Ghost In The Shell Film 2017

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  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Ghost In The Shell Official Trailer

    It could go either way here. Visually it looks great, and while the whitewash is an issue, I'm more concerned on the director, who's other 1 movie cred was Snow White And The Huntsman. :ugh:
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    yeah I was really bothered by the whitewashing at first, but remembered that Hollywood pretty much never puts asians as the lead character in a AAA film. The fact that mamoru oshii is helping them out gives me a little bit more hope. I agree that it could go either way, though I really hope it's good.
     
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    Or people could just bothering with the hollywood versions and see the animated version instead. Which has great and had none of the white washing.
     
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    the problem is most people haven't seen the animated versions or even know about them unless they're already fans like me. At the minimum even if the movie sucks, it might encourage more people to watch the anime or read the manga.
     
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    I thought I miss read my news feed this morning when I saw this...


    Actually looks promising...even though it will be nothing like the animated version.


    Like others have said, I'm really surprised they are making a movie of this...It's kind of an underground thing in America :2c:
     
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    oc616 Control Deck Wins

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    Even though I'm a cyberpunk nut, my sin is I can't stand Ghost in the Shell. I've tried each film and episodic incarnation over the years, and I just couldn't dig it. Not sure if it was the characters or the pacing.

    Taking this film as it's own stand-alone piece, it looks more up my alley.
     
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    Where are my beloved Tachikomas?

    wait... Scarlet Johannson as Kusanagi? :drool:
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    I'm skeptical.

    Whitewashing aside, I had high hopes for Johannson in this role, especially after her performance in Under the Skin. That said, watching the trailer.. It just feels.. Flat? I mean, there are some nice visuals here and there, but none of it really feels particularly real/tangible, and - given the source material - I'm surprised how bland most of the sets seem to be.

    Here's hoping the theatrical release proves me wrong..
     
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    Whitewashing. Typical Hollywood. Why can't they cast Rinko Kikuchi? I got nothing against Scarlette(she's a great actress), this is not the "Ben Affleck as Batman" type of argument, and being Asian, I will feel weird with a character named Major Kusanagi that is not Japanese? Visually it does look awesome,they even got those rundown apartments building looks just like the anime.. I'm with Synergy, gotta wait for the theatrical release to judge. At least they got that japanese dude from Johnny Mnemonic playing Chief Aramaki.
     
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    they whitewashed it a little better than that lol her character is only billed as "The Major" per IMDB
     
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    to be fair, almost nobody calls motoko kusanagi by her name in the show. It's either kusanagi or major.
     
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    Suspect I'll pass on it. The whitewashing bothers me a bit. I also just don't feel like it was a movie that needed to be remade.
     
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    I'm a bit bothered by the whitewashing as well, but honestly I'll probably still see it. While I don't agree with whitewashing in the movie industry I can kind of see the reasoning behind it. Take an anime that, while not obscure, isn't really well known outside of the fanbase/anime community and cast a little known asian actress as the lead role; how much of the general public will go see it when they can see another sci fi movie with a cast that they're familiar with? They probably cast her just based on her credentials alone... Not saying it's right or that I agree with it, but it is what it is, unfortunately. Once again (whitewashing) but I've always thought Anthony Hopkins would make a great Chief Aramaki.
     
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    Pretty excited for this! \m/
     
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    She has a full-body prosthesis, so while it's generally safe to assume that this prosthesis would be asian-inspired, it's not the full-on whitewashing of like... I don't know...the real life vs. film about the MIT blackjack team. It could plausibly be a caucasian-inspired body.

    I don't know...I'm of two minds about it. Rinko Kikuchi would have been a great fit for the role, but it's almost worse than white-washing to have like a token Japanese actress do all badass Japanese actress roles. Would be great to get some fresh asian talent in Hollywood.
     
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    I'm more concerned about the lack of what made the original film so unique. I don't know if my reasons for liking it are the same as everyone else's, but I was struck primarily by how off the rails it went with getting all philosophical in the back half, to the point where the action seemed incidental. And, my favorite scene was that long section in the middle in which it was basically just a montage of setting.
     
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    I agree about the visual settings/ambience, but I find the "philosophical" stuff dated and simple. Maybe it is lost in translation, but it seems juvenile.

    That stuff is best left to the viewer to mull over, IMHO.
     
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    Do you think ditching that and turning it into a pure action movie will improve it?
     
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    No, but I think it should not be narrator dialog as it was in the English animated version....

    just my opinion.
     
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    I haven't seen the english version, just the subtitled version. Guess I should rewatch it and alternate audio tracks!
     

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