Alita: Battle Angel

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An angel falls. A warrior rises.

Producer James Cameron teams up with helmer Robert Rodriguez for this feature adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's classic manga starring Rosa Salazar.

In the twenty-sixth century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrap heap by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a scientist. With no memory of who she is or any recognition of the world around her, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of the world and find out who she really is.

Producer Cameron has stated that "What I’m going to do is take the spine story and use elements from the first four books. So, the Motorball from books three and four, and parts of the story of one and two will all be in the movie."

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Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Blockbuster

122mins

Rating: M Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb

USA, Canada, Argentina

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Alita: Battle Angel is an experience well-worth that extra 3D cash.

Hollywood Reporter

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Their chutzpah is admirable, but perhaps, on this occasion, a little misplaced.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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Throw in an impressive supporting cast that includes Jennifer Connolly, Mahershala Ali, Jack Earle Hayley and Michelle Rodriguez and the result is an absorbing, entertaining rollercoaster ride that - fingers-crossed - may allow Alita to fight another day.

Variety (USA)

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A pretty zappy effects showcase, weighed down by a protracted, soul-challenged Frankenstory that short-circuits every time it gets moving.

Empire (UK)

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When Alita pirouettes into action, Rodriguez doesn't fail to deliver.

TimeOut (London)

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It's a rare thing to say about a James Cameron project, but you come out feeling like you've seen it all before.

Total Film (UK)

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Impressive VFX and bursts of action can't mask the fact that this is a tonally confused start for a sci-fi franchise hopeful, made up of scrap parts you've seen put to better use elsewhere.

The Guardian

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It doesn't have the grownup, challenging, complicated ideas of Ghost in the Shell. A vanilla dystopian romance.