Ghost in the Shell – My Review

Posted: May 30, 2017 in -

J. Giambrone

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I think anyone doing science fiction today needs to see this film just to be familiar with the state of the art in cyber-action-thrillers.

This was a pretty well-done version, some improvements over the original. The final set piece was a bit lesser than the anime though. Could have been drawn out and brought more of the feelies.

I suppose I’ll need to address the hate-fest against casting Scarlett, who did a very good job. But until China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines start casting blacks and Caucasians in the lead roles of their big movies, I really don’t think I should bother. #getoverit

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Exposition is the bane of the science fiction genre. There is almost always too much explaining, and there is here. But the opposite can be just as problematic, as the original perhaps didn’t insert enough marker posts to keep it comprehensible. Result: I like this…

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