“Alita: Battle Angel” Movie Review

Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) was walking thru the scrapheap when he came across the head and chest of a long ago discarded cyborg.

Checking the cyborg with his monitors, he finds that the human brain was still alive, just in suspended animation.

Back in the office / lab, Dr. Ido attaches the cyborg head and chest to the body he made for his late daughter, and, Alita is born.

With no memories, Alita starts life anew, experiencing everything for the first time. She loves oranges, but, she loves chocolate more (of course). 🙂 She also loves the game of Motorball, and is, surprising good at it even though it is her first time playing it (as far as she knows).

300 years after the great war, the Fall, only one remaining floating town exists while the one remaining land based town (it is in Kansas, by the way) is where Alita now lives. And where the trash is dumped by the floating town.

Iron City is a tough, lawless, town where Bounty Hunters abound and will kill for just about any reason (money being the primary motivation). In Iron City, “the strong prey on the weak” and it is during Alita’s first fight that she remembers / discovers, that she is much more than the insignificant discarded girl she thought she was.

She is a warrior…..correction, she is THE warrior.

To see what happens….you HAVE to go see it. It is FANTASTIC.

“Alita: Battle Angel” is, as I mentioned above, a fantastic movie (Lori thought it was weird, but, I LOVED it). The plot is perfect and linear, the acting (especially Rosa Salazar) is brilliant, the action intense, and the CGI technology is beyond anything I have ever seen. Alita comes to life in Rosa’s face and eyes. Breathtaking.

This movie, based on a manga series by Yukito Kishiro, will be a turning point in how CGI is implemented moving forward. James Cameron does it again. Even though Alita may not break even in the box office, it is already a winner in so many ways.

Hitting home, Carol use to draw manga / anime. I should go thru some boxes to find her work (but, that is still painful even 8 years after she died).

Go to IMDb for more information.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.


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