The first trailer for the live-action adaptation ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ was just released and people are pissed.
First off, this film has a great director/writer and an even more stellar cast. Robert Rodriguez is at the helm with co-writer James Cameron and the film has stars Christoph Waltz, Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Rodriguez, Eiza González, and Mahershala Ali. So with all that what could be the problem?
It’s the eyes. Just, look at them. The material the film is based on has Alita as a young, attractive, very female looking woman. This trailer has a girl with bug eyes. They are very distracting even in this trailer, it’s hard to imagine what it will be like in the full film.
The story is Dr. Dyson Ido (Waltz) found Alita (Salazar) in a junk heap and saved her. She woke with no memory of her past life and no idea who she is. No idea how to interact with humans, not sure what her body is capable, and most importantly, where did she come from and who wants her back.
The film has a little while to release date, and CGI can always be fixed.
We’ll have to wait and see when ‘Alita: Battle Angel‘ releases July 20, 2018.