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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Cast

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Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
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Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
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Ladriya
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Cutter
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Dr. Dahlin
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Skinny Man
Mana Hira Davis ...
Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
Erroll Anderson ...
Hanka Security Agent
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Storyline

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." Written by Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Ghost in the Shell  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,676,033 (USA) (31 March 2017)

Gross:

$39,114,757 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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Trivia

Batou's car is a modified S3 Lotus Esprit. Aramaki's car is a modified Lotus Excel. See more »

Goofs

When Cutter confronts Aramaki in his office and confronts him from across the desk, Cutter's hands don't match. When the camera is behind Cutter, his hands are balled up and he is leaning on the desk on his knuckles. When the camera is behind Aramaki, Cutter's hands are flat and he is leaning on the desk with his fingers straight. See more »

Quotes

The Major: They created me. But they cannot control me. They took my life. I'll take my revenge.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen twice. Once during the creation of the Major and again at the end of the opening credits. See more »

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Underrated by haters and super critics
3 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

When it comes to getting high IMDb ratings this movie was already destined to fail just because it is an anime adaptation of a highly beloved nineties classic. On top of that the cast and yet another Hollywood whitewashing sh*tstorm.

Is this a perfect film? No. Some story elements were simplified to appeal to a broader audience and I would have done some scenes and dialogues differently. But overall it is a solid movie in the Sci-Fi genre. The atmosphere, effects, music and aesthetics are stunningly beautiful! You can still feel the heart and soul of Ghost in the Shell. The story is there - slightly changed but still thought provoking. There are many scenes where you can really see the amount of work that was put into making this movie - tiny details in the background, the aura of Hong Kong and other locations where this film was shot and just the overall look and feel.

If this wasn't an adaptation but an original film I'm pretty sure the ratings would look completely different and the critics would be positive only. Don't let negative ratings of super critical anime lovers stop you from seeing this movie! Especially if you have never seen the original Ghost in the Shell - now is the time.


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