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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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Ladriya
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Cutter
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Dr. Dahlin
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Skinny Man
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Bearded Man (as Mana Davis)
Erroll Anderson ...
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. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." Written by Paramount Pictures

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

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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,676,033 (USA) (31 March 2017)

Gross:

$40,533,014 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sam Riley and Jim Sturgess were both in talks for the role of Hideo Kuze. See more »

Goofs

When Aramaki's car is shot the bullet holes are in a tight cluster in the door but in the next shot they are more evenly spread out. See more »

Quotes

The Major: For someone who doesn't like people, how come you care about dogs so much?
Batou: I don't know. I like just strays and they like mee.
The Major: They like you because you feed them.
Batou: You got no heart.
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen twice. Once during the creation of the Major and again at the end of the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Smuffs (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Get My Swerve On
Written by Sam Zeines and Bryan Lawson
Performed by Sam Zeines
Courtesy of Clockwirk Music
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User Reviews

 
If you're a fan, go and see it. If you're not, go and see it.
29 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have just seen the movie at an advanced screening. I'm writing here because, somehow, there are already 34 baseless reviews from people who haven't seen the film. I registered immediately to rectify that situation.

I was truly concerned that this movie wouldn't satisfy me as a fan. Even though the accusations of whitewashing were baseless to begin with, I was concerned that they may have westernized or washed out some of the GITS flavour that I know and love.

To me, this film was fantastic. I went in expecting to be disappointed and I came out grinning ear to ear. I laughed as I watched Aramaki be a down right bad ass. The relationship between Major and Batou was freakin' spot on. There's a lot of philosophy to represent, and that's not easy to do in a movie designed to capture and keep attention, but they did it. The fan service was brilliant and I loved it. It was visually stunning. The soundtrack was wonderful. Scarjo was an excellent study of the Major. It was not tacky or cliché at all.

Please, do not listen to the inevitable vapid borderline insulting "critiques" that you'll no doubt uncover by the various news media who were targeted with pumping out a review for a movie they genuinely don't give two shits about. This movie won't be for everyone. It's scifi. It's intellectual. It's not everyone's cup of tea.

But it's good. It's a classic. And I, for one, am genuinely gratified and impressed. Good work.


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