Robert Rodriguez got the job of adapting the popular classic manga Battle Angel: Alita but when James Cameron is watching over your shoulder, well, you tend to step it up. Rose Salazar (plus some CG big-ass eyes) plays Alita, a cyborg whose pieces were found in a junk pile by Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz) who reconstructs her but she can’t remember her past. But when danger rears its head, her battle instincts kick into play and it’s clear that her past might be pretty complicated and pretty dangerous. Lots of ass-kicking follows and there was more than enough top-notch F/X and action sequences for us all to recommend Alita, but it’s definitely not without its problems. Listen to Chris, Harris, Matt, and JC give their review.
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