Country: United States
Category: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 31 March, 2017
Director: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 150 minutes
Box Office: $?
“Ghost in the Shell”, Hollywood's ability to appropriate and exploit any cultivable land, however far, knows no limits. Rupert Sanders, 'Ghost in the shell: The soul of the machine' adapts to the global taste a manga franchise and deeply Japanese animation, born of the technological boom of the country in the late 80's and crossed by difficult concerns and ideas To assimilate for a foreigner.
If the project took almost a decade to complete - in 2008 it was announced a mixed 3D adaptation and real image produced by Steven Spielberg - it could be because of the difficulty of simplifying the material without alienating the fans, who know that 'Ghost In the shell 'is more than just a sci-fi thriller with sexy heroine. Perhaps for the same reason do not stop canceling projects to adapt in real image another legend 'cyberpunk' as 'Akira'.
In the beginning, 'Ghost in the shell' was a manga by Shirow Masamune, pre-published by 'Young Magazine' magazine since May 1989 and then with its own volume. The title, which we could translate as 'The spirit in the shell', refers to the duality of its heroine, the greatest Motoko Kusanagi, with human brain but mechanized body.
Motoko leads a squad in Section 9, a government unit that deals with cybercrime in mid-21st century Japan. That close future is unified (one might say also damaged) by a global network to which most brains have been connected; And by which some criminals move to 'hack' other people's heads. The one that most brings head to Section 9 in the first series is the Puppet Master, later recovered in the animation film of 1995 and, in part, the film of Sanders.
The duty of every remake is to bring something different and novel to the original film. The biggest challenge facing a remake is when it creates a version of a work that many consider a classic, because how do you improve the original proposal?.
#3 A great release date: March 31, 2017
This is the question that assaults the viewer who comes to see Ghost in the Shell, which opens tomorrow, March 31, in the United States. The film is a remake of the anime Ghost in the Shell (1995), a cult movie among Japanese animation filmmakers. The new version is carried out by Scarlett Johansson, which generated controversy among the fanatics, since the personage is originally Asian. The production was accused of whitewashing, employing a Caucasian actress to play an Asian character.
The truth is that Rupert Sanders, the director of the new Ghost in the Shell, fulfilled the assignment that assured him: make a version for an audience that does not know the original anime and that works as an action movie that attracts an audience massive.
If that was the mission entrusted to Sanders, then the director was more than fulfilled. Ghost in the Shell stands out for its production design, cinematography and its special effects.
Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese science fiction saga created by Masamune Shirow. It was born as a manga in 1989 but the story has continued in four cartoon films, three television series and four video games. Of all its titles, the most famous one is the homonymous film of 1995, directed by Mamoru Oshii.
They are all about an antiterrorist organization called Section 9, led by Major Motoko Kusanagi, operating in Japan in the mid-21st century, in the fictional city of Niihama (a mixture of Hong Kong and Tokyo).