Fantasy Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Tom

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 2h 2min | Action, Adventure, Romance | 14 February 2019 (USA)


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Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.


Just screened a copy, it was a bad copy but not a CAM.
There was this irritating Chinese web address plastered on the screen tho. LOL


On first view, I'm not impressed.

The graphics looks like a run-o-the-mill superhero film.
The story is nothing special really.
It has lots to look at and a bluray might reveal some hidden 26th century gems but I doubt it.
I don't really do anime or magna. I guess its allure is lost on me.
As a popcorn film, there are much better but I guess it all goes to personal taste.
I'll probably watch it a few more times with a cleaner copy but I'm pretty happy I didn't pay money to see this in theaters.

That being said, If you like fake graphics and post teenager stories, go for it.
 

Tim

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Most cinemas where I am show 3D only. My right eye isn't quite compatible with it.

The scene where Alita and the boy climbed on the roof so he could show her the view gave me extreme vertigo!

Interestingly, the violence was very, very high for a film I thought they were allowing young people to watch.
 
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Tom

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Hi Tim, its been awhile....Hope all is well over there.

Watching this in 3d would certainly be an improvement but I'm still not convinced it would be worth the admission price?

Superhero movie physics just all look the same to me.
 

tizl

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I liked the movie a lot. There's some corny dialogue, and the boyfriend isn't the greatest actor, but I thought the actress did a terrific job with Alita, I enjoyed her relationship with the father figure (probably because I have three daughters), and her growth both physically and emotionally. I thought they did a pretty amazing job with the CGI, when seeing the trailer I thought her eyes would bother me, but they didn't, and soon became a normal part of her, to me. I would recommend seeing this in the theater, if there are any showings left.
 

astonwest

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I enjoyed it myself...but I had no knowledge of the graphic novel before seeing the movie, and hadn't seen any trailers before going to see it. I agree that it seemed like the violence level was rather high for what I assume is the intended audience. Only objection I had to it was that you could almost see the plot twists coming a mile away each and every time.
 

Tom

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As a stand alone film (without prior knowledge) it is entertaining, in a way.
It certainly had good production values.
The story and execution seemed too familiar.
Perhaps I am jaded?
It certainly had a similar "Style" of any superhero movie.
While completely watchable, it breaks no new ground.
 

almostvoid

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your opinions here are valued. I was going to watch it being a fan of Ghost-in-the-Shell, the Japanese version, series and all the movies. Then Appleseed and the follow on but since then nothing much. This movie is I think overhyped in the media -not here! critical criticism is valued.
 
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