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When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not
recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that
somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman
with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the
treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious
history while her street-smart new friend Hugo offers instead to help trigger
her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the
city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique
fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she
can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her
family and the world she's grown to love.
Action Adventure Romantic - This is an effects-heavy science fiction action adventure. The more
familiar faces in the cast, such as Jennifer Connelly, Christoph
Waltz, and Mahershala Ali only have smaller supporting roles in the
film, with the lead being Rosa Salazar rendered unrecognizable
through special effects. Language is moderate, and the violence is
largely bloodless, but there are a number of action scenes that may
be too intense for kids.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights and killings with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Fights, battles, chases. COMEDY: Occasional comic lines and situations.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average One could argue that there's a little too much going on for a two-hour movie overstuffed with subplots that never achieve escape velocity. Without a follow-up, the character's story will be left incomplete – another example of filmmakers whose hubris about the inevitability of sequels will likely leave fans high and dry.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average With so much background and story to cover, maybe "Alita” would have benefitted from a "less is more” approach. As far as movies about girl robots go, "Alita” isn't so bad. The movie's star is a promising Rosa Salazar as the namesake hero...
USA TodayFull Review Above Average ... a visually stunning computer-generated heroine, impressive futuristic world-building and some seriously neat action scenes. But for all its whiz-bang goodness, "Alita” is almost completely undone by its flawed script.
NY PostFull Review Poor The acting is all horrendous from Oscar nominees and winners such as Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali. Salazar's voice work as Alita is a verbalized shrug, and the rest of the performances are noncommittal mumbling.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 59 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: They either loved it or enjoyed it very much.
TEENS: Two males loved "Alita," but one rated it just "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The lone female also rated it "good/average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Great reviews from both the males and females! All but one male either loved "Alita" or enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS: Great reviews from the adults, both males and females. Half of the males and 65% of the females loved "Alita." Another 30% of the males and 10% of the females enjoyed this movie very much. The remaining 15% of the males and 25% of the females felt it was only a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).