In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
|Release Date||:||March 29, 2017|
|Genres||:||Action, Science Fiction, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Shanghai Film Group, Reliance Entertainment, Arad Productions, Grosvenor Park Productions, Steven Paul Production, Huahua Media, Seaside Entertainment, Amblin Partners, Weying Galaxy Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, India, China, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong|
|Director||:||Rupert Sanders, Amy Barclay, Rebecca Qin Jiang|
|Writers||:||William Wheeler, Masamune Shirow, Jamie Moss, Ehren Kruger, Masamune Shirow|
|Casts||:||Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche, Takeshi Kitano, Peter Ferdinando, Rila Fukushima, Daniel Henshall, Yutaka Izumihara, Anamaria Marinca, Kaori Momoi, Lasarus Ratuere, Kaori Yamamoto, Andrew Morris, Danusia Samal, Michael Wincott, Tawanda Manyimo, Pete Teo, Yuta Kazama, Christopher Obi, Adwoa Aboah, Tricky, Mana Hira Davis, Kai Fung Rieck, Andrew Stehlin, Matthias Luafutu, John Luafutu, Tanya Drewery, Jacqueline Lee Geurts, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Emma Coppersmith, Shinji Ikefuji, Xavier Horan, Allan Henry, Joseph Naufahu, Makoto Murata|
|Plot Keywords||:||philosophy, cyborg, hacker, strong woman, investigation, suspense, female protagonist, cyberpunk, terrorism, evolution, dystopic future, network, 3d, based on anime, inner journey, prosthesis|
I have just seen the movie at an advanced screening. I'm writing here because, somehow, there are already 34 baseless reviews from people who haven't seen the film. I registered immediately to rectify that situation.
I was truly concerned that this movie wouldn't satisfy me as a fan. Even though the accusations of whitewashing were baseless to begin with, I was concerned that they may have westernized or washed out some of the GITS flavour that I know and love.
To me, this film was fantastic. I went in expecting to be disappointed and I came out grinning ear to ear. I laughed as I watched Aramaki be a down right bad ass. The relationship between Major and Batou was freakin' spot on. There's a lot of philosophy to represent, and that's not easy to do in a movie designed to capture and keep attention, but they did it. The fan service was brilliant and I loved it. It was visually stunning. The soundtrack was wonderful. Scarjo was an excellent study of the Major. It was not tacky or cliché at all.
Please, do not listen to the inevitable vapid borderline insulting "critiques" that you'll no doubt uncover by the various news media who were targeted with pumping out a review for a movie they genuinely don't give two shits about. This movie won't be for everyone. It's scifi. It's intellectual. It's not everyone's cup of tea.
But it's good. It's a classic. And I, for one, am genuinely gratified and impressed. Good work.