Alita: Battle Angel
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Director: Robert Rodriguez
In the period of a couple of months, two of the largest blockbuster filmmakers of our days – Peter Jackson and James Cameron have handed over the reins for their long-gestating passion projects to others. While Jackson hired longtime collaborator and first-time director Christian Rivers to helm Mortal Engines, Cameron, who’s decided he will only direct Avatar movies from now on, got Robert Rodriguez to spearhead Alita: Battle Angel.
And though the former indie maverick Rodriguez has sort of made it a point to not repeat himself, Alita is unlike anything he has ever done. It has more similarities to Cameron’s movies both technically and story-wise than the strangely diverse films Rodriguez has created in his career.
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Alita: Battle Angel Review
I personally believe this is really one of the best movies to see this year. Set several centuries later, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor that chooses the unconscious cyborg Alita into his clinic.
When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor will she have any comprehension of the world she finds herself. Since Alita learns to browse her new life and the treacherous roads of Iron City, Ido attempts to protect her from her mysterious past.
Alita is a profound picture that covers a vast selection of topics like female empowerment, personal development, forfeit, and loss. The planet is beautifully imagined. In 3D, Alita seems amazing, she is energetic and filled with life, her skin seems really natural. Battle Angel borrows from additional sci-fi tales in areas.
However, this really is a 20-year-old picture book series. You can not expect complete originality here. The movie had attracted some criticism for Alita’s portrayal, as too sexualized. I’d assert those critics have missed things made in the movie or maybe they have not seen it.
Whether to watch it or not:
This film is ideal and I believe this is great. Despite all this joyful testimonials and acknowledgments, I’m somewhat disappointed with the ending of the movie.
Except ending, its a fantastic movie narrating a great story and you will definitely enjoy this movie watching in the theater only.