Ghost in the Shell (1995) Movie Review

Similar to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ghost in the Shell has always been more of a sensory experience than a narratively compelling one. For me, the best moments have nothing to do with the story, such as the dialogue-free sequence that’s essentially a grand tour of dystopian Tokyo. Presented in long takes, accompanied by nothing but Kenjo Kawai’s haunting score, it’s like viewing a series of vivid animatic paintings. Though I’m not a massive anime fan, the film is constantly engaging just to look at, nearly every scene so rich with detail that catching everything in one sitting is impossible

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Ghost in the Shell Review

Ghost in the Shell (2017) Movie Review by John Walsh

Ultimately, as a complete novice to this series, I found the story and the world a bit strange and slightly perplexing if I’m being honest. It can’t be easy transferring certain parts of a manga comic to live action though, so I’ll give them a pass on that. I enjoyed some aspects of the story, I thought Sanders direction was decent enough and the cast did well with what they had. I’d recommend giving it a blast if you’ve got some spare time to kill. It was a decent enough film.