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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
In this film, Major visits an apartment building looking for her past. When she arrives, she sees the name of the building on a card, "Avalon Apartments". It is a clear reference to Mamoru Oshii's Avalon (2001), which, at the same time, is strongly influenced by the manga and anime Ghost in the Shell. In this film, Ash, a player in a virtual reality video game, sense of reality is challenged as she attempts to unravel the true nature and purpose of the game. Avalon is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend. It is known as the place where King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, was forged and, later, where Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. In the film, Avalon is referred as the Island where warriors of the pure heart go after death. See more »
When Cutter confronts Aramaki in his office from across the desk, Cutter's hands don't match. When the camera is behind Cutter, his hands are balled up and he is leaning on the desk on his knuckles. When the camera is behind Aramaki, Cutter's hands are flat and he is leaning on the desk with his fingers straight. 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 »
If I had to do an analogy, I'd say this movie is to the original whatwould happen if Mc Donalds tried to make sushi.
Story wise, the movie is both a dumbed down version and has major plot changes (it's about the same magnitude of difference as between the book "I am legend" and the ending of the movie that shares the same name. If you know what I mean, and are a fan of GITS, I just crushed your hopes hard).
Also visually, when I thought about GITS (1995 version, which I loved), I picture something aesthetically pleasing and beautiful. For the live action movie, aside from the restaurant scene, which looked great, I didn't like the visuals much, felt kinda cheap (esp. the city). You can tell the director tried a bit, but all in all, it's lacking a soul. On a side note : The guy playing Batou was a good cast for the role , he got the job done.
PS : And what was this BS with Kitano's dialogues ?!? Either have his dialogues in full Japanese, or in full English, but what they did here screams "Takeshi did not want to speak English, and the cast didn't want to learn 3 words of Japanese", it just felt plain awkward.
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