Violent, and surprising bloody for a PG-13 movie.
This film was all over the place. It was entertaining, but disappointing. At some moments it felt like a little kid movie, and then during the action sequence sit seemed like a movie ONLY for teens. Yes there was a lot of violence. Some of it I found disturbing even. Like when a dog gets stepped on, and then Alita uses it's blood for war paint. Multiple characters (human and cyborg) get sliced in half, sliced in multiple pieces, and more. This was very bloody and gory for a PG-13 movie. There were beheadings of Cyborgs, and sometimes the head got pinned to a wall, with blue/green cyborg blood. You see a human head that had been chopped of of a human body, and one of the characters used their own blood as a blood implant to keep the head alive to later be put on a cyborg body. That character also gets sliced to pieces when they jump over a huge mechanism resembling a huge chainsaw, and then later falls to their death (sad moment). Human characters get sliced in half by cyborgs, blood seen. And a cyborg crushes his hand into a characters shoulder, causing lots of blood to gush. (SPOILER ALERT) Alita gets sliced to pieces, and (luckily) her head and one robotic arm is the only thing that remains, and she crawls around like that for a little it, which may scare and disturb younger viewers. Some of the evil cyborgs may be scary and frightening, especially when one of the evil cyborgs gets his face sliced off, and the machine that is underneath (eyes and a mouth) is disturbing and just plain creepy. Humans get impaled, and you see blood fly, and also you see the bloodied weapon. In a flashback, you see a young girl murdered, not the act itself, just the aftermath, which is a heavily bloodied wheel chair, which the girl was in. So those are just some of the violent moments. Now for enjoyment, it was a 3/5. It was disappointing yet entertaining at most parts, it had a slow opening, and some moments seemed to drag, which I lost interest in those parts, and those dragging parts did nothing with the plot, so I feel like those could have been taken out. Those moments made this 2 hour movie feel like a 3.5 hour movie. The action scenes were stylish and glamorized, and the big special FX were crazy, and during those phenomenal action sequences I couldn't take my eyes of of the screen. Oh and did I mention I saw this movie in the extreme theatre in 3D (extreme theatre at my theatre has more speakers which make things 10 times louder, a bigger screen, and much more comfortable seats). Seeing it in 3D would be my choice, but it is scary, since there are many moments when things fly at you and that made us all jump. There were also some jump scares, which were really scary in 3D. There are many moments in this movie that are hard to follow, so you really want to pay attention, even during those bored moments.
My MPAA rating: PG13 (for futuristic action, sci-fi action violence, bloody images and gore throughout, disturbing images, scary images, some suggestive content, and language)