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J. O.'s rating of the film Ghost in the Shell

Could care less about the hyper-sensitive "whitewash" complaining - the anime's director even proclaimed it to be nonsense. This is a visual feast, an experience drenched in neon light, with a pulsing electronic score. The use of CGI and 3D was head and shoulders above most, and the slick futuristic aesthetic paid homage while still feeling inventive - though story, philosophy, and performances were undercooked.