Reviews: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

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  • Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist
  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Without unnecessary cliches and bad casting choices, it could have been even more satisfying.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: As with “Avatar,” “Alita: Battle Angel” features mind blowing visual effects in service to a been-there, done-that mashup of “Frankenstein” and “Rollerball” which also suffers from origin story-itis.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Alita: Battle Angel boasts exhilarating action scenes and a breakout performance by Rosa Salazar, but buckles under the weight of its complex plot.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s a compelling spectacle that’s about as odd as you’d expect a collaboration between James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez to be. It’s messy, but there’s fun to be had.
  • [New] | Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The classic battle of good vs. evil is presented under a pretty veneer of special effects and charismatic actors. There’s a pure joy here.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Devoid of personality and soul, this hellish Frankenstein monster of processed entertainment product wallows in a stew of borrowed ideas and imagery and does absolutely nothing fresh with them.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Cutting edge visual effects and performance-capture laced with empathetic human performances create an absorbing, enigmatic, and exciting world both action thriller-seekers and sci-fi aficionados will devour with relish.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: That short-changing of political intrigue for shallow relationship melodrama is the film’s ultimate downfall.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: I’m willing to take in some clunkier aspects of this story for the sake of a film that is genuinely well-acted and fittingly stable in its heightened, futuristic world.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: Sadly, Cameron’s/Rodriguez’s slinky cyborg sass grips, grunts, grinds, and groans but all the flashy manufactured mayhem feels as rambunctious as poking a dent in a pile of mashed potatoes.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: A thrilling fusion of James Cameron state-of-the-art technology and Robert Rodriguez’s brutality.