Crested by Yukito Kishiro for Jump Magazine in the 90’s, Alita is a cyberpunk Manga series brought faithfully to life courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez with screenplay by himself, James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis
Maybe I’m alone in finding it hard to get invested in computer animated characters, but my heart never skipped a beat when Tom & Jerry got hurt either.
The movie is about a man realising he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendour. Sounds nuts right? But the introduction and the explanation to this scientific breakthrough was actually explained well and executed just fine to set up what I felt was going to be an entertaining two hours.
In this incarnation Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), has been there, done it and bought the leopard print t-shirt as he finds himself acclimatising to his life back in civilised London as John Clayton III.