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Alita Battle Angel

Having enjoyed Akira, Ghost in the Shell, (The Original Manga not the film) Evangelion, Gundam, Earthsea and Mortal Engines, i would like to watch the cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel. It is based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga Gunnm, also known as Battle Angel Alita. Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, the film is directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. The film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.

Alita Battle angel takes place 500 years in a dystopian post apocalyptic future where a catastrophic technological fall has destroyed much of the Earth and rendered most of it uninhabitable. Rich people now live in a Utopia built high in the clouds while poor people live in Iron Town below salvaging whatever they can to eke out a living in the desolate wasteland. Iron Town is ruled by the evil entrepreneur named Vector (Marhershala Ali) who organises deadly gladiatorial combat matches between Cyborg and Robot for the entertainment of the inhabitants of Iron Town. Alita: Battle Angel follows the story of the titular Alita (Rosa Salazar) a disembodied “core” who has been disposed of and awakens in Iron Town with no memory . Dr. Ido (Waltz) finds her discarded remains and gives her a new body. They later discover that Alita is more than she seems and has an extraordinary past…

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