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Ghost in the Shell

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Rupert Sanders

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About the Movie

Scarlett Johansson stars in the visually stunning Ghost in the Shell, an action-packed adventure set in a future world where people are enhanced with technology. Believing she was rescued from near death, Major (Johansson) becomes the first of her kind: a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

44%
  • Reviews Counted: 249
  • Fresh: 110
  • Rotten: 139
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: 'All shell, no ghost' is a low-hanging-fruit diss. It's also apt. – David Fear, Rolling Stone, Mar 31, 2017

Rotten: Sadly, as the plot proceeds, Sanders begins to duck ... bothersome concepts. He picks a more sentimental path, which leads Major, following the example of Jason Bourne, on a quest to discover who she truly is. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Apr 3, 2017

Fresh: Clad in a series of unforgiving, form-fitting futuristic outfits, Scarlett Johansson plays "The Major", the latest in a long line of sexy female cyborgs, in this slick, action-stuffed, high-gloss remake of the cult classic 1995 anime feature. – Jim Schembri, 3AW, Apr 7, 2017

Fresh: Fantasy, reality, dreams & memories propel this visually stunning live action version of the cult manga to great heights, with Scarlett Johansson striking as the deadly weapon whose human brain is in sync with her curvaceous synthetic body. – Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, Apr 7, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Casting and Story

I think that the casting is good with Scarlett but Scarlett's action moves in Avengers were a lot better. The issue is more with the supporting characters. Each of the supporting characters are great in the anime and manga. It's a shame that they are lacking in the live action.
In terms of the story, they should probably had done a new story instead of trying to "introduce" the main character. Actually i think that the only perfect live action adaptation is Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider. That movie didn't try to introduce anyone. Angelina was 110%.

Moving

Absolutely intoxicating. Fantastic. Disturbingly beautiful.

Epitome of cool

Great action movie, with surprising depth and solid performances from the entire cast. The future here is presented with a slick sheen, but there is a disturbing underbelly of seediness as people have taken body manipulation to the extreme... to the point where robotics and flesh have fused inextricably. I thought it also fused the source material well with a Hollywood level of polish. Japanese and American actors are well balanced. Prepare to be amazed and moved by this super-cool action movie, which harks back to some of the greats of the 80s and 90s.

Ghost in the Shell
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  • $24.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2017

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