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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosa Salazar ... Alita
Christoph Waltz ... Dr. Dyson Ido
Jennifer Connelly ... Chiren
Mahershala Ali ... Vector
Ed Skrein ... Zapan
Jackie Earle Haley ... Grewishka
Keean Johnson ... Hugo
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Tanji
Lana Condor ... Koyomi
Idara Victor ... Nurse Gerhad
Jeff Fahey ... McTeague
Eiza González ... Nyssiana
Derek Mears ... Romo
Leonard Wu ... Kinuba
Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellan Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellan ... Claymore (as Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellán)
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Storyline

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death. Written by Anthony Harmon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An Angel Falls. A Warrior Rises. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alita: Battle Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,525,613, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$85,710,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$404,852,543
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Announced in 2003, production on and release of the film were repeatedly delayed due to Cameron's work on Avatar and its sequels. After years of languishing in development hell, Rodriguez was announced as the film's director in April 2016, with Salazar being cast the following month. Principal photography began in Austin, Texas, in October 2016, lasting through February 2017. See more »

Goofs

When Alita is playing motorball for the first time she knocks Tanji down before scoring. As she's skating away from the goal Tanji is in the background looking annoyed. In the next shot he is back on the ground, in the middle of the arena, where he fell. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Dyson Ido: You've been given a chance to start over with a clean slate. How many of us get that?
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Gunnm (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Song
Written by Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Junkie XL (as Tom Holkenborg) and Dua Lipa
Performed by Dua Lipa
Produced by Mattman & Robin
Dua Lipa appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Universal Music GmbH
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Incredible Visuals Bogged Down By a Bad Script
25 February 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Coming from the producing mind of James Cameron, Alita: Battle Angel is one of the most visually impressive films of recent memory, though it doesn't necessarily have the script to go along with those dazzling visuals. Rosa Salazar is fantastic as the titular Alita, and once again proves that she deserves more starring roles in Hollywood. The problem lies with the screenplay, a cringe worthy romance, and underdeveloped characters. But at the very least, it's a fun action film in a universe that I would love to see more films take place in.

7.5/10


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