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by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 348

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: 56
Views: 1309

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: 56
Views: 1309

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: 56
Views: 1309

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: 56
Views: 1309

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: 56
Views: 1309

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: 13
Views: 348

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: 56
Views: 1309

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: 4
Views: 260

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: 7
Views: 370

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: 13
Views: 348

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...
by jjaquinta
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Venus gun
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Venus gun

I didn't see any notes posted in the scan here or in the print version. Can you remember where you saw notes?
by jjaquinta
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: So, the flesh and blood Gally...
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: So, the flesh and blood Gally...

Well, reading the wiki, the "Secret Treasure of Mars" was attributed to the "Nine Great Kings" who colonized Mars in ES 235. Yoko was born in 370. So that's a hundred and thirtyish years. Things can age fast. (In Ireland most "ruins" only started becoming ruinous when England changed the tax laws an...
by jjaquinta
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Battle Angel Early Screening
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Alita Battle Angel Early Screening

Awesome link! I just got tickets for my daughter and myself for Boston. We're now in panic mode over costumes. Anyone else going? Want to try to coordinate costumes?

(I can also print out some Alita pendants, like I posted here earlier, if anyone wants one.)
by jjaquinta
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Venus gun
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Venus gun

My daughter noted how closely the gun Alita is using on image on the cover of Volume 1 resembles the gun she got on Venus: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media-us-standrad/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/19233034/BAA_Digital_cover_01_B-450x675.png http://i.imgur.com/1AGPxxZ.png Was the volume 1 image drawn lat...
by jjaquinta
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: So, the flesh and blood Gally...
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: So, the flesh and blood Gally...

Tumor is a generic rather than a specific term. But certainly many types are caused by a genetic mutation and are typically formed of one cell type. Clearly a maske tumor is made up of many different cell types, so we're already in speculation land. I would say that it has added its own twist to Nol...
by jjaquinta
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 031 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 29
Views: 2610

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 031 (part 2) Is out!

I think you guys are being too harsh. I can't rate the Muster arc compared to the rest. I feel different things about them at different times. Both the Vilma back story arc and the Zott both seemed interminable. But I've made my peace with them. I'm glad Zoe survived. She was somewhat interesting. I...
by jjaquinta
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Battle Angel Movie Trailer!
Replies: 155
Views: 16555

Re: Alita Battle Angel Movie Trailer!

New trailer out tomorrow. Also looks like they pushed the release date to Feb 14th. Is that old news or did I just miss it? My daughter will be rip-shit pissed.
by jjaquinta
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: What will come next?
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: What will come next?

Well, there are still a lot of blanks to be Chronicled on Mars. So there are still plenty of enigmas to resolve. (Treasure of Mars, Necrosoldiers, the Fall of Panzer Kunst) But the he let the enigma of Alita's origin ride for 20 years, so he's clearly comfortable with leaving us in suspense. If the ...
by jjaquinta
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?

Kagura, somehow, is not Dornburg The thing is, right before Alita's DNA test failed to show she was a Dornburg, they tested Kagura and got a positive. So for this to be true he had to fake that test. And if he faked that test, he could also have faked Alita's test. If we accept that he could have f...
by jjaquinta
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?

(I think people aren't speculating because "we'll know in a week or two".) I thought the whole Alita - Princess of Mars thing was cool, but didn't ring true. If it was, then she would be the one to bring an end to War on Mars and free the planet from being a pawn between Venus and Jupiter. A cool ar...
by jjaquinta
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 030 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 030 (part 1) Is out!

ARRRRGGGHHHH! I hid from the spoilers on Discord, 'cause it looked like there was going to be a major reveal.
Almost. Almost. Almost.
Just a reveal that there's going to be a major reveal!
Probably.

(Thanks so much for the translation. I was really waiting for this one!)
by jjaquinta
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]

There's already been spoilers on the discord server. I've been avoiding them like the plague but this issue sounds like a doozy. Waiting patiently. Refreshing the forum about once an hour... :-)
by jjaquinta
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]

A non-cleaned up computer scan and translation: We are going to be closed because of Yuki Kijashi and his sudden illness. Mr. Kiroji had the manuscript work to the limit while being in a state of physical condition, but I came up to where I can not go any further because of printing. I apologize. Th...