Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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Plot

  • A human/cyborg hybrid is given a second chance at life after being found and brought back to working order by a cyber technologist doctor in a futuristic action/sci-fi film.

Pros

  • Special effects are really great.

  • The futuristic steampunk world is exciting without being completely over-the-top.

  • Every fight scene leaves the audience craving more.

Cons

  • Generic cinematic tropes are abundant.

  • Dialogue and plot are both exceptionally weak.

  • Character motivation is poor at best.

Final Thoughts

I was able to find a lot good about this movie. Coming from manga and me knowing about it, I was able to throw caution to the wind and enjoy it for what it was. Did it have some poor qualities? Of course it did - it has James Cameron attached. He sure loves the cheese. I will give him credit for trying to branch out and create new worlds and such, but sticking to the same generic storylines, plot twists, and motivations start to work against a film. Anyways, Alita is flashy and exciting; with lots of special effects, great fight scenes, and enough going for it that I hope a sequel gets made. Apparently if this first one does well enough at the box office (which I don't personally think it will), there are two more films lined up. Guess time will tell.