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KP says: Ghost in the Shell (3D) [2017]   Rating: Rating: 3/6   
Updated: 2017-04-07 20:03:46    Type:  movie review     English  View Comment Details   
Well, it ain't no new "Blade Runner" [1982]. Not that it is necessarily trying to be that, but of course it is hard not to compare any movie about androids to the old masterpiece. Visually it is impressive, but in a very CGI-looking way. Not believable as a real future city or a future reality. But once you accept the CGI world, it does look impressive. The 3D is perhaps not very necessary here, but at least it's not badly used.

Scarlett Johansson as Major - the robot with a brain, looks very nice in her tight spandex suits, but she never totally convinces you that she is a robot with real human feelings. Not like the replicants did in "Blade Runner", or the robot Ava did in "Ex_Machina" [2014]. In fact she was a lot more convincing as Samantha, the voice of the operating system OS-1 in the movie "Her" [2014], so she can be a very believable artifical intelligence, but apparently not a robot with a human brain.

Danish actor Pilou Asbæk plays the character Batou, who is a member of Major's team. He does an okay job here, so maybe there's hope for a decent Euron Greyjoy in "Game of Thrones - Season 7".

The story is a bit so-so. Some of it is a little ridiculous, but I guess it will do. Of course the android wants to find out about her past, like androids always do. Wanna take a guess, if she does find out? It's not a bad movie, but it's not really great either. Just enjoy the ride in the cool CGI city. Sadly it never gets violent at all, due to the lame PG-13 rating. Somehow the future was a lot more enjoyable when another robot with a human brain defined the meaning of ultra violence in "Robocop" [1987].


Director: Rupert Sanders
Runtime: 1h47
 
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