In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
|Release Date||:||March 29, 2017|
|Genres||:||Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Shanghai Film Group, Reliance Entertainment, Arad Productions, Grosvenor Park Productions, Steven Paul Production, Huahua Media, Seaside Entertainment, Amblin Partners, Weying Galaxy Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, India, China, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong|
|Director||:||Rupert Sanders, Amy Barclay, Rebecca Qin Jiang|
|Writers||:||William Wheeler, Masamune Shirow, Jamie Moss, Ehren Kruger, Masamune Shirow|
|Casts||:||Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, Tawanda Manyimo, Rila Fukushima, Michael Wincott, Anamaria Marinca, Daniel Henshall, Kaori Momoi, Peter Ferdinando, Christopher Obi, Danusia Samal, Mana Hira Davis, Adwoa Aboah, Kai Fung Rieck, Andrew Stehlin, Matthias Luafutu, John Luafutu, Kaori Yamamoto, Pete Teo, Tanya Drewery, Jacqueline Lee Geurts, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Emma Coppersmith, Shinji Ikefuji, Xavier Horan, Allan Henry, Joseph Naufahu, Makoto Murata|
|Plot Keywords||:||philosophy, cyborg, hacker, strong woman, investigation, suspense, female protagonist, cyberpunk, terrorism, evolution, dystopic future, network, 3d, based on anime, inner journey, prosthesis|
We live in a society that assumes being overcritical means showing a display of intelligence. Don't let this film be tarnished by that fad.
I will do my best to make this short and sweet. (Probably not)
READ: (For those who HAVEN'T seen the original films)
This film is a fantastic example of a film that is complex yet simple. I expected the worst from the film and I received more. I won't lie to you and tell you this film is on par with something like The Matrix (the original was) but it is well worth seeing and stands out as unique. We all know that's nearly impossible to do these days. Please take this into consideration and go to see the film with no expectations. You'll be surprised that way.
READ: (For those who HAVE seen the original films)
I'm sorry this film wasn't everything we dreamed it would be, but can we honestly act surprised when Hollywood screenwriters avoid immensely complex story arches? They have simplified this story for the masses in the same way The Lord of the Rings was simplified for the masses. If you spend your time comparing this film with the originals you will come up short, every time. This is NOT the original film, this is its own film that you need to appreciate as it stands (I know that is difficult, believe me). If you haven't already seen it, please take my word for it and go in with no expectations, go in cold (like it is a new experience).
I take user reviews to heart for movies. I appreciate the opinions of the people more than I appreciate the opinions of the paid critics. Seeing a 6.9 as the current user score (as of March 31st) is unfortunate, because this film captures EVERYTHING that Ghost in the Shell was and thanks to this film IS CURRENTLY. As a film it stands strong in the Sci-Fi genre and does manage to still be thought-provoking. Please consider taking your time before giving it a low rating.
Understand that the talents that put this film together adopted this baby from its original developers and they did NOT destroy it, as some over-exaggerators may proclaim. "The Last Airbender" - THAT is an example of something being destroyed. GHOST IN THE SHELL stands still intact. Of course it isn't as fleshed out and philosophical as the original film (which paid an immaculate amount of attention to detail and information) but it DOES live in the same world and it DOES tell the same story. I promise you that if it HAD stayed completely with the script of the animated film, it would be getting attacked for being an unnecessary remake or overly complicated.
I've given this an 8 out of 10 because I see 6 as mediocre and 10 as a perfect film. 8 is somewhere in between. I do not believe this is the best adaption or sci-fi film I've seen, but it was enjoyable and much pain-staking work was put into it... that shows when you watch it. Don't be entirely emotional about the way you view this movie. Watch it for what it is, not what it is in comparison.
Thank you for reading, I appreciate it. Take the time to see this movie and take your time before rating it. Really chew on it first, because it deserves better than it is receiving.