Alita: Battle Angel
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Imagine waking up on a trash heap, with only part of your body intact — then realizing you aren’t even human. Rosa Salazar plays the cyborg Alita, who snaps back into consciousness with no memories and only the faintest understanding of who she is. Dr. Ido, a kindly scientist played by Christoph Waltz, finds Alita, gives her a new body, and watches over her recovery. But the cyborg obviously has a past, and it starts to catch up with her quickly — and dangerously.
Producer James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) has dreamed of adapting the manga Battle Angel Alita for decades and now his vision is ready to hit the big screen, courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez (The Faculty, Spy Kids). Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, Michelle Rodriguez, and Mahershala Ali co-star, with Ali playing two roles.
- Rosa Salazar
- Christoph Waltz
- Jennifer Connelly
- Mahershala Ali
- Ed Skrein
- Jackie Earle Haley
- Keean Johnson
- Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
- Lana Condor
- Idara Victor
Did You Know?
- The film is based on the nine-volume Japanese manga "Gunnm," released in North America as "Battle Angel Alita." Written and illustrated by Yukito Kishiro, the comic book ran from 1990 to 1995. It was followed by the 19-volume sequel "Battle Angel Alita: Last Order," which ran from 2000 to 2014, and later by "Gunnm: Mars Chronicle," which began in 2014.
- When Alita is given a bar of chocolate she takes several bites out of it. The shape of the bitten chocolate bar changes between shots and is never consistent with the bites that she takes.
- Dr. Dyson Ido: This is just a body. It's not bad or good. That part's up to you.
- Dr. Dyson Ido: This is just your body. It's not bad or good. That part's up to you.
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Definitely gonna preorder this movie!!!
Outstanding movie! A must see! Oscar nominee
It’s goofy as hell and borderline inexcusable at times, but it’s also kind of glorious.
Alita barely considers any of the existential questions about humanity that are typically central to this kind of sci-fi film. It’s just a slick action film. That is one way, at least, it does feel like a Robert Rodriguez movie.
While not exactly a misfire, Rodriguez and Cameron's joint effort lacks the zing and originality of their best individual work.