You might remember that my post last night wasn’t terribly long; Prime insisted that we should take in a viewing of Alita: Battle Angel last night. Now, I don’t want to spoil it for ayone, but it is a fairly good movie. To be honest, it’s probably the best live action adaptation of an anime that I’ve ever seen. This one was spot-on perfect, unlike some other attempts that Hollywood has tried. (Ghost in the Shell, anyone?) Prime has said that Alita is easily the best movie he’s ever seen. Sadly, I really can’t agree; it is very good but I’m forced to admit that it if it comes down between Alita and Bumblebee, Bumblebee is the better film. I freely admit that this is based in my own biases–I have them and so does Prime–so maybe he’s actually right on this one and I’m full of it.
You are warned: those infamous blood marks that Alita gets on her face? Yeah, it involves animal cruelty. That’s all I’ll say because anything else would involve spoilers. I absolutely refused to watch that scene; it put me off finishing the OAV back in the 1990s and I knew seeing it in a theatre would pretty much kill my interest in the movie. It also takes far too long to kill the big bad in question and by the time he bought it, I almost didn’t care. Almost.
The final verdict? I’d say yes, give it a watch. Yes, it is good but I can’t call it spectacular; the story dragged a bit in some spots and I think I may be losing my taste for dystopian fantasy of nearly every type. I mean, we’re pretty much living in a dystopia hellscape currently; why would I want to torture myself with a similar hellscape, even if it isn’t real? (Seriously, what type of wine pairs well with “dystopian shithole”? Other than fortified, I mean…)
I’m freaking exhausted; Prime and I didn’t get home until 00:45 and we weren’t asleep until 02:00. Well, Alita started at 22:00 so we were out for a while. I’m not as tired as I was on Christmas day, when I pulled the infamous Bumblebee marathon but I am still pretty slagged. It’s a good thing that I’m off tomorrow; I’ll be able to rest up a bit before the MRI next week. Wish me luck on that one; I’m going to need it.