I had fun & wanted to know what happened next.
Lesson two: cast talented unknowns who are the right fit for the character—rather than trying to jam (white) superstars into lead roles.
That probably means it’ll salt any earth that GITS didn’t already poison. Too bad.
Though both are core to the Gunnm/Alita story, I’d have cut back hard on either the Motorball plot or the Hunter-Warrior plot. Pick one; put the other in the sequel (assuming you prove worthy).
Having the two face off against one another with Alita in the middle adds a layer of screwed up family dynamics to the film. Like a postapocalyptic War of the Roses.