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2017, Action, Robots

GHOST IN THE SHELL

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story The graphic novel of the same name by Masamune Shirow
Writer/s Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger
Director Rupert Sanders
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt
Elevator Pitch In a world where robots are used for many tasks, and humans can have their bodies and senses enhanced, a cyborg with a human brain is developed by the Hanka Robotics corporation. With memories of a terrorist attck which killed her parents she becomes part of an anti-terror team, and is required to defend her creators against a cyber attack. But were there others before her and are her memories real?
Content A stunning presentation variously thought to recreate aspects of Blade Runner, The Matrix or The Fifth Element. A number of impressive firefights with a variety of firearms. Some explosions. Action in a number of apparently Japanese environments. Major often removes all her clothing but it is not nudity as we know it.
A View I saw this in 2D but was so impressed I am going to go to see it on an IMAX screen. If anything rather a thin and predictable plot, and I dare say that fans of the graphic novel and previous Japanese films will find things wrong with it, but the environment and the action sequences are briliant. Absolutely worth the ticket price if you are an SF fan.

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