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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Science Fiction | Action | Thriller

Most recently watched by archstanton43, sensoria, sleestakk, sleestakk, sleestakk, sleestakk, CaptainBigTime

Overview

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

Rated PG-13 | Length 122 minutes

Actors

Tyler Vogel | Philippe Auguste | Derrick Gilbert | Michael Wakefield | Amanda Marie Wilkinson | Betsy Medina | Michael W. Bunch | Alex Moore | Ricky Lee | King | Heath Young | Gary Teague | Gregory Alexander Wight | Charlotte Delaney Riggs | Rachel Prieto | Liza Wilk | Don Daro | Marque Hernandez | Tristan Riggs | Keil Oakley Zepernick | Jai Courtney | David Sobolov | Michelle Rodriguez | Edward Norton | Jeff Bottoms | Gregg Berger | Paul de Sousa | Ibrahima Thiam | Vincent Fuentes | Liz Tabish | Jorge A. Jimenez | Tony LaThanh | Garrett Warren | Emma Lindsey | Darcel Danielle | John Wirt | Tod Junker | Sam Medina | Alan Nguyen | Anthony Bandmann | Neal Kodinsky | Alex Livinalli | Elle LaMont | Patrick Gathron | Dimitrius Pulido | Billy Blair | Jamie Landau | Casper Van Dien | Hugo Perez | Rick Yune | Marko Zaror | Racer Rodriguez | Leonard Wu | Derek Mears | Jeff Fahey | Idara Victor | Eiza González | Lana Condor | Jorge Lendeborg Jr. | Jackie Earle Haley | Ed Skrein | Jennifer Connelly | Keean Johnson | Mahershala Ali | Christoph Waltz | Rosa Salazar

Viewing Notes

Okay let’s see what ya got in 3D IMAX.

Tweet: Had a blast with ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL. Crazy cyberpunk sci-fi with cool action beats and plenty of heart. Testament to how great Rosa Salazar is that you care so much for this character. Looks gorgeous in IMAX and the 3D is good! Definitely one to see big.

Sure, it’s got some goofy dialogue and predictable story beats + melodrama. But Alita / Salazar + action & beautiful CG rendering overcome that. The 3D is very nice and immersive (you forget it’s in 3D which is the best kind) but I’ll probably go to a Dolby theater to see it again even tho it won’t be IMAX (note: there are scenes shot in IMAX which I didn’t know going in). Also want to go back and identify all these actors that I missed (Michelle Rodriguez is in this?!).

Basically this is the kind of movie made for me. Solid entertainment with a terrific protagonist. Also Jeff Fahey’s character, brief as it is, is worth the price of admission.

In a just world the theater should be as full as it will be for Avengers Endgame. It’s too bad there’s so little support for original / non-franchised / non-sequel films despite so many people crying that hollywood is out of ideas. This is one I will def pick up on 4K.

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