Not only will we be trying to trend that day but we’re planning to host a #QuarantineWatchParty on the Alita Army YouTube channel, most likely around 5 pm EST. If possible, we would also like to convince Robert Rodriguez, the director of Alita: Battle Angel, to join us as a guest for a few minutes to answer some questions. So let him know as often as you can that we want this.
Update (4/26/2020): Thank you for helping us trend #WatchAlita. See the results of the campaign here.
Thank you Rosa Salazar being our Battle Angel and putting your heart into this role.
We want to show our appreciation to Rosa Salazar who played the title character in the film Alita: Battle Angel. Our goal is to buy a Queen Studios 1:1 Life-Size Alita: Battle Angel bust for Rosa and have it presented to her by a representative of ours. We’re asking for $4000. With that, we expect to be able to pay for the bust and cover the cost of flying our representative out to meet with Rosa Salazar.
As with the previous campaign that we ran: if we fail to reach our funding goal, the donations will go to Open Bionics. Any funding that we make over our goal (or what is needed) will be donated to the same. Open Bionics makes affordable bionic arms for amputees, and with our previous GoFundMe we were able to raise enough money to give someone a bionic “Hero Arm”. This fundraiser is tentatively scheduled to end September 15, 2020.
Click on the image below to go to the fundraiser page:
UPDATE: (8-20-20) A down-payment of $900.00 USD has been sent to Queen Studios. They have received it. We are waiting for word from them on when we can pay the full cost of the Berserker Bust. As soon as we get word, we’ll let you know.
UPDATE: The fundraiser is fully funded and has been deactivated. Now we wait for Queen Studios to tell us when we can pay the full amount for the bust. We must also hope that travel restrictions due to Covid-19 do not delay people from traveling much longer. Thank you all for your donations.
Perri Nemiroff, who writes for Collider, has become an Alita: Battle Angel advocate. In her article about her interview with Christoph Waltz, she shared her own thoughts on the film.
“As someone who admittedly had little confidence in the movie after screening preview footage at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and at New York Comic Con 2018, I didn’t prioritize Alita: Battle Angel when it finally got its nationwide release. Now, having seen it multiple times, I’m kicking myself because I wish I could have been part of those early ticket sales that often have great sway over a studio’s decision to (greenlight) a sequel.”
In her article, she shares the words of Christopher Waltz who is disappointed that a sequel hasn’t been approved yet and is aware of the Alita Army’s activities.
“Of course! Of course I would! But, you know, I’m as wise as you are. I haven’t heard anything and I’m a little disappointed and surprised that I haven’t heard a thing so far, because I know that it has followers. I know that people liked it and aside from what others said, I loved it and I liked working on it and I liked the result.”
This is a good one and it’s worth your time reading. Read the entire article at the following link:
Alita fans rallied to bring Alita: Battle Angel from far behind John Wick in the final round in The Movie Cellar’s #CellarPicks2019 tournament. In a complete reversal, Alita won with 68.1% of a whopping 8,756 votes.
Shortly after the poll was finished, The Movie Cellar offered us an opportunity to donate to their fundraiser to find a cure for type-1 diabetes and have the “#AlitaArmy” attached to their show. We raised over $1000 in short time and The Movie Cellar has added our logo to their series banner. They will also have a show on Alita: Battle Angel. We’ve selected someone to be our representative on the show to discuss the movie and the manga that it’s adapted from.
This fundraiser is personal for one of The Movie Cellar’s members named Dan who has a daughter afflicted with type-1 diabetes. From their fundraiser page:
“Lily lives with T1D, which means that her pancreas does not produce the insulin she needs to convert her food into energy for her body. A T1D diagnosis means that you will spend the rest of your life constantly checking your blood sugar levels, monitoring your food intake, and having to take insulin, and there are no days off. It’s a lot of work for anyone, especially a little girl trying to just live her life and have fun with her friends.”
We want to help Dan and his daughter Lily in any way we can so we will share their fundraiser and ask you to please consider donating if you can. Funds go to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Click the image below to go to the fundraiser:
UPDATE (April 24, 2020): The Movie Cellar episode on Alita: Battle Angel has aired – hear them talk with @OptimizticOzzie about Alita and Type-1 Diabetes. Visit the blog page by clicking the image below:
“Even though the actress plays unique roles, her face is becoming more familiar as she continues to make a name for herself in the industry, and amazingly, she’s still a pretty good human being despite having a tough road to success.”
Out of the blue, Twitter Movies calls out the way Alita: Battle Angel is promoted by the #AlitaArmy everywhere, every day. This is a massive shout out but it could also be a bit of shade. Either way, the Alita Army took the opportunity to show positive love and support for Alita.