Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell ★★½

2017 Ranked
Non-2020 First Time Watches Ranked

Ehh, this was okay.

I'm actually probably overrating it a little bit but that's because I haven't seen/read any of the source material. From what I have heard, that is some of the deepest, best written shit there is, and what I witnessed here is not that. This is a shallow Hollywood action film. That's all it is. It's very pretty, but totally a style over substance thing.

I don't think I need to go into the whitewashing thing; it happens too much, but I think Hollywood is slowly getting better at fixing it. Very slowly.

It's a shame to see such a unique source material churned through the Hollywood machine and come out as a generic action film. But it's still kind of enjoyable.

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