Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron recently teamed up for 20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel, a live-action film based on Yukito Kishiro’s original manga. Unfortunately, the Internet hasn’t taken too kindly to the anime-accurate eyes of the female lead.
Alita: Battle Angel is set in a post-apocalyptic future and follows Alita (portrayed by Rosa Salazar), a cyborg who is found in a garbage and rebuilt by a doctor. Completely devoid of her memory, all she has to cling to is a legendary cyborg martial art known as Panzer Kunst.
Fans find it very difficult to look past the glaringly obvious VFX enhanced eyes. It’s hard to deny that the giant eyes look strange in a live-action film populated with live-action humans. They make the character look animated.
In the wake of that 'Alita: Battle Angel' trailer, seems like a good time to collectively remember this iconic demon child. pic.twitter.com/ORAaHeXwZC
— Adam Chitwood (@adamchitwood) December 8, 2017
Big Eyes (2014) dir. Tim Burton
Alita: Battle Angel (2018) dir. Robert Rodriguez pic.twitter.com/lOCrnaVqvm
— Martin Kessler (@MovieKessler) December 9, 2017
As a long time fan, I get that Alita from Battle Angel Alita has huge eyes, but this (from the upcoming live action movie) is a bit much pic.twitter.com/y2kuhT8HNH
— Zen (@ZenAndCyrrene) December 8, 2017
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL looks *horrible*. Someone forgot to tell Robert Rodriguez that faces shouldn't look like anime faces in real life.
— Andrew Todd (@mistertodd) December 8, 2017
i think we all know where alita battle angel is going pic.twitter.com/zGyKrYb2ox
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) December 8, 2017
How I felt watching the Alita trailer. pic.twitter.com/jQU49e3FqE
— Pierre (@Shueisha64) December 8, 2017
behind the scenes snapshot of alita: battle angel pic.twitter.com/l9uaB5SWeO
— SungWon Cho (ProZD) (@prozdkp) December 8, 2017
The cast for also includes Jennifer Connelly, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Michelle Rodriguez, Mahershala Ali, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Alita: Battle Angel hits theaters on July 20, 2018.
Take a gander at the trailer below: