In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell."
I am writing this review as someone who hasn't seen the original anime. I have also been very critical of the whitewashing of this film. With that I aside, I went to see it with willingness to give it the benefit of the doubt. "Ghost in the Shell" is well...a beautiful shell.
The visuals were absolutely breath taking. The action scenes flowed so beautifully with special effects. But that's all the movie had to offer. Take away the spectacles and you have a basic run-of-the-mill action movie.
The acting was fine. But honestly, the leads didn't have anything to actually sink their teeth into. Scarjo, and everyone else, was serviceable.
If you're looking for some mindless, yet stunning entertainment, then go see it.
Weying Galaxy Entertainment, Paramount, Shanghai Film Group, Reliance Entertainment, Arad Productions, Grosvenor Park Productions, Steven Paul Production, Huahua Media, Seaside Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures by Rupert Sanders, Shirow Masamune, Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger.
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche.
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Keywords: philosophy cyborg hacker strong woman dystopia investigation female protagonist cyberpunk terrorism evolution network 3d based on anime inner journey prosthesis
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