“Alita: Battle Angel” Is a Visual Blast

Julian Pinto, Staff Writer

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“Alita: Battle Angel” is a movie adaptation of a 1990’s Japanese manga. The movie was originally announced in 2003 but got stuck in “development hell,” according to Wikipedia, due to director James Cameron working on other big projects like “Avatar.” The movie follows Alita, played by Rosa Salazar, a cyborg who was found in a trash dump under the sky city Zalem with only her head intact.

The movie’s strongest points are its amazing use of CGI (computer generated images) which makes the movie look absolutely spectacular. The character design makes a lot of otherwise unmemorable characters cooler just because of how great they look. The fight choreography is amazing and actually shows you the action instead of using a bunch of shaky cam or cutting away from the action.

Despite all this, the movie still hasn’t fared well with critics. Some of the aspects I didn’t like about “Alita: Battle Angel”  was that the dialogue was very awkward, a lot of the characters were pointless and very hollow, and it was hard to get used to how massive Alita’s eyes are.

Alita is an enjoyable movie that’s a fun time to watch and I’d recommend doing so.

The Oarsman gives “Alita: Battle Angel” 4 out of 5 stars.