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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 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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Cast

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Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
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Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
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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. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,676,033 (USA) (31 March 2017)

Gross:

$40,533,014 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Trivia

Feature film debut of fashion model Adwoa Aboah. See more »

Goofs

When Major meets Motoko's mother for the first time, she puts the kettle on the stove to make tea and hear it whistle. However, the kettle on the stove is not the whistling kind, which has a distinctive spout. See more »

Quotes

The Major: They created me. But they cannot control me. They took my life. I'll take my revenge.
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Crazy Credits

The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »

Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode #46.5 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Get My Swerve On
Written by Sam Zeines and Bryan Lawson
Performed by Sam Zeines
Courtesy of Clockwirk Music
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The Dangers of Hype
3 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I came into this movie not knowing anything about it, besides the fact that it was an adaption. I avoided trailers, news, and even the IMDb page, which is usually my bible and helps me decide on what movies I see. I was absolutely blow away. The look, the story, the acting, all spectacular. I enjoyed every second. I felt every emotion. I was amazed by every visual. I walked out of the cinema in awe. Then, I checked the IMDb page and was absolutely shocked to see it had a score of 6.9. This is a excellent example of why hype is a dangerous weapon, especially against adaptions or remakes. This really opened my eyes towards movie criticism and reviews. I urge everyone to do as I did more often, not give movies unrealistic expectations, and rip it to pieces when it disappoints you. Instead, put your preconceived notions behind you, appreciate the countless hours of work and incredible effort the filmmakers put in, and remember why we watch movies: to enjoy.


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