Wonderful character development!
Such a frustrating disappointment
It's fun, it's light, [but] it has a hard time when its tries to get heavy.
The plot to this movie was so stereo-typical and easy to figure out. There was no suspense to anything. You knew who the bad guys were and what they were lying about. And I didn't really care for the look of the film. For example, the look of Major's robot body was just weird, like she's wearing nude spandex.
And the sci-fi aspect of this was just boring, half human half machine. That's not original. And of course you knew there had been many experiments. Basically, Major, half human and half machine is trying to figure out her origins and meets someone whom came before her who is killing the top scientists at
this company that is developing the AI robots. Soon, she learns his reasons for murder aren't that sinister and that there are others whom are more evil.FINAL VERDICT: Skip it, the story isn't that great.
Ghost In The ShellIt is perfect for all the comic fans as the throwbacks to all the sketchy characters, unusual powers and the origin story is depicted in here but in terms of an individual feature it barely gives you a lose thread to hold on to it. Rupert Sanders' execution skills are surprisingly good but unfortunately the script didn't have enough material to feed off the audience for more than 100 minutes. Scarlett Johansson seems like a good choice to cast upon on such a role and her effort is appreciative too but despite of revolving the tale completely around her, the script doesn't offer enough range to flaunt her skills on screen. Ghost In The Shell has a decent background score, amazing visual effects and stunning make-up artist behind it but addition to that it doesn't have anything fresh in terms of plotline or even action sequences which is usually essential in such features that relies a lot upon such stuff.
Nadeeshan Tennage (nadeeshantennage)
For someone who is not familiar with the Anime I must admit that I was quite entertained by the film which I know will be an unpopular opinion.
'Ghost in the shell' is about a human enhanced to be a cyborg supersoldier 'Major' played by gorgeous Scarlett Johansson and her self doubts of the reality induced in her mind and along the way of discovering her reality comes upon a lot of unsavoury secrets which results in the minimal number of plot twists observed in the film.
The biggest issue with the film can be observed to be the inconsistency of the plot and sub plot points and sequences which lack momentum which can almost put you to sleep with boredom.
But on a positive light the film is benefited by a couple of good performances.
Specially Scarlett Johansson and Juliette Binoche who plays Dr.Ouelet manages to induce a bit of emotion to the storytelling and uplifts the quality of the flow.
The other downside of the film are some action sequences which were not executed well.
Specially some stunts performed by Scarlett were painful to watch because of how badly they have been executed.
Visual effects had their own flaws too.
Ultimately, this film managed to entertain me that I really could look over its poor script, predictability and lousy visuals because the film managed to gain back the lost momentum leading up to the climax and gives a satisfactory ending to its own flawed story.
Hollywood is a junkie that is beyond help and redemption.It is addicted to the drug of remakes and sequels. It is just terrible. Copy/inferior paste, copy/inferior paste, ad nauseam.With 10% originality and story telling left in Hollywood we have to stay home and be rid of this stupidity. Scarlet Johansson, Paul Feig, Jar Jar Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of the hacks should just throw in the towel.Man, I cringed for almost two hours trying to get to the end of this DVD. What did it add to the original? Nothing? Exactly. Takeshi Kitano looked like he is cringing right alongside me.