Review Review Alita: Battle Angel: visually impressive but full of clichés

As of Thursday, the science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel will play in the cinemas. This manga filming of director Robert Rodriguez takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and follows the adventures of robot Alita. What do reviewers think?


As of Thursday, the science fiction film Alita: Battle Angel will play in the cinemas. This manga filming of director Robert Rodriguez takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and follows the adventures of robot Alita. What do reviewers think?

NRC - two stars

"The film starts with cyborg repairer Dr Ido (Christoph Waltz) who takes the head of a cyborg (Salazar), gives her a body, calls her Alita and treats her like a daughter.The girl is sweet but has no memory and shows phenomenal fighting techniques. "

(...) "Visually, the moments in which Alita moves through the air and precipitates badguys impressively, just like the scenes in which she plays" motorball ", an aggressive sport that gives many residents of Iron City a purpose in life. can not compensate for the dull scenario with often embarrassing clichéd dialogues, who knows, perhaps, in the future what the film already alludes to? "

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De Volkskrant - three stars

"The racing scenes in which armed and extravagantly dressed man-machines compete on motorized skates for an iron ball, as a cross between Harry Potter and Transformers, are particularly outstanding, and that the drama in the middle of this technical muscle tone is pushed to the background. a little bit. "

(...) "Remarkable, and in a surprising way, even good, is the game of Rosa Salazar as the title character, her face was imputed with the computer and worked with unnaturally large Manga eyes (...) great eyes are, you forget in the long run that you look at an artificial human face - and that is exactly the intention. "

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Faithfulness - three stars

"Not every post-apocalyptic science fiction needs to have the philosophical depth of Blade Runner , a classic in the genre, but Alita: Battle Angel suffers from idea poverty." The film may have been a bit less of an oversized adolescent fantasy, even though it was ingrained in the Japanese comic where this is a film adaptation. "

(...) "The combination of real actors and visual effects is fantastic and the pace of action is high, so nobody will get bored, but if you are sensitive to the endless recycling of clichés, in which a sexualized robot with big eyes fight the umpteenth post-apocalyptic struggle while it is actually unbeatable, then you probably get rid of it. "

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ref: nunl