Alita: Battle Angel ★★★★

now the initial impact of seeing this has faded some i’m able to see how it mires itself a bit in a tangle of storylines (some inherited from various source material) that are uninteresting except for the ways in which alita burns straight through them. luckily she does a lot of burning but you could almost make a brisker alita-only cut of this. also i think aging hugo up is the issue w his character here; the actor is too old to pull off the wide-eyed “believe in your dream!” shit. either shoulda been a kid or shoulda been reggie from riverdale no inbetween

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