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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,676,033 (USA) (31 March 2017)

Gross:

$40,533,014 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Trivia

In this film, Major visits an apartment building looking for her past. When she arrives, she sees the name of the building on a card, "Avalon Apartments". It is a clear reference to Mamoru Oshii's Avalon (2001), which, at the same time, is strongly influenced by the manga and anime Ghost in the Shell. In this film, Ash, a player in a virtual reality video game, sense of reality is challenged as she attempts to unravel the true nature and purpose of the game. Avalon is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend. It is known as the place where King Arthur's sword, Excalibur, was forged and, later, where Arthur was taken to recover from his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. In the film, Avalon is referred as the Island where warriors of the pure heart go after death. See more »

Goofs

At the 45:58 mark, Scarlett is told to 'go' and slowly jogs off to a stop while still in shot. The next scene she is running at speed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Ouelet: Oxygen levels are dropping... Brain function normal... Cerebral salvage ready to proceed... Robotic skeleton prepared and waiting for brain insertion... Initiate Project 2571...
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen twice. Once during the creation of the Major and again at the end of the opening credits. See more »

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Acchi Kocchi
Written by Christian Fischer & Michiko Hanawa
Performed by Tim & Puma Mimi
Courtesy of Mouthwatering Records
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Don't judge with an iron fist... see it for what its worth...
17 April 2017 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This movie does not deserve such a low score. I think this has to do with the fact that this movie wanted to please the new and the old. In doing so, it attracted low ratings from hardcore fans of the 1995 manga movie from one side and young teens who don't really understand the full depths of this movie. Simply put: too easy for old fans and too hard for young ones. For example I am a fan of the 1995 manga movie but I really liked this one even though it wasn't as deep as the first movie. But it was fun and clever nonetheless with good CGI action. The main character was absolutely fantastic. Personally I think she was perfect for the role.


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