A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.
Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.
I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.
Remade from the animated movie Ghost in the Shell - (1995 movie)
Although this movie is tagged as foreign-language, only one character speaks in Japanese, and it is minor.
1:45 -- Reading.
In the future, the line between human and machine is disappearing. Advancements in technology allow humans to enhance themselves with cybernetic parts.
Hanka robots, funded by the government, is developing a military operative that will blur the line even further.
By transplanting a human brain into a fully synthetic body, they will combine the strongest attributes of human and robot.
- 2:30 -- 2571
- 7:00 -- Oh fuck off, are they really calling up the ghost? This concept wasn't supposed to be so explicit or related to the brain in a body.
- 8:15 -- One year later
- 12:15 -- Why does she have to be naked?
- 14:00 -- I thought that one was shot in the face/head a couple of times..
- 14:15 -- He shot a potential prisoner.
- 20:30 -- Why doesn't she have a name?
- 25:15 -- She'd need authorization for something as potentially-suicidal as exposing her mind and possibly compromising herself. Compromising herself in so thorough yet subtle way as to make her a double-agent in a way similar to that robot.
- 29:15 -- Yakuza is an organized crime concept.
- 30:45 -- There's no way in hell there would be exposed windows like that, given the security of the place. Showing them sawing through bars or something would have helped believability.
- 36:15 -- This is yet another case of Send a philosopher, only in psychologist-form.
- 37:00 -- "How many fingers am I holding up?" could have been done way better if it only showed her finger after he said "Funny.".
- 40:00 -- That didn't look like her.
47:00 -- Though I can see the problems people see in this, it's trivial to understand the scene.
- First, part of the perspective is her messed-up perception, explaining the slow-motion chopper-plane. Or she's over-focused, filtering out the unimportant background events.
- Second, his suit was damaged from gunfire, which explains the visual glitches and why it finally gave out. It's also possible the technology to full-cloak a non-nude non-robot body is too experimental and therefore is temporary.
- Third, it's possible the hack on his mind is wearing off or otherwise screwing up. He's also been shot, which might be an influence. Blood should have been shown, though.
- 48:15 -- I love how his left-hand is very rigidly moved away from her boob.
55:30 -- You'd think with the mind-comm she'd be trivially able to tell everyone she's under attack.
- Also, her partner wouldn't be too far from her position.
- 1:04:45 -- The slow chopper-plane demonstrates that this is its correct speed.
- 1:06:45 -- Wouldn't she be trivial to track? Wouldn't she have devices in her, uncontrollable by and unknown to her? Wouldn't she need to power up somewhere or other, making her independence impossible?
1:13:30 -- Wasting a perfectly good brain.
- It would make for an excellent sequel-nemesis to have another iteration of her lineage sent after her, only for it to be revealed to be the doctor that developed her.
1:22:45 -- This was another missed opportunity. From the one guy eating shooting one guy on one side there could have been a switch to the big guy having just shot his (showing that one fall) and then turn to shoot the other on his other side. Then switch back to the eater and that one being shown to fall.
- Little moments like this really make a memorable movie.
- 1:28:15 -- That gun won't do anything.
- 1:28:30 -- That's not cover.
- 1:29:30 -- It's immune to small arms fire. Why wouldn't he just shoot what's-his-face and then turn his attention to what's-her-face?
- 1:31:00 -- Good thing that hatch's handles are so sturdy. Sturdier than the hinge and latch.
1:34:45 -- I like that her boobs are imperfect and normal.
On "whitewashing" ∞
So antisocial injustice barbarians pick on anything and everything, being the absolute cunts that they are.
The major's character is based on a character in the original movie, who was white. So they can fuck right off.
It's set in a multicultural future, so the globalists should be okay with a white woman. It's progressive. She's also physically disabled, so it's progressive. She's also mentally disabled, so it's fucking progressive. Maybe she needs a limp and a lisp too..
She's made for a foreign company's interest. It's an American company, and the guy in charge is white. She's made-to-order by him, and with the promise of a high-probability of success, I argue he specifically chose a female brain and crafted her as something attractive to him.
The fact that her brain was taken from a Japanese body is also part of the horror of what was done to her and the complete alienation from her previous life.