Alita, Ed Norton, Robert Rodriguez discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

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I had a kind of a different take on alita because she seems to me that very kind of science fictional notion of ethnic ambiguity. So that you could be read as various different things. Right. And I do think it's important not perhaps, you know, important good. But I do think it's notable that the voice actor for alita is Rosa Salazar who is Peruvian, right? Like, I think right. There's there's something this is what I mean when I say like this film is not good enough for the potential that it could have. There are things that could have been so wonderful about the way this film tackles like identity, and where density resides, and you know, what it means to have, you know, a an able body, you know, there's just so much. But the film is not good enough. And part of it is like because Robert Rodriguez is an incredibly talented, filmmaker is I feel like really cool stuff, you know? But I just feel like it's too ambitious. Also, James Cameron co wrote this. It was like super into this. But apparently got too busy working on those avatar sequels that no one gives a shit about wasn't able to. Thank god. He didn't direct this this film. But but yeah, I like I wasn't. There's no doubt that this Mel positions people of color on the sidelines. Like, they are tangential or at most of parallel to the main body of of white supremacy as it exists in this far future world. And then am I wrong? I didn't have a chance to look this up. But when alita flashes back to when she's doing like her battle angel in, you know, her mentor was that Michelle Rodriguez. Yes. Okay. Okay. Again. What's like there's so much going on? Like also Nova is played by Ed Norton was was supposed to be this big reveal who's like, nobody cares. Yeah. I mean, I think that is this moment at the end to be like oh snap. Noah's Ed Norton. Can't wait for the sequel where we get. Yeah. Absolutely head to head. But like every even going to get that sequel..

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