Sunday, July 21, 2019

"Alita" and accidental feminism

I reviewed "Alita: Battle Angel" a few months back, and just today, I watched an interesting commentary on the film that argues that the movie's saving grace is emotional manipulation: Alita comes off as such a winsome character that her charm essentially papers over the movie's flaws. In the process of discussing Alita, though, the narrator either purposely or inadvertently makes some points about feminism—not the sort of aggressively anti-male, insecure, Brie Larson-style feminism that makes most of us roll our eyes, but feminism at its best:

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