Alita: Battle Angel

Action Sci-Fi


Set in a post-apocalyptic future, a female cyborg is revived with no memory of who, or what, she is.

"Alita: Battle Angel" is an immersive experience that drags its audience through a masterfully created and visually stunning world at a frenetic pace. True to its origins, this is a living cartoon replete with pulsating action sequences and dazzling effects. Unfortunately, the narrative is as chaotic as the visuals, let down by genre clichés, wooden dialogue and all-too-robotic characters. Fans of the source material will revel in the heroine at its core, while others will be less forgiving of the film's emotional void and lengthy runtime. The devil's in the detail.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 14th February 2019
Twentieth Century Fox 122 mins