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by jjaquinta
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: no Mars Chronicle log 33 this week
Replies: 29
Views: 2778

Re: no Mars Chronicle log 33 this week

Does anyone ever do fan drawn manga for abandoned (or slow) ones? I've seen rip-off/humor/satirical ones professionally done.
by jjaquinta
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Who is Dasein?
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: Who is Dasein?

Hmm, but what do we know about queen Limira? What about her bear? All the tropes point to Limira being wise and beneficent. It would be poor writing to go back on that without foreshadowing. However, does she really believe the bear "is her father" or is it an affectation? If I were an evil overlor...
by jjaquinta
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Novel prequel to the movie
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Novel prequel to the movie

Well, there is no doubt that I have thought a lot about this. I had my own ambitions to novelize Battle Angel Alita, and even posted the first sample chapter here somewhere. But I was never able to make the right contacts to find out who owned the rights. Plus my currently stalled efforts to fan-tra...
by jjaquinta
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

By the way, I loved the Indian movie Bahubali BAAAAAHUUUUUUBAAAAAALIIIIIII! That was a freaking awesome movie! The kids and I have watched it at least a half dozen times or so. Even my wife liked it. :-) I highly recommend it to people as a good lesson in cultural expectations. It's a high budget, ...
by jjaquinta
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Now when you see Chinese film there's no restraint in their kicks and punches they are trained martial artist so the action feels extremely authentic, You are smart to use words like better and feels authentic rather than realistic . The closest I've got to realistic fighting (in so far as you can ...
by jjaquinta
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Novel prequel to the movie
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Novel prequel to the movie

I'm reading through it at the moment. I'm planning on doing a review when I finish. So far I'm finding it very difficult. I've been a huge apologist for the movie, but the novel I'm really not liking. Gut wrenching bang-head-against-wall moment from last night's reading: after a tussle between Hugo ...
by jjaquinta
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations

There was a big Roller Derby tournament in Boston this weekend (The Lobstah Roll) and they all went to see a film together. But they went to Captain Marvel, not Alita. :-( I think they would have enjoyed Alita a lot more.
by jjaquinta
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

I love "walls of text". More content to read. :-) Anyway, some thoughts and reactions... Hugo . The prequel novel does bring in his brother and his quest for Zalem as motivation. (Although he wants to fly a hot-air drone over the city and take pictures, not physically go there.) Since, to its detrim...
by jjaquinta
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 032 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 20
Views: 1821

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 032 (part 2) Is out!

Given how that chick disarmed Erica, I think we're getting closer to Panzer Kunst.
by jjaquinta
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Nova's primary motivation in the manga is to identify individuals with deep karma and test them. Well, if the prequel novel is anything to go by, he's just a tin-plated dictator. They talk about the twelve flying cities, and how only one survived the Mars attack, and how the people of that city wan...
by jjaquinta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations

From the international sales, it is looking like there will be a sequel. When Cameron bought the rights, there wasn't a Last Order. So I think all of his vision for the movies is going to be constrained by that. I largely expect any sequel to diverge even more from the manga. They could fill a whole...
by jjaquinta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1055

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

Fan fiction is not "fair use". Many authors tolerate it. But it is within their rights to demand you to take it down. I had a long talk with C.J.Cherryh after she asked me to take mine down about it. They own the IP. And you can restrict their future plans by writing additional works using their IP....
by jjaquinta
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1055

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

I almost started writing a audio game based on Alita for the movie. Much like a text adventure game but done via voice. You are a hunter warrior, you review the bounty list, and wander the districts of the scrapyard looking for bounties to capture. You can use the rewards from captured bounties to u...
by jjaquinta
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: official photos of Hot Toys 1/6 movie Alita action figure
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Fox Merchendise

I've been bugging my comic store about Alita merchandise for ages, but all they got in was the Funko Pop distorted figures. Finally picked up a Fox site that lists merchandise from the twitter feed: https://shop.foxmovies.com/collections/alita I'm really not that impressed. The "Hunter Warrior" T sh...
by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1055

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

Another non-spoiler I keep forgetting to mention. Although the CGI was freaking amazing , the 3D part of it is kind of "meh". If you want spectacle, go for IMAX if you can. Apparently, because of the aspect ration, there is, literally, more on the screen. Probably nothing significant, but it will wr...
by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Is there anybody among us that doesn't like Nova? Hand goes up. I always thought he was a bit of a contrived antagonist. The only empathy I ever felt for him was that really powerful scene where he takes off his glasses. I was a little disappointed in the movie where they play that card right away....
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

A lot of people rag on the Ghost In The Shell movie. Frankly, my daughter and I enjoyed the movie. Not awesome, but not bad. But since I knew a lot of people didn't like it, I went back, downloaded and read the original manga. It sucked. The plot jumped around. The artwork was patchy. Gratuitous nud...
by jjaquinta
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Ha ha. You should see me post on the Alexa development slack. It is utterly true there that the more cynical you are the longer you have been around! I try to approach things I hotly anticipate with really low expectations. I was very happy there was going to be more Alita merchandise, but, frankly,...
by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

kamugin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:00 pm
I know that jjaquinta ... is a newbie (no offense intended),
I guess I have to concede to your immense superiority since I have only been reading Alita for 20 years. (hat on heart)
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

The scrapyard was very rich. A lot of detail. I think, because it was a live set, it probably wasn't as "dirty" as you can make a static drawing. But, then, "dirty" is actually really hard to do with CGI. At least up close. The distance shots, which are all CGI do look suitably shabby. I think I wou...
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1055

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

To be honest, I didn't notice the eyes at all. I actually preferred the original eyes before they reduced them. They really made her look different. The way they ended up she didn't look all that different from other people. The only time I really noticed the eyes was in the flashbacks with Gelda. I...
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 3842

Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Instead of trying to have an interspersed conversation with bits inside of spoiler tags and bits outside of it, I thought I'd create a thread and just mark the whole thing SPOILER. (I wrote a non-spoiler review on the "Review" thread.) So: be warned. Spoilers follow. Don't read until you have seen t...
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: official photos of Hot Toys 1/6 movie Alita action figure
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: official photos of Hot Toys 1/6 movie Alita action figure

The movie calls this "The Damascus Blade". It's origin story and properties are different from the Manga. But Alita does end up wearing it reverse wise in the Manga fashion at one point.
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Venus gun
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Venus gun

Ah. Great! I guess I should be impressed with my daughter's memory and disappointed in mine. :-)
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 1055

My non-spoiler review

I'll start a spoiler thread tomorrow. I'm dead tired but, I thought I'd dump a bit before going to bed. My daughter and I saw the screening tonight and loved it. I thought it was both a good movie and a good adaption of Alita. Was everything the same as in the comic? No. (Other than the initial 2 mi...