Film Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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April 2nd, 2017

Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

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Ghost in the Shell (2017) succeeds in bringing the beloved franchise into the Hollywood circles. While not being perfect, it will provide a good time in the cinema. It's filled with visual treats and a sense of badassery for action fans. This is the best live-action manga adaptation yet - though that's not saying much.

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Best live-action manga adaptation yet!

Reviewed by:
Rating:

3
On April 2, 2017
Last modified:April 2, 2017

Summary:

Ghost in the Shell (2017) succeeds in bringing the beloved franchise into the Hollywood circles. While not being perfect, it will provide a good time in the cinema. It's filled with visual treats and a sense of badassery for action fans. This is the best live-action manga adaptation yet - though that's not saying much.

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Film Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) 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. 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."

Credit: Paramount Pictures

Credit: Paramount Pictures

The original Ghost in the Shell (1995) is a movie that made me fall in love with Japanese animation back in the day, balancing a serious tone with groundbreaking themes. Focusing on massive elements of sexuality and gender identity which led to the film being studied by various film colleges. It influenced iconic filmmakers The Wachowskis

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Best live-action manga adaptation yet!

Ghost in the Shell (2017) succeeds in bringing the beloved franchise into the Hollywood circles. While not being perfect, it will provide a good time in the cinema. It's filled with visual treats and a sense of badassery for action fans. This is the best live-action manga adaptation yet - though that's not saying much.

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