Based on the graphic novel (Manga) series GUNNM by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is the new epic adventure from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez – kicking into theaters February 14. Its a story of hope and empowerment in a form of a cyborg.
When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
Alita: Battle Angel Mom Review
I had zero expectations of this film and to be honest, I had no interest in watching it. BUT this was something Caiden (who’s 8 years old) has been looking forward to since the trailer was released. And I’m so glad he did, because I would have missed out on this beautiful film on the big screen.
The film did not disappoint him and made a new fan out of me. It was visually stunning and is highly recommended to be seen in 3D.
It’s filled with action and yes, there’s a lot of violence. At times I thought I had to comfort Caiden, but he was okay. I was the one that needed comforting after seeing cyborgs being dismantled and cut into pieces…after-all, they’re part human.
There’s also a love story between a Alita (who’s a cyborg) and a human that I was prepping myself to answer any questions that Caiden might have. But fortunately, he had none. His big concern was Alita figuring out who she really is, which is a kick-ass fighter. Alita is strong and I loved that Caiden got to see that she’s the hero in her story.
The film is rated PG-13 and for more info, visit www.AlitaBattleAngel.com. Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing a fun Alita: Battle Angel event we attended to!
Thank you Fox for hosting us! All opinions are my own.