I know I know. The eyes look weird. That’s what people are all going to say. And that will be enough for most of you to dismiss this entire film altogether. And I get it, putting anime-style eyes on a mostly human looking character in a live action movie is kind of weird. Can’t argue there. But remember, this character IS a cyborg. Also, things that are weird are really cool to me. So yeah, I’m looking forward to ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL. I may be the only person you hear say those words.

ALITA has been in the works for nearly a decade. Maybe more? I remember hearing about this a really long time ago. I was excited about the prospect then, and am even more excited now that I know it’s coming. Let’s look at some positive evidence here.

-Written by James Cameron. TERMINATOR 1 & 2, TITANIC, AVATAR Series…

-Directed by Robert Rodriguez. EL MARIACHI, FROM DUSK TIL DAWN, SIN CITY…

-Stars the amazingly talented Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali

-Is based on the amazing manga series BATTLE ANGEL ALITA written by Yukito Kishiro

-It’s a big-budget science-fiction action film!

Ok, so that last bullet point may not count for some of you, but all signs point to this being a lot cooler than you think. So get past the damn eye thing already and give ALITA a chance.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL drops July 20th 2018