Ghost in the Shell

Hollywood’s first big-budget attempt at a live-action film based on Japanese anime cinema. Scarlett Johansson gives a nuanced performance as the lead character, a human whose body is destroyed in a terrorist attack but whose brain is saved and installed in a cyber-enhanced body to create a weapon to fight crime and terrorism.

Lots of ‘bullet ballet’ action scenes, but also tries to ask big questions about who and what we are.

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