GHOST IN THE SHELL

Khaleej Times - City Times - - MY KIND OF WEEKEND -

So much has al­ready been writ­ten about this movie and its al­le­ga­tions of white­wash­ing. What we’re con­cerned with is, is it any good? Turns out; de­pends who you ask. Re­views have been harsh from fans of the genre. What we do know is this is an in­trigu­ing story and Scar­lett Jo­hans­son is an amaz­ing per­former. Should the pro­duc­ers have re­mained faith­ful to the source ma­te­rial, yes. Should they have tried to ex­plain their choice away in the movie quite so ham-fist­edly? No. But will we give it a bit of a chance? No, but we’re not go­ing to kick it too much ei­ther.

IMDb gives it 6.8

Trivia: Ja­panese di­rec­tor of the orig­i­nal Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii, has said “I be­lieve hav­ing Scar­lett play Mo­toko was the best pos­si­ble cast­ing for this movie.”

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