James Cameron is making the Battle Angel Alita movie.

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Apologies if this is old news to some. This could turn out so horribly bad.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437086/

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Monday, 5 June 2006 14:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

are you a fan of battle angel alita? what is it?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 14:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ALBA ALBA ALBA
(Cameron "discovered" her)

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Whoa! Battle Angel Alita (despite it's crappy English title) was great for a long while, but got kinda patchy towards the end. Still, it is one of the better sci-fi mangas with a combination of martial art action, existential philosophy and sentimental tweeness. The rollerball story was probably the best of them all.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

if i was a fan of a comic, any comic, i'd be THRILLED to have jc direct the movie version, what more can you ask?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ALBA BIKINI

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's the only manga I've ever read from the beginning to the end, and I have fond memories of it. I'm not sure Cameron is the right person to direct a film adaptation though.

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Yeah, but BAA, thugh seemingly a cyberpunk action comic, is really quite profound and moving, and I'm afraid Cameron'll dumben it down.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Huk, the main character in Battle Angel Alita is a cyborg with a robotic body, so little bikini shots there. Though they might change that in the film.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he's probably more likely than any other possible director in that genre to NOT dumb it down

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess Titanic showed he could combine twee sentimentalism with FX action. Why hasn't he done any more films after that, btw?

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i think he went a little crazy during/after titanic!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he shld try watching the fucken thing

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

From IMdB trivia page:

The main character, even though it's a live action film, will be done with CG animation and will be shot in 3D using the stereo imagining system that James Cameron had been developing for his documentaries.

BWAHAHAHAHA I CACKLE AT FANBOYS.

Jessie the Monster (scarymonsterrr), Monday, 5 June 2006 16:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Battle Angel Alita is boring. Hear me? Boorwing!

c(''c) (Leee), Monday, 5 June 2006 16:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The king of the world need answer to NO ONE!

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 5 June 2006 16:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmbUMStlGI

oder doch?, Saturday, 9 December 2017 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Thought this revive would be about the trailer? Oh wait

El Tomboto, Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Waltz as Ido seems like fun, can we have Leonardo play Desty Nova in the sequel

El Tomboto, Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:15 (one year ago) Permalink

help i'm trapped in this uncanny valley and i'm running out of water

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

so it's co-written and directed by Rodriguez? that's a good sign. trailer is filling me with dread tho.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I did wonder why there were no adaptations after the OAV considering what a hit it was over here
https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/13/18223318/battle-angel-alita-anime-gunnm-yukito-kishiro

I'll probably see the new movie on A-List this weekend, hopefully in eye-splintering IMAX 3D

Nhex, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:38 (four months ago) Permalink

This movie owns

Norm’s Superego (silby), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Anyone who hates this movie is a cop

Norm’s Superego (silby), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:24 (four months ago) Permalink

It was pretty fun!

El Tomboto, Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:44 (four months ago) Permalink

i feel like this might be the perfect pairing with a theater/diner and Nitehawk IS showing it so...

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:52 (four months ago) Permalink

might as well do it! i liked it. it's a bit clunky but forgivable and likeable imo

Nhex, Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:43 (four months ago) Permalink

seems of a kind with speed racer

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:54 (four months ago) Permalink

anyone going to see a james cameron related film in the 2k19 has truly huffed the unobtanium

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:57 (four months ago) Permalink

seems of a kind with speed racer

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:54 AM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

huffin my way to the theater

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Brad u will love this

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 21 February 2019 19:08 (four months ago) Permalink

I wish this were a Wachowskis movie but it very nearly could be

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 21 February 2019 19:09 (four months ago) Permalink

if you're someone (like me!) who can appreciate Speed Racer and Jupiter Ascending definitely go see this

Nhex, Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:18 (four months ago) Permalink

It's a tad better than Mortal Engines, but if someone told me this was as visually bonkers as Speed Racer, I'd be disappointed.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:40 (four months ago) Permalink

this movie is good, sometimes very good. i also was wishing it had been the wachowskis, who'd dive more into the cyberpunk/fluidity-of-identity potential here. but rodriguez is thankfully awake at the wheel and turns in a really competent and sometimes super fun action slash girl-finding-her-identity movie.

if you'd told me twenty years ago that hollywood was going to make a battle angel movie i would have put money on it being a complete mess, on the cheap, with nothing to do with the comics. instead it's almost shockingly faithful to them without becoming a watchmen-esque xerox. the action in particular has the cleanness, momentum, and pose-to-pose intensity of those great drawings. it is a LITTLE episodic and feels longer than two hours, but that's also because i wasn't sure which plots they're just teasing and which were gonna get resolved, so i was bracing myself for possible 4th and 7th acts that turned out not to be there.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 22 February 2019 00:29 (four months ago) Permalink

oh and yeah it's definitely nowhere close to as formally bonkers as speed racer. maybe comparable in its basic good-naturedness and willingness to throw its world at you without overexplaining it.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 22 February 2019 00:32 (four months ago) Permalink

I'd say it's more than a little episodic! It's like the first 6 episodes of a 12-episode anime season. I was surprised and pleased it ended when it did and not 40 minutes later. If they leave me to imagine/fanfic the rest, or read the manga, I won't be heartbroken. But I do hope James Cameron fleeces some more idiots to make the sequel.

Norm’s Superego (silby), Friday, 22 February 2019 00:53 (four months ago) Permalink

I groaned thinking that the villain was played by Cameron himself under dodgy makeup but then groaned again when it turned out not to be Cameron.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 22 February 2019 01:11 (four months ago) Permalink

one of the very speed racer things about this is that if you miss it in the theater you will be mad at yourself later when you see it on a small screen. I actually keep thinking I need to go back and pay more attention but I know I won't be able to make the time.

El Tomboto, Friday, 22 February 2019 03:27 (four months ago) Permalink

thing kicked goddamn ass

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyone who hates this movie is a cop

― Norm’s Superego (silby), Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:24 AM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the only part of this movie that sucked was that my roommate's boyfriend hated every minute of it and loudly complained about it the whole walk home from the theater

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:44 (three months ago) Permalink

at least i have y'all to enjoy painfully earnest action spectacles with

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:44 (three months ago) Permalink

💙

moose; squirrel (silby), Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:58 (three months ago) Permalink

can't stop thinking about this movie

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I keep flashing back to the scene where her most of her is destroyed and she vaults onto the dude's face with her one arm, rage-filled

moose; squirrel (silby), Monday, 11 March 2019 18:01 (three months ago) Permalink

has now done 380 mil worldwide and was still on some 2000+ US screens over its fourth weekend, sucks that the domestic total will give this the stench of failure regardless

moose; squirrel (silby), Monday, 11 March 2019 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink


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