Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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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. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen.


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Mar 21, 2018

Visually stunning, mentally void -bursts of action between long boring scenes of dialogue, minimal plot.

Mar 16, 2018

Too long, too slow, and the CGI was too often really terrible - plus, why are almost all of the lead characters Caucasian when the story is set in Japan???

Mar 11, 2018

I thought there would be more to it.
Acting was fine. Bit slow in some parts. Fighting scenes were cool.
The final bit was almost like a lame boss battle though

Feb 21, 2018

I enjoyed it but admit its depth is PG-13 like "Star Wars". It's a tame sequel to "Blade Runner" (1982 original), "under the skin", "terminator series". It substitutes visual concrete context for disturbing abstract depth

Feb 19, 2018

Thin plot line, very dark visually, flat and boring.

LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 12, 2018

Ghost in the Shell was a decent movie. However, it just wasn't as action packed or eye riveting as I thought it would be. The trailer made it seem like it would be very intense but it was not as exciting. Johansson acted well, but she did not fit into the character of Major that well. It did get better towards the end, but I felt it was just a bit too slow getting there.

Feb 06, 2018

Visually great but I would have enjoyed it if they had given another actress a chance to play the lead role. I am a ScarJo fan but I am getting tired of seeing her in these movies and not getting the Black Widow movie that we all deserve!!

SterlingSilverOpal Feb 05, 2018

This movie has a lot of criticism surrounding the acting choices, while ignoring the actual movie itself. I wouldn't trust a lot of Rotten Tomatoes ratings, as a slew of people rated it a low score without ever touching the movie. As a stand-alone movie, it's not bad. I wouldn't say it was without fault simply because they decided to go a different direction from the original while keeping similar scenes, which left it feeling a little disjointed and broken up. The real joy of the movie comes from the director's obvious love for the original film, making sure the opening scene of the movie was as cinematically close as possible to the original while being a live-action feature film. The actresses and actors all look strikingly like their animated counter-parts (the first half of the movie I was screaming "WHERE ARE BALTO'S EYES" and felt extreme relief when they added them in), and I think the film, while not perfect, did the series justice as an American adaptation.

Feb 02, 2018

Not the best Johansson has done but okay.

Library_Jill Jan 12, 2018

A visually impressive addition to the Ghost in the Shell franchise, this entry--while telling a new story--keeps very true to the themes that underlie all of the Ghost in the Shell incarnations. I grant that some of my enjoyment of the movie is probably nostalgic, but I loved that they took pains to incorporate a myriad of little nods--and a few big ones--to its franchise siblings, without just recreating one of the existing stories. I also appreciated that there were in-story explanations for concerns I heard voiced after the trailer dropped, such as Batou's eyes, and the Major's ethnicity.

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Mar 11, 2018

Violence: Frequent stylized action violence, with a relatively high body count.

Mar 11, 2018

Coarse Language: very mild swearing


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Mar 11, 2018

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Mar 11, 2018

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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Sep 08, 2017

Find many memorable quotes in IMDb already, these two in particular:

You are more than just a weapon. You have a soul... a ghost. When we see our uniqueness as a virtue, only then will we find peace.
We cling to memories as if they define us, but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us.
For visual quotes on the striking locations in Hong Kong and New Zealand, there are many in the net. Here are two I like:

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