In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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. Written by
In this film, The Major visits an apartment building looking for her past. When she arrives, she sees the name of the building on a card, "Avalon Apartments". It is a clear reference to Mamoru Oshii's Avalon (2001), which at the same time is strongly influenced by the manga and anime Ghost in the Shell; in this film, Ash, a player in a virtual reality videogame sense of reality is challenged as she attempts to unravel the true nature and purpose of the game. Avalon is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend; it is known as the place where King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, was forged and later where Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. In the film, Avalon is referred as the Islan where the pure-hearted warriors go after death. See more »
When Aramaki's car is shot the bullet holes are in a tight cluster in the door but in the next shot they are more evenly spread out. See more »
A 10? Really? Yeah, I know... It seems high but the more I think about the film the more I appreciate it more. To be honest, I saw it on the 8th of April, then the very next day, today...I saw it again in an IMAX theater at noon that uses a 4K laser for 3D images on an 8-story high screen. Only the 8th in the world actually for such a laser system and the only in New England. Don't get me started on the amazing sound. So let me tell you, I realized I loved this film. A fan of the original series and anime myself, I have come to appreciate the process that they went to try and tell the story in a live version. In fact, much of the mid-90's original anime movie story-line is presented here. While the film might not be perfect, I felt when I left the movie, that I enjoyed it tremendously and that I felt my money was well spent. A good investment in time and money...and certainly something to talk about over dinner.
What else could you ask for? :)
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