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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Mar 5, 2019

It's time for one of our most requested films to discuss, Alita: Battle Angel on The Movie Defenders podcast! Not only do we do a full, non-spoiler review, but we later play several scenes from the film as we walk through the whole thing. We talk about what critics think, and then what we think. But first we have fun talking about the Oscars, when we might get an Episode 9 trailer, New Mutants having no release date, and we break down the new Dark Phoenix trailer! Then it's the top 5 80's movie soundtracks, and fun segment of how to get Alita into your Genesys games. Wrap that up with a spoiler review of the movie itself and you've got a jam packed episode! So grab your cybernetic implants, rescue a dog, and get ready to play Motorball on the The Movie Defenders podcast!

  • 00:11:40 The Buzz
  • 00:22:05 Dark Phoenix Trailer Discussion
  • 00:27:48 Top 5 80's Movie Soundtracks
  • 00:51:16 Give Me Genesys
  • 01:01:05 Non-Spoiler Discussion
  • 01:37:23 Spoiler Discussion Begins
  • 01:40:10 Is there too much exposition? / Start of the film
  • 01:46:50 Meeting Hugo and the Dog
  • 01:53:15 Does Motorball ruin the film?
  • 02:00:15 How the movie lightens the mood
  • 02:04:18 Alita learns where she's from
  • 02:07:17 Alita finds out what the Dr. really does
  • 02:13:35 Dr. Ido's Daughter & Actor Screentime
  • 02:19:44 The Kansas Bar & Does the rest of the cast have enough to do?
  • 02:28:20 Alita follows Grewishka
  • 02:35:40 The romance of the film
  • 02:48:05 Hugo gets cornered
  • 02:56:14 Are Vector and Chiren's character motivations confusing?
  • 03:03:30 The ending and setting up a sequel