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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosa Salazar ... Alita
Christoph Waltz ... Dr. Dyson Ido
Jennifer Connelly ... Chiren
Mahershala Ali ... Vector
Ed Skrein ... Zapan
Jackie Earle Haley ... Grewishka
Keean Johnson ... Hugo
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Tanji
Lana Condor ... Koyomi
Idara Victor ... Nurse Gerhad
Jeff Fahey ... McTeague
Eiza González ... Nyssiana
Derek Mears ... Romo
Leonard Wu ... Kinuba
Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellan Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellan ... Claymore (as Racer Maximiliano Rodriguez-Avellán)
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Storyline

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death. Written by Anthony Harmon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An Angel Falls. A Warrior Rises. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alita: Battle Angel See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,525,613, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$85,710,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$404,852,543
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Director Robert Rodriguez based the second Motorball sequence in NASCAR. Instead of aerial and impossible shots, he used the physics of real cameras in placements seen in NASCAR. It includes long lenses capturing things whizzing by, as well as cameras on the track with the players to keep it as real world as possible. It was the longest sequence in the film that he worked on, about three years from start to finish. See more »

Goofs

When Alita is playing motorball for the first time she knocks Tanji down before scoring. As she's skating away from the goal Tanji is in the background looking annoyed. In the next shot he is back on the ground, in the middle of the arena, where he fell. See more »

Quotes

Grewishka: [mockingly to Alita before stabbing her pet dog] Oh... so innocent
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until the end of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Vente Pa Ca
Written by Danny Osuna (as Danny Richard Osuna)
Performed by George Balmaseda
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

 
Don't analyze the script, just enjoy it for what it is: an action movie with a very likeable heroine and great VFX
5 February 2019 | by mmccauley-52309See all my reviews

I'm a 47 year old man who went to film school. I loved this movie. There's no point in trying to dissect what Alita: Battle Angel got right or wrong in terms of script or pacing or character development or whatever else film snobs like to blather on about. This is just a fun, action-packed first installment of what I hope will at least be a trilogy, if not more. And they couldn't have cast Alita more perfectly, even if her on-screen form is completely digital. Great movie. Tons of fun. Don't overthink it.


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