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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
A subject of confusion for audience members was when despite Rila Fukushima getting top billing with the rest of the cast, it appears that she is nowhere to be seen in this film. Her face was actually used as a model for the robotic geisha's face masks present in this film, so while the geisha are only played by stuntwomen (it is unconfirmed if she ever appeared in costume as the geisha), she technically appears in this film as her likeness is used for the geisha. See more »
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 »
Everything felt very forced. The movie lacks a story. To me it feels like the cherry picked the awesome scenes of the movie/series and made a movie out of it.
Unfortunately, they butchered everything and missed the entire point of the Ghost in the Shell series and turned it into a lame action movie with zero substance. What happened to all the thought provoking ideas from the movie/series? I can't wait till someone does a comparison of the original scenes vs these remade ones, what a joke.
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