Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In The Shell

 
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Ghost In The Shell

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GHOST IN THE SHELL
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Plot Summary
Scientists have put a human brain into a robot and created a crime-fighting weapon, but she soon finds out there is a lot more to her story
This is one of those films that has all sorts of potential and yet still manages to let you down almost completely. It is slow, it has huge plot holes, the acting is terrible, and the story doesn't do anything to make you want to care for any of the characters.

The good news is that many of the visuals are incredible. Obviously, they decided to spend most of their budget on making the film look good rather than be good.

Unfortunately, origin stories tend to be slow simply because so much information has to be given to the viewer, but this one is exceptionally slow. There are several place where the pace could have been ramped up, but it never was.

As for the acting, most of it is sub-par, but Scarlett Johansson is exceptionally bad. I get that she is playing a robot, but even so, she needed to give the audience something with which to connect. There was never a moment where I cared if she lived or died.

This film is also full of plot holes and story lines that make no sense. If you start critically thinking about this movie while watching it, you'll be highly disappointed with what you are seeing.

Overall, this is a forgettable film that isn't worth your time. I doubt even hard core fans of the anime are going to like this version.

VIEWER WARNING: For those of you susceptible to flashing lights, there is a fight scene with lights that will cause headaches and feels like it has the potential to trigger seizures.

Editor review

Overall rating 
 
2.2
I Loved This Movie 
 
2.0
Acting 
 
1.0
Directing 
 
2.0
Effects or Cinematography 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Music 
 
2.0

Redwine's Review

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This is one of those films that has all sorts of potential and yet still manages to let you down almost completely. It is slow, it has huge plot holes, the acting is terrible, and the story doesn't do anything to make you want to care for any of the characters.

The good news is that many of the visuals are incredible. Obviously, they decided to spend most of their budget on making the film look good rather than be good.

Unfortunately, origin stories tend to be slow simply because so much information has to be given to the viewer, but this one is exceptionally slow. There are several place where the pace could have been ramped up, but it never was.

As for the acting, most of it is sub-par, but Scarlett Johansson is exceptionally bad. I get that she is playing a robot, but even so, she needed to give the audience something with which to connect. There was never a moment where I cared if she lived or died.

This film is also full of plot holes and story lines that make no sense. If you start critically thinking about this movie while watching it, you'll be highly disappointed with what you are seeing.

Overall, this is a forgettable film that isn't worth your time. I doubt even hard core fans of the anime are going to like this version.

VIEWER WARNING: For those of you susceptible to flashing lights, there is a fight scene with lights that will cause headaches and feels like it has the potential to trigger seizures.
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