Alita Thread - Because we obviously need one

Forgetful Gynn

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For reference, this thread was made because this user wouldn't stop posting pictures of Alita every single page of the Random Pics and Gifs thread despite people complaining.

In that regard, I vote in favor of a mod renaming this to "Alita Fan Leprosarium."
So what? Just scroll past it, goddamn.

Have a heart.
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Dom Cruise

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If Hollywood wants to adapt more OVAs I'd like to see movies of Gunsmith Cats and Read or Die.

Gunsmith Cats would be pretty easy to adapt as it's already set in the USA and fits Hollywood's modern diversity quotas, as the main character is technically an Indian American woman.
 
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So what? Just scroll past it, goddamn.

Have a heart.
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They made the right decision when they made Alita's behavior overtly creepy in this scene. You can see Hugo's shock and horror well.

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This is my favorite panel in the entire series thus far. Years later and she still misses Yugo. Gets me right in the feels...
 

Dang Woodchucks!

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As far as Western adaptations of manga goes, it's probably the best one ever. Which is, admittedly, damning it with faint praise considering how bad most of them are. Still, it did a nice job of capturing the basic "feel" of Gunnm, even if it wasn't a literal page-for-page adaptation of the first few volumes. The look of Alita is jarring at first, but I found I got used to it pretty quickly as I watched the movie. It makes it easier once you recognize she's not supposed to look entirely human.

I do hope they get a sequel green-lit, but it probably won't because of the Disney buyout of Fox.
It's also the best adaptation of Astro Boy made in the west, if only because the one we "got" is so far removed from the real thing, just having "fatherly scientist cares for superpowerful robot offspring" qualifies it as such.
 

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If Hollywood wants to adapt more OVAs I'd like to see movies of Gunsmith Cats and Read or Die.

Gunsmith Cats would be pretty easy to adapt as it's already set in the USA and fits Hollywood's modern diversity quotas, as the main character is technically an Indian American woman.
I think the Chicago-verse would lose some of the zing if it just filmed in Chicago instead of painstakingly recreating it in drawings.
 

Forgetful Gynn

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It's also the best adaptation of Astro Boy made in the west, if only because the one we "got" is so far removed from the real thing, just having "fatherly scientist cares for superpowerful robot offspring" qualifies it as such.
Alita is a modified cyborg (the actual reason for the big eyes is that they let her see better) natsoc from mars. Ito didn't make her, he found her lying in a heap in a massive trashpile and stuck her in a new body after hers was mangled trying to destroy jeruzalem.

You might as well say that kimba the white lion and the lion king are the same thing.
 
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Dang Woodchucks!

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Alita is a modified cyborg (the actual reason for the big eyes is that they let her see better) natsoc from mars. Ito didn't make her, he found her lying in a heap in a massive trashpile and stuck her in a new body after hers was mangled trying to destroy jeruzalem.

You might as well say that kimba the white lion and the lion king are the same thing.
Never said he made her, just cared for her. And I also said it's the "closest thing to an Astro adaptation", not that it was a literal 1:1 copy.

... which is still a parallel given Dr. O'shea/Ochanomitsu wasn't Atom's creator, he just took care of him. :smug:
 
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It was nice seeing it but after reading the manga I can't help but feel that they are completely wasting a lot of potential events, especially with Nova who's legit an awesome villain.
 
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Listen to yourself. Think about what you're saying for a minute. You're saying:
  • I don't want to see a nuclear-powered train.
  • I don't want to see a multi-story cyborg centaur dude with a spear.
  • I don't want to see a Schwerer Gustav replica being used to attack a city hanging from an orbital tether.
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by the time they write any of those things into the franchise will have hit Resident Evil levels of mediocre schlock.
 

SojuDrnkr

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I saw it with a few friends and I really enjoyed it 8/10. The action was good, a fun story but it didn't take itself too seriously.
 
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