Ghost in the Shell is a sci-fi action film based on the classic Japanese anime of the same name that inspired the movie ‘Matrix’. Set in the near future where the line between humans and robots is becoming blurred. The movie revolves around the main character ‘Major’, played by Scarlett Johansson, who has her brain placed in a cyborg body after meeting a dreadful accident.
The actual story starts when Major and her team are asked to hunt down an anonymous hacker who is brutally killing all the top scientists of a top robotic firm. Simultaneously, Major is also trying to find her own identity and her past. Is she a human, a robot, or just a weapon? What’s her purpose? Does she have a family? All these questions get answered as the story moves forward.
The visual effects and action sequences are stunning and even more enjoyable in 3D. Scarlett Johansson is the soul of this film and she is an absolute beauty to watch on screen. Director Rupert Sanders has successfully managed to keep the balance between technicality and human emotions which are essential for the story.
What might disappoint fans is the missing haunting background score of the original anime movie, which was used only during the end credits.
Overall, Ghost in the Shell doesn’t drag and keeps your curiosity intact till the end. If you are looking for a good sci-fi film with some exciting visual effects, you should definitely watch this!
Rating: 💋💋💋 & 1/2
Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche
Produced by: DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Arad Productions, Shanghai Film Group Corporation, Huahua Media