Ghost in the Shell (2017) – Review

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Not too long (one day) after watching the original 1995 animated film, I went to the cinemas to see this film, the 2017 live-action American remake, ‘Ghost in the Shell (2017)’. How does this film differ from the 1995 original? and how does it compare?

A remake of a 1995 animated film, the premise is similar, but with a few key differences. The movie takes place in the future in a city, probably the same one from the original, but probably not. The movie follows Major Mira Killiana woman whose parents were killed in a terrorist attack when she entered the country, which also led to her having to have her entire body replaced with a robotic “shell” in which only her brain remains human. Major Killian works for law enforcement group Section 9, working to stop terrorists like the ones that killed her parents and turned her into a cyborg. The company that built Killian’s body and supplies Section 9 with it’s arms, Hanka Robotics, is targeted by a mysterious person known as Kuze who can control people remotely and alter their memories.

Sound familiar?

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Ghost in the Shell (1995) – Review

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I’ve taken a couple weeks off of writing here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t still been watching movies. A few weeks ago, I saw, surprisingly for the the first time fully, the original 1995 Japanese animated film, Ghost in the Shell’.

Based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ takes place in 2029 in the fictional ‘New Port City’ in Japan and follows Major Motoko Kusanagi, assault team leader of Public Security Section 9, and her efforts to track down the elusive criminal ‘The Puppet Master’, someone who is able to alter and control the memories and consciousness of people with cybernetic enhancements

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