Alita: Battle Angel is a thrill ride you won’t want to miss. It has all of the best elements of a great sci-fi action thriller. Added to this, is a plot that just makes sense…if it takes place hundreds of years in the future. There are multiple action sequences that follow one another to keep the audience entertained throughout the 122 minute film. Written by Laeta Kalogridis and James Cameron, Alita will keep the viewer entertained until the very last minute.
Based in the far future, Alita: Battle Angel is based upon a teen cyborg who is found in a scrap heap by the kindly doctor, or cyborg repairman, Ido (Christopher Waltz). He becomes a form of a surrogate father to Alita (Rosa Salazar), as he brings her home to repair her. Miraculously, she has survived for hundreds of years. Ido gives her the cyborg body that he had made for his now deceased daughter, and names the new teen cyborg, Alita, which was his daughter’s name. Alita has a major case of amnesia, but through multiple fight scenes in the movie, she begins to remember who she is.
While exploring the city, Alita meets Hugo (Keean Johnson), and a love begins to form between the two. Hugo and his crew work for Victor (Mahershala Ali) and his scientist Chiren (Jennifer Connelly). Chiren just happens to be Ido’s ex-wife, who left him after their daughter’s untimely death. Victor runs the Motorball races in sinister ways. These races are a big deal, because whoever becomes the ultimate champion, will be sent above to the city that hovers over the iron city, which is where everyone wants to be.
Alita: Battle Angel is basically about a teenage cyborg girl who learns about her lost past, and uses what she knows to fight the evil and corruption that controls the city. She is adopted by her doctor/repairman and forms a relationship with a boy who loves her as much as she loves him. You will see highly detailed action and fight sequences that will have you routing for the underdog.