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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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A deactivated female 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
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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

Taglines:

She searched for her Past, and found her Destiny. 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:

$28,250,000, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$85,502,923, 17 April 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The was the first film directed by Robert Rodriguez to be shot, primarily, in the widescreen 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Although Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and Grindhouse (2007) (segment Planet Terror) were released in theaters at said ratio, the DVD/Blu-ray versions are presented in his preferred 1.85:1 ratio. This film was also specially formatted in IMAX 1.90:1 for over forty minutes, which closely matches the 1.85:1 ratio. See more »

Goofs

When Zapan's sword is knocked away from him in the bar scene, it hits the top of the table and falls off of the other side at a 45 degree angle to Alita's left. Alita then moves in the same direction, comboing Zapan into strikes that send him sailing across the room. She then walks an additional four or so feet forward, nearly reaching the sword, which she then stomp kicks across the room. See more »

Quotes

Hugo: We go back we'll be on the run forever
Alita: [reassuring him] But we'll be on the run together
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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 Robin Fredriksson, Junkie XL, Dua Lipa, Mattias Larsson, Justin Tranter and Kennedi Lykken
Performed by Dua Lipa
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User Reviews

 
The Gunnm I liked
16 February 2019 | by soultakerneoSee all my reviews

As a longtime fan of Gunnm(Battle Angel Alita), I am satisfied. I appreciate the production team took their time to do the research of the original serials. The adaptation is great, they filtered out few "acquire taste" and swapped in elements that would make much more appeal to general public. The film really kept true to the original manga and reassembled almost everything from the manga the scenes, mechanical bodies, characters and the world they lived in. They did a great job on capturing Alita's slightly naïve stubbornness, the "all in or all out" euthanasic, and the pursuit of who she is. Storywise, the film ingeniously weaved the first 11 books of manga together, brought up few events that was happening in the 2nd chapter of Alita's adventure to the 1st movie. Which is nice since I bet they're already thinking of the next Alita movie. But as few of Cameron's work, the dark side and the ugliness of irontown wasn't rendered enough. The lack of depth on the ugliness made the whole plot a bit light, the emotional conflict wasn't intense enough and the romance plotline which is very important in the 1st chapter a little bit lack of depth. The overall CG is stunning. Other than the wanted flyer and the parasite's face the rest of CG is absolute marvelous. All in all, definite a great Gunnm movie, will definite watch it again and again till the sequel is out!!!


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