Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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
In the scene of the city, there appeared advertisements displayed as 'innocence' in Japanese katakana character. This is quoted from Mamoru Oshii's anime movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004). And 'Avalon', apartment name where Major went to find her past, is also quoted from Mamoru Oshii's movie Avalon (2001). See more »
At the 45:58 mark, Scarlett is told to 'go' and slowly jogs off to a stop while still in shot. The next scene she is running at speed. See more »
Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
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The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »
I would like to extend my great thanks to the film makers and writers for producing such a good film. Masamune Shirow, Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger really had their work cut out for them when they all wrote the story as it was shot in the movie, each of them working independently. I am not here to give any spoilers so I will just try and keep to the original content. The movie is excellent, the actors really portrayed their characters well. Scarlett Johanson really did well and all the other actors really made me believe I was watching the original of so long ago. The CGI is just as good and I could easily believe what was produced was truth and not CGI. To comment on the story itself: (without giving spoilers) there was some things left out from the original content, which would have been nice to see if it was there, (but it didn't take anything away from the storyline).
The different story-lines, time-lines and content of the originals had way to many things that clashed and it is nice to see the way that the movie was produced, was where a lot of detail was actually left murky and that gave the story a chance to flow into each other. The movie also had a proper intro, body and ending, which left me as the watcher feeling complete. So this movie is a complete movie and could be left as is, but it also built a platform, so that more movies or story-lines could flow from here... So all in all I would say WELL DONE!!!
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