Alita: Battle Angel ★★★½

Later learned that this flattens the manga's weirdness in favor of more YA material, but this is otherwise as good a big-budget live-action Hollywood take on anime style you'll get that isn't either Scott Pilgrim or Speed Racer. Clean, coherent action direction punctuated by loving CG replication of anime movement, in all its expressive motion and weight.

And fuck the haters, the big eyes fit this movie and are adorable.

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