June '15 - Ghost In The Shell Review.
original movie was one of the very first
animes I had ever seen and it completely blew
me away. Even now all these years later it
still excites me to watch. The movie ties in
with the story in the comics but adds an
extra depth of realism without going
overboard on robots. This is one of those
rare animes that stands the test of time and
will still be popular in many years to come.
first time you watch it you may be confused
as to what is going on as the story is
complicated with political cover-ups and
other police organisations trying to hide the
truth. But it doesn't matter if you don't
fully understand it at first because you'll
watch it again and again just to watch the
stunning visuals made up of hand drawn anime
and computer drawn backgrounds mixed together.
music is hypnotic and there's a long sequence
where nothing is being said as you watch
Motoko in deep thought with the music
conveying her feelings. Even the action
sequences have the music responding to Motoko's
inner feelings rather than the action taking
looks physically different than she does in
the comics with a different hair style and
eye colour but her personality is spot on
being sexy, tough, and highly intelligent yet
still venerable with inner sadness.
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