When a long-sought hacker named Puppet Master begins to interfere in politics, the 9th Department of the Ministry of Public Security, a group of cybernetic-modified police officers, gets the task to find and stop a hacker. Action comes furiously and with some quality support details in terms of props, places, and special effects. The film is nevertheless an enjoyable, though certainly flawed, experience at that raw entertainment vessel level. I wouldn't call them deep, as no scene ever shows complete black aside from the credits and some transitions? The European's have't sub and dub either. Some of the plastic controls looked so much like real plastic I felt like I could reach out and touch them.
July 16th, 2017 by Brian White I have to get the following off my chest first before we move along. Only a few instances of lacking gunfire -- particularly near the beginning -- and a relative dearth of obvious overhead components really hold it down. I have never seen nor do I have any interest in ever seeing the classic anime film Ghost in the Shell. Wait until the Major visits her relative in the apartment complex. Contrast is spot on which empowers whites and grays without washing away detail. The original was well ahead of its time and remains relevant today as a tight, exciting, and thought-provoking cautionary tale. Ghost in the Shell, in any of its forms, depicts an intriguing but dark future of human enhancement and the frightening push away from what makes humans, human, including their flaws and limitations.
Other similarities continue, such as the scene where the Major chases a hacked sanitation worker into a ravine while cloaked. The picture has some truly great shadow details and the colors almost literally explode off the screen with neon reds, blues, purples and greens, and the color red in particular are displayed in many different shades. Unfortunately, this shell of a film is empty. Even RoboCop fought a better mechanical villain at the end. Here he has to bring to life the most imagined future city spaces since the likes of Blade Runner in my opinion, but more on that soon. Hit the green button on your remote and it will bookmark where you left off.
This version of Ghost in the Shell isn't as thematically rich or deep as it needs be, despite a strong effort in that direction, favoring well done but in some ways tired action and effects instead. This come at a cost. The piece is very involved and detailed; fans will find it a treasure trove of background information. The plot follows a woman who has her brain placed in a cyborg body to become the perfect soldier. This is a user run community. In this case the results are marvelous.
The live action adaptation, in counter to the movie's very title, is little more than the shell; there's almost no soul despite the interesting, if not obviously recycled, contemplative themes. In listening to the Dolby Atmos surround mix I found it to be of the active variety that makes effective use of the platform. Brilliantly combined with the camera work of Hisao Sirai Elven Song. All these different prices and talk of publishing rights and stuff. I seriously couldn't find a site that specified whether or not the dvd was in english or not. Of course, much of it will feel very familiar to fans of the original Anime. Tanaka mentioned she rewatched it when she and Otsuka got the job of doing the Japanese dub of the live-action film last year.
While my feelings are not -like on this movie I do still recommend Ghost in the Shell as a Day 1 purchase for any home theater enthusiasts that either love seeing Scarlett in 4K or appreciate the science fiction genre. Very mild banding appears but never concerns. I had no issues with the video on our Vizio P65-C1. The color range is limited to shades of gray, teal and black with splashes of crimson, blue, muted sepia tones, and a variety of secondary hues. The audio was adequate for a stream, but we only watched it with Dolby Digital Plus.
One of my new 3D favorites. As a longtime fan of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, I was skeptical about Hollywood getting their hands on it and making a live action version that was any good. And could Binoche look more bored with a film? On the basis of good recharge, there are, if not questions, then analogies and other comparisons. Worth a look, but watch the original Anime first. A grey washed out mess with very poor contrast. It is kind of West World like in a futuristic way.
I felt the Dolby Vision grade was more subtle than I had expected, but I still felt it looked excellent. Heavier elements -- a monstrous machine chases down and shoots at the heroes in the third act to impressive depth, movement, and room-filling intensity -- are very strong, punctuated by an explosion near film's end that offers a hefty concussive blast and sends shrapnel and debris all over the listening area. Commentary Based on a Manga story, I found this screen adaptation to be too dumbed down. I thought the story was just ok, nothing really special or to write home about. Instead of an action component, which occupies here a small amount of time, the main backbone of the plot was taken away from conversation - not deprived of meaningfulness, but also philosophical reasoning. I want it to be Dub and have both seasons.
In 2017, we live the circumstances, glued to digital devices. We always have that as Transformers fans say. Overall, it was worth a watch and not nearly as terrible as all the fanboys of the original made it out to be. Paramount did a top shelf job on the conversion for home viewing. Kenji Kawai's music completes the image of genius, without it, it's impossible to imagine separate scenes. However, it did receive praise for its visual style, effects, acting performances, action sequences and soundtrack.
Ghost in the Shell expands its scope beyond the narrative by exploring many rich Philosophical, Economic, Social, and Political themes. Film So like I said up above Ghost in the Shell is the live action feature film adaption of the legendary anime movie of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Both voice actors mentioned that director was ahead of his time, and that his mind moved at such a fast pace it could be hard to keep up with him. One of my go-to scenes is when the Major is diving at night and comes up to find Bateau waiting on the boat for her, the Tokyo skyline in the distance behind them sparkling like jewels against the dark sky; the boat glowing as well with a bright, green-tinted glow. Plus, take an in-depth look at the real-life science behind robotics; discover how cyber-enhancements give each character specialized super-soldier abilities; and learn about the original anime as well as the inspirations behind the visually stunning view of the future. Ghost in the Shell cannot compete with that depth of story and depth of action.