I haven't seen Alita yet, won't be able to until the weekend, but I owned the anime and it was a one-and-done OAV and probably covers less material than this movie. You'd have to read the manga.
Oh wows, I didn't realise it was just an OAV. Assumed it was a long ass series. I might just order the manga in that case.
I always do the opposite, that way I don't get distracted by the stuff they have to cut to make a movie. And then after the movie you get more content =)
I was really surprised the guys liked it because I'm sure they were ready to jump on it for their hate of Avatar. Both said they are seeing it again this week. I gotta see it tomorrow.
How in the fucking world can anyone say this? Avatar is one of the most hackneyed, cliche-ridden, by-the-numbers scripts imaginable. Even people who love the movie often admit that. It's without question Cameron's worst script by a wide, wide margin, and script is not his strong point to begin with. Is it better than anything Dave Goyer could ever write? Sure, but what is that saying? 99% my ass.
The violence was more intense than I figured with the rating, maybe because the cyborgs bleed blue fluid and not red blood and they look robot-like. Also people get killed in almost every fight and there's stuff like severed heads and organ-harvesting murder cyborgs. You wouldn't see me in a theater with anyone under 12 for sure, but maybe kids these days desensitized...
Thanks. It seemed like this could go either way. Definitely keeping my daughter away from it.The violence was more intense than I figured with the rating, maybe because the cyborgs bleed blue fluid and not red blood and they look robot-like. Also people get killed in almost every fight and there's stuff like severed heads and organ-harvesting murder cyborgs. You wouldn't see me in a theater with anyone under 12 for sure, but maybe kids these days desensitized...
I'm legit surprised when I found out after watching it that it's PG-13. There's like decapitation, people cleaved into two (and four, lol), heads getting crushed, hahaha.
I hope at some point in the not too distant future, Avatar will somehow follow the path of Titanic and become less hated, I can hardly find a worse case of injustice in this century in terms of perception of a movie.
As it was a low point for the source material as well, manga and anime alike, this doesn't come as much of a surprise.
I didn't really mind Hugo in the original manga, but there's just something about the way they portray him in this movie that annoy me so much. That Hugo is changed into a typical white-boy hunk is probably it, hahaha.
Definitely would've been if they based him on the brain-slurping monstrosity Makaku from the manga both the movie and anime only partially derived him from anyway.
Ah. Other than his blandness, I recall a lot of reviews complaining about his acting as well.
I think that was it, like I was expecting Makaku/Grewishka to be this imposing terrifying being that slurps brains as you said, but instead we got someone who wouldn’t be out of place for even Motorball.
You mean it will be, right? Right?
A little hyperbolic, don't you think?
Waltz is very inconsistent, he’s mesmerizing in Tarantino films or whenever he’s allowed to lean into his German roots, when he’s not he just seems like a bad actor.That was a pretty bad movie. Love interest dude was the worst. I actually liked Alita herself, but everyone else was pretty bad. Even Waltz turned in a pretty damn mediocre performance.
It felt like it was missing a core. Like, it was a lot of pieces and tiny threads that weren't really held together by anything. It just moved along scene to scene without much reason.
You mean it will be, right? Right?
Yeah they did. Said there were a few issues holding it back from greatness but they really enjoyed it, the action’s great etc. But yeah eye whining peppered throughout.
yeah, they were full of praise
Shit I didn't look at the app yesterday and now I don't see anything. Does it expire after Tuesday?