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.
Director: Rupert Sanders
Rating/ Runtime: PG-13 1hr 47
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.
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.