Alita: Battle Angel is an Action-Packed Must-See


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Jay Greer, Copy Editor

James Cameron delivers once again with a truly spectacular movie in Alita: Battle Angel.

This is one of those films that simply must be watched in the theater. Cameron takes the audience on a journey with this movie, and it sets a high pace of action from the very beginning.

The movie takes place in the year 2563 after a major war has taken place called “the fall.” Our main heroine is a cyborg named Alita, who is found in a scrapyard and revived by a doctor.

After her resuscitation, she can’t seem to remember anything about her past and spends the movie piecing together her memories. The computer-generated imagery (CGI) effects are stunning and make the action sequences truly epic.

The audience can tell that a veteran directed this movie, because the music, sound, and camera angles have a certain nuance to them. With all of this paired together, Cameron makes the viewers feel exactly how he wants them to feel.

However, the script is not one that will be nominated for an academy award.

This does not mean that it is a bad one, but viewers will enjoy the movie a ton more if he just sits back and enjoys the experience.

That being said, the plot is amazing. It is a simple one to understand: a cyborg fights evil while trying to uncover her past. But, while watching the movie, it becomes a whole lot thicker. There are some twists and turns in there as well which leads a truly unpredictable ending.

There are two reasons why this movie is best seen in theaters.

The first reason being that fans will thoroughly enjoy themselves. If you are a fan of science fiction, action, or both, this is the movie for you.

The second reason to go see this movie is because of the cliffhanger at the end. It leaves people wanting more and teases a sequel.

Cameron has stated that if Alita: Battle Angel receives high enough praise and profits, that he is prepared to produce two sequels.

While the Rotten Tomatoes critics rate this movie at a 60%, audiences are giving it way more praise. The audience score is, as of this article, a whopping 94% out of over 21,000 reviews.

“It’s goofy as hell and borderline inexcusable at times, but it’s also kind of glorious,” says Sam Adams, a top critic at Rotten Tomatoes.

The action and CGI are at most times over the top. However, Alita is truly a wild ride of action and emotions and is totally worth seeing.