Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

DVD - 2017
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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. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA :, Paramount Pictures,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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eusebius
Jul 12, 2018

Such a confused story. effects for the sake of effects. Scarlett Johannsen has played so many artificial people/extraterrestrials/robots, it is getting tiresome. Juliette Binoche seems lost in the proceedings.

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jferrerosa2
Jun 25, 2018

It pays homage to the original with its music, lots of the scenes and same type characters. I personally love the way it was done. They did a good job with effects and it was dazzling! It also had a OK plot twist too. I think people unfamiliar with the series or some of the differences in culture may not get this movie. Still, as someone who has seen the original and the anime, I can assure you it fits well. I liked it...

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ScorchingSun
Jun 06, 2018

Scarlett went a bit overboard with the deadpan delivery. Hard to blame her since there was little in the way of inspiring dialogue (for any of the characters).
Interesting "Dark Secret" type plot but still a few marks south of the snooze line.

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mr_chocolate
May 28, 2018

I have not see the earlier animated movies and tv versions (1995 - 2015), based on the 1989 manga comic, written by Shirow Masamune, 'Mobile Armored Riot Police: Ghost in the Shell.'
I did like this film as an interesting topic of cyborg (part human, part robotic or "enhanced") law enforcement officers. There are similarities in story and in visual effects of two primary films that I can think of, the 1985 Blade Runner and the 1987 Robocop.
I think the primarily stone faced, Scarlett Johansson (Lucy, 2014; 2016's Captain America: Civil War;and Sing - voice; Avengers: Infinity War, 2018) fits this film well, with a hint of some emotion, as one should with a human brain inside a robotic body. This is perhaps my complaint of the film, is that the film could have been better with more emotional conflict displayed on screen, which suggests a lack of acting by Scarlett.
No bonus material on the DVD.

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AntonHPL
May 24, 2018

It hard to see this comparing it to original. It seem like often 1:1 copy but with lower quality. It could of been better on it own. Nothing extraordinary but good. Original has better pace, better editing and looks better in making sense department.

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chaliser
Apr 29, 2018

Instructive, as in "how to make bad decisions, then get disastrous results" - that is (relative to some comments here), THAT is what the dialog is for. We extend hope, we give up, we extend hope again... then... SPOILER ALERT: not the ending we wanted after all the trouble. Could be a set up for a part II (?)

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

It's hard not to compare with the original film and I struggle with the decisions for casting in this film as a result I only gave this film three stars.

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3reading4stem2011
Apr 18, 2018

I enjoyed this one. I can see why it took two years to make it due to the special effects in the story.The main character makes some statements close to the end of the film about "the ghost in the shell"that I take as a christian to be about the soul.

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gingin1972
Apr 18, 2018

Total garbage don't waste your time!

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fuju
Apr 03, 2018

I liked it.

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

Sam_Stewart thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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wtf_this_sucks
Mar 11, 2018

wtf_this_sucks thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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wtf_this_sucks
Mar 11, 2018

Violence: Frequent stylized action violence, with a relatively high body count.

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wtf_this_sucks
Mar 11, 2018

Coarse Language: very mild swearing

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Sam_Stewart
Apr 19, 2018

"You are more than just a weapon. You have a soul... a ghost. When we see our uniqueness as a virtue, only then will we find peace." - Aramaki

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jimg2000
Sep 08, 2017

Find many memorable quotes in IMDb already, these two in particular:

You are more than just a weapon. You have a soul... a ghost. When we see our uniqueness as a virtue, only then will we find peace.
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We cling to memories as if they define us, but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us.
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For visual quotes on the striking locations in Hong Kong and New Zealand, there are many in the net. Here are two I like:
http://www.atlasofwonders.com/2017/03/ghost-in-shell-filming-locations.html
http://www.quasilocalhk.com/burningquestions/hong-kong-locations-ghost-in-the-shell/

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wtf_this_sucks
Mar 11, 2018

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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