A must-see for any dystopian and sci-fi kids out there, and a rather enjoyable adventure for all those parents that will inevitably get dragged along.
Definitely one for the older members of the household, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ thrusts us into the very distant future, to a place where humans and androids struggle to live in harmony together.
A coming-of-age movie of sorts, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ sees us follow the turbulent life of a title character who wakes up fresh out of memories, after being brought back to life by android tinkerer Ido, played by Christoph Waltz. We then begin a journey of discovery with Alita, who doesn’t know who she used to be, yet somehow feels familiar in the new body she has been given by her new father. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll see that she soon discovers the ability to kick some baddie ass.
Honestly, the movie is quite a long slog, so any younger ones watching may have their attention span tested on a number of dialogue-heavy moments, so be prepared if that happens. Although the movie does have a lot of story to tell, it also never feels too over-stuffed at the same time. The android robots’ CGI creations are second-to-none, and each action sequence is impressive and always comes with a feeling of immediate danger for Alita. There is a lot of story that we go through in the two hours with our title character, and while it can be dark at times, Alita keeps us on the edge of our seat at every turn.
Robert Rodriguez, the director of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ said that something happened to him in Rosa Salazar’s audition that had never happened to him before – he cried. Even though Alita herself is a CGI android creation on screen, you would almost believe that she is real human having to deal with real-world issues such as falling in love, dealing with family issues, and trying to fit in.
A must-see for any dystopian and sci-fi kids out there, and a rather enjoyable adventure for all those parents that will inevitably get dragged along to see the spectacle unfold.