(Movie Review) ALITA: Battle Angel // Spoiler-Free

Alita_Battle_Angel_(2019_poster)

Based on the 1990s Japanese manga series Gunnm created by Yukito Kishiro

Director by Robert Rodriguez

Produced and Screenplay by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis

Language: English

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson

Synopsis: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

Review

I am not a fan of science fiction, but the plotline in this movie was entertaining.
 
Although this movie is a bit like Astro Boy in terms of its cultural and world building. I got some vibes from My Life as a Teenage Robot in terms Alita being a cyborg. Yet, the similarities end there.
 
I love the action scenes; Alita kicked some serious butt. I love it when she stands up for her rights when the others look down on her because she looked like a child. She means serious business here. Yukito Kishiro uses the stereotype of the damsel in distress to his advantage, twisting it. And that changed the ending. I love it!
 
All in all, I am caught off guard by the ending. I don’t know there is or there might be a sequel in the future. But I am keen to watch how the story unravels from there. 
 
I rate it 8/10
 
That concludes my review.

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