As Alita : Battle Angel hits the movie halls in UAE on 14th February, there is yet another place to snuggle with your Valentine. Perhaps sit on the edge of the seat or jump right onto your valentine’s lap as the movie promises some mind-boggling effects and brain-numbing storyline. The film, is produced by the celebrated James Cameron and Jon Landau. Robert Rodriguez directs the film from a screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. Alita is actually a 2019 American cyberpunk action movie, which is based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga series Gunnm, also known as Battle Angel Alita. Rosa Salazar stars and mesmerizes in the title role, with supporting roles portrayed by Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein and Keean Johnson.
Although the Alita was officially announced in 2003, production & release of the film were repeatedly delayed due to Cameron’s work on Avatar and its sequels.
The film has received accolades for the visual effects, action sequences and Salazar’s performance. The screenplay and set-up have received some criticism but the movie is certainly worth a watch. The story line of the movie is set several centuries in the future. Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes care of her, finds the abandoned Alita in a scrapyard. Alita however who has no memory of who she is or the world she’s living in. She feels lost without her memories and devoid of a sense of belonging. It is discovered later that Alita has an extraordinary past and power.