Ghost in the Shell (2017) #Review #Scifi #ScarlettJohansson #Anime #Manga #GhostintheShell

Movie Review

Ghost in the Shell

Lisa shares her thoughts on controversial flick, Ghost in the Shell.

The “white-wash controversy” that stemmed from using a white, american actress to play a popular Asian manga character has unfortunatley tainted what might have been an awesome movie-going experience. At least, in the eyes of serious “film critics”, causing it to falter right out of the gates. That said, many of us had never heard of Ghost in the Shell until this movie, so I think it’s safe to say that like Lisa, many of us still want to see it.

Ghost in the Shell (Release Date: March 31, 2017)

In a future in which humanity and technology have begun to merge, a cybernetically enhanced policewoman (Scarlett Johansson) hunts a mysterious terrorist who can hack into his victims’ minds and control their thoughts and memories. Her pursuit eventually leads her to discover the full truth about her traumatic past.

Starring:  Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, and Takeshi Kitano

Director:  Rupert Sanders

Rating/ Runtime: PG-13 1hr 47

Ghost in the Shell

Movie Trailer


In an age when cybernetics are commonplace in everyday life, a young woman has her brain implanted into a cybernetic body after she and her parents were attacked. Her body was beyond repair and her only chance of survival was to have this groundbreaking surgery and become the first of her kind. As Mira Killian wakes she is told that her new body is a shell but that her spirit, her ‘ghost’, still lives on.

A year later she has reached the rank of Major working in anti-terrorism. We see ‘Major’ jumping off a building and the effects are mind-blowing, something that is consistent through the whole film. The action scenes were phenomenal.
Mira starts to experience some glitches with her memories and is soon on a path of self-discovery.
I watched this film either with my hand over my mouth or on my chest basically the whole time. I haven’t read the Manga that Ghost in the Shell was based on, but I believe I will be just to see more of the story.

I am PETRIFIED of robots. I mean, my family buys robotic toys for my daughter to wind me up. I am that person that believes there might just be a robotic uprising! That being said, I am obsessed with any films that revolve around the subject and this film really did it for me. I think I might just watch it again A.S.A.P.!!! Get out there and see this, I had intended to see it on the  release date but it didn’t happen and I have to say it was well worth the wait.

Rating… A




6 thoughts on “Ghost in the Shell (2017) #Review #Scifi #ScarlettJohansson #Anime #Manga #GhostintheShell

  1. RamblingLisa

    My mate and hubby both felt more could have been done with it, as did I, however I feel they are getting us ready for number 2. I really loved the work on the cinematography, it was AMAZING. I want to watch it again, like right now!!

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