Alita: Battle Angel opens with early reviews hitting the net, and its Rotten Tomatoes score is now in with a current 59%.
Presently, 212 reviews have been counted, with 125 Fresh to 87 Rotten, so it seems Alita: Battle Angel is another one of those movies you are either going to love or hate, which isn’t too surprising seeing that the main character is CGI. 94% of the audience also state they want to see the flick. Update: 93% of the audience now state they liked it.
(note: article has been updated with most recent stats)
The movie has a February 14, 2019 release date directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by James Cameron, starring Rosa Salazar as Alita, Eiza González as Nyssiana, Michelle Rodriguez as Gelda, Jennifer Connelly as Chiren, with Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, Jeff Fahey as McTeague, Ed Skrein as Zapan, Mahershala Ali as Vector, Casper Van Dien as Amok, Lana Condor as Koyomi and Jackie Earle Haley.
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (KeeanJohnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.