Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
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
James Cameron had wanted to direct and produce a feature film adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's "Battle Angel Alita" manga since 1995, but the project stalled for two reasons: (1) prior commitment and his own interest to direct Titanic (1997); and (2) the technology, at the time, had not caught up with the story and vision he needed to present and to do justice to Kishiro's world of Alita. See more »
Alita had no hair when Ido found her yet when she wakes up her hair length and style is the same as it was in her flashbacks. If she's 300 years old, he wouldn't have known how her hair had looked back then. Her hair should have been different. See more »
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.
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