Ghost in the Shell 2017 Movie Review

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Ghost in the Shell is a movie based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. (which if you haven’t watched these, do so. They are so much better than the movie).

A woman’s brain is inserted into a cyborg robotic body. She has all her emotions, feelings, soul — but not her body. And not her history or past.

I have mixed feelings about this movie. Loved the anime. The good things: visual and computer graphics. The cinematography and music were fantastic. Futuristic settings and action sequences were good.

However, the story lacked character development and even logic in some parts. For example, why does a bad guy stop in the middle of the city in a huge puddle? Sure the effects of Major Killian (Actress Scarlett Johansson), a cyborg supersoldier fighting here are cool, but the reason behind the scene doesn’t fit.

I won’t go into all the hangups of this movie. Overall, I thought it was a nice adaption that in part tried too hard and in others came across as trite and overly written.

How about you? Have you seen this movie or any of the Ghost in the Shell mangas?


My rating 3.6 stars out of 5



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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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