GHOST IN THE SHELL
(Action/Crime/Drama/Sci-fi, Sanders 2017)
Ghost in the shell is based on the manga series from 1989 and has been remade many times as well as inspiring other series, movies and cultural phenomenons. I am not a fan of manga and is therefore not familiar with the concept, the manga series or any of the previous films but doing some quick research I quickly find that this movie does not evolve anything at all from the original stories moral and ethical questions about man vs. Machine. And this will be the films biggest flaw. ”A flimsy copy of a copy, one that recreates some of the anime's set-pieces nearly shot for shot, but then pares away nearly everything else that made the original a classic.” says David Sims, critic at the Atlantic. As a first time watcher, with no knowledge about the concept all I see is a very shallow but visually well made movie. It is probably the sexiest movie around right now but the story and characters are too flat and the intrigues are not good enough to keep it up. The plot is built up quit weird and it’s overall pretty predictable. However, along with the good looks you also get some good acting from Scarlett Johansson and one of my favorite actors, Michael Pitt, so it can be worth a watch if you don’t have any higher demands on the content.