Directed By – Mamoru Oshii
Screenplay By – Kazunori Itô
Cinematography By – Hisao Shirai
As an anime Blade Runner-esque movie Ghost in the Shell starts off fierce with a hot naked cyborg cop kicking ass. However, the pace slows down after the first few sequences and ultimately made me wish I was watching the real Blade Runner. Both films deal with the question of what it means to be human and what it means to have consciousness. I seem to prefer Ridley Scott’s version of handling those questions than Oshii’s animation adaptation.
I do see myself enjoying this movie more with multiple viewings, much like Blade Runner. I think what might have thrown me off is how fast the movie starts and then how slow it finishes up, but I do recognize that Ghost in the Shell is doing some very interesting stuff.
Worth a watch for a specific audience. If you’re a huge fan of Blade Runner, check this out.
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