Ghost in the Shell (2017) – Movie Review
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.
Ghost in the Shell is a stunning, faithful adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s classic film, while admittedly not as psychologically appealing. Scarlett Johansson makes for an intriguing character with The Major, and she excels in the action sequences as well. Clint Mansell’s score is beautiful, and the production design and immaculate CGI impress.
(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images
Run Time: 107 min