First trailer for Alita: Battle Angel

Yahoo! Thanks to Raistlin0903 who is back from his unwanted vacation (sorry, Michel), I’ve watched the new trailer of ”Alita: Battle Angel”.

Here’s the formula: Robert Rodriguez + Cristoph Waltz + $200 million budget + Mahershala Ali + J Connelly + Cameron’s producing.

This is so awesome. I’m practically drooling just thinking about it.

But we all know that while Robert Rodriguez (and Waltz too, by the way) was responsible for creating some of the most amazing stuff I’ve ever seen (”Desperado”, ”From Dusk Till Dawn”, ”Sin City”) he’ve always been pretty inconsistent (three, dammit, three those ”Spy Kids” sequels were totally unjustified, ”Sin City: A Lame to Kill For” was visually impressive but still somehow boring).

The trailer of ”Alita: Battle Angel” is cool and I love these anime-like eyes… however basically it doesn’t show anything we haven’t seen before, so lets hope that there’s much more in the film! I am already happy to have one more original sci-fi movie…

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After a bit of a strange week of blogging, and my recovering from a rather nasty flu (you can read all about that right here), today marks the first day that I hope to get back to normal blogging operations. Erm, yeah I don’t quite know what that means either. I’m at least going to try and make an effort to catch up on some posts that I have missed, and try and write some stuff myself again as well. They say there is such a thing as not believing in things that are a coincidence, but I sometimes beg to differ. I literally acquired the first volume of the Deluxe Edition of the Battle Angel Alita manga, this weekend. For those of you not familiair with it, Battle Angel Alita is a long running manga series. It features a young innocent looking cyborg woman called Alita, that is…

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21 thoughts on “First trailer for Alita: Battle Angel

  1. Thanks for the reblog and the kind words: appreciate it. I agree it doesn’t show us something new exactly, but I do have to say that I like the look for this as it certainly seems to capture the spirit of the manga in a pretty cool way. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this is going to be cool! 😀

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      • Eh… I agree with you! But Rodriguez seemed to have hard time understanding that when directing all these Spy Kids sequels. The first film – what do you think of it? – had some weird and disturbing stuff in it, but the sequels…argh!

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      • Lol, well, this might come as a shock, but I have yet to see a single Spy Kids movie. It’s one of those things that are still on my to watch list but haven’t a really high priority so to speak. But I take your word for it that the sequels are pretty bad lol 😂
        Hopefully though Rodriquez will understand it this time around lol 😂😂

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      • Ah, for those sequels it’s enough just to have a look at IMDb ratings…
        1 – 5.4
        2 – 5.1
        3 – 4.2
        4 – 3.6

        That’s like a vortex, isn’t it 😀

        The original isn’t rated high either, it’s true, but there’s lots of weird stuff in that movie which made it pretty bizarre.

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      • Haha 😂😂 Well these ratings definitely make it very clear indeed 😀 As I said I will eventually get to that first part somewhere next year, as it has been on my list for ages. But I’m just not in a real hurry to watch it lol 😂

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      • Well….honestly too much too count lol. But I have organised it into movies, tv series abd anime (for books I just have good reads). Each month I try to select a couple of them and just prepare to watch as much of them as I can (always leaving room open for watching new things as well). It’s a flawed system though lol 😂😂

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      • Oh yes I love RP1! One of my fave SF of the past few years. I’m a little dubious about it from the clips so far though. I really wish that they’d gone for something visually retro in the style of Kung Fury or something (please check it out if you don’t know of it! Utter genius and hilarious short film) rather than go for the clichéd CGI heavy dystopian blockbuster. But then I think another key aspect to RP1 will be the soundtrack – I listened to it as I read the book and I have to say it’s absolutely phenomenal and Spielberg better not alter a thing! XD

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      • That’s awesome! Do you know that the first trailer (not teaser) and poster have just been published few hours ago? I’ll write about it soon 🙂 They look really great as they rely much less on the CGI and more on a detailed and elaborated world.

        As for Kung Fury, I freaking loved it. I wrote about it here some time ago…
        https://indiescifi451.com/2017/07/15/kung-fury-movie-review/
        …and few days ago I met Hasselhoff in person and couldn’t stop thinking of Kung Fury ahahaha.

        By the way, if you loved KF, you’ll certainly love Turbo Kid, have you seen it? It’s also a huge homage to the 80-s.

        PS. thanks for stopping by, Lloyd! 🙂

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  2. I mentioned this in Michels post, but I too am hoping this is a pleasant viewing experience. I have scavenged the land of metal and found the animated 1993 version which I shall be watching based on the Manga.

    I didn’t expect such directors to work on such a project but it is intrguing. I admire both of their styles of visonary. (Some more than others ofcourse). And I am pleased to see Christoph Waltz in the movie as I admire his way of working through a characters perspective. It is a sci- fi plot that has me intrguied once again since the time of Ex Machina.

    Sincerely Sonea

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  3. I have heard a few comments about it being rather short and about the quality of the anime but I think it is the next best thing for moi after the Manga. I have not seen Carnage yet but I have seen the trailer awhile ago which had a rather odd cast i felt but perhaps it worked? I do like the earlier works of Roman Polanski but the comedy plot was not something I was unsure of but perhaps I should give it a chance when I can.

    Sincerely Sonea

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    • I do like earlier Polanski’s stuff too and didn’t expect anything from ‘Carnage’, but the chemistry and the weird black humour made me absolutely love that movie. I think I’ve watched it 3 times already. Not for everyone, I must admit, but if you like minimal theatre-like movies with witty dialogues than it may work. I also love the insight it provides into the life of 2 couples married for a long time…

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  4. The eyes are interesting. Big anime/manga-style eyes are par for the course, but typically they’re a consistent style choice for a particular series. Maybe the film will make it clear why only the main character has those big eyes. I wasn’t too chuffed with Ghost in the Shell- despite the amazing effects, I think they lost key aspects of the original film (the puppet master being a “former” human rather than an AI, Kusanagi being a victimized, brain-washed abductee rather than a “normally” cyborgized human, and last but not least- Kusanagi somehow being white when she was originally japanese). Hopefully this will be a better adaptation (I never watched this series, so I’ll have to check out the original).

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    • Agree on this one as well… I’ve watched Ghost in the Shell not so long time ago and I must admit that it was entertaining due to impressive visuals, but that’s it. It felt pretty hollow and leaves a very short-lasting aftertaste, which is always a sign of a forgettable film. With a story and background like this, it could have been something bigger. Well, we still have ‘The Matrix’, don’t we?

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