I’ve got a few questions for you. Are you a fan of James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez? Do you love seeing movies in IMAX? Does the idea of seeing Alita: Battle Angel before it’s in theaters followed by participating in a Q&A with producer Jon Landau sound awesome? And, finally, will you be in the Los Angeles area February 6th? If you answered “yes” to these questions I’m about to make your day.
On Wednesday, February 6th at 5:30pm in the Los Angeles area, Collider is partnering up with IMAX and 20th Century Fox for a free screening of Alita: Battle Angel in IMAX 3D laser projection and after the screening ends, I’ll be moderating a Q&A with producer Jon Landau.
If you’re wondering how you can get in, we’ve got you covered. To attend this free screening you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I Want to See Alita in IMAX!” You need to include your name in the body of the email, if you’d like to bring a guest, and why you should be selected. We’ll be accepting emails until Monday, Februrary 4th at noon PST and we’ll contact the people that won passes with specific info about the screening later that day.
Again, this screening is in the Los Angeles area on February 6th at will start at 5:30pm!
I’ve seen Alita and absolutely loved it. James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau have crafted something special and it’s one of those rare films that’s actually worth seeing in 3D. Trust me, the visual effects are insane, the action set pieces are easy to follow and well shot, and Rosa Salazar is fantastic as Alita. In addition, the world of Alita is the type of place I wish I could visit and hope they’re able to make future installments.
And I’m not alone.
Last night, Fox showed the movie for free to fans in 30 US markets and the reaction was fantastic. I looked around Twitter and saw so many positive tweets echoing what I’ve been saying.
Finally, when you see Alita, make sure to see it in IMAX. That’s because you get 26% more image in IMAX theaters. Hope to see some of you Wednesday night!
Here’s the official Alita synopsis followed by some recent links.
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
Alita also stars Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and opens February 14th.