There could be few people who have no fascination with James Cameron’s movies. He got multiple awards for his films. This year (2019) he alongside Robert Rodriguez have directed futuristic sci-fi movie, Alita: Battle Angel. This movie is nothing but a great example of a masterpiece. The big screens got something to play for surprising movie lovers. From the release date till now, the story and the characters have proven an effect on the mind of sci-fi enthusiasts. When you want to spend time watching movies, you shouldn’t skip this one. Let’s dig into the story of the Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
If you think of last year’s popular sci-fi movie of Mortal Engines (2019), it was not like watching a movie with friends and family together. There was too much violence and actions. It’s not correctly friendly to watch with your parents or kids. However, Cameron has remained different in Alita. The story is so mind-boggling and decent to watch that you can even feel like you are watching a family drama full of surprises. Alita is a systematic failure of the year 2563, which was a cyborg found by a doctor who lost his girl child earlier. Then the doctor Dyson Ido takes the junk to put life in it, a girl cyborg. Due to the “Great War” or “The Fall”, this cyborg loses her body parts though her brain was working well. Here Ido builds artificial body parts to give the girl the shape of a human. He puts the name “Alita” which was the name of Ido’s deceased daughter. She lost everything from her mind, from where she came or what’s her name etc.
Alita is represented as a brave girl, actually, a cyborg who befriends a young human named Hugo. Dr Chilen, the ex-wife of Dr Ido, finds Alita. Hugo wants to reach the city of Zalem, which is over there in the upper sky. Many citizens of Iron City wish to contact there as they think it’s full of wealth. Then the story starts running on the way.
Hugo builds a strong relationship with Alita. Hugo introduces Alita to a different type of game, motorball. This game creates interest in her. If anyone wins the game, he or she will have the opportunity to go to Zalem without any restrictions. Vector is the owner of all types of Motorball tournaments. Hugo works for him. He must rob the body parts of the cyborgs because he gets some financial credit by giving them to Vector.
Ido has another name or the post of Hunter-Warrior.one night he went hunting the cyborg serial killers. Alita followed him, and both got attacked by a couple of killers led by Grewishka. You will see the violent nature of Alita killing two cyborgs. She uses the “Panzer Kunst” method which illustrates the specific and specialised form of fighting.
Getting hurt by Alita, Grewishka fled to the underground. Then he asked Dr Chiren to cure him. Dr Chiren assists Vector in his wrong deeds. However, Alita got a splash of her past during the fight. She starts believing that fighting can recover her memories. She wants to be an official Hunter-Warrior. Ido fails to stop her from doing so.
One Day while roaming with Hugo, Alita finds a highly advanced cyborg body under a broken and sunken spaceship outside the city. It was the body of a Berserker. A berserker is a deadly shock troop who belongs to the United States of Mars (URM). They can fight deadlier and harm others more than any fighters. A father alike person, Ido, won’t love to see the damages of his daughter. So he tries to halt her, installing this body on her body. However, Alita makes him adjusting the Berserker body in the later part of the story.
Later on, being an official Hunter Warrior, she goes to Kansas bar where others of same professions gather together. She and Hugo try to hire other Hunter-Warriors to kill Grewishka. Then Zapan, a pro-Hunter Warrior starts provoking her by insulting which caused chaos at the bar. Grewishka comes to the bar after upgrading his body parts. Alita’s body turns into slices with the hit of chain bladed fingers. Then Ido installed the Berserker’s body.
Hugo and Alita, both fall in love. Alita joins in a motor ball competition. If she wins, she could give the prize money to her lover. This money can help Hugo to reach the Zalem. Hugo tries to quit the job of Vector. However, Zapan changes the plot. He kills Tanji, another cyborg and blames Hugo. Hugo escapes from the search by other Hunter Warriors who wanted to get prize killing Hugo. Then, Hugo loses his body but stays alive by connecting his head to Alita’s life system.
Hugo gets a new cyborg body by Ido. Alita learns that Vector’s offer was false. Then she attacks Vector at his place. Vector tries to destroy her by summoning Grewishka but fails due to the latest nanotechnological body. Her strength leads her to speak with Nova through Vector. However, she kills the Vector. Hugo, on the other hand tries to climb on a cargo tube to approach Zalem. However, the defense ring dropped by Nova throws him down. Alita tries to save him but fails.
At the end of the story, Alora becomes star motorball player. Moreover, Nova watches her from above. So, the conclusion remains untold, what will happen next.
Overall, this movie remains at the top of the box office for the screenplay, story, presentation of the characters. You will surely love it!!!
Alita battle angel 2019 English Movie Reviews
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Produced by: James Cameron, Jon Landau
Screenplay by: James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis
Based on: Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson
Music by: Tom Holkenborg
Cinematography: Bill Pope
Edited by: Stephen E. Rivkin, Ian Silverstein
Production company: 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment, Troublemaker Studios, TSG Entertainment
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release date: January 31, 2019 (Odeon Leicester Square)
February 14, 2019 (United States)
Running time: 122 minutes
Country: United States
Budget: $170 million
Box office: $404.9 million