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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Cast

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Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
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Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
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Ladriya
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Dr. Dahlin
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Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
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Hanka Security Agent
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Storyline

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,676,033 (USA) (31 March 2017)

Gross:

$40,533,014 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Trivia

At one point, Batou is shown bonding with several stray dogs, including a Basset Hound he calls Gabriel who appears several more times. The director of Ghost in the Shell (1995), Mamoru Oshii, is a huge fan of Basset Hounds and had one himself, also named Gabriel. A Basset Hound recurs several times in the original film, because of this. In the sequel to the original, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004), Batou is shown to have a pet Basset Hound. See more »

Goofs

At about 42nd minute, Kuze grabs Dr. Dahlin's cigarette with his thumb and index finger but in the next shot the cigarette is between his index and middle finger. See more »

Quotes

The Major: This is Major. I'm on site.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen twice. Once during the creation of the Major and again at the end of the opening credits. See more »


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Ribbon
Written by Takeshi Masuda & Suzuki Sayaka
Performed by Suzuki Sayaka
Courtesy of Music Supervisor, Inc. & Capp Records, Inc.
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They lost the substance in all the CGI effects
28 March 2017 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

When you read this review, keep in mind that I had expected Ghost in the Shell to be a solid 10/10, and that it could quite possibly be one of the best movies of this decade. Instead, it's … tepid. I didn't hate it, but it was a bit like a nice, but not great roller-coaster: nice entertainment for the moment, but nothing you write home about.

It has lots of great CGI effects, but the characters are seriously lacking. It's like they didn't want to give the characters any texture or depth because that could detract the viewer from the special effects. I think this is more a question of direction and editing rather than acting.

Typically, I feel I can re-watch a good sci-fi movie a couple times. Whether it's more action like Minority Report or more drama like Interstellar, the rewatchability factor to me is more a question about the feeling I get from watching the movie. Sadly, the rewatchability factor for this movie is basically 0 on my part. In the end, it's like watching a very long movie sequence in a video game - but in a video game, the film sequences are just a small part of the whole experience. And that's how this movie feels in the end: like it is lacking a big part of the experience.


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