Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American cyberpunk 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, Earth is devastated by a catastrophic interplanetary war known as "The Fall" or "The Great War". 300 years later, in the junkyard metropolis of Iron City, scientist Dr. Dyson Ido discovers a disembodied female cyborg with an intact human brain. Ido attaches a new cyborg body to the brain, who has no memories, and names her "Alita" after his deceased daughter for whom he originally built the body. Alita awakens, and meets Dr. Chiren, Ido's estranged ex-wife, and befriends the charismatic Hugo, who dreams of moving to the wealthy sky city of Zalem. Hugo introduces Alita to Motorball, a battle royale sport played by cyborg gladiators. Secretly, Hugo robs cyborgs of their parts for Vector, owner of the Motorball tournament, to build his own unbeatable champion. One night, Alita follows Ido and discovers he is a Hunter-Warrior; they are ambushed by three cyborg serial killers led by Grewishka. Ido is injured, and Alita instinctively kills two of the cyborgs and damages Grewishka, who retreats underground. Despite Alita having rediscovered her past skill in the ancient martial art of "Panzer Kunst" (a German expression, meaning "the art of the armor" literally "armor art" ) 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 - lethal shock troops of the enemy United Republics of Mars (URM) - Ido refuses to install Alita in it. Frustrated, Alita mangles Ido's trolley and registers as a Hunter-Warrior. At the Kansas Bar, she and Hugo are unable to recruit other Hunter-Warriors to take down Grewishka. The narcissistic Zapan provokes Alita. She then 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 force Grewishka to retreat. Ido transplants Alita into the Berserker body despite Dr. Chiren's objections, and discovers Alita is rather older than the teenager he assumed her to be due to the adaptive technology changing the body's proportions to match.

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, 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-Warior
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 20th Century Fox 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 $404.8 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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