Rosa Salazar in Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer #2 (2018) *From James Cameron & Robert Rodriguez*

Fox has released the second trailer for Alita: Battle Angel (or “The Adventures of Creepy Big-Eyes).  It’s kind of odd that it wasn’t showcased at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.  Aside from a Deadpool 2 panel Fox really didn’t have much of a presence at the con.  With the studio’s acquisition by Disney now all but a matter of contracts, Fox finds itself at a crossroads.  Alita is definitely an F/X showcase and I thought the second trailer was an improvement over the ponderous and wistful first trailer.  This movie was initially supposed to come out last weekend and we’ll have to see in December if the delay was to get the kinks out or to put off a bomb.  More below from Coming Soon.

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love, and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.

Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

Alita: Battle Angel also stars Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the December 21, 2018 release features a screenplay by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Rodriguez. Based on the graphic novel series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is produced by Cameron and Jon Landau.
Rosa Salazar in Alita: Battle Angel

7 thoughts on “Alita: Battle Angel Trailer #2 (2018) *From James Cameron & Robert Rodriguez*”

  1. You can’t look away from her eyes. Normally, that would go into a movie’s “plus” column, but here, it’s because they digitally interfered with the one part of the lead’s face that 80% of all acting is done with.

    They’re not just putting off a bomb, they’re putting off one of the biggest bombs in Hollywood history. 200 million dollar budget, man. 200 million budget.

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    1. I don’t know about biggest ever. At this point, a $200 million budget is pretty normal for blockbusters. The eyes are distracting, but it might be the sort of thing that you get used to as the movie goes on. I don’t know that the delay is going to help it though. December’s pretty crowded.

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  2. I just realized this is Christoph Waltz’s second film involving really big eyes.

    Truly bizarre.

    The more I watch this trailer, the better it looks to me. I wish the eyes were not inside my head, burning my brain, but other than that one creative misstep, this looks like fun. The general public will stay away though. It just looks too weird.

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    1. I was wondering the exact same thing, and I was reading that they had. So I did a side by side comparison of the trailers. The eyes are the exact same size. It’s very clear when you look at the shot of Waltz touching her face, which is in both trailers.

      However, the eye effect looks better in the second one. It blends with her face better, looks more natural, less CGI’d.

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