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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Cast

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Aramaki (as 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano)
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Kuze (as Michael Carmen Pitt)
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Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
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Hanka Security Agent
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Storyline

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 Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,676,033, 31 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,533,014, 19 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,246,659, 11 April 2017
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Trivia

The red vial that Cutter gives to Dr. Ouelet to terminate the Major is labelled C11H17N3O8 which is Tetrodotoxin, the toxic compound produced by the symbiotic bacteria in pufferfish. See Wikipedia article on Tetrodotoxin. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Ouelet: 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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Crazy Credits

The first few seconds of each opening logo are trimmed. See more »


Soundtracks

Shooting Star
Written by Takeshi Masuda & Suzuki Sayaka
Performed by Suzuki Sayaka
Courtesy of Music Supervisor, Inc. & Capp Records, Inc.
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The Future Is Here
31 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Technology, a useful resource that has contributed to mankind and evolution for many years. With time man and machine start to become one with unlimited possibilities to create and evolve.

Sometimes fiction is not that far apart from reality.This is what Ghost in the Shell brings us with this live action adaptation that explores the meaning of being human.

As a big fan of the Ghost in the Shell universe I have to say this was my most expected film of the year, counting the days for its release and finally it is here, but did it leave up to the hype?

The Story: For those unfamiliar with the 1995 anime film Ghost in the Shell fear not, the story is well paced and easy to understand for newcomers and for fans this was a very special experience as the story has a new but at the same time familiar feeling that makes you say This is Ghost in the Shell.

Art: The futuristic world portrayed in this film is absolutely beautiful to look at, the CGI is so good that sometimes I forgot it was CGI, in my opinion they represented the world of Ghost in the Shell perfectly.

I was very happy with Scarlett Johansson performance in this film, she became the major and did an amazing job at it, not only is she beautiful but very talented to make one of the most well known characters in the history of the anime industry her own.

If you still have doubts about going to the movie theater to see this movie, please do yourself a favor and go watch it now you will not regret it. It is definitely an experience not to be missed.


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