Based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow and the cult classic film by Mamoru Oshi, the cyber enhanced the Major (the surprisingly fine Scarlett Johansson) is devoted to terminate hackers and criminals. The Major is the human and artificial intelligence hybrid. I will leave you with this much plot due to I may suck the fun out of this live action remake if I tell you the rest – the rest is what allowed me to relish the film.
“Ghost in the Shell” provides the complex yet intriguing concept and narrative allowing you to fully immerse yourself and forget about the whitewashing controversy. I believe some unknown Asian actress should’ve replaced Ms. Johansson; although, she is the box office draw for the American audiences. From the gorgeous production design to the minimalist score, “Ghost in the Shell” is an admirable treat at best and a slight letdown at worst – a genuine example of pure popcorn, escapist entertainment. B
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