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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosa Salazar ... Alita
Christoph Waltz ... Dr. Dyson Ido
Jennifer Connelly ... Chiren
Mahershala Ali ... Vector
Ed Skrein ... Zapan
Jackie Earle Haley ... Grewishka
Keean Johnson ... Hugo
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Tanji
Lana Condor ... Koyomi
Idara Victor ... Nurse Gerhad
Jeff Fahey ... McTeague
Eiza González ... Nyssiana
Derek Mears ... Romo
Leonard Wu ... Kinuba
Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellan Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellan ... Claymore
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Storyline

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. Written by Anthony Harmon

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She searched for her Past, and found her Destiny. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alita: Battle Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,250,000, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$85,606,633, 24 April 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Avan Jogia, Douglas Booth, Jack Lowden and Noah Silver were considered for the role of Hugo, but the filmmakers decided on Keean Johnson because they were looking for someone more "ethnically ambiguous." See more »

Goofs

When Zapan's sword is knocked away from him in the bar scene, it hits the top of the table and falls off of the other side at a 45 degree angle to Alita's left. Alita then moves in the same direction, comboing Zapan into strikes that send him sailing across the room. She then walks an additional four or so feet forward, nearly reaching the sword, which she then stomp kicks across the room. See more »

Quotes

Vector: [to Zapan] I need to to destroy a girl called Alita.
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Swan Song
Written by Robin Fredriksson, Junkie XL, Dua Lipa, Mattias Larsson, Justin Tranter and Kennedi Lykken
Performed by Dua Lipa
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Alita is beautiful, stunning and an incrediable film
6 February 2019 | by gerry_barnabySee all my reviews

Alita Battle Angel is what happens when Hollywood finally get an Anime film right, ive gotta say James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez should work more together because this film is incredible.

This film had heart and soul poured into its story and you could tell that 1000 of hours of work have gone into making this film. They've pulled one of the best films this year with incredible visual effects and CGI work that give this film a beautiful setting and background.

The visual effect of Alita (voiced by Rosa Salazar) we're incredibly done giving detail in her eyes which made her character on screen look more like an actual human actress. Her character and acting is what made this film, they give her a human soul and a purpose with the writing which is so well done, it gives the audience an emotional journey of a young woman trying to discover who she is.

The love interest side of the film is so done right it doesn't feel forced as well which along with its action sequences as well as it supporting cast was nothing short of perfect. The story does a great job of not revealing too much to earlier as slowly building up characters so you understand the story and draws you into every moment, this is matched by the awesome fight scenes and great formidable villains of the film adding to incredible film.

This is one of those films that deserves a sequel and to be a successful film as of what they've realised here is one of the best live action anime films, with a damn near perfect if it was for slight pacing issue that doesn't really affect the film but is noticeable.

Does it live up to the hype? HELL YES this film live up to the hype this is a must to watch on teh big screen hopefully were see a sequel come from it because it so needs it.

Dislikes: The only flaw I spotted as ive said there was a slight issue with pacing, not that it affects the film in any way but was noticeable.


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