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Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is a surprisingly fun mix of B-movie sci-fi and earnest romance

Amusingly opening with a 26th Century Fox logo, “Alita” takes place in the year 2563, some 300 years after The Fall. That was when the civilized world fell to pieces, leaving humanity split between the earthbound proletarian Iron City and the more upscale, aspirational Zalem, “the last of the great Sky cities,” where everyone who is anyone lives large.