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on: December 12, 2017, 02:50:19 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj8mN_7Apcw

Surprised nobody has started a thread about this yet.

Probably our last chance at ever seeing a decent anime to live action film adaption, and given that it has Cameron attached to it, I have high hopes.

That being said, It should be interesting to see how the drama over the Eyes plays out. Personally, I noticed them, but pretty much tuned it out almost immediately.   Been a long time since I saw the original anime stuff, but my brain is giving me a pretty positive thumbs up over everything in the trailer.   Pretty much the only thing I feel it was missing is glimpse of one of the spinning rings that clean the cables.

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Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 07:45:08 AM

I have low, if any, because Cameron has been inconsistent at best. His last work as a director and writer was Avatar. While it made boatloads of money and I didn't hate it, I'm not going to say it had depth, consistency, or logical storytelling.

Adapting an anime where subtlety and story always matter? Hmmm. Possibly not.

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Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 08:29:43 AM

Am I the only one who saw that picture and thought, 'why are they making a movie about the girl from Bioshock II?'
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Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 08:57:52 AM

It's like your dad who only ever watched one anime made a movie and said "Well she's got big eyes in the cartoon, so we go with that"

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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 10:12:31 AM

Robert Rodriguez is directing it, so I'll give it a shot. Cameron is only producing it. The eyes bugged the fuck out of me, though. There was no reason to do that, IMO. It just looks silly and out of place.

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Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 10:30:08 AM

I kinda get what they were trying for but given that nothing else appears to have the creepy eyes it is just silly and distracting. I think the biggest issue is they are big enough to actually distort the skull appearance which just hammers my uncanny valley buttons.
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Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 10:42:23 AM

Yeah.... I don't mind the eye thing in practice.  I mean, she is some weird robot thing and it helps hammer that home.  But it just uncanny valleys her way to much, though that's honestly a minor quibble overall.

Trailer was ok, and with the names attached I have higher hopes.  But could easily see it being another bland generic anime adaptation (looking at you Ghost in the Shell).

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Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 02:26:11 PM

That's the girl from Man Seeking Woman, lol. Looks decent enough apart from the eye thing. None of the other weird robots had weird eyes.

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Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 02:39:51 PM

This is going to be Ghost in the Shell - part II.  The weird body horror stuff that made the manga noteworthy might make a decent art-house flick.  But it's never going to be a decent blockbuster.

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Reply #9 on: December 12, 2017, 03:28:01 PM

I think the creepy anime eyes/face was good design wise. For that series its pretty obvious that the "girl" in question isn't human and not just fap material. I'm not particularly attached to this, I didn't see anything to glaring. Does prompt me to rematch the source material.

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Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 03:37:25 PM

I think the creepy anime eyes/face was good design wise. For that series its pretty obvious that the "girl" in question isn't human and not just fap material. I'm not particularly attached to this, I didn't see anything to glaring. Does prompt me to rematch the source material.

In the actual source material nothing about her face is supposed to be robotic though. She's not supposed to look like some weird outsider until you see the robot parts.

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Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 03:43:46 PM

I think the creepy anime eyes/face was good design wise. For that series its pretty obvious that the "girl" in question isn't human and not just fap material. I'm not particularly attached to this, I didn't see anything to glaring. Does prompt me to rematch the source material.

In the actual source material nothing about her face is supposed to be robotic though. She's not supposed to look like some weird outsider until you see the robot parts.

Yeah I remember that. I mean as a design choice I can forgive that (also removes the whole "scarlet joe playing an asian girl drawn to the specification of a multicultural sex bot" ) maybe I'm too broken to expect them to go 100% source material.

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