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!"
She is disrupting the natural order of things she must be destroyed
When Zapan's sword is knocked away from him in the bar scene, it hits the top of the table and falls off of the other side at a 45 degree angle to Alita's left. Alita then moves in the same direction, comboing Zapan into strikes that send him sailing across the room. She then walks an additional four or so feet forward, nearly reaching the sword, which she then stomp kicks across the room.
The title doesn't appear until the end of the movie.
$28,250,000 (USA) (17 February 2019)
$85,512,761 (USA) (18 April 2019)