I decided to give the Ghost in the Shell franchise another chance and I'm enjoying it more this time. Apparently Mamuro Oshii didn’t want to make a typical sequel, and thus GitS 2: Innocence works as an off-shoot or spin-off story, more concerned with the universe’s aesthetics than the overarching plot, similar to what Del Toro did with Hellboy II: The Golden Army. At times the 2-D animation is interjected with 3-D graphics, creating a weird stylistic contrast that hasn’t…
I don't get the Jaws comparisons at all, this is closer to forgettable horror films from the 00’s like Open Water or Turistas than a Spielberg blockbuster. The story is corny as hell and the “minimalist” style ends up feeling underwhelming and not even the collection of gimmicks can salvage it.
I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?
Corman might be a genius after all.
Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…