This movie has a lot going for it… but it also has a lot not going for it.  That’s how this movie ended up earning 3 Icees out of 5.  As I sit here trying to write this review I find myself at a loss for words.  The movie was underwhelming overall although some of the pieces were really well done.  I guess the whole ended up being less than the sum of its parts, and that’s kinda sad.  Now, I did give it 3 Icees so I didn’t hate it… but I didn’t exactly love it either.  It was ok…

Some of the positives of this movie are development (although that’s also a negative because it seemed to take forever), the action scenes (of which there were not enough), the CGI, and some of the acting (although not all).

I really wish there had been more action scenes, because even though they were 100% CGI, they were still pretty darn good. Unfortunately they didn’t start soon enough.  The scenes between Alita and Hugo (played by Keean Johnson) to me were just forced but then again I guess it would be hard to act opposite air (and then have the CGI artist fill it in later).  On the other hand, Christopher Waltz did his job amazingly well, other than when you find out he’s a… oops, almost released a spoiler and I can’t do that!

I didn’t care for Jennifer Connelly’s performance either, but I did like that of Mahershala Ali.  What about Rose Salazar as Alita?  Well, I don’t know how much of that (besides her voice) was here and how much was CGI, but overall it was ok.

How about the flow of the movie?  Well, it was pretty good except for the sport they kind of throw in there.  In a desolate future, the best entertainment they have is watching cyborgs play a version of rollerball (remember that movie from 1975?) and they way that was chopped in was…  eh…

This movie is good enough to go see on the big screen (I didn’t see it in 3D so I can’t say anything about that personally but heard that was pretty good) and considering there’s not a lot out there right now, it may just be your best choice this weekend.

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Enjoy…