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Haven't seen the movie, but the concept seems dated.


Like the Cameron Diaz movie Bad Teacher from 2011. It would have been subversive had it been released in the 1990s, but in 2011 it's just filling in something that the 1990s missed and expecting but failing to get the same reaction.

Same with the 2017 Ghost in the Shell. It was a mindfuck when the 1995 anime came out, but the concepts are old hat today.

Or like the Carl Sagan TV series Cosmos which was deep and profound in 1980. But Neil deGrasse Tyson's version in 2014 failed to impress. The public has seen a lot since then, and it takes a lot more to impress people today.

Again, I haven't seen Alita: Battle Angel, but going by the trailers and promotional material, there was a time when it would have been cutting-edge cool, but today they seem a little over-confident in their assumptions about the viewer.



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You haven’t seen the film, so your judgement of it is uninformed and irrelevant.

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It's the judgement of a prospective movie-goer. Someone who's being asked to pay money to go see a movie. It's extremely relevant. That it has made less than A Star is Born despite costing many times its budget means they have made a miscalculation somewhere.

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Blair Witch Project is still I believe the movie with the highest profit margin considering its tiny budget, so them shouldnt all movies be measured against that?

A Star is Born is a remake of a well known classic that has been remade before, and features two of the biggest celebrities alive right now. Not an apt comparison.

Plus, they are wildly different genres with different target demographics.

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Do you have to watch all of Ed Wood's movies to know they suck?

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OP, your point is valid, but completely uninteresting.

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Nah, I thought the original post was interesting. I hadn't considered that about Bad Teacher and Ghost in the Shell.

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It's just that it's only in recent years that movie technology has advanced to the point where this kind of thing looks really good as a "live action" presentation instead of just traditional 2D animation.

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Isn't the concept broadly similar to James Cameron's Dark Angel?

"Set in 2019, the series chronicles the life of Max Guevara (Alba), a genetically enhanced super-soldier who escapes from a covert military facility as a child. In a post-apocalyptic Seattle, she tries to lead a normal life while eluding capture by government agents and searching for her brothers and sisters scattered in the aftermath of their escape."

I haven't seen it yet, will probably catch on VOD...



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