Ghost in the Shell is an adaptation of the acclaimed Japanese manga (anime comic book), is the story of Major Motoko Kusanagi, the first of her kind who had a terrible crash and cyber-enhanced and become a perfect soldier who is devoted to stopping dangerous criminals and saving the world. Major is uniquely qualified to stop terrorist who reached a new level of committing crime where they had the ability to hack into people’s mind. As she faced the new enemy, Major discovered that she had been lied to; she was not saved from the terrible crash in fact her life was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past and find out who stole her life and stop them before they do this to others.
Ghost in the Shell is visually stunning with very good production designs; technically it is superior and visually compelling. While it is visually appealing, it looks like a series of mini sci-fi films strung together with one character as the only thing that is common to these short films. There is too much style but lacks in substance. The plot is easy to follow and nothing complicated.
It is based on Japanese comic book but most of the main characters were played by white actors. It would have been preferred that these roles were played by Oriental actors; the movie looks whitewashed. Hollywood needs to learn to use Asian actors for Asian characters.
This is a must watch movie if you are a sci-fi fanatic; the movie has amazing eye candy, a visual delight, the special effects are great. It has a simple but interesting story; it is not great but not bad either. Whitewashing aside, this is a fun movie.
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