Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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
This film's production was met with controversy over the choice to cast the lead role of Major (a Japanese character in the original source material and previous adaptations) as white, with the role going to Scarlett Johansson. Online protests over Hollywood whitewashing flared up in April 2016 when Paramount Pictures released the first promotional image of Johansson in costume. The anger toward her casting was exacerbated by reports that Lola VFX was commissioned to manage tests on visual effects to make white actors look Asian, though the results were reportedly rejected immediately upon their review. See more »
After Batou meets Major on the boat, they sail off towards the bridge but, when the camera switches to a wide shot, there is no wake behind the boat and it's not moving. See more »
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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The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »
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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