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Saturday, April 6, 2019 3:32 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I liked that line as well.......

"I do not stand by in the presence of evil."

It was almost Star Wars like. It was a warrior taking a stand and preparing for battle. What I most liked about Alita was Salazar's performance. She gave me the impression that she could have made a fantastic Jedi Knight. She spoke,
in the beginning of the film, like a wide-eyed teenager, a new born, discovering the world around her.

Then, after she followed Ido, and her first encounter with evil, she transformed into "warrior" mode. Her speech, poster and demeanor transformed
along with her attitude. You felt her instinct kick in. It was both subtle and sudden. Until that moment I don't think Ido realized what he found in the trash heap. But that's the beauty of this movie, there's so much to learn.
Was Ido really unaware? Or was he hoping to "revive" his daughter Alita?

I so want to buy the manga, but I want that sequel so badly. I suspect that there will be one (it's due to stay in China for another two weeks). The DVD and Blu Ray sales will help push that along.

My other favorite line by Alita is when she tells Zapan: "You do not deserve such a weapon." Referring to Zapan wielding the Damascus Blade.

By the way, I've seen it 3 times and I almost went a fourth time. I can't wait for the Blu-ray. This will become another Cameron classic - like Terminator and Aliens. This can only get better.


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
So then, nobody found any of the plot points or backstory interesting enough to discuss?

Maybe that's because everybody saw it more than once. Is that it? I only saw it twice so far.

What was your favorite scene? Or line?

Mine might be "I do not stand by in the presence of Evil"


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Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:20 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quietly, Alita crossed over the 400,000 mark, despite not just 1 but 2 revisions that drew its numbers down.

That's significant because that is the number which it was said was needed to be reached in order for a sequel to be made.

Welp, fans did their part.



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Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:06 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Alita: Battle Angel is available to pre-order in 4K Ultra HD / 3D / Digital on Amazon for $29.96, which is 40% off the list price.
www.amazon.com/Alita-Battle-Blu-ray-Rosa-Salazar/dp/B07MS5B7NS/

Shipping is slated for July 23rd.

More at https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/05/29/alita-battle-angel-4k-uhd-blu-
ray-sale
/

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:07 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
So then, nobody found any of the plot points or backstory interesting enough to discuss?

Maybe that's because everybody saw it more than once. Is that it? I only saw it twice so far.

What was your favorite scene? Or line?

Mine might be "I do not stand by in the presence of Evil"

I liked that line as well.......

"I do not stand by in the presence of evil."

It was almost Star Wars like. It was a warrior taking a stand and preparing for battle. What I most liked about Alita was Salazar's performance. She gave me the impression that she could have made a fantastic Jedi Knight. She spoke,
in the beginning of the film, like a wide-eyed teenager, a new born, discovering the world around her.

Then, after she followed Ido, and her first encounter with evil, she transformed into "warrior" mode. Her speech, poster and demeanor transformed
along with her attitude. You felt her instinct kick in. It was both subtle and sudden. Until that moment I don't think Ido realized what he found in the trash heap. But that's the beauty of this movie, there's so much to learn.
Was Ido really unaware? Or was he hoping to "revive" his daughter Alita?

I so want to buy the manga, but I want that sequel so badly. I suspect that there will be one (it's due to stay in China for another two weeks). The DVD and Blu Ray sales will help push that along.

My other favorite line by Alita is when she tells Zapan: "You do not deserve such a weapon." Referring to Zapan wielding the Damascus Blade.

By the way, I've seen it 3 times and I almost went a fourth time. I can't wait for the Blu-ray. This will become another Cameron classic - like Terminator and Aliens. This can only get better.

SGG

I finally figured out you likely meant "Posture" there.

At this point I am wondering if Ido was fully unaware of her design, or if had suspected, but was fully surprised to see the legendary rumor in action - something a few hundred years before his time.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:34 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Alita is # 7 in the World

2019 WORLDWIDE GROSSES in $millions

Rank Title Worldwide Grosses
1 Avengers: Endgame $2,732.0
2 Captain Marvel $1,127.8
3 The Wandering Earth $699.8
4 Aladdin (2019) $610.8
5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $519.6
6 Pokemon Detective Pikachu $411.8
7 Alita: Battle Angel $404.9
8 Shazam! $363.0
9 Dumbo (2019) $350.7
10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters $296.2

www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2019&p=
.htm


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:49 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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And people almost unanimously hated Aladdin...

But they keep paying to see crap.

Way to vote with your dollars.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:21 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
And people almost unanimously hated Aladdin...

But they keep paying to see crap.

Way to vote with your dollars.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

At least there probably won't be a live action version of Aladdin 2: Aladdin The Return Of Jafar [1994]. But there is pretty good chance for Alita 2.

There was 6 years between when the manga version of Battle Angel Alita began and the manga ended. It is worth waiting years for the ending of the movie version of Battle Angel Alita #2 to learn how Alita gets revenge against Nova and why there was a war between Earth and Mars.

With all those years to plan how the manga ends, the end was even better than the beginning, so the movie version of the ending can be better and, most importantly if it’s going to filmed at all, earn more money than the movie version of the beginning.

How can a movie improve on the manga? In the manga, Alita’s name came from Ido’s dead cat, a very peculiar storytelling choice, while in the movie, Alita was the name of Ido’s dead daughter, a superior storytelling choice. There are many more examples.
https://battleangel.fandom.com/wiki/Alita_(cat)

I expect the movie version of how Alita’s story ends will be superior to the manga ending and that ending was very good indeed.

The manga (skip over volume 2-8 and go directly to the ending in volume 9):
https://pirateproxy.ch/torrent/11524134/Battle_Angel_Alita_1-9___Last_
Order_1-19___Mars_Chronicle_c001

https://pirateproxy.ch/torrent/6084124/Gunnm_(Battle_Angel_Alita)

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:42 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
At least there probably won't be a live action version of Aladdin 2: Aladdin The Return Of Jafar [1994]. But there is pretty good chance for Alita 2.



That's cool. All I was hearing back when Captain Marvel came out was that there was almost zero chance of an Alita sequel.

What changed the story here? Did the international box office save the day, or was it the repeat viewings from the fans keeping it in theaters longer than usual?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:21 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by second:
At least there probably won't be a live action version of Aladdin 2: Aladdin The Return Of Jafar [1994]. But there is pretty good chance for Alita 2.



That's cool. All I was hearing back when Captain Marvel came out was that there was almost zero chance of an Alita sequel.

What changed the story here? Did the international box office save the day, or was it the repeat viewings from the fans keeping it in theaters longer than usual?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

I changed my opinion about Alita #2 when I looked at the box office: Alita is #7 in ticket sales for the whole world. And looking at the manga story convinced me that the movie Alita #2 would make even more money than Alita #1. If I was bankrolling Alita #2, which would be made in Texas like Alita #1, I would feel confident I will make a big profit.

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:44 PM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
And people almost unanimously hated Aladdin...

But they keep paying to see crap.

Way to vote with your dollars.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I suspect many parents took their kids, because of #Nostalgia, as the parents grew up on the animated movie.

I never saw the early 90's version, w/ Robin Williams, but many did marvel at his ( animated ) performance. Hard for the likes of Will Smith to compete, obviously.

Good for Alita doing so well world wide. I'd very much like to see a sequel. I think she deserves it.

You go girl.

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I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

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