This is a review of Alita Battle Angel [link] from view of a right below elbow amputee (see title of this blog maybe?). Herewith, I also issue a SPOILER ALERT.
I (ir)regularly review movies (that I come across) that feature (possibly faked or real) arm amputees. Readers of my reviews typically may get this wrong: but I am not reviewing a movie for its overall plausibility, or its overall entertainment aspect, or maybe its overall relation to contemporay culture generally, here. Here, I am specifically asking how the movie relates to the view of arm amputees in society and how it may influence such a view. I ask, what normative angle the film makers take and what normative views they pass on to the viewers. Given that virtually no one nowadays meets an arm amputee in a whole life time, virtually all "knowledge" of arm amputees they possibly have is obtained via media, so these film makers exploit great social power.