Alita: Battle Angel Movie Review


Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Based on the Graphic Novel (“Manga”) Series: “Gunnm” By Yukito Kishiro
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson

James Cameron’s movies are something everyone looks out for. And when we heard that he is bringing Alita to the big screen, we were are truly amazed. But the amusement was short-lived, or at least for now, hopefully.

Alita is a movie on a grand scale. The characters are amazing, and it is set in a visually rich world even though in a post-apocalyptic era. The graphics and animation are breathtaking. But what it lacks is a good story. Even though it seems to be a part of a multi-part franchisee, it lacks the zest and power needed to keep the people waiting for the next part to come.

This movie is more as an origins story of Alita but there are a lot of questions left unanswered, even by the standards of an origins story. So by the time, the movie ends you are left in a confusion of what to expect out of the franchisee as you are not able to relate to or root for Alita or her fights. You will be feeling alienated by the movie as things happen at their own pace and convenience throughout the span of the movie.

Overall, Alita is a confused attempt but I truly hope that the makers come back with a stronger sequel and finish off what they have started.