Movie Review (Ghost in the Shell)

Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell is a beautifully animated cyberpunk movie that is filled with action and filled with introspective themes. The animation of this movie is truly gorgeous. The 80’s animation style is my favorite and is really showcased in well. Combined with the cinematic setting shots, it creates a very visually pleasing film. In addition, the story telling is also really well done. While it can be confusing at times, I usually figured it out pretty fast. The story is very Blade Runner-esque in the idea that man and machine live together and explores the idea of human conscience. I thought Major, the main character was very well written and honestly somewhat relatable. The narrative as a whole is pretty complex but is just super unique and its short run time keeps the viewer engaged at all times. However, at the end I felt like it was a little to intricate to fully enjoy. For that, I have to give it a 3/5. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and just is a super cool film. I recommend it if you like Akira or Blade Runner.

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