Ghost in the Shell (2017)
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.
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Very interesting film. Was caught on the premise when seeing the trailer but unsure as to what the outcome would be for the showing. As it turns out, it was a very good film.
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
It's a good bad... and worth a popcorn matinée. While it's easy to lament what could have been...
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
I saw the original anime in my teens and have to say that wasn't utterly impressed back then. The plot was confusing and dragged a bit as far as I remember, propably should see it again sometime. As for this new live version I was blown away going into it with no high expectations. This was very streamlined stylish and thought provoking movie. Everything was just right; from set pieces to fashion forward costume design, music, acting and cinematography, all performing at top level. I enjoyed this movie tremendously and have to wonder if there is some foul play at the rating of this future classic here on IMDB...
Can't believe Pilou is the same guy from Game of Thrones, I never recognized him!Fabulous movie, nice there are still some movies that aren't remakes.
Loved the anime original, watchable MOVIE adaptation. Good action. (Yeah sequel could be done)
For someone who is not familiar with the Anime I must admit that I was quite entertained by the film which I know will be an unpopular opinion. 'Ghost in the shell' is about a human enhanced to be a cyborg supersoldier 'Major' played by gorgeous Scarlett Johansson and her self doubts of the reality induced in her mind and along the way of discovering her reality comes upon a lot of unsavoury secrets which results in the minimal number of plot twists observed in the film. The biggest issue with the film can be observed to be the inconsistency of the plot and sub plot points and sequences which lack momentum which can almost put you to sleep with boredom. But on a positive light the film is benefited by a couple of good performances. Specially Scarlett Johansson and Juliette Binoche who plays Dr.Ouelet manages to induce a bit of emotion to the storytelling and uplifts the quality of the flow. The other downside of the film are some action sequences which were not executed well. Specially some stunts performed by Scarlett were painful to watch because of how badly they have been executed. Visual effects had their own flaws too. Ultimately, this film managed to entertain me that I really could look over its poor script, predictability and lousy visuals because the film managed to gain back the lost momentum leading up to the climax and gives a satisfactory ending to its own flawed story.