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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After watching Takeshi Kitano perform in front of him on the set, Pilou Asbæk was so impressed by his acting skills he decided that he was one of his new favorite actors. See more »

Goofs

When Major shoots the geisha robot in the face, the robot's face is open, revealing its inner workings. The face then closes and, when next seen, the impact patterns from the bullets smoothly cross the seams of the closed face which they would not do if the face were shot when open. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.120 (2017) 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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Great Film from a non manga fan point of view
21 April 2017 | by hurquieta13See all my reviews

First of all I have to say that I'm not a manga or anime fan even though I've watched the GITS anime twice and think is amazingly deep in terms of its story-line and philosophical topics. I went to see this movie trying to forget the anime, letting myself be surprised by the characters and plot. And must say that I really enjoyed the movie, especially that "retro noir", post apocalyptic atmosphere a la Blade Runner. I never expected to find the same scenes that appear on the anime, that would be a complete waste of time and effort. What would be the point on replicating the same scenes? Instead of that, the movie adds a slightly different approach compared to the original story and sacrifices some philosophical matters perhaps to keep the fast-paced of the action. Another aspect worth to mention is the original score, so magnificent, flowing with the scenes, helping to create that dark, robotic and apocalyptic look.


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