Alita: Battle Angel

Trivia: The original manga was released in western territories as "Battle Angel Alita." The title of the film swapped the words around so they read "Alita: Battle Angel." Producer James Cameron reportedly did this because he felt it sounded more dramatic and also because they could then use the "Alita" name for potential sequels. (Ex. He mentioned a sequel could be called "Alita: Fallen Angel" or "Alita: Avenging Angel.") A producer attached to the film also half-jokingly suggested that Cameron swapped the words around because almost all of his films have titles that begin with either "A" or "T."


Trivia: James Cameron originally intended to direct the film, and began work on it way back in 1995. He kept pushing it back, as he felt the technology to make the film hadn't been perfected yet, and also because he became attached to several other projects in the meantime. Eventually, Cameron relinquished the director's seat to Robert Rodriguez and instead focused on writing and producing the film. The film was finally released in 2019... twenty-four years after Cameron started work on it.


Trivia: Alita is portrayed as having extremely large eyes in the movie. This was done as producer James Cameron wanted to literally translate the style manga and anime (where characters often have stylized over-sized eyes) to a live-action film.


Continuity mistake: During the game, Alita disposes of the black cyborg guy with the yellow paint, the same one she met at Kansas. She rips his arm off and uses it to spike the head of the colossal dude with the morning star-like weapon. You could see as the arm was being ripped, that debris and a big metallic piece of scrap were left behind. However, when the 2 next opponents are skating towards Alita making her take off fast, there is no such trace of debris beside the whole body of the guy. (01:33:00)

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Alita: I don't mean to be rude, but am I supposed to know you?
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