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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Director:  Rupert Sanders Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt Rated PG-13 Runtime: 105min Okay, before I begin this review, I need to confess…I knew nothing about Ghost in the Shell in its anime incarnation prior to this movie (the original manga written by Masamune Shirow with the anime showing up in 1995). My review, therefore, can only assess the movie at face value. And since we are talking about faces, let’s start with the lovely Scarlett Johansson who plays the lead “Major”. Her casting created a whitewashing uproar since the source material calls for an Asian lead, and it does seem odd that she is one of the only caucasian people in an obviously far east setting. Late in the movie, we find a flimsy reason for this, but I’ll leave it there for you to discover. The opening of the movie has an android building experiment sequence taking place. In it, Major’s (Johansson) human brain is fused with an entirel