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#1 Posted by Heatforce (5939 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this movie makes all the money. I hear it's pretty good but this news sucks. Admittedly marketing has been a bit meh.

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/alita-battle-angel-200-million-box-office-flop-fox-1202041681/

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#2 Edited by Geraldofvengerberg (611 posts) - - Show Bio

@heatforce: Hope China, Japan and other Asian countries save it in the box office.

It was most anticipated Hollywood movie after Avengers endgame and Captain Marvel according to some online poll in China.

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#3 Posted by JasonV80 (245 posts) - - Show Bio

It actually got good reviews? Every time i saw the trailer, I thought it looked not-too-great. I hope it does well, then. I like original sci-fi and it sucks how it never makes much money.

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#4 Edited by Heatforce (5939 posts) - - Show Bio

@jasonv80: yeah I hear the world building is great, Alita is a good character and her relationship with her father is heartwarming. Negatives I hear are pacing issues and the relationship with the 'love interest' is meh.

Edit: also good action

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#5 Posted by mrmonster (14701 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not surprised. Truth be told I'd be more surprised if you said the opposite.

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#6 Posted by deactivated-5c60ecae36801 (745 posts) - - Show Bio

Im looking forward to watching it.

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#7 Posted by the_stegman (40142 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, sci-fi type movies like this usually flop in the states.

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#8 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (15442 posts) - - Show Bio

I care about it’s quality

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#10 Posted by m2k (566 posts) - - Show Bio

Would be a shame really. It's got decent reviews so far and fantastic visuals pretty much like Aquabro. Where are all the love at?

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#11 Posted by Yassassin (7645 posts) - - Show Bio

To the surprise of no one. Movie looks like garbage and that's from a huge Alita fan.

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#12 Posted by Fabricolage (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

Huh, hope it becomes a cult classic, at best.

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#13 Posted by Magian (151257 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't say I'm surprised for some reason.

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#14 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (17508 posts) - - Show Bio

Trailers looked trash.

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#15 Posted by Galactic_1000 (5590 posts) - - Show Bio

Trailers looked amazingly Trash.

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#16 Posted by ScottyHawkeye (409 posts) - - Show Bio

Movies based on Anime don't have great track records.

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#17 Posted by MonsterStomp (36709 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it looks dope.

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#18 Posted by PenguinDust (8752 posts) - - Show Bio

Movies based on Anime don't have great track records.

This is the reason why we'll never get the Akira movie that's been bouncing around Hollywood for more than a decade or the Cowboy Bebop adaptation that's also been rumored forever. Maybe that's for the best.

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#19 Posted by Magian (151257 posts) - - Show Bio

@scottyhawkeye said:

Movies based on Anime don't have great track records.

Cowboy Bebop adaptation that's also been rumored forever.

Wasn't a Cowboy Bebop TV show announced recently or am I remembering it wrong?

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#21 Posted by Magian (151257 posts) - - Show Bio

@magian said:
@Penguin-Dust said:
@scottyhawkeye said:

Movies based on Anime don't have great track records.

Cowboy Bebop adaptation that's also been rumored forever.

Wasn't a Cowboy Bebop TV show announced recently or am I remembering it wrong?

I think you're talking about this: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cowboy-bebop-live-action-series-netflix-1203038458/

Film-wise, I was referring to this: https://comicbook.com/anime/2017/08/01/cowboy-bebop-live-action-movie-keanu-reeves/

Yeah, that.

Have heard about that. Too bad it didn't happen. Don't know if Reeves would have been a nice choice for this but would like to see how a big budget CB adaptation would look like. IMO it is one of the easiest to adapt for western audiences.

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#22 Posted by the_stegman (40142 posts) - - Show Bio

@magian said:
@Penguin-Dust said:
@magian said:
@Penguin-Dust said:
@scottyhawkeye said:

Movies based on Anime don't have great track records.

Cowboy Bebop adaptation that's also been rumored forever.

Wasn't a Cowboy Bebop TV show announced recently or am I remembering it wrong?

I think you're talking about this: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cowboy-bebop-live-action-series-netflix-1203038458/

Film-wise, I was referring to this: https://comicbook.com/anime/2017/08/01/cowboy-bebop-live-action-movie-keanu-reeves/

Yeah, that.

Have heard about that. Too bad it didn't happen. Don't know if Reeves would have been a nice choice for this but would like to see how a big budget CB adaptation would look like. IMO it is one of the easiest to adapt for western audiences.

We already had that, it was called Firefly. Haha.

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#23 Posted by RudeBomberBoy01 (4490 posts) - - Show Bio

Seen it and absolutely loved it

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#24 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (406 posts) - - Show Bio

Robert Rodriguez makes ok films at best.

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#25 Posted by GeorgeWBush (11592 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunate

But I’ll still watch it

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#26 Posted by Lvenger (36335 posts) - - Show Bio

Wew, that's gonna be a major loss for the studio if this movie doesn't make it big at the box office. I hear the original series was big in the 80s when it came out but it obviously didn't have the staying power of the likes of Akira, Cowboy Bepop and Ghost in the Machine.

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#27 Posted by JohnCena69swag (3803 posts) - - Show Bio

Could have predicted this a few weeks ago

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#28 Posted by m2k (566 posts) - - Show Bio

61% RT with 5.9 rating currently. Pretty much Aquabro territory.

Where's the love guys?!

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#29 Posted by Geraldofvengerberg (611 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw the movie

The CGI, the action sequences were really good. The 3d really stands out like Avatar and Life of Pi. Alita character is pretty much like Diana in Wonder Woman, naive and always ready to help others.

The problem with the movie is the love story between Alita and Hugo. It is a very important motivation for Alita and the movie spend a lot of time with it but it never has any emotional impact on me. Many of the emotional scenes really fall flat because of the lack of chemistry between Alita and Hugo

The villains and henchmen are really stylish but are not that memorable.

It is still a fun movie if you are an anime fan.

I am looking forward at how Captain Marvel holds up to Alita considering by CM trailer, they seem to have the same plot.