Revue of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

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Producer(s) :James Cameron and Jon Landau

Starring : Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson

Genre : Sci-Fi

Release Date : February 14, 2019 (Nigeria)

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Alita is a movie I have been anxiously looking forward to and so I scheduled it to coincide with the maiden Movies And A Drink hangout with my small movie community (which was a blast by the way). Alita turned out to be exactly what I expected it to be, and that is a visual masterpiece. As expected, a film produced by James Cameron (Avatar) and Roberto Rodriguez (Sin City) is one with ground breaking CGI and action sequences that will leave your jaw on the floor. There has been so much chatter about the eyes of Alita but I must confess that for me, that was one of the most endearing aspects of the film because it made Alita’s character more endearing and this feature stayed true to the original Yukito Kishiro manga series Gunnm.

However, one predominant feature of Roberto Rodriguez’s films reared its ugly head and that is the shallow plots. Also, as expected of a Roberto Rodriguez film, the plot left much to be desired because it was quite shallow with plenty loop holes. Also, the clichés in Alita piled all the way to the roof because you see things like man vs machine romance with rogue cyborgs. Another significant flaw to Alita, is that the films conclusion can be seen from a mile away by Ray Charles and ended in an unsatisfactory manner indicating there will be a sequel. I don't have much to say about the cast because there isn't much to say about them as they were very underdeveloped.

Alita: Battle Angel is a beautiful but hollow cyberpunk mash up of Real Steel with just a hint of Pinocchio but its visual resplendence will keep all the geeks (like moi) very entertained. I do recommend Alita: Battle Angel but with a caveat that if you aren’t into sci-fi then this may not be a film for you because you will die of boredom…probably until the action sequences come on.

Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the Movies And A Drink hangout and we will be doing another one next month, so if you missed this one, don’t despair because another is scheduled when Captain Marvel comes to cinemas.

Do you agree with my review, you can sound off in the comment section below or on my Twitter and Facebook.

Have a great week everyone!

PS. If you must see Alita, see it in IMAX because it's a spectacle best savored on a huge screen.

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  1. […] Despite my misgivings from the onset about Gemini Man, I went to see it so I could see how they would pull off the 2 Will Smiths. I must say that they didn’t do so badly in the most part but in some parts, the younger character looked dodgy. Apparently, Ang Lee didn’t use de-aging as is the fad these days but created a whole CGI character of the younger Will Smith using his images from his Fresh Prince days. This is no mean feat and I must applaud Weta Digital – the VFX Company that created the character. They apparently do good work as they also did the CGI for Alita: Battle Angel. […]

  2. Queen

    Was looking forward to this film. Thanks for the revue

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