The brand new trailer for Alita: Battle Angel jogged my memory the film nonetheless exists
It is bizarre that I carry on forgetting about Alita: Battle Angel. Originally of the 12 months, I could not wait to get the possibility to see this film for an entire host of causes. Not solely has it been a ardour venture for James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez for almost twenty years, nevertheless it’s an adaptation of a basic anime from the ’90s that I occur to love. It’s kind of laborious to trace down a bodily copy of the anime these days, however I like to recommend attempting to take action because it’s one of many extra underrated titles of the last decade. Quick ahead 11 months later, and I utterly forgot that this film existed, not to mention had a strong launch date.
The film was initially slated to be launched final summer time, just for it to be delayed till Christmas of this 12 months. Nevertheless, it was introduced just a few months in the past that it could be delayed but once more, this time to February of 2019. I saved hoping and praying that it was due to minor, negligible causes, however after watching this current trailer, I am beginning to concern for the worst.
I am unable to fairly put my finger on what I do not like about it, nevertheless it simply feels… protected. It seems like Blade Runner blended with a generic YA novel a few teenage woman that does not slot in as a result of she’s completely different solely this time its ANIME! There are some actually unbelievable actors concerned on this film, like Christoph Waltz and Mahershala Ali, however I am unable to simply shake the sensation that that is one other watered down Hollywood adaptation of a beloved anime property diluted to a type that the “common American” viewer can perceive and never be weirded out by. Aside from these eyes. Who thought it was a good suggestion to offer Alita these garish, terrifying, soul-crushing eyes?
Alita: Battle Angel releases February 8, 2019.