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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Major
... Batou
... Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
... Dr. Ouelet
... Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
... Togusa
... Ladriya
... Ishikawa
... Saito
Tawanda Manyimo ... Borma
... Cutter
... Dr. Dahlin
... 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. Written by Paramount Pictures

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They did not save your life. They stole it.


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

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Ghost in the Shell  »

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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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Trivia

The red vial that Cutter gives to Dr. Ouelet to terminate the Major is labelled C11H17N3O8 which is Tetrodotoxin, the toxic compound produced by the symbiotic bacteria in pufferfish. See Wikipedia article on Tetrodotoxin. See more »

Goofs

When Cutter confronts Aramaki in his office 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

[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 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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Au Clair De Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
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Surprisingly Good
8 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

As a Ghost in the Shell fan I expected the worst and based on the initial reviews I was expecting to be proved correct, however after watching it by preconceived bias was blown away. It was a good movie, not as good as the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie, but that bar is so high few movies would qualify. Scarlett Johansson was almost perfect in the role, the only issues was she lacked the "Dirty Harry" confidence of the original movie. However in this movie she was only beginning her career, while in the 1995 movie she was an old timer who was ending her career, so that can be explained. The technique of having Aramaki speak Japanese worked, although he mumbled too much and I originally though he was speaking mandarin. I gave up trying to understand his Japanese and simply read the subtitles instead. When I saw Togusa for the first time, that fact he was Japanese confused me. For those who watch Japanese anime, almost everyone looks like a Caucasian, so I was use to that look. However once I realised why I was confused it all worked very well, as if I was watching an all-Japanese cast anime movie, such as Black Butler (which is also excellent). The only real issue was too much was being covering in the movie; it was too fast and lacked the feeling of the original 1995 movie as a result. You could easily resolve it by extending the movie and if I owned the rights that is what I would do, perhaps create two movies from the material. That way you could capture the slow motion and surreal scenes of the original movie, such as when Motoko rises up from the water. As for the controversy about race, we are not dealing with any type of objectivity. I simply ignored any of those comments as those who make them clearly lack an understanding of anime. Saying that it was good the movie was set in Japan and Aramaki reported to the prime minister, rather than the president. 優れた In summary, a good movie with excellent potential, which could have been done better and which could easily be reworked to remove the major issues outlined above.


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