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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
"Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0" (original title)

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A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

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Credited cast:
Atsuko Tanaka ...
Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Togusa (voice)
Tesshô Genda ...
Masato Yamanouchi ...
Foreign Minister (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ...
Diplomat (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
The Puppet Master (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji ...
Garbage Collector A (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Maaya Sakamoto ...
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Steve Bulen ...
Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice)
Toni Burke ...
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Tom Carlton ...
Garbage Collector A (voice)
George Celik ...
Old Man (voice)
Gina Connell ...
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A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

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The cyberpunk classic that inspired 'The Matrix', reworked for today!


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When the Section 9 members discuss about the "host shell" female cyborg, there's a shot with the brain hologram out of focus in the foreground. In this shot, the original (1995 movie) hologram is shown, instead of the new CGI one. See more »

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18 February 2010 | by (Las Vegas....baby!) – See all my reviews

I gave this 1 star out of 10, not because the story sucks or anything, but because this was a completely unnecessary waste of time and effort.

Here's the idea: take one of the greatest animes ever produced and re-draw certain shots with new CGI. Then intercut them with the original animation.

The new CGI is very well done; unfortunately, it doesn't match the original artwork at all, and tends to distract from the overall film. It's like having someone slap you every few seconds.

One other reviewer mentioned that this seemed like something George Lucas would do, and if you saw the "new" Star Wars films that came out in the 1990s with added scenes and (crappily done) CGI, you've had a taste of what was done with GITS 2.0. But imagine if the original was in B&W and the new scenes were not just in color, but completely CGI. That's how jarring GITS 2.0 is.

If the creators wanted to do something with the new CGI technology that exists, they should have come up with a new idea, not tried to re-hash an old movie. They aren't even "re- imagining" it, they are just doing it over again. It's as if an artist working with charcoal discovered watercolors, and then tried to paint over all his old works. This was a terrible idea.

My advice is to forget that this movie exists, and just watch the original.


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