The latest trailer for ‘Alita: Battle Angel‘ has had a side-by-side comparison to the original and it would appear that the eyes everyone has been talking about have gotten a makeover. The look of the central character has been more humanized, and while her eyes are still a bit larger, their closer to what you’d expect to see and her flesh tone has changed as well.
You can see the change in the look below. I would actually say her skin tone is a more noticeable change than the eyes:
RT Battle Angel Alita,
comparison from the first trailer to the one they just released,
we gave them feedback, they listened.
the changes are much better. pic.twitter.com/hBJDWWOMya
— Marsano @WF2019 (@JamesMarsano) November 13, 2018
The original look polarized viewers when the first trailer dropped so it looks like the plan is now to partially back off from the look while still keeping her obviously not human.
Not everyone has been thrown from the new look, however, as Rosa Salazar who plays the character loves it as does the original creator of the franchise who would love it if moviegoers would view the film with an open mind.
Do you prefer the new look to the old look for Alita in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’? Are the minor changes to the eyes or the skin tone a more noticeable change for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love, and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.
Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
‘Alita: Battle Angel’ will be fighting her way into your local theater on February 14th, 2019!