It’s been 13 years since it was first announced that Battle Angel Alita was going to be adapted by James Cameron during a interview for the Avatar . So anime fans have been patiently and cautiously waiting to see if a anime could be adapted well .
Now its been released the Jury is out : Yes in so many ways
Set in the year 2563 300 years after the fall a disaster that impacted the Earth . A scientist by the name of Dyson finds a cyborg in the junkyard who’s brain is left in tact and repairs her. With no memories of her previous life she is named Alita after the scientist late daughter. She sets forward to find out what and who she is.
The first thing you notice in the film is the incredible amount of detail in the sets and cg from everything in the robotics to the set pieces matches perfectly to the original source material .
The main character Alita is a interesting dynamic seeing on the big screen balancing the perfect mix of damsel in distress to dominant kick ass strong female . Whether it’s food or romance she takes the lead in any situation .
Every character has a mixture of good and bad elements . As Doctor Dyson says “Everyone is corrupted eventually in the city ”
Now for the negatives while the action and acting was very executed the major flaw comes in the script writing . For every scene dealing with more than 2 people . Everyone else is silent . There is characters that could of fleshed out a little more than the stereotypical thumbs you go girl and supportive assistant
A solid work from James Cameron