Time Duration: 122 minutes
Date Released: February 15, 2019
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.
Movie Review: The trauma of memory loss can be really depressing; as Alita learns to navigate her new life in the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido a compassionate Cyber doctor tries to shield her as a father. He shields her from her mysterious past and her street-smart new friend Hugo that has a history of killing cyborgs and selling their parts.
But when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city would stop at nothing till they kill Alita, she discovers she has unique fighting abilities and each fight helps to recover her memory; she remembers she is a born warrior- 99 and her ultimate mission is to kill Nabog.
Alita is an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. The story of someone rising from grass to becoming a hero has been told so many times in movies but this felt special with the great performance and visuals of this movie was top notch. It looked like they found an actual place in the world that looked like this to film the movie.
Also, the love between Alita and Hugo was impeccable; how he took it upon himself to ensure she recovers her memory, the adventures he made her have, the way he shielded her from his wicked friends and the how he respected her judgment. But where their story ended was sad; after all the sacrifices and plans of forever.
On a technical level, this movie is a near masterpiece, but there are a few too many issues in the overall story to really call it a brilliant movie. The storyline was too long as there were many irrelevant scenes midway through the movie which made it a bit boring.
In all, Alita: Battle Angel is a fun time at the movies. If you have plans on seeing Alita anytime soon, I recommend you watch it on a big screen to enjoy the visuals.