I told myself I'd hate this, but holy shit that was exquisitely shot and is a landmark film of the genre for its visuals alone (the deep dive scene being a revolutionary approach to hacking imo). Like, it gives me faith that there could be a Neuromancer film done well (whose plot is much more suited to live-action). That being said, **terribly** written and my eyes didn't stop rolling despite decent plot additions.
Good casting idea : since "Her" and "Under the Skin", we kind of accepted that Scarlett Johansson is basically a robot without body. I usually don't like big blockbusters played in front of a green screen but it's here partially justified by the script and the visual result is stunning. So we got an entertaining first hour before Hollywood's dark side takes over. The last bit is a mess. Still a pleasant surprise.
La transposition assez fidèle du manga en film semble avoir oublié qu'un manga n'est pas un film. Sanders édulcore l'important et augmente l'inutile. Le côté sombre devient pop. Le découpage des planches devient des ralentis. Dramatiquement, il ne reste qu'un enchaînement de scènes de fusillades sans intérêt. Sous l'esbroufe des effets spéciaux, on s'emmerde.
This Hollywood version of GHOST IN THE SHELL is not bad as some people said. I know this movie kinda messed up the original source. Maybe this decision would make some fans of the anime mad. Well, I still get entertained with this movie. GHOST IN THE SHELL is thrilling and entertaining. It's less philosophical than the anime. But GHOST IN THE SHELL still a pretty good sci-fi movie. Overall, it's still worth to watch.