Just finished watching @alitamovie #AlitaBattleAngel
at the Alamo Drafthouse. I was blown away by this film. The production, set design, VFX look fantastic, and the CGI main character Alita looked marvelous. Great fight scenes/choreography, and the acting in this film was flawless.
My only complaints were the pacing (at times, it seemed like the film was going too fast or too slow), I felt the movie could have been trimmed down by 15 minutes (that's just my opinion), it's also very heavy on VFX and CGI, and setting up for a sequel. The filmmakers spent $200 million on this movie and if it becomes a box office failure, then setting up a sequel will be a huge letdown for those of us who really enjoyed the film.
Most American moviegoers might pass on this mainly because it's source material comes from a Japanese animation OVA and Manga graphic novel. But overall, this is a good popcorn sci-fi action film that I think a young crowd of science fiction and genre fans will enjoy seeing. If you loved the Anime or Manga, you'll love this film! But also if you felt letdown by 2017's #ghostintheshell
, give this one a shot.