Caught this on IMAX 3D (true full-size IMAX screen). It’s based on a manga from 1990 that James Cameron has been teasing as his next film since 1999 (post Titanic!). After languishing for a decade then getting side tracked with his even older pet project Avatar, he gave this script (rumored to be over 600 pages) to Robert Rodriguez, along with his Avatar camera tech. Rodriguez further refined the script then directed the resulting film, which is absolutely stunning popcorn entertainment the likes of which we haven’t seen since, well Avatar...and this time with no white savior tropes to weigh it down. This is a must see on the biggest screen that you can find, yes in 3D as well since, like Avatar, it was filmed with 3D cameras, not converted in post. The action is brutal, fast paced, and shockingly well directed (no shaky cam nonsense) and all of the actors do a fine job. The lead actress is Rosa Salazar and she is absolutely great in the lead role of Alita. It also stars Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, and a few surprises that I won’t spoil. This movie will be a home theater demo for years to come with several sequences that took my breath away...but don’t wait for the disk/streaming/ whatever...go see it in the theater!