Director Rupert Sanders’s new movie, Ghost In The Shell is staking its claim in theaters and in IMAX on March 31, running otherwise with an amalgam of different elements from the popular anime/manga property. For the most part, the slick visuals, stunning and stylish portrayals and designs inspired by Shirow Masumane’s original work and Oshii Mamoru’s treatment thereafter don’t offer much to protest offer and you can get a glimpse of that in a new featurette which released on Tuesday.
Apart from that, this, like most other IPs, is a beloved classic, making the idea of adapting it quite a tall order and so reviews still await. Certainly, it would be amazing to see this one rate high among critics as we go into the third month of 2017 and with a staunch rollout of great, thrilling and compelling cinema, and even award-winning. Will Ghost In The Shell be the next step forward on the road to a year of excellence in film? Or will it be the fork in the road that some suspect it may be?
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) 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. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major 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. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”
We find out in 30 thirty days, whether or not you see it at all, or in standard theaters or IMAX which assures you get your order served all enough to immerse you in the cyberpunk spectacle and ensuing cerebral tale of a cyborg solider’s violent journey of self-discovery amid corporate conspiracy. Scarlett Johansson is our heroine in question and she’s front and center on the new IMAX poster below.