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 Killian, a 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.