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Review: In 'Ghost in the Shell,' a Cyborg With Soul - New York Times

Like the greatest screen goddesses, Scarlett Johansson rises above it all. In the thrill-free science-fiction thriller “Ghost in the Shell,” her character comes at you in pieces, emerging first during the opening credits in the form of a metallic ...and more »

Review: Scarlett Johansson Is a Haunting Riot Grrrl in Ghost in the Shell - TIME

In Rupert Sanders' agile, visually resplendent live-action reimagining of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 anime masterstroke Ghost in the Shell, Scarlett Johansson plays Major Motoko Kusanagi, a character who, in both the anime and the 1989 Masamune Shirow manga ...and more »

'Ghost in the Shell' eliminates deep think in favor of deep action - Christian Science Monitor

'Ghost' stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, who is tasked with eliminating cyber terrorists. The movie's depiction of a futuristic world is easily its most impressive aspect, but saying this is a bit like praising a restaurant for its décor. 'Ghost in ...and more »

Ghost in the Shell's whitewashing: does Hollywood have an Asian problem? - The Guardian

From Scarlett Johansson's heroine in the remake of the anime classic to Tilda Swinton as a Himalayan high priest in Doctor Strange, the film industry stands accused of whitewashing Asian characters and culture. Does it have a defence? Whitewash ...and more »

I have a lot of feelings about the new 'Ghost in the Shell' movie - TechCrunch

Will you enjoy the new version of Ghost in the Shell? Depends on what you want when you go to the movies. If, like me, you're mostly hoping to see something new, well, you're in for a treat: This is one of the best-looking science fiction films in ...and more »

Review: 'Ghost in the Shell' is dull sci-fi - Detroit Free Press

While waiting for Scarlett Johansson to star in a “Black Widow” movie, we're having to make do with far-out action films like “Lucy” and her latest project, “Ghost in the Shell,” a live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese anime film in which she plays a ...and more »

'Boss Baby' and 'Ghost in the Shell' Debut as 'Beauty and the Beast' Eyes Third Week at #1 - Box Office Mojo

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $15.5 million Fox and DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby got off to a wonderful start this weekend, topping Friday's box office en route to what looks like a $50-52 million opening weekend. As of right now it's ...and more »

Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell - Stuff.co.nz

"They did not save her life. They stole it." Scarlet Johansson stars in the Wellington-made film. GHOST IN THE SHELL (M, 107 mins). In a world where cybernetic enhancements have become commonplace, "Major" Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson) is unique ...and more »

Transhumanism and the Promise of the Bodiless Mind in the Original Ghost in the Shell - Hyperallergic

Rather than make the series feel dated, identity issues in the cyber age make the 1995 film seem extraordinarily prescient. Dan SchindelMarch 31, 2017 · Share · Tweet · Email. Popular. Damien Hirst's Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice · We Spotted the ...and more »

Screen & Page: Meet Anime's Olivia Benson In 'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex' - ComicsAlliance

Most anime is adapted from manga, often produced by the manga publisher to raise awareness and sell it overseas. But what about the anime shows or films that go the other way, adapted from the screen to the page? How do those works hold up, and what ...and more »