Director: Robert Rodriquez
Cast: Rosa Salazar Jennifer Connelly, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Lana Condor, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Rodriguez, Christoph Waltz
Runtime: 124 mins
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Romance
Alita: Battle Angel is an epic adventure in a dystopian universe. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in 2563 AD, she is taken in by Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who found Alita in the scrapyard. Slowly Alita learns about her past as she fights for the survival of hers and others.
The story seems seen quite a few times but never draggy or boring. The CGI effects are cool and will “wow” you. The motorball chase sequences are worth a separate mention.
Rosa Salazar who plays Alita has to do most of the weight-lifting here and she lifts this CGI-filled flick with her performance and she looks fierce in her action sequences too.
Christopher Waltz and Maharshala Ali are brilliant as they always are. Robert Rodriguez who earlier directed Spy Kids and Sin City is director of Alita and he makes sure that the story never seems draggy and is visually appealing.
We give Alita: Battle Angel 3.5 stars and a box of chocolate as it’s Alita’s favourite food.