled for this is amazing! Jennifer Connelly, Cristoph Walz, Jackie Earle Haley, and Mahershala Ali, amongst others. And, the trailer does look like it will remain faithful to the anime.
There's so much I like about this film, I feel bad for saying this, but... the "Big Eyed protagonist" CGI is very distracting. I had to watch the trailer three times and force myself to not look at Alita's face in order to see anything else. The rest of the CGI seemed fine.
Anyone else find her big eyes distracting?

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#4 Post by Big Ben » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:39 pm

I tried mocking this on Twitter and was attacked by anime and manga fans. I would not wish this on any living being.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#5 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:43 pm

I spend my life aspiring towards being mocked by anime and manga fans, but I also spend my life aspiring to not use Twitter, so I'm conflicted.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#6 Post by Brian C » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:16 pm

I think it looks far better than I'd have expected frankly any Rodriguez movie to look these days.

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#7 Post by RIP Film » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:31 pm

What the hell were they thinking. Hate to think of what plastic surgery this is going to inspire.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#8 Post by Gregory » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:45 pm

The eyes are nowhere near large enough. A good rule of thumb is that they should be about as big as the character's fists, or it's not "cute" enough.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#9 Post by Lost Highway » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:14 am

Gregory wrote:The eyes are nowhere near large enough. A good rule of thumb is that they should be about as big as the character's fists, or it's not "cute" enough.
Even minor digital changes to real human proportions look far more extreme than what you get away with in a drawing. If they make the eyes as large as in a manga or anime, on an actual human head it ends up looking freakishly grotesque rather than cute. Real heads also aren’t of the size and shape to accommodate eyes that huge. They are already pushing it here.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#10 Post by Gregory » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:42 am

I know, I was being ironic about it.
Real heads also aren’t of the size and shape to accommodate eyes that huge.
It's already not a real head, and it already looks freakish.

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Re: Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez, 2018)

#11 Post by Luke M » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:49 am

Most of the comments I saw on twitter were critical of the eyes. I think the eyes look fine and I like a lot of the production design in the film.

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