Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. A quest for a killer that becomes a mind bending search for the meaning of life.
Film No.7 in my Anime Marathon
"When dialog fails, it's time for violence."
This film is visually better than the first. But the story is convoluted, and the dialogue is something i wish was at times a little less philosophical.
... I think I finally understand what "2deep4u" is.
I'll have to re-watch this with a clearer head.
This is an almost impossible achievement by Oshii, a forceful exploration of human existence and a metaphysical dissection of technology wrapped up in the glossy cover of science fiction anime. This is a beautiful movie, and it really shows the immense boundaries the Japanese dream to conquer. The work of a visionary, combined with brilliant characters and mind blowing music, replete with an expansive, epic thematic scope.
The visuals are pretty extraordinary for their time.
The sequel to Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell which shares a familiar cyberpunk aesthetic to Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence focuses on Batou and Togusa of Public Security Section 9 as they investigate a series of brutal murders committed at the hands of sex dolls manufactured by the LOCUS SOLUS corporation.
There is many quotations from philosophy and heavy discussion of spirituality and the meaning of life accompanied by great visuals and a haunting soundtrack.
Most notably with the brilliant animation and atmosphere, thats's right. But they quoted too much in this movie in my opinion. The dialogues in the second half-time has a 90 percent amount of quotations, but the rest was a really succeeded continuation to/of (?) the first movie. I enjoyed it!
(Please excuse my bad English – I'm German but try my very best)
Storytelling-wise it's a bit of a step down from the first film. However, it excels in every other department, most notably with the brilliant animation and atmosphere.
Tenían muy complicado mejorar su primera parte y no solo la igualan, sino que se superan. En ciertos momentos se puede ver la obsesión del director por los detalles en el movimiento, el continuo movimiento de personajes en un quintísimo plano y mil historias que te dejan bien pegado al sofá. Potentísima, un anime como pocos.
The Major is the reason I give a fuck about GITS at all