Ghost in the Shell, Live Action Film - Review

As a huge fan of the Ghost in the Shell Manga (Comics) and Anime (Animation) films and TV series, I was very interested to go and watch the new Hollywood Live-Action adaption, with Scarlett Johansson as the Major. 

I'm a big fan of the Cyberpunk Genre and it has inspired much of my work, including my recent novel, The New Prometheus. 
I've spoken about the White-Washing issues surrounding this film before elsewhere on this blog so I see no need to get into that too much here. Although it will inform this review.

OK, so let's get into the review, and obviously, SPOILERS from here on out. 

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Ghost in the Shell - From Anime to Live Action

I'm a big fan of the Ghost in the Shell (GitS) franchise, from the original Manga(Comics) to the Anime (Animated Films) and so when I heard about this, I followed its development with interest. 
The film and it's production has come under fire for a number of reasons, one of the big ones being the casting of Scarlett Johanssen as The Major, or, to give her her full name, at last in the Mana and Anime, Motoko Kusinagi. Casting a White Actress in a very definitely Japanese roll has caused all sorts of upset. 

So, as a fan, I have been thinking of writing something and providing my own point of view for a while. 

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