I love Ghost In The Shell anime move, stand alone complex these 2 things to me are some of the perfect anime out there. so when I knew there was a live action movie I hoped for the best but after the 2nd trailer, i knew this was going to be bad. Only then I hoped for it to be better than dragon ball evolution. So after seeing I can say it was bad, boring and was missing what I loved about ghost in the shell when it touched on the deep subjects and really explored the darker themes of Ghost In The Shell. This movie had none of these but what I will say the best thing about the live action movie was the visuals they were amazing, 10/10 stuff but everything else was just bad.
being a hardcore ghost in the shell fan I knew there was no way they would get it right from the story to the change they would make and I didn’t like the changes they made. I was hoping for some fun action scenes but even the action scenes were bland. the scenes they recreated from the anime were cool but nothing special. at end of the day it was an average movie that could have been amazing at least it was better than dragon ball evolution, I hope we never get a movie like that again but for me, ghost in the shell deserves better.
If you are reading this and have never watched ghost in the shell then you will like this movie because if it didn’t have the name ghost in the shell then I could see it being a cool sci-fi movie because there is an amazing movie here just has a bunch of bullshit in it. Also, i think the major was miscast with Scarjo I don’t think she was right and that name change I hated that shit. if I couldn’t get into the major that was a big reason why I found this movie boring. But not all actors were bad just the characters were not that interesting in the movie compared how they were interesting in the anime.
Watch the ghost in the shell anime movies because they do a better job at telling the story and going in deep with these themes of ghost in the shell and I think it looks cooler in animation. 1995 anime and stand alone complex are the best part of the ghost in the shell universe I don’t know where the future of ghost in the shell is going but I hope there are more anime movies whatever happens to this live action movie. I don’t think we need anime turned into live action movies because there is always going to be problems and you can’t get around these problems but it is Hollywood and they want the money and to fuck with things we love. I just read there the next movie they want to make a live action movie is Akira…..FUCK!!!!!!!