Alita: Battle Angel (2019) – A Glass Half Full Review

Half full? Absolutely. Maybe a little more so than half. Because for much of its runtime, I had tons of fun watching Alita. Coming off my last CGI heavy movie experience (Venom 2018), Alita was a breath of fresh air for my eyeballs because it looks incredible. And that really does it a lot of favors, because in a very action heavy movie it really helps to be amazed by what you’re seeing in every tussle and bout of robotic fisticuffs. The action scenes are fast well-choreographed and for someone who hasn’t been a fan of action movies for a while now, this movie really took me back to being a kid and getting sucked into these brawls, waiting for what punch of finishing blow would come next. The story isn’t bad by any means but some of it’s supporting characters and their side story arcs really drag down the movie (More on that later). Another thing the movie does well is spread its high intensity scenes well because it never lingers too long on the slower moments.

What’s The Beef?

Which are the weakest points in the film. Because let’s be honest, the brutality Alita shows to the criminals of Iron City, Hugo, Alita’s human friend, does to the plot of this film. If I can give advice to someone planning to watch this movie, it would be to take a bathroom break every time Hugo is on the screen. Because holy mother of bad dialogue and forced love interest, the way his character was handled was BAD. Besides that, there is also a hilarious flashback in the middle of the movie that is supposed to be heartfelt and impactful but is robbed by how nonsensical it is.



And the thing is, if the romantic relationship in the film and this flashback were to have been handled a little better, I would have something to talk about. But they really weren’t and because of that, this movie really isn’t sad. I would say… a 3 on the pain scale.

Closing Thoughts 

Alita Battle Angel is definitely a film worth checking out and taking it one step further, something you should definitely watch in theatres for the full experience. It is tons of fun and benefits from not having you sit through its bad moments for too long. It’s fast paced and jumps from big sequence to big sequence which make its two-hour run time easy to get through. There’s tons to enjoy but yeah, if you need to grab popcorn, it’s probably best to do so when Hugo is going on about his dreams or whatever it is he’s talking about.

Ruffles Double Crunch Hot Wings Flavor: A Glass Half Full Review

So, this is what it’s come to. My inability to sit down and watch a two-hour movie has put me in a position where I need to set aside any journalistic integrity I didn’t know I had. But also, not really, because if you want to write about Ruffles all day, more power to you, my fellow artist. So that’s that. Let me hop off my soap box now and get to why everyone is here, my review of the Hot Wings flavored double crunch Ruffles.

          To open, I want to say that this isn’t a bad chip. It threw me for a loop though, because I was expecting an overwhelming flavor of buffalo sauce with no actual no actual wing taste, but I was wrong. Which is a valuable lesson on chips and the eating of chips; Don’t judge a chip by its cover and/or packaging. The Wing chip had a chicken-y/ bony flavor more that it did a buffalo sauce flavor. The chicken flavor though, was not overpowering to the point of grossness though (but chicken caldo Ruffles, what an idea for the summer). The mix of flavors in the wing chip did confuse me for the first couple of bites because even though the chicken flavor was more present it wasn’t all that strong. It was odd if anything. Which brings me to the second part of this culinary adventure.

What’s the Beef?

          As stated before, the Ruffles Buffalo chip takes the 007 route with its flavor and keeps a low profile. Because of this I couldn’t really figure out what I was tasting until I started putting more chips in my mouth at the same time. And even though this wasn’t the case for me, the focus on the wing flavor instead of the hot sauce might turn some people off.

Bottom Line

          Sometimes these experimental chip flavors tend to give a flavor so strong (and repulsing) that after one chip, the only thing you want to do is spit it in the face of the person who sold it to you. But that won’t happen with this chip. Because of its more subtle flavor profile, it’s not so much a bad flavor that you’ll have a risk of tasting but a confusing (and maybe enjoyable) one. And due to that, this is a chip worth checking out.

Soup’s Up

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