Alita

Alita

Battle Angel

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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When Alita awakens with no memory in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman. Ido also tries to shield Alita from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD A ACTION/ADVENTURE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,surround,Dolby 2.0,Dolby 5.1
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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Nov 15, 2019

I really quite liked this one. It's different with a lot of the smash and bash my grandsons like. I think it's either you like it for what it is, a movie, or hate it.

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1Ronald
Nov 09, 2019

The movie managed to do something I did not expect. The movie was boring, nothing seemed to happen for the first half. The people who made this thing thought if it looked cool you would ignore that nothing was happening. I watched the anime back in the day and I was not bored.

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christikc
Nov 02, 2019

Visually stunning and a great story as well!

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FunfettiFemme
Oct 30, 2019

500 years in the future, and everything is generic, gendered, and garbage. Leave it to Robert Rodriguez to creep out on his actresses even when they're CGI, and James Cameron to make this motion-captured mediocrity.
The action is boring, the plot is non-existent, and the characters could be from any dudebro pulp sci-fi novel from the 50's to the 80's. Just watch "Chappie" instead and be less disappointed.

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GiovanniS
Oct 26, 2019

Just watched this a second time and I'm beginning to see there are layers of nuances and character arcs in the movie. The first time was great action sequences leading up to the nice end credit song. The second time around, I'm beginning to see this movie is about saving Hugo's soul by connecting with love and he died being a better man than how he was when the movie started with the last face he's seeing being Alitiya. In a metaphorical sense, it feels like everyone wants to reach some pinnacle and people are mindlessly chasing something that's not real and the self-sacrificial love portrayed is the only thing that's real. I was surprised at the nuances I honed into after rewatching as I thought it was mainly all action sequences.

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lindy919
Oct 20, 2019

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FLAWLESS CGI!
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I don't care for manga or anime or graphic novels because... I'm an adult
but this was really good. It felt like a scene or two were edited out about half way through (perhaps to keep it to 2 hours?) as the main character just leapt into the greater story without enough build-up, as if she knew things she couldn't have yet. It definitely set up a sequel which I will gladly watch.
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Also, the extras included on the DVD were very interesting and I recommend watching those as well.
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greatflicks
Oct 20, 2019

If you are over 35 more than likely this is one movie you will not enjoy. We are Seniors and lasted 15 minuets and shut it off. What a bunch of pathetic crap I will be more careful in the future in checking out a movie. I looked at the reviews and saw several 4's and 5' and said ,hay what the heck lets give it a try. Oh my god what a worthless movie.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Oct 15, 2019

Fabulous collaboration between James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez from an original manga story by Yukito Kishida. CGI abounds and the story is sometimes confusing, but the cyborg characters, battle sequences, and futuristic world building make watching this over-long project worth it. "Motorball" invention is largely unnecessary imho, but when did Cameron ever do anything ever slightly superfluous...

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willpell
Oct 13, 2019

This flick does deliver the visual spectacle that it promises, and it does a fairly thorough job of worldbuilding, but those are the only things I can say in its favor. The writing is flat-out *awful*, and the actors have little charisma and less chemistry with each other; the plot frequently makes no sense, and the film ends on a giant question mark. It might be more appealing to people who like sports, particularly racing or pit-fighting, since a huge amount of it centers around a mix of both which I was largely checked out for, but even accounting for that, I would still call it a bad film overall, largely because it tries to pack in too many details from the source material, leaving it without enough time to resolve the main plot (and because it embraces the same kind of dialogue awkwardness that one sees in a poorly-translated English localization of a Japanese work). About the best thing I can say in favor of it is that it serves as a pretty good advertisement for the original manga, since the flick's frustrating end leaves me with too many unanswered questions not to try and look into its predecessor.

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goso
Oct 12, 2019

futuristic interpretation of the original Rollerball (with James Caan) when the person cannot be allowed to become bigger than the game. not the best cgi. but very enjoyable.

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J_257
Aug 05, 2019

J_257 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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jimg2000
Aug 26, 2019

Lots of the quotes from the main feature film is on IMDb already. The special feature "The Fall (The story of the great war)" is a must watch for the origin of Atila in the film that began 300 years after The Fall.

The fall of the worlds, it was the war to end all wars. There was no one left to fight, no war memorials, no wall with the names of the dead, no statues of heroes, only 50 cities in the ruins of great civilizations on two planets, tumbleweeds, skulls, crows. Only in Zalem did the lights stay on. Who attack first? It doesn't matter. Once it starts there is always a wrong which needs to be righted, always an attack which needs to be avenged. Memory is short, Hatred, Islam and truth were the first casualty. Humanity's failure is that it started. Our past began as one humans looked outward founding colonies among the stars. Earth and Mars were the ... Alita was born at this moment in history. An innocent human child brought to life on Mars. She was called Yoko until the war ...

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