Ghost in the Shell

5 based on 3 ratings

Live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's classic cyberpunk anime film of the same name, the plot is centered around Public Section 9, a covert unit of specialists led by Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg and master hacker.

Ghost in the Shell: Ghost in the Philip K. Dick
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Ghost in the Shell: Ghost in the Philip K. Dick

At some point us as a culture are going to have to ask Hollywood why they keep doing these anime adaptations. No one asks for them, they don't do well in the box office and 9 times out of 10, they're gonna rub people the wrong way. By this token, it seemed like Ghost in the Shell would be the last IP that the west would think about touching (except for maybe Grave of the Fireflies). The 1995 classic, besides being one of the most impressive feats of animation of the time and arguably all time, is also a hefty narrative, that asks questions on identity, metaphysics, eastern spirituality, philosophy, cybernetics, consciousness, and the future and history of japan, all in 82 minutes. So it's disappointing, yet not surprising, that a film that nearly a half hour longer manages to contain none of this.

"Ghost in the Shell" Review
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"Ghost in the Shell" Review

Last year, Scarlett Johansson became the highest-grossing North American box office actress of all-time, thanks, in large part, to her supporting role as Black Widow in the Marvel superhero movies. But she’s starred in plenty of films as well, including 2014’s so-so “Lucy”. Now, ScarJo is back to headline the first live-action English language adaptation of the wildly popular Japanese comic series - “Ghost in the Shell”.