“Ghost in the Shell” is the live-action, big screen adaptation of the popular Japanese Manga series. The 3D aspects are very good. The story lags a bit and the plot is non-existent, but the movie is not bad.
Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind. She was saved from a terrible accident and through surgical procedures was “Rebuilt” as a Cyber-being, part human, part robot. Major is enhanced to be the perfect crime fighter. She has the speed, agility, flexibility and combat instincts to thwart many bad guys.
Things go awry when Major starts to show signs of having memories from her former life. She is trying to figure things out and understand more about her being. She also discovers that she has been lied to. Major will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of who she really is, but the people who created her can’t allow that. The story unfolds from there…
The action and special effects are awesome! The story is a bit off and lags at various points. This is what keeps the movie from being 4 stars.
I am a fan of Scarlett Johansson, so I wanted to see how she would do. She was good as Major.
If there is another installment, there needs to be a deeper story, more intrigue and suspense.
This is a 2 ½ Star Movie!