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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
- Reviews Counted: 234
- Fresh: 103
- Rotten: 131
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 'All shell, no ghost' is a low-hanging-fruit diss. It's also apt.
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.
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.
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.
Thought provoking and visually stunning.
I just saw Ghost In The Shell in the theater and was greatly impressed not only by the visuals but for the context of what a "person" is. My opinion in the whitewashing controversy is that it is irrelevant. In the anime Major does not have a total "asian" look, and it speaks to the premise of the movie about what IS a person is the soul, the ghost not the shell that holds it.
The Audience Isn't Dumb!
This movie could have been great if they spent less money on CGI and more money on actual writers. The entire time I spent watching this, I felt like writers were insulting me by explaining every nuance and giving me no space to think for myself. There were so many instances where I wished they uniquely showed us the world, but instead they opted to just use text (it would have been amazing to see a timelapse of Neo-Tokyo over a year instead of showing us "1 YEAR LATER")
You can be a fan of the original source material AND the new movie at the same time. Thoroughly enjoyed Ghost in the Shell. Hoping for a sequel.
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 2017
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- Ghost in the Shell (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture)
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