But what called my attention was the girl's romantic interest. Keean Johnson. Apparently he has been a child actor and has been in some TV serials including The Fosters and Nashville before he was cast here. The boy is magnetic. Really. An easy masculinity and an adorable swagger make watching him a pleasure. And Robert Rodriguez lets us ogle him in all his shirtless glory. I was not mad. Not at all. And you know what? This happens to me every time I go to the movies. There's always the obvious eye candy (Mahershala swags and smiles and you'll swoon) but it was Alita's boy toy who caught my eye.
I hope we get to see more of him. Hopefully a second part to this Alita movie. Or anything else.