Alita: Battle Angel 3D 0.0 stars

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Synopsis

Why did Robert Rodriguez bother giving Rosa Salazar the CG Margaret Keane treatment when Hollywood already had tumescently-eyed young actresses like Anya Taylor-Joy or Bel Powley eager to report for duty? It’s Ex Machina for teenagers when a futuristic sawbones (Christoph Waltz in cruise control) fuses together the upper-torso of a trashed replacement cyborg with the robotic bottom half of his dead daughter to form a lean, mean, metallic-sheened fighting machine. (According to contemporary comic book thinking, the only way a woman can become a man’s equal is if she learns to brawl like one.) The only thing flatter than the dialogue are the 3D effects, topped by a time consuming riff on Rollerball. If you relish spending two hours trapped inside a video game without a controller, knock yourself out. From where I sat, it was an endurance test, an exercise in facing forward and staring at a screen. With: Jennifer Connelly, standing around and looking severe, and a ready-made performance from Mahershala Ali as the blue-eyed villain that’s just bad enough to invalidate this year’s Oscar chances.

Scott Marks

Length: 2 hours, 2 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6:25 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    11:40 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:40 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:40 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:15 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:15 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:15 p.m., 3:05 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    5 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    4 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    4 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    4 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    4:30 p.m.

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    3:50 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    4:10 p.m., 6:35 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    12:45 p.m., 5:35 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    5:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    8:45 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    7:45 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    7:45 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    10:10 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    9:35 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    10:10 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    10:25 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    10:25 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    10:25 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    10:25 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    4:10 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    2:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    1:40 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    1:40 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    1:50 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 8 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6:05 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    11:35 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

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    11:30 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

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    11:30 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

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    11:30 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:45 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:45 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:45 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28

    12:45 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Thursday, Feb. 21

    6:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb. 22

    12:05 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23

    12:05 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

    12:05 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25

    12:05 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26

    12:05 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    12:05 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.

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