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Stark700



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:01 pm Reply with quote
Lol, they are actually serious about this Anime hyper

Well I'm a fan of SnK but seeing it in live action feels quite different...
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revolutionotaku



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:24 pm Reply with quote
The best live-action movie remake I've seen was the 1990 version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
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Mrcnarine



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:35 pm Reply with quote
I kid you not, I watched the video in black and white with no sound, it looks like a cool, old monster movie. Unfortunately the real film will probably fail due to bad casting and ugly cgi.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:46 pm Reply with quote
Mrcnarine wrote:
Unfortunately the real film will probably fail due to bad casting and ugly cgi.


You're not alone, I've been worried about this film ever since they released the cast. This should've been a international co-production with Germany, and Hollywood or Japan could've up the budget and hire Hollywood casts (just like South Korea's Snowpiercer and China's Dragon Blade had Hollywood stars in them).
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:53 pm Reply with quote
Wasn't really interested and the teaser didn't change that at all.

More importantly, is that Megumi Hayashibara narrating?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:10 pm Reply with quote
The only thing that really bothers me about this is the fact that they completely scrapped (or maybe replaced) characters like Levi, Erwin, Annie, Reiner, Bertolt, Krista, Ymir, etc....

In general, I don't really wanna say it's gonna suck or not with having seen so little. I also don't think this would've needed to be an international production or anything. I thought the Death Note live action movies did a good job at telling the story in their own way without losing the series original atmosphere, at least that's how I felt. They left out Mello and Near, but that didn't end up bothering me as much and I just tried to see the movies as another, different take on the story.

In SnK's case, though.... I just don't get why you would replace an immensely popular character like Levi with this Shikishima or whatever guy, it just doesn't make any sense to me. The only explanation I can come up with is that they were scared of not being able to find an actor the general public would approve of or something like that.

But yeah, I'm not exactly excited for this, but I still want to have actually seen it before deciding if it's good or bad.
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Keichitsu0305



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:32 pm Reply with quote
I guess Mikasa isn't the only Asian person in town anymore. If anything, Eren, Armin, Sasha, Jean, and Hanji are the weird ones based on their names. As much as I love Hanji, excluding Levi "I make the fangirl's panties drop" spoiler[Ackerman] was not smart even if this is an alternative universe. But, I don't know. Live-action anime/manga films Japan are always 50/50 for me so I'll wait and see.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:43 am Reply with quote
For better or for worse (more than likely worse) I will watch it. I just wanna know if it will spoil anything for anime only fans.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:39 am Reply with quote
Dear whoever is making this movie. Please hurry up and release this now.
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pachy_boy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:06 am Reply with quote
Lord Dcast wrote:
Dear whoever is making this movie. Please hurry up and release this now.

Big-time second that!

Speaking solely for myself--the movies look like they will ROCK! The visuals of Japan's movies may never be quite on par with Hollywood, but it's not fair to judge them that way when Japan can never have Hollywood's budget. I figured that as long as the visuals for this resemble what was in that Subaru commercial, it should be passably fine--and it totally looks fine to me! It also doesn't bother me that the characters will be played by Japanese actors--considering this is a Japanese-made movie, what does anyone expect? I'm very much interested to find out the story's direction in the movie version.

Here's personally hoping Funimation will acquire these, or at the very least the future blu-rays will come with English subs!
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EighteenSky



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:43 am Reply with quote
Looks better than the anime at least.

Strangely looking forward to this, don't know why. Guess series like these are suited to live action more than animation.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:30 am Reply with quote
pachy_boy wrote:

Here's personally hoping Funimation will acquire these, or at the very least the future blu-rays will come with English subs!


I'm not sure if the live-action film will be picked up. There's a lot of Japanese films that are not being picked up in the US (ie: I mean the live-action Black Butler got picked up in the UK, but has not seen a US release). Even Dramafever hasn't picked up any Japanese films since they have Korean and Chinese films on there. I believe Zac has said this on another thread:

Zac wrote:
There are a few trend stories out there right now about how Japanese films aren't marketable outside of Japan and how, aside from Ghibli output, they perform poorly in international film festivals. It's considered a handicap and something they need to fix if they want the kind of box office and prestige that comes from having internationally marketable product, but I'm not at all sure how the industry itself there is approaching that or if they even care.


So I'm not even sure if the live-action Black Butler will be pick up in the US.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:43 am Reply with quote
pachy_boy wrote:

The visuals of Japan's movies may never be quite on par with Hollywood, but it's not fair to judge them that way when Japan can never have Hollywood's budget.


Not sure why that has to be a qualifier. For instance, Europe don't match Japan's animation budget, but we don't say that it's not fair to judge them that way. A lot of other countries don't match Japan's budget, and we don't say that about them neither.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:48 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
There are a few trend stories out there right now about how Japanese films aren't marketable outside of Japan and how, aside from Ghibli output, they perform poorly in international film festivals. It's considered a handicap and something they need to fix if they want the kind of box office and prestige that comes from having internationally marketable product, but I'm not at all sure how the industry itself there is approaching that or if they even care.


Aside from the occasional entry in the Best Foreign Language Oscars, Japanese cinema isn't exactly....subtle.
Film and anime-feature directors try too hard in showing that they're not doing commercial TV fare, their taste for humor can be a bit goofy (but we know that Smile ), and their taste for drama has a 600-year history of being melodramatic.
And that's leaving the budget and SFX issues aside.

We accept it in anime, since the "real world" problems aren't as glaring (although non-Ghibli has a problem with the mainstream, since features are so determined to be "art"), but with live-action, seems to be only the period features where we buy the earnestness and humorlessness of the acting, since we just naturally assume they were all like that back then.
Takahashi Miike's big-budget live-action-anime movies get by since they seem to be in on their own "unrealistic but faithful" joke, but lesser directors try too hard in one direction and lose the other.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:58 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
pachy_boy wrote:

The visuals of Japan's movies may never be quite on par with Hollywood, but it's not fair to judge them that way when Japan can never have Hollywood's budget.


Not sure why that has to be a qualifier.


Because I've seen other Asian films (ie: South Korea, and Mainland China) having CGI and visual that can match with Hollywood. I remember reading that Hollywood was amazed by South Korea's CG. Also another issue is that Japan couldn't up the budget to get Hollywood cast when South Korea's Snowpiercer and the Mainland Chinese film, Dragon Blade was able to get Hollywood cast like Adrien Brody and John Cusack is in that film.
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