Battle Angel

DVD - 2019
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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.
Topical Term: Cyborgs
Feature films
Science fiction films
Action and adventure films
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: F
PN1997.2 .A45 2019
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1
Language Note: English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)


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The action is great in this sci-fi action-adventure! A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. -- Recommended by Adam S.

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Feb 24, 2020

LWL 2019 pick

Feb 20, 2020

Enjoyed the concept, the world-building, the tech, the mysteries, the appearance -- I want to own a copy .... and I want film_2.0!

Feb 14, 2020

Very slick- a world-class potboiler by a master chef. Utterly manipulative, and that's what we all want. ("manipulative" is deemed bad only when it's done against our ultimate interests; otherwise we gobble it up].
Making Alita with enlarged eyes is marketing genius. I'm surprised she wasn't made with a robot dog sidekick. The skateboard-like game theme ties right in. Videogame tie-ins anybody. The cliffhanger end comes as zero surprise.
There isn't an original atom in the whole film, but when you're this skilled at punching people's emotional buttoms you don't need any of that fancy-schmancy stuff, that gets in the way of moving product anyway.

Feb 02, 2020

does not let you down! J C And R R made a good movie. I am eagerly waiting for more of Alita

Feb 01, 2020

A fun piece of brain candy, engaging villians and protanagnists. Fun storyline and cinematically beautiful.

Jan 26, 2020

Entertaining. It has heart, and was made by someone with a passion for the material it is based on.

Jan 26, 2020

Excellent movie well put together.

Jan 12, 2020

I was surprised that I liked watching the movie. I was also surprised that Robert Rodriguez directed the movie. Didn't Rodriguez make a movie called Shark Boy and Lava Girl? I liked Alita because it speaks about how humanity will intermingle with machines to create cyborgs. In fact, Alita's body becomes intertwined with Martian technology. You can mortally wound Alita's body and it heals and rejuvenates itself. ****In the movie, the ultimate goal is to travel to Zalem. And you can only go to Nirvana or Zalem if you become grand champion in Motorball. By the end of the movie, Alita is a Warrior-Hunter and an expert Motorball participant.

Jan 05, 2020

I mean I think the anime was average so the film does at least live up to that. Its beautiful and the world is unique but I just find the emotion its trying to convey just isnt believable. Too much is going on and its all happening in such a short amount of time. Trying to process the relationship with Ido but throw in another love interest makes it difficult to really invest in any character let alone Alita. Granted this was a issue I had with the anime. Action was decent and entertaining and Im glad they didnt PG the gore.

Jan 05, 2020

It was a futuristic, fantasy, x-box kind of movie. Expect it to be unrealistic, fierce but realize it’s only a fiction. It was quite interesting and fast paced. The end of the movie isn’t the final, there will be more sequence to follow.

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Aug 05, 2019

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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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