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 car and suitcase shooting scene, Aramaki somehow manages to fire 8 shots out of a 6-shot revolver without reloading. That his revolver only holds the (typical) number of 6 cartridges is clearly visible in a close-up in previous scene. 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 »
The problem was not just the whitewashing, which is emphatically problematic, but also the soulless (sorry, I had to) acting, story and the emphasis and focus on merely visuals over depth and morality. As a woman, I was embarrassed for Scarlet Johansson for 2+ hours.
Either American directors and studios just are too dense to get it or, more likely, they are too afraid that their audience is stupid and hence they dumb down their films for a wider audience. Unfortunately, this alienates the core fans of the original story and insults the potential intelligent viewer.
Why am I writing this? Will the American studios ever learn? it is doubtful. One of the worst offenders (has that guy done anything original or creative?) JJ Abrams was just given the assignment to do Kimi No Na Wa... will he tone down the gender structure story? Will he westernize the setting? Will he 'improve' on that beautiful beautiful story with gratuitous morality? Will he lengthen the school girl's skirts? Will he... ah, whatever, we all know he will think he knows better and, like in Ghost In The Shell, end up deteriorating and diminishing the original.. that's what they always do.
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