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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 Mila Killian 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

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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 Mira Killian (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 Killian is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Killian 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 ahmetkozan

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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sam Riley and Jim Sturgess were both in talks for the role of Kuze. See more »

Goofs

Batou asks Major to feed the dogs for him, as he doesn't want to scare them with his new cyborg eyes - but dogs would only care that he still smells the same. 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 »

Alternate Versions

Middle Eastern releases of the film have the Major's thermal optic camouflage suit recolored black. See more »


Soundtracks

Maths (Cobra Effects Remix)
Written by Deadmau5 (as Joel Thomas Zimmerman)
Performed by Deadmau5
Courtesy of Ultra Records, LLC
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They lost the substance in all the CGI effects
28 March 2017 | by kazarnowiczSee all my reviews

When you read this review, keep in mind that I had expected Ghost in the Shell to be a solid 10/10, and that it could quite possibly be one of the best movies of this decade. Instead, it's … tepid. I didn't hate it, but it was a bit like a nice, but not great roller-coaster: nice entertainment for the moment, but nothing you write home about.

It has lots of great CGI effects, but the characters are seriously lacking. It's like they didn't want to give the characters any texture or depth because that could detract the viewer from the special effects. I think this is more a question of direction and editing rather than acting.

Typically, I feel I can re-watch a good sci-fi movie a couple times. Whether it's more action like Minority Report or more drama like Interstellar, the rewatchability factor to me is more a question about the feeling I get from watching the movie. Sadly, the rewatchability factor for this movie is basically 0 on my part. In the end, it's like watching a very long movie sequence in a video game - but in a video game, the film sequences are just a small part of the whole experience. And that's how this movie feels in the end: like it is lacking a big part of the experience.


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