Alita Battle Angel - Anime Movies Still Don't Work

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  • BioGoji 1989
    BioGoji 1989  6 days back

    Ahem, Crying Freeman (starring Mark Dacascos) and Guyver: Dark Hero (starring David SOLID SNAKE Hayter) are both really good live action western adaptations of Japanese manga. Don't bother with the first Guyver film, though, just stick with Dark Hero.

    • Michael Burton
      Michael Burton  2 weeks back

      I just hope he realizes that this is a planned trilogy. And I'm so fucking hyped for it.

      • Michael Burton
        Michael Burton  2 weeks back

        Also can we agree that casting Edward Norton as freaking NOVA was genius!!!

    • Damien DAMIEN
      Damien DAMIEN  2 weeks back

      I really didn't expect everyone to hate Hugo in the comments. I actually loved Hugo in the movie, and so did the rest of my family. Weird

      • BIueharvest
        BIueharvest  2 weeks back

        I liked it but good God the dialogue was awful

        • JinxLove
          JinxLove  3 weeks back

          This movie was more based off the manga more than the anime but it’s really great for me it actually made me watch the anime and read the manga.

          • MLG RAZOR PIG
            MLG RAZOR PIG  1 months back

            People forget that it’s only western adaptations that are bad Japans pretty good when it comes to anime adaptations

            • Godzilla Fanboy
              Godzilla Fanboy  1 months back

              This movie was pretty good.

              • Doc_ Trancy
                Doc_ Trancy  1 months back

                Let’s be honest though, even in Japan, live action adaptations suck.

                • mike gurgle
                  mike gurgle  1 months back

                  I'd love for a sequel but....where to go with it? Single movie imo fits this entirely.

                  • DeadpoolAli
                    DeadpoolAli  1 months back

                    Rouroni Kenshin.
                    Your welcome.

                  • Cerebral Static
                    Cerebral Static  1 months back

                    weirdly enough, I think the movie suffers because the Rollerball arc was crammed in there for spectacle, but they messed up Hugo. Hear me out: Hugo was supposed to be a pathetic weasel who survives at the mercy of powerful forces outside his control. His tragic backstory which fuels his desire to escape the city is massively undercut by A: A PG13 film greatly undercutting how dangerous the city is, B: removing the emotional throughput for his motivation by cutting out his tragic backstory, and C: trying to make him Likable. Hugo isn't likable, he's tragic, and pathetic. By the end of the story, his dreams are crushed, he loses his mind, and he climbs the tube to Zalem, only to be given one final middle-finger before dying. The role he serves in the Manga is critical in establishing emotional through-lines, and exemplify the core philosophical theme of ALITA: Nihilism. Hopelessness. Alitas story is a tragedy, and one by one, everything goes wrong, and almost everyone dies. Hugo is the beginning of that theme, and it did not translate in the movie.

                    • Taylord
                      Taylord  2 months back

                      This is one of the rare cases where we have a good adaption, but not a very good movie.

                      • Taylord
                        Taylord  2 months back

                        But not a bad movie either. For me it was just okay.

                    • Raider9714
                      Raider9714  2 months back

                      Love how half of of the comments are arguing about this critic being right or wrong but at the end of the day everyone has their own critique and tastes, something he might think is shit may be a masterpiece for another, if you have doubts just watch it and rate it yourselves... instead of believing someone that might have different tastes than you. SMH. people that can't decide for themselves and look for someone to rate something for them are too dependent and like someone else mentioned "a mindless drone"

                      • Panda
                        Panda  2 months back

                        I....ah....kinda like it

                        • Owen Barclay
                          Owen Barclay  2 months back

                          Christoph Waltz is the best actor in the world, change my mind.

                          • STE Jambo
                            STE Jambo  2 months back

                            I enjoyed this movie. Not perfect, anime adaptations still have a LONG way to go, but this one was better than most.

                            • RogueSpartan 285
                              RogueSpartan 285  2 months back

                              I hate the romance in this film

                              • Rich B
                                Rich B  2 months back

                                You raved about Spider-man: Far from Home, but that was just the same formulaic, superhero movie with sappy teen romance. Doesn't Alita deserve points for originality? I really don't know which movie I can compare Alita to, and it was off-the-wall action with an unexpected emotional element in a sci-fi action movie. I think you prefer the hamburger and fries over something different that you haven't tried before. It's safe, but it's the same old mediocre garbage that you've had a hundred times. That was Far from Home.

                                • Rocco Ferrer
                                  Rocco Ferrer  2 months back

                                  'i literally cant listen to what yr saying because my brain keepa thinking im back in boomer kuwangers level

                                  • Unkamen Ramen
                                    Unkamen Ramen  2 months back

                                    Honestly I liked this movie better than endgame, endgame had really bad pacing

                                    • Tiaam Du Nord
                                      Tiaam Du Nord  2 months back

                                      Eh liked it

                                      • selforganisation
                                        selforganisation  2 months back

                                        I can't watch this because of the eyes.

                                        • tHeWasTeDYouTh
                                          tHeWasTeDYouTh  2 months back

                                          like others have said the ONLY thing I find lacking in the movie was the character of Hugo. In both the Manga and Anime he never likes Alita and only see her as his friend or maybe even someone he can use. He even cuts parts from people to make enough money. He was a pretty grey character in the manga and anime but in the hollywood movie he is made out to be different and that is why the love part fails pretty bad.

                                          • Jaeblack
                                            Jaeblack  2 months back

                                            It sounds like you went in not wanting to like it just because its an anime adaption, I gotta disagree with almost everything you said, I really liked this movie, the special effects were great, the acting was good, I cared for the characters, the love story is definitely not the worst I've ever ever seen, not the best, but I cared, I think you were using hyperbole when you said that lmao

                                            • Star Raptor
                                              Star Raptor  2 months back

                                              I woild rather see a dororo style remake

                                              • Rafael Alfaro
                                                Rafael Alfaro  2 months back

                                                Marcus:there never going to be a amine movies
                                                pokemon:hold my beer

                                                • Potart
                                                  Potart  2 months back

                                                  You need the right people to make an anime adaptation, just take a look at DBZ: Light of Hope.

                                                  • Lil Clout
                                                    Lil Clout  2 months back

                                                    Those cgi eyes are god awful

                                                    • Skywalking Studioz
                                                      Skywalking Studioz  2 months back

                                                      The worst problems in this movie: THE HEADS

                                                      • Chris Heyward
                                                        Chris Heyward  2 months back

                                                        There's only like 2 good anime movies ik(actual anime movies not live action)..

                                                        • Kunisake
                                                          Kunisake  2 months back

                                                          I thought it was pretty good. But maybe I'll change my mind when I watch the original show. I'll make an edit after I watch it

                                                          • Shaka12
                                                            Shaka12  3 months back

                                                            It's amazing to see people say stuff like "this is the best movie ever"....the story sucks so so much, the world building was half assed, and you need to be brain dead to not be annoyed by that forced relationship that has zero chemistry. When i saw that "cliche future sport" shit at the beginning, all i could think was, "please don't make the plot about that"
                                                            I wish it was good, and my frustration with the movie just comes from the fact that i saw some potential in how the movie started, and i'm sure there's a good story in there somewhere.
                                                            As it stands, it's just a cringe fest. When i think of this movie, first thing that comes to mind is that that cringey monologue in the god was that painful to watch.

                                                            • Syd Beretta
                                                              Syd Beretta  3 months back

                                                              Sure, but it was entertaining as hell

                                                              • Hayden The Meme
                                                                Hayden The Meme  3 months back

                                                                Who else doesn't like Anime or Manga?

                                                                • Chris Heyward
                                                                  Chris Heyward  2 months back

                                                                  It's scares tf out of me 😂😂 after watching Akira I'm not touching anime ever again

                                                              • Mar Shall
                                                                Mar Shall  3 months back

                                                                Sometimes complaining too much is not helping

                                                                • Ben and James
                                                                  Ben and James  3 months back

                                                                  I hated it.

                                                                  • Greypike
                                                                    Greypike  3 months back

                                                                    I think that one of the few anime that could work if it was adapted is Black Lagoon.

                                                                    • Ben Collins
                                                                      Ben Collins  3 months back

                                                                      “A really good advertisement for the manga”

                                                                      I swear that’s the case for the majority of LN / Manga adaptations these days.

                                                                      • Tony Soprano
                                                                        Tony Soprano  3 months back

                                                                        It gets it. Stop being such a fucking contrarian just for the sake of it.

                                                                        • Darrius TV
                                                                          Darrius TV  3 months back

                                                                          Hard work went into the special effects and motion capture. These movies don't just pop up

                                                                          • AK47_51
                                                                            AK47_51  3 months back

                                                                            The pacing annoyed me a lot because I was like. Romance was way too fast. Character many needed more development. I didn’t even know why I’m supposed to hate the main villain which is Nova. The only parts I really enjoyed was of course the world building, the CGI, the actors, and the fight scenes. I like anime but if your gonna make a live action film of it make it feel more like a film in this case a Sci Fi film. So many films that are made into western adaptations have terrible content and pacing because they try too much to be like yeh show and cram a lot of plots we loved from the shows. FMA Brotherhood being a prime example. If this movie was about her finding her identity, building a relationship with the people around her, finding and knowing the enemy, and some world building it would be fine. The climax should’ve been WHO TF IS NOVA AND WHY DO WE HATE HIM. And after all this mystery and searching the movie could leave with a better To be continued leaving many things to progress with another film.

                                                                            • L1ttleT3d
                                                                              L1ttleT3d  3 months back

                                                                              What bothered me constantly through the whole thing was why in the hell would you make your elite battle robot a teenage girl. It makes no sense. Was it explained in the original material?

                                                                              • Tino !
                                                                                Tino !  3 months back

                                                                                Why must everyone forget Speed Racer 2009

                                                                                • Charlie Glover
                                                                                  Charlie Glover  3 months back

                                                                                  I disliked this movie, it felt SO condensed and messy? It felt like it COULD be good but i just didnt reach it

                                                                                  • White-Van Helsing
                                                                                    White-Van Helsing  3 months back

                                                                                    she was a horrible mf person

                                                                                    • Tom Jones
                                                                                      Tom Jones  3 months back

                                                                                      Sorry but the way movie makers put in scripts, lines such as "the droids are falling from the sky, because we took out the mothership" when we can see them ourselves, or to put a "to be continued" title screen at the end of Alita shows how stupid some viewers are, it's exposition that we do not need; just that small percentage of idiots... Then you contradict yourself saying you don't need forced exposition; which is it? The Hugo parts are beyond stupid, least we can agree on that.

                                                                                      • Kyle Ashley
                                                                                        Kyle Ashley  3 months back

                                                                                        Watch Edge of Tomorrow. It's based on a manga called 'All You Need Is Kill'

                                                                                        • Mr. Lee
                                                                                          Mr. Lee  3 months back

                                                                                          I completely disagree. the ova, read the fucking manga. This movie was pure gold.

                                                                                          • Be.An.Fi.
                                                                                            Be.An.Fi.  2 months back

                                                                                            This guy don't read a shit is a ignorant about all he talks, he do the same shit with other reviews, he don't knows a shit about what he is talking