Movie | Futuristic Alita: Battle Angel majors on mayhem, minors on meatier themes
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/22/19, 03:06 pm
A powerful teenage heroine, a male teen enamored with computerized female companionship, and a twisted view of deity: If you told me this tale was set in the mid-26th century, I’d say it sounds conspicuously present-day. But I’m game for futuristic sci-fi, as long as it’s more than cyborg combat and revved-up roller derby. Regrettably, the new film Alita: Battle Angel isn’t much more than that.