This is filmmaking that should be seen and discussed. A word on the story: No, you will probably not 'get' the story thefirst time around. The majority of anime is terrible. But be prepared for a convoluted plot - if you're like me you'll be rewinding and watching the film again to make sure you didn't miss anything. The important scenes that drive the plot however seem to go so fast and their not action scenes that its like they made them last and ran out of budget right before beginning them.
Most American animationwould never touch up on this sort of subject matter. Remember to watch this movie with your heart, not with your mind. Definitely amovie for grown-ups, though, because the graphic violence may disturbkids and the philosophy will go right over their heads. She has a fitting voice actor choice, but has so poor dialogue it doesn't even matter if she is well voiced or not. Reviewed by Luke-Walker This is the most beautiful film i've ever seen.
To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. There are numerousmemorable shots in this film. This is filmmakingthat should be seen and discussed. In fact it is avery mature story. . Its world is barely explored outside of the premise, and the lone conflict between the main character and villain is so bizarre it has no bearing to reality. The film'saction sequences are strikingly different from the overly stylizedsymphonies of destruction seen in most action films.
I find it terribly unfortunate that theonly American viewers familiar with Ghost in the Shell are anime fans, manyof whom overlook the film's complexity and see only its nudity and violence. Is something created outside of a womb without asoul? Ghost in theShell, on the other hand, represents the best of its genre and the best ofany genre is worth a watch. Simply put, the dub ruins everything. With the large amount of sci-fi we have access to these days, I wouldn't recommend GitS to anyone. Only a few action scenes are scattered through the film, and none are worth the wait. However, the anime has a multitude of problems in its writing.
Conclude: mediocre script with a great core, mediocre direction, tasteless beefy characters, tons of unnecessary nudity, nice visuals and amazing soundtrack. In addition, the musical soundtrack of Kenji Kawai is superb as matches the artwork and feel of the film. I should add as well that this is definitively in the cyberpunk genre. This movie has only one strong side: the very idea of virtual entity dwelling in a network, moreover revolutionary because the movie was made in 1995 when the Internet had only started to evolve. Even more, it's a nightmarish vision of a society that's dominated bycyberspace and looking back now, is eerily prescient of today'scomputerized times. The animation is superb, and used to unusual effect. .
Every time I show this movie to non-anime fans I have to explainbeforehand that Ghost in the Shell is a serious work of science fiction andthat everything in it, including the adult content, is part of the point themovie makes about where our society is headed. The film is stylish, artistic, and beautiful. The artwork is incredible if you don't consider animation art, you shouldtake a look at Ghost and the plot and dialogue are three dimensional andthought provoking. The dubbed version is another story. While watching it for the first time I had always this nagging feelingthat some such scene would turn up and ruin the truly stunning visuals. This is my favourite segment of the movie.
Since Hollywood is making their own version of this film I thought I would revisit the original itself. However, it doesn't have much emotional punch unless you're one of those people who thought The Matrix wasn't just possible but likely. The film argues that this will occur within the next thirty years, and the superbly ambiguous ending inspires us to come up with our own ideas of what will happen to humanity once this new life form begins to reproduce. If you're looking for great sci-fi action, ideas, images and effects, you'll definitely enjoy this one. This can also be said about the other category that Ghost in the Shell fits, that of cyberpunk, which Ridley Scott's classic Blade Runner first rendered so vividly almost 20 years earlier. While it ends after an extremely awesome scene, it feels like its has been setting up the anime for an interesting plot twist. As the story progresses and the truth is revealed we asked a question.
Instead of watching this, watch Cowboy Bebop or Serial Experiments Laine. Every time I show this movie to non-anime fans I have to explain beforehand that Ghost in the Shell is a serious work of science fiction and that everything in it, including the adult content, is part of the point the movie makes about where our society is headed. If you liked this, I also recommendAkira, The Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series, and theupcoming Steamboy That anime could be this good. The Wachowski Brotherscertainly do owe a lot to this movie for the success of their work inAmerica. . But to call GitS's characters two-dimensional is stretching the definition.