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Ghost in the Shell 2017

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Ouch.

The visuals are breathtaking, as already shown by the trailers.
ScarJo is trying, you can tell that she wants this to be her new franchise.
It's edited quite nicely, it's got a (simple) story, and it's coherent.

So where did it go wrong?
One of the problems is that it takes away all of the philosophical depth from the original.
Well, that means you can still enjoy it from a simple action flick perspective, right?
Good luck with that.
This film has such a ridiculous amount of exposition, that it badly hurts the enjoyment of the film.
Many sequences consist of characters just talking to each other, and explaining the plot.
Things are definitely shown, but then the filmmakers don't think we're able to put two and two together, and hence add another explanatory scene.
As a result of that, the film doesn't take its time to develop the characters, meaning you won't care about them.
Top it off with an awful performance from Juliette Binoche, and you have your modern style over substance film.

3.5/10

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As someone unfamiliar with the source material, I found the story to be rather cliche and predictable, but the cinematography and overall visual feel of the film to be quite lush. See it as you would a painting: beautiful to look at but without depth.

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Loved it, It takes stories and ideas from the TV show and the other films and mixes it in to a fun watch.

This feels like an origin film with an idea towards expanding in to more, I hope this lights a fire under the Japanese media market as well to make more GITS films and TV Shows in the same spirits of the originals and for the western to keep making this live action that follows this western interpretation and building on the characters its set out in the film.

I would recommend watching.

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The atmosphere is impressive, the story somewhat different and simplified from the anime

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Effects, music, acting crew, all superb. Almost had that full anime feel to it

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People have complained that this is a watered down version of the original anime. That may be true but for the uninitiated this is still a pretty good film, interesting but now conventional themes on what it means to be human, spectacular visuals and decent action. Its not perfect, purists will nitpick, but its not as dumbed down as expected.

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Visually stunning and painfully boring

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A fairly faithful, but entirely soulless adaptation. One might even say it seems to have lost its ghost. Is but a shell. That would be an exceptionally cliched thing to say. Which would be entirely appropriate.

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The little hope i had got crushed.
An Insult to how wonderful GITS is.

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2016-11-20T02:53:32Z— updated 2016-11-23T04:19:18Z

Despite the white washing I loved the trailer. Looks faithful to the anime film. Hey in Anime they don't drawer a lot of the characters to even look Asian. A lot look Caucasian. Johansson looks how the character was drawn.
Hopefully this is a big hit and leads to sequel since there are follow up Anime films.

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feel so hyped for this

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Don´t know the original but I thought the story is rather thin. Looks cool but altogether a rather generic action movie.

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all effects are interesting but too conventional theme for attract public, all story show be superficial and unexplored.

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What a piece of crap this was. I don't get the anime genre and this felt too chaotic and unrealistic. horrible and incoherent plot with some stunning visuals and a Johansson not fitting anywhere in the film properly

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Visually stunning and very dark but the overall feel for me was disappointment. I wanted so much more but was left with a numb feeling. Found the film a little strange and just expected more. Would I buy on Blu-ray? Unfortunately no - so it's a miss from me. Still had a good night out though!

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Great graphics and slightly different story. They left out some of the philosophical ideas about AI, so I think they dumbed it down for the general audience. Other than that it was an entertaining movie. I highly recommend it.

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After watching the movie I left wanting more, and had some very high expectations. I have seen the original movies from the 90s several times as well as the anime from Mid 2000 and the recent anime series, to say I'm a fan is an understatement.

This movie has a Blade Runner​/ Matrix feel to it, and amazing graphics that got this movie in the right mood. I just wanted more from Major Kusanagi. It ended with a hint for a sequel which I hope they do. For a lot of people this might be a confusing movie, and they might not understand it completely.

The original animated movie had so much depth and dealt with so much mystery it would honestly be difficult to pull it off in a movie, but they got most of the elements. Again I liked it and I'm hoping for a sequel but I expected more from Major Kusanagi and Section 9.

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the teaser trailers look good so far, hoping for the best!

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One of the most boring Movies I've Watched.

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It wasn't what I expected.
The excitement part was the last battle.

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TITLE - Ghost in the Shell
Year - 2017
PEOPLE SCORE - 7
Acting - 1
Characters - 2
Casting - 1
Importance - 2
Chemistry - 1
WRITING SCORE - 9
Dialogue - 1
Balanced - 2
Story - 2
Originality - 2
Interesting - 2
BTS SCORE - 9
Visuals - 2
Directing - 2
Editing - 2
Advertisement - 2
Music - 1
NARRATIVE ARC SCORE - 9
Introduction - 1
Inciting Incident - 2
Obstacles - 2
Climax - 2
Falling Action - 2
ENTERTAINMENT SCORE - 7
Rewatchability - 2
Fun - 2
Impulse/Buy - 1
Impusle/Talk - 0
Sucks Audience IN - 2
TOTAL SPECIAL - 50
TOTAL - 91

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It has been long time since I saw Ghost in the shell, this movie is not Ghost in the shell, it does not feel like it, it just uses similar environment and forced racial equity cast. So 1/10 for that. Anyway, quite enjoyable EASY MOVIE in stolen environment. This is like watching fake ghost in the shell. I would give it 5 or 6 / 10 if there was not forced racial equity.

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Scarlett Johansson plays the hybrid daughter of Lars and the real girl in this kooky sequel

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1 / 2 directing & technical aspect
1 / 1 story
1 / 1 act I
1 / 1 act II
0 / 1 act III
1 / 1 acting
0 / 1 dialogue
0 / 1 originality
0 / 1 lasting ability to make you think

5 out of 10

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It's been a long time since I've seen the original and I don't remember enough to really compare all the details story wise, and it will always be hard to try and live up to something that is so well loved. The graphics and technology were great but it still felt like it was missing something. The fighting wasn't all that great and was more geared toward showing off tech than any actual fighting. And despite being an action movie I felt like most of the movie was actually a bit slow. So, it wasn't bad but I didn't love it either.

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Striking presentation and sensible decision making brazenly brings the beloved series to the masses.

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2017-05-03T17:19:36Z— updated 2017-08-19T20:03:13Z

The characters look how they were drawn. Plus I don't have a problem looking at Scarlett Johansson...ever. Hollywood doesn't think it's white washing if they throw in some black actors.
However since it's based on Anime, every character is supposed to be Asian if they do look Caucasian half the time lol. If you look passed the casting, like I did. The film isn't bad, due to being the most visually stunning futuristic film since Blade Runner.
Hollywood doesn't expect hits if they don't cast big Hollywood actors. Might as well have cast an Asian, the movie bombed anyway.

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This movie had good action and it was visually stunning at times. It has a lot of its own unique style. The plot was a little underwhelming. I went in thinking it would have some more themes of what makes you a human but it didn't really explore any. This is more of a turn your mind off and enjoy the action and the cgi.

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Was a really great movie, the only disappointment was a Johanson's ass and lack of music trough out the picture

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Brief thoughts after seeing this today, well it was visually absolutely gorgeous, with an awesome neo-syth soundtrack (which was underutilised imo), but some of the performances were a bit flat (probably Batou the highlight), action scenes were not as amazing as I was hoping either and it had a number of pacing issues.

For me it was worth it, just because I'm a fan of the cyberpunk aesthetic it was was really pretty and the tech was very cool.

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When I first saw I thought it was just ok but I haven’t watched or read the original materia... however it made interested in going to the source which I appreciate and as most of the fans of the original source... yeah this one is not good.

Not much to say that haven’t been said before... if you kinda like it I recommend go watch the original series and manga

I would give it a 6 but the 3D and the fact that because of this I went back and enjoyed the original material I’ll let it go with a 7.

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i don't know why some hated it!! i loved it and i hope they make a sequel with Scarlett!! she was great. there's more to tell in this story.

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The somewhat middling reviews initially kept me away, but I'm glad I finally got around to this. I actually really enjoyed this a lot. The world building was great, the scenery made you feel like you were there, the effects really solid, the acting fine, and a story that, while not "brainy" also wasn't complete nonsense. Maybe it helps that I didn't have a strong attachment to the original anime...not sure. Anyhow, I found this to be a quality sci-fi offering that seems unduly maligned.

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I love so much this movie, it's really great to see Scarlett Johansson play the heroine of a character from manga.
10/10

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I normally don't leave any reviews/comments on trakt, but i'm making an exception for this movie.

Why? Why did they have to ruin the story? And i really mean ruin, because they replaced it with the most bland, brainless rubbish instead. I could understand giving it another ending or something (I wasn't expecting the original ending, it's not very hollywood-esque anyway), but this just reduces it to a sci-fi action flick. Do they even know why the original was so popular?

And it is a damn shame too, because it looks & sounds awesome! That's why i still gave it 5/10. This could have been one of the best live adaptations of an anime yet.

I guess it's still enjoyable if you never read/seen the original and like simple sci-fi action movies.

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This is how you ruin a movie that (originally) talks about the boundaries of ethics and human life, what the soul is and the meaning of been alive, politics and how corporations influence over governments, tecnology and its impact over society and how humanity defines itself, evolution and trascendency of the being.
We front a fuzzy mess between I ROBOT with action scenes of Matrix and boring transitions, closed with phrases taken of a cheap self motivation books.
Not mentioning that the whole plot meaning is explained at the opening scene, it looks like its assuming the audience is some kind stupid and can't figure it out along the movie (or even resolving it at the end, as the original movie was, a discovering travel).
Some tribute scenes make it worth but, in a whole, results in a very dissapointing movie.

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Ghost In The Shell

An ok sci-fi action film, however don't go in expecting any depth to the story.
Visually fantastic with good world building.
Decent action scenes.
Acting was mostly stiff and the antagonist was cliché and boring.

6.5/10

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It was okay hate when Hollywood change the game.. All the whitewashing that was this movie.. Where the Asian characters at.. Not white characters

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In general it is disappointing. The interpretation of Scarlett Johanson is too forced, not becoming credible. In comparison with the anime, the main characters do not have the necessary depth. The end is disappointing. There are many more details that make you dissatisfied with the movie.

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have not three last 30min watch^f
zzz

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I enjoyed everything about the movie, the visuals, the dialogue, and the action scenes... Scarlett Johansson (major) got the swag of the living machine right, I feel Robocop needs some weight shedding, mechanical parts replacement and lubrication!

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I was really dreading a live action of the animated series but actually enjoyed this movie more than the series itself. The battles and CG were amazing and did such an amazing job showcasing the tech. The directing and dialogue itself also did a great job of explaining the plot.

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This is very clearly a Hollywood version of the original, and the plot and the whole philosophical aspect is rather simple compared to. But with that being said, I think they managed to make this simpler version of the story work well, and I actually quite enjoyed it. I would definitely watch it again.
Also, the visuals are stunning!

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Weird Mix of the different animes, and the animes quite better. but good visuals.

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I could say I quite enjoyed it but it had terrible flaws... one of them being the cliché, I could predict many events throughout the movie... and the sci-fi-futuristic-citiy is just cringy, they abused on that.
Although the general visuals are very good, I can't say the same about her body, sometime it felt really fake, it felt CGI (as expected I think)

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I have not watched the anime. So not comparing or anything. Still, as a movie, it sucks.
Cringe was ON, the whole time!
Only liked the last 30 minutes.
Too many predictable moments, just TOO MANY!
The story did have some pretty good ideals, but they're random now. The technology showed in the movie, was fantastic to see, but that one Helicopter bugged me. Yeah, everything's so high-tech. Nah, just bring a stone age helicopter. Yeah, no one would notice.
Also the CGI was awful, looked like a 2007's film.

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one movie i couldn't watch it. disaster...

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A rock solid sci-fi thriller set against a stunningly beautiful backdrop.

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"Ghost in the Shell" is probably the most decent adaptation based on anime we got compared to previous attempts. However, as a stand alone film it struggles to be remembered since it's release. For someone who has heard about the anime, but hasn't seen it, the movie at least did a good job of world building to get me interested.

It's visually good looking with some well executed fight scenes. The villain surprisingly wasn't anywhere near generic or boring. Scarlett Johansson did a decent job, despite feeling a bit missed cast. She honestly did better in "Her" as a robot.

Putting the controversy aside, it's a decent film with a lot of things going for it. It's not going to stick in my memory by the end of the week, but at least I watch to judge for myself, not like some.

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I'm a fan of the anime original, and I can say that they've done a good Job, but it doesn't live up to it thought, also It's got some great effects, and some super fighting/shooting action moments... sound cast... cracks my shell...

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dammit, I didn't feel any climax in the story at all. It felt bland and flat. I know I didn't expect much from this movie, but still, I was disappointed.

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Well I for one am a visual person and this movie more than delivered in that aspect.
I never watched the anime (I hate subtitles) so the trailer is all I had for reference.
I loved it and can't wait to see the follow up.

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Lots of interesting tech. Held my attention. However not a future I'm looking forward to living in. I did kind of like the holographic fish floating thru the city

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Sure it pales in comparison to the anime, mostly in regards to the more cerebral aspects. But it's still a worthy Hollywood adaptation of it, unnecessary yes, but it's got a good story (even if it seems unoriginal now), fantastic visuals, cool design, and great action setpieces.

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Great movie, and photography was awesome. Scarlett Johanson is superlative.

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Nice graphics but quite boring, was such a let down. Not worth a rewatch.

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Just kind of felt like a RoboCop reboot. As everyone keeps writing, it was cliched, flash over substance. Seems like so many movies these days are like a Transformer movie.

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This is a tough film for me to review. My intention was to watch the original animated movie, first, to familiarize myself with the material, but I couldn't handle the disconnect between what was spoken and the subtitles, so I decided to jump into this version. (Now that I'm better grounded in the story, I think I'll go back and finish the animation, disabling the distracting subtitles). This film is too slow and redundant in establishing the back story. For 3/4 of the film there is too much telling and not enough showing. It needed more relationship building, more character establishing, and more story-building action rather than plot-explaining dialogue. However, the last 1/4 of the film had all those elements, and, if they could capture the pace, style and success of that story telling, I'd like to see a sequel. I give it a 6.5 (potential to be good) out of 10. Scarlett Johannson, short of being Japanese, found the character, and gave a worthy performance. And, it is always good to see Juliette Binoche, in anything that brings her to the screen.

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me gustó, aunque hubiera sido más fiel al anime

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nice movie...must watch
peace out

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PT-BR Review: https://letterboxd.com/llsalive/film/ghost-in-the-shell-2017/

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