Ghost In The Shell (2017) Is A Dumbed Down But Solid Adaptation Of Japanese Anime

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Movie title: Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Movie description: Ghost in the Shell tells a story about Major (Johansson), a human who is saved from a terrorist attack and is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to fighting most dangerous criminals. Of course, during her quest, she'll uncover some secrets and figure out that things aren't as they seem.

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Summary

Ghost in the Shell (2017) is a dumbed down, but not bad, adaptation of Japanese anime. Visually rich and pretty SF action movie with solid music and action scenes.

Director: Rupert Sanders

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbek, Takeshi Kitano

Genre: SF, Action

Year: 2017

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Ghost in the Shell is an adaptation of Japanese anime which tells a story about Major (Johansson), a human who is saved from a terrorist attack and is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to fighting most dangerous criminals. Of course, during her quest, she’ll uncover some secrets and figure out that things aren’t as they seem.

Every time Hollywood tries to remake some foreign property there are reasons to be concerned. Ghost in the Shell is not that different but it also is not a terrible adaptation. It is dumbed down from the original but movie still asks some questions as in Japanese version, like what makes us humans. Visually it looks really nice (one of the best-looking movies in 2017), music is good too, the action is pretty solid, the script is not bad and performances are satisfying (except irritating Michael Pitt but this is more because of his character in the movie).

But somehow I can not recommend or praise this movie – it feels little empty and bland, like a really pretty and well-made movie that doesn’t have so much under the surface (like a vanilla Ghost in the Shell). So if you do not have anything better to do, go watch it, but if you skip it, you will not miss much.

You can purchase a Blu-ray 3D on Amazon if you’re interested.

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