Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American cyberpunk science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox UK on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 released the trailer:
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER #3 | 2019.

Story intro

In 2563, 300 years after Earth is devastated by a catastrophic interplanetary war known as "The Fall" or "The Great War", scientist Dr. Dyson Ido discovers a disembodied female cyborg with an intact human brain. Ido attaches a new cyborg body to the brain and names her "Alita" after his deceased daughter. Alita awakens with no memory of her past, meets Dr. Chiren, Ido's estranged ex-wife, and befriends Hugo, who dreams of moving to the wealthy sky city of Zalem. Hugo introduces Alita to Motorball, a battle royale racing sport played by cyborg gladiators. Secretly, Hugo robs cyborgs of their parts for Vector, owner of the Motorball tournament. One night, Alita follows Ido; they are ambushed by cyborg serial killers led by Grewishka. Ido is injured, and Alita instinctively fights using "Panzer Kunst" (a German expression, meaning "the art of the armor" literally "armor art"), a lost combat art for machine bodies, kills two of the cyborgs and damages Grewishka, who retreats underground. Ido reveals he is a Hunter-Warrior. Grewishka goes to Dr. Chiren for help, who is working for Vector. Despite Alita believing fighting will help her rediscover her past, Ido discourages her from becoming a Hunter-Warrior. Alita finds a highly advanced cyborg body in a crashed spaceship outside the city. Recognizing the body as a Berserker - deadly shock troops of the enemy nation United Republics of Mars (URM) from the Great War - Ido refuses to install Alita in it. Frustrated with Ido, Alita goes off by herself and registers as a Hunter-Warrior. At the Kansas Bar, she and Hugo are unable to recruit other Hunter-Warriors to her cause of taking down Grewishka. Zapan, a Hunter-Warrior, provokes Alita, and she severely beats him in a fight, triggering a chaotic bar brawl until Ido intervenes. An upgraded Grewishka arrives and challenges Alita to a duel, revealing he has been sent by Zalem's technocrat overlord, Nova, to destroy her. Despite her courage and combat skills, Alita's body is sliced up by Grewishka's chain-bladed fingers, but Ido, Hugo and Hunter-Warrior McTeague arrive and force Grewishka to retreat. Ido apologizes and transplants Alita into the Berserker body.

Cast

Rosa Salazar
Alita, a revived female cyborg suffering from amnesia
Christoph Waltz
Dr. Dyson Ido, a renowned cyborg scientist, part-time bounty hunter and Alita's father figure
Keean Johnson
Hugo, Alita's love interest and a morally conflicted scrap dealer
Mahershala Ali
Vector, an influential entrepreneur with criminal connections
Jennifer Connelly
Dr. Chiren, Ido's estranged ex-wife, a master cyborg engineer
Ed Skrein
Zapan, an arrogant sword-wielding cyborg bounty hunter
Jackie Earle Haley
Grewishka, a huge cyborg criminal
Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Tanji, Hugo's scrap dealer friend and accomplice in crime
Lana Condor
Koyomi, a teenager
Idara Victor
Nurse Gerhad, Ido's assistant
Jeff Fahey
McTeague, a Hunter-Warrior
Eiza González
Nyssiana, a wanted criminal cyborg assassin and Grewishka's subordinate
Derek Mears
Romo, a wanted criminal cyborg assassin and Grewishka's subordinate
Rick Yune
Master Clive Lee, a Hunter-Warrior
Marko Zaror
Ajakutty, a Motorball player
Leonard Wu
Kinuba, a Motorball player
Elle LaMont
Screwhead, a female Hunter-Warrior
Casper Van Dien
Amok, one of Ido's former cyborg patients
Edward Norton
Nova, the powerful immortal Zalem mad scientist and leader
Michelle Rodriguez
Gelda, a Martian cyborg commander from the 23rd century
Jai Courtney
Jashugan, a Motorball Champion

About

The film Alita: Battle Angel was scheduled to be released by Twentieth Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Brazil, 20th Century Fox India, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Film, Forum Hungary, Imperial / Cinepix, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Ukrainian Film Distribution, Warner Bros., Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E. and Slovo Filma on January 31, 2019 (Odeon Leicester Square), on February 5, 2019 (Singapore), on February 6, 2019 (United Kingdom), on February 8, 2019 (India), on February 14, 2019 (United States, Germany) and on February 22, 2019 (Japan, People's Republic of China).

The duration of the film is 122 minutes. With a budget of $170 million, the film grossed over $404 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Alita: Battle Angel got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/alita-battle-angel

Wikipedia: Alita: Battle Angel

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