[Quotes] Alita: A Battle Angel From Heaven

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American action film based on the 1990s Japanese manga series Gunnm (known as Battle Angel Alita in the English translation) by Yukito Kishiro. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film is co-produced by James Cameron and written by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. Rosa Salazar stars as the titular heroine Alita, a  girl who sets out to learn about her destiny after she awakens in a new body with no past memory of who she is. The film has grossed over $404 million worldwide.


Here are some interesting quotes from Alita: Battle Angel.

Alita: I do not standby in the presence of evil!

Alita: You made the biggest mistake of your life.

Vector: And what’s that?

Alita: Underestimating who I am.

Dr. Dyson Ido: This is just a body. It’s not bad or good. That part’s up to you.


Alita: I don’t mean to be rude, but am I supposed to know you?

Dr. Dyson Ido: Actually we just met.

VectorNova: [on Alita] She is disrupting the natural order of things she must be destroyed


Vector: [from the trailer] She is the last of her kind

Vector: [from the trailer] Tonight is not a game… it is a hunt I’m offering 50,000 to whoever destroys the girl called Alita

Vector: You destroyed Grewishka… my champion

Vector: [to Zapan] I need to destroy a girl called Alita.


Kinuba: Vector! I should have known!

Vector: What you should have known, my friend, is that nobody is greater than the game.

Alita: I’d do whatever I had to for you. I’d give you whatever I have. I’d give you my heart.


Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

Alita: I do not standby in the presence of evil!

1. in the presence of:  the fact that someone or something is in a place

  • The document was signed in the presence of two witnesses.
  • The meeting will take place in the presence of the Minister of Education and Culture.

Dr. Dyson Ido: This is just a body. It’s not bad or good. That part‘s up to you.

2. be up to sb.: to be the responsibility of someone

  • It‘s up to the manager to make the final decision.
  • The decision is up to you.


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