(IJCH) "Alita: Battle Angel" - My Thoughts

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Salutations.

I am JaiChai.

And if I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you before, I'm delighted to make your acquaintance now.

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"Alita:Battle Angel"

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Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American cyberpunk-action film based on Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro's 1990s series Gunnm and its 1993 original video animation adaptation, Battle Angel.

In 2563, 300 years after Earth was devastated by a catastrophic war known as "The Fall", scientist Dr. Dyson Ido discovers a disembodied female cyborg with an intact human brain while scavenging for parts in the massive scrapyard of Iron City.

Ido attaches a new cyborg body to the brain and names her "Alita" after his deceased daughter.

...[Alita] awakens in a new body with no memory of her past and sets out to uncover her destiny.

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Alita: Batlle Angel - My Thoughts


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In true cyberpunk tradition, Alita is thrust into a post-apocalyptic setting where the oppressed poor live in squalor, while the controlling elite live in a floating paradise.

I particularly liked the portrayal of cyborgs in society - a commonplace, but marginalized species of humans.

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Akin to our real life, historical "racisim", "specie-ism" was rampant.

Cyborgs like Alita were both envied and feared for their superhuman abilities; leading to a thriving black market for the tech behind those abilities.

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The movie has easily recognizable archetypes for all viewers to personally identify with (e.g., a badass warrior hero, an all-powerful villain with his minions, an empathetic father figure, an estranged mother with a latent maternal instinct, a conflicted romantic interest, etc.).

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With James Cameron as the producer and the advanced special effects technology from "Avatar", it's no surprise that the movie production and CGI was first rate.

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I give a strong "Thumbs-Up" and recommend "Alita: Battle Angel" for multi-genre audiences of all ages.

P.S.

Last year, James Cameron stated that future "Alita" movies were on the way.

He wasn't kidding.

Checkout this trailer concept for "Alita 2"

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XGNwUD02gAA

By JaiChai

Really Appreciate You Stopping By.

Truly hope to see you again!

About the Author:

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Believing that school was too boring, he dropped out of High School early; only to earn an AA, BS and MBA in less than 4 years much later in life – while working full-time as a Navy/Marine Corps Medic.

In spite of a fear of heights and deep water, he performed high altitude, free-fall parachute jumps and hazardous diving ops in deep, open ocean water.

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After 24 years of active duty, he retired in Asia.

Since then, he's been a full-time, single papa and actively pursuing his varied passions (Writing, Disruptive Technology, Computer Science and Cryptocurrency - plus more hobbies too boring or bizarre for most folk).

He lives on an island paradise with his girlfriend, teenage daughter and two dogs.

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"My mind was a terrible thing to waste..." - JaiChai