When Erich gave me this movie, I was perplexed. I have never watched any sort of Anime, not even Pokemon as a child. I don’t even like American animation much anymore. With this I was a tad hesitant, but excited nonetheless to watch a movie in a form I am unfamiliar with.
Ghost in the Shell is heralded as the best anime movie of all time as it depicts a prominent strong female lead and strong animation cels. I was unimpressed. The overdub of english was a tough sell to me and made me feel like my computer was lagging. The story, while interesting was cheesy. It followed a cyborg female cop-out to find who is hacking into the cyborgs to turn regular cyborgs into assassins. The premise is great, but the execution left me wanting more. I wanted something more real and action packed, but this felt like a crappy saturday afternoon comic book movie or something on Toonami. Everything about this was mediocre. Nothing was great, but nothing was awful. I know it is sacrilege, but I feel like if/when I watch the ScarJo remake, I might like it more.
Ghost in the Shell: 6.9/10
Erich’s Next Movie: End of Tour
This movie is a sleeper hit of last year and is super emotional and is everything you want in a movie. Tells a great story, toys with your emotions and showcases great performances