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Ghost In The Shell 2017

What do you know; a live action movie of the 1996 Japanese anime of the same name. That in itself has my attention.

Ghost in the Shell points to having a live human spirit within an electro-mechanical device. It also points to a human spirit living on as an independent AI that functions within a large complex computer network. In this way, it indicates toward a kind of immortality.

Rotten tomatoes gives it a 42% rating. Hmmmm. green. That must mean they're throwing old tomatoes at it. But actually the pro reviewers suggest high quality visuals with a not-so-good story.

Myself; Back in 1996 (?) I enjoyed this animated movie quite a lot. Time has passed and you can only revisit the old anime's so often before the story gets old.

That said, the original wasn't so much notable for its engrossing story. Rather it was notable in that it was an anime' aimed at adult sci-fi viewers. In reality I felt that the Japanese authors were trying to cram in too much philosophy in the form of long narrated diatribes as opposed to weaving said philosophies into the story line.

The anime' was also noteworthy for exceptional graphics. And yet those graphics were added into the story gratuitously. As in, take a breather from the plot while looking up at some stupendously beautiful, artfully produced CGI. It passes and back into the story we go.

And I still liked it. So if the movie follows this format of adding CGI and philosophy in a gratuitous fashion, I can understand reviewer objections. And yet I will probably view the movie sometime next week as a matinee. Only then will I know what the reviewers objections are rooted in.



Edits: 03/31/17

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Topic - Ghost In The Shell 2017 - user510 14:10:19 03/31/17 (18)


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