The Scarlett vehicle doesn't disappoint.
Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers: Jamie Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger
Based on the Anime: Ghost In The Shell by Shirow Masamune
Length: approx. 107 minutes
Genre: Fantasy/ Sci-fi
Having never read the Japanese manga novels Ghost In The Shell was based on or watched the 1995 animation, I went into this with a clear mind. Honestly, I am surprised I enjoyed this film as much as I did. Directed by Rupert Sanders, in only his second feature film (Snow White and the Huntsman being his first), usually sci-fi action movies like this never really appeal to me but the impressive trailer made me head to the cinema and give this a dig. It's a very strong story, coupled with
There was a lot of controversy about the casting of a caucasian female in the central role when in the original animation and comics, it was an asian female character. Despite all that, Scarlett Johansson does a very convincing job and really does make Ghost In The Shell her movie. The mechanical, numb looks she conveys throughout the flick were compelling and made perfect sense not to show too much emotion as she is a half robot after all. The film does feel like a Scarlett Johansson vehicle to put more bums on the seats (which so far hasn't worked) and she was more than capable to step up to the plate.
Overall, despite the controversy I enjoyed the film. It kept me entertained and the story isn't confusing. Pay attention to details and you'll be fine. The action scenes will more than suffice audiences and for Scarlett fans, you can't go wrong – she's mighty fine.
Written by Matthew
In useless trivia, Margot Robbie was considered for the main role of Major. Hmm, I'm glad Scarlett got the nod.
'They created me. But they can not control me.'