Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Two-Paragraph Review: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

There’s a lot of stuff going on in Alita: Battle Angel. So much stuff, in fact, that in the end, nothing kind of happens at the same time. This has nothing to do with the ending - which is pretty solid, by the way - but with the general direction where the story wanted to go. I guess it features a story about discovering yourself in a world that is unjust and which you don’t understand completely.

However, the film ended up as something that desperately tries to explain who Alita is and who she wants to be, but fails to achieve the same. Is she fed by anger, vengeance, hope? Some might say all of these things, yet, even then, the movie does not manage to keep up with most of these things. In the end, the movie provides some nice action thrills and a lot of promise for its sequel that will likely never come. All in all, that might not be such a bad legacy in the domain of the modern science fiction blockbusters.