• Name: Ghost in the Shell
• Year: 2017
• Country: USA and others
• Director: Rupert Sanders
• Main cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano
• Runtime: 107 minutes
• Production company: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment
Ghost in the Shell was awaited by original anime and manga fans and left many of them disappointed. I didn’t watch anime or read manga and went to the cinema without any expectations. First thing that amazes you is the futuristic city, lots of neon lights, holograms and cyborgs – paradise for fans of cyberpunk.
The plot is pretty involving. It provides you more material to speculate about human rights of the future as well as the definition of the human itself.
Family of Major (Scarlett Johansson) died during horrible accident caused by terrorists. Major was saved, but all what’s left from her human past is the brain which resides in a cyborg body. One of her kind, Major is a perfect soldier and devoted to fight against the criminals.
The rest of the cast is impressing: we have Juliette Binoche (Chocolat (2000), Three Colors trilogy (1993-1994), Pilou Asbæk (Lucy (2014), Game Of Thrones (2011-)), Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale (2000), While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)) who is a rarity for English-speaking movies and Michael Pitt (Seven Psychopaths (2012)).
The movie was directed by Rupert Sanders, to whom it’s not the first adaptation – in 2012 he directed Snow White and the Huntsman.
IMDB URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827
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