could have been sensational, just bizarre in execution (feels disjointed and broken, script often doesn't work at all and some of the action scenes are awkward too), saved by an incredible performance from scarlett johannson and the best visuals/art design this side of blade runner
The story is interesting (may this come true; who knows?). The actors are convincing (specially Scarlett Johansson). The visuals are curse & blessing at the same time: although incredibly beautiful, the sheer amount of the computer designed images are overwhelming and this creates boredom. 2,5 stars.
Not being familiar with the original material, i trusted R.Sanders to immerse me in this impressive future world where cyber-enhancement is the main business. The visual concept is stunning. I liked the urban landscape, the colors used. A few great action sequences and many astonishing images. SJ's visual impact is tremendous, i liked her a lot. The storytelling was a huge problem in the second part. 6.75/10
Does not hold a candle to the original, particularly in terms of plot and philosophical inquiries. Casting is very hit-or-miss. The art design is very impressive. Unnecessary Hollywood ending feels shoehorned in. It feels like there could have been a great film here, but the horrendous script drags the entire enterprise down. It is as if the writers don't understand what made the original so cherished. 1.5