Jupiter Ascending + Alita Battle Angel

Jupiter Ascending + Alita Battle Angel
Podcast: Double Feature
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Failure to launch. Welcome to Double Feature! Giving love to two battle-weathered films with epic ambitions. What is a logline? How can you ...

Posted July 2, 2021
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 14

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Failure to launch. Welcome to Double Feature! Giving love to two battle-weathered films with epic ambitions. What is a logline? How can you use loglines to get more out of films you loved? And actually, films you really didn’t? Jupiter Ascending as an underground misfit of multimillion dollar proportions. Chicago gets a moment in the sun. Lazy jokes about cleaning toilets. The (not so) hidden trans themes in Alita: Battle Angel. The possibly unintentional themes of Robert Rodriguez films. Engineering and world building. Why anime so often dabbles in trans motifs where other YA material does not.

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Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending


Released: February 4, 2015
Runtime: 127 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean

In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty…

Alita Battle Angel

Alita Battle Angel


Released: January 31, 2019
Runtime: 122 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

 
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