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Reviews and Editing by R. Allen Leider
with Andrew Johnson, Monis Rose and J. Brad Staal

March 31st, 2017
 

x"Ghost in the Shell"

Ghost in the Shell is based on a popular Japanese manga series, which was already adapted into an iconic anime film of the same name in which a cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker. "Ghost inthe Shell" a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tankobon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st century of Japan.

In a future in which humanity and technology have begun to merge. Major (ScarlettJohannson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldierwho hunts a mysterious terrorist who can hack into his victims' minds and control their thoughts and memories. Her pursuit eventually leads her to discover the full truth about her traumatic past Eventually she develops independence from her 'controllers' and this is a probelm.

NOTE: Pay attention to the similarities between this and "Robocop"

The Players: Scarlett Johannson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt
Directed by Rupert Sanders
Screenplay by Masamune Shirow based on hiscomic 'The Ghost in the Shell' and, Jamie Moss
Released by Paramount Pictures


xComing June 2017

"Wonder Woman"

 


xComing Soon

"Alien: Covenant"

xComing Soon

"Fate of the Furious"

 

 

 


 
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