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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 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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Rupert Sanders

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (based on the comic "The Ghost in the Shell" by), Jamie Moss (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Major
Pilou Asbæk ... Batou
Takeshi Kitano ... Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
Juliette Binoche ... Dr. Ouelet
Michael Pitt ... Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
Chin Han ... Togusa
Danusia Samal ... Ladriya
Lasarus Ratuere ... Ishikawa
Yutaka Izumihara ... Saito
Tawanda Manyimo Tawanda Manyimo ... Borma
Peter Ferdinando ... Cutter
Anamaria Marinca ... Dr. Dahlin
Daniel Henshall ... Skinny Man
Mana Hira Davis Mana Hira Davis ... Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
Erroll Anderson 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. Written by Paramount Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They did not save your life. They stole it.


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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Country:

UK | China | India | Hong Kong | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,676,033, 31 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,533,014, 19 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,246,659, 11 April 2017
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Batou is shown bonding with several stray dogs, including a Basset Hound he calls Gabriel. The director of Ghost in the Shell (1995), Mamoru Oshii, is a huge fan of Basset Hounds and had one himself, also named Gabriel. A Basset Hound is seen several times in the original film. In the sequel to the original, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004), Batou is shown to have a pet Basset Hound. See more »

Goofs

At about 42nd minute, Kuze grabs Dr. Dahlin's cigarette with his thumb and index finger but in the next shot the cigarette is between his index and middle finger. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Ouelet: Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
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Crazy Credits

The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Australian Ninja Warrior: Heat 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot Beats
Written by Harry Romero, Joseph W Rizzo & Christopher Michael De Caterina
Performed by Harry Romero & Sikduo
Courtesy of CR2 Records
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Great Adaptation
14 April 2017 | by Andrew JohnsonSee all my reviews

What impressed me the most, was that all of the major elements of the Anime were captured without the really sexual or violent aspects of the story. It makes it safe for a younger crowd, without ruining the original story at all. The other thing that really stands out is how many scenes are identical to the Anime, at the major plot points it's done seamlessly.

This isn't Anime which should be obvious, but it seems some folks are struggling with that. If you miss some part of the Anime, go watch it again. The Anime nerds ripping it apart should consider live action adaptations are going to pull back to low budget B flicks from all of the ignorant reviews. As it stands, they'll likely go dig another crappy DC/Marvel story from the bottom of the pile before ever funding the finish of a live action Ninja Scroll, or Akira.


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