Movie Review: Alita

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Movie Review: Alita

Abi Dannheim '19

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Director Robert Rodriguez successfully achieved film success by developing a 50% real life 50% animated movie, uniting 500+ artists creating, Alita. According to Wikipedia, this movie broke the box office and grossed over $137 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of 2019.

Rodriguez is not only changing the film game with his animation creativity but also helping new actor Keenan Johnson, who plays Hugo, make his career break. Alita is a sci-fi action film, based in 2563, where a doctor finds the head of a girl in a scrap yard and attaches her to a robot body, waking her up miraculously.Alita (the robot) doesn’t remember anything from her past and experiences flashbacks when she is fighting the enemy, Amok’s minions. She meets friends and goes on adventures along the way and even hits it off with a fellow “hunter warrior” Hugo, who is trying to find his way off the ground and into the sky world. Hugo and Alita get themselves into trouble, and it leaves the movie closing with a big cliffhanger. Many viewers cannot wait until the sequel.  

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