Alita Battle Angel - In Heavenly Chaos, Comes A Warrior

Originally scheduled to be released in 2018, Alita Battle Angel was postponed for another year to add some finishing touches by the studio. Produced by the blockbuster director James Cameron, and directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Based on the manga and anime of the same name, it tells the story of a cyborg named Alita who was found by Dr. Ido. Revived yet forgets her past, she struggles to know her origins and even met new friends and enemies along the way. 

But her mysterious past lives in her mind and her skills as she is combat ready and can compete with larger cyborgs. She also gets into a lethal game of motor ball which will also test her skills and agility. Despite the angelic face, Alita instinctively rise up to challenges and continues to know where she came from and her real purpose of existing.

The film has been delayed for years now, yet I guess it was to make everything as visually-stunning and action-packed as expected, which they did a really cool job. However, it might be also compared to another anime-adapted movie Ghost In A Shell which some critics did not like. I guess it was lighter in terms of plot, but it was a impressive world building which some have morbid appeal.

Alita Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson.  Directed by Robert Rodriguez, now showing in cinemas.

Deliberation time kids! 

Film summary: Alita Long-Awaited Angel

Quotable quote: “Does it bother you that I'm not completely human?” - Alita

Technical Effects: 5 out of 5 stars (The details just blew me away, best viewed on IMAX)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (We can say that with a manga to peg, it did justice yet something is still missing to make the experience full)

Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars (Roza Salazar is charming yet I am moved with Jennifer Connelly) 

Pros:  Deatiled universe, combat scenes, motorball
Cons: Plot, cheesy love story, some physics rule breaks that makes it more fantasy than dystopian

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Music by Junkie XL, makes great technical scoring perfect for the chaotic future) 

Overall: Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars (Worth the wait adaptation, yet can be improved on and hope that the world is remain as detailed, Alita has indeed come for us in the form of an angel.)

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