Published on March 11th, 2019 | by voxx0
Alita Battle Angel
Alita Battle Angel is one of the newest live action anime adaptations. This movie shows a dystopian world where machines and humans live amongst each other, thanks to a man named Doctor Ido who creates cybernetic body parts for people who have lost limbs.
When he finds an old rusty metal head in a junkyard he decides to put it back together and treat the newly assembled cyborg like his daughter.
Alita Battle Angel is one of the extremely rare examples of an anime adaptation done right, and while it may not be perfect, it’s definitely a good sign of what else we can expect from the genre. The dystopian world the film presents you with is very interesting, with the idea of a floating city that is supposed to be a place of luxury compared to it adding a sense of mystery. And what’s more, come the end credits you won’t have all your questions answered, suggesting it has been set up for a sequel.
With regards to Alita herself, she is a really well developed character and the movie takes its time revealing details of who and what she actually is, and while we know a lot about her by the end, she’s so interesting that you’re left wanting to know even more.
Alita Battle Angel is one of, if not the, best anime adaptation I’ve seen to date, and I really do hope we get to see a sequel in the near future.
- By Alex Bucknole