Fans Are Roasting Hollywood’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ For Anime Eyes

Critically and commercially acclaimed director James Cameron (The TerminatorTitanicAvatarAliens) has been trying to get an adaptation of Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) made since 2000. He has cited a busy schedule and the underdevelopment of CGI tech as reasons for constantly delaying the project.

Fast forward to the present and Cameron has decided to only produce the film and have Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till DawnSpy Kids) direct the film. The movie boasts A-list talent and production staff, which is the first for an American adaptation of a manga. Alita: Battle Angel will star:

  • Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch TrailsThe Divergent Series) as Alita.
  • Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds Django Unchained) as Doctor Dyson Ido.
  • Jennifer Connely (Requiem For a DreamA Beautiful Mind) as a villain.
  • Keean Johnson (Nashville) as Hugo.

The science-fiction story is also easy to digest into a single film: it follows a female cyborg trying to discover her past and the meaning of humanity. It’s a theme that is commonly explored in sci-fi and is accessible to many people.

Then the first Alita: Battle Angel trailer dropped. It set everything up perfectly, showcasing a vibrant world and it’s talented cast. Too bad the internet only noticed Alita’s big anime-styled eyes.

Alita

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Nailed it!

Seriously, those eyes the only thing people are talking about right now:

Yeah, looks like someone in the design department didn’t get the memo about anime eyes causing an uncanny valley effect.

You can see Alita: Battle Angel in its big-eyed glory on July 20, 2018.

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