Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel
18 February 2019
122 mins
PG-13
Robert Rodriguez (Director) 
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz
Action/Sci-Fi

A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. (IMDB Synopsis)

Alita: Battle Angel
is a generally enjoyable film. Okay, so it's not about to win a Pulitzer, but as a sci-fi action movie it is highly entertaining. The special effects look great, and I can see why Cameron put off doing this film until the technology was there to do it well. I also really enjoyed watching the unfolding father-daughter relationship between Alita and Dr Ido. I felt it had a few pacing issues at the start, but once the action really got going, those disappeared, and I think this is a film that could stand up to repeat viewings, with popcorn at the ready. If you want something deep and thought-provoking, this probably isn't for you. But if you just want to be entertained for a couple of hours, give it a try.


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