PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Romance
A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Upon the release of the film's first theatrical trailer, Alita's appearance, especially her big eyes, have provoked strong mixed reactions from audiences. Director Robert Rodriguez, in an interview with Empire magazine on December 8, 2017, explained the decision for the design of Alita's eyes: "It was always Jim [Cameron]'s intention to create a photo-realistic version of the manga eyes that we're so accustomed to seeing. We really wanted to honour that tradition and see that look standing next to any human character. To have the right person to emote behind it was really essential. Her origins are in the film and you understand why she looks that way. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, we have some pretty big windows. You can see a lot going on in there! When it gets to the emotional scenes it's really uncanny and striking. And captivating!"
Dr. Dyson Ido:
This is just your body. It's not bad or good. That part's up to you.
When Alita disarms Zapan in the bar, the sword bounces across the table and falls off the far side. But in the next shot, the sword is at her feet.
The 20th Century Fox logo briefly changes to Iron City style, reading "26th Century".
$8,716,232 (USA) (14 February 2019)