Rating: 7 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 04/01/2017
In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Rated PG-13 | Length 106 minutes
Adwoa Aboah | Mana Hira Davis | Danusia Samal | Michael Wincott | Rila Fukushima | Kaori Momoi | Daniel Henshall | Anamaria Marinca | Christopher Obi | Peter Ferdinando | Tawanda Manyimo | Yutaka Izumihara | Juliette Binoche | Lasarus Ratuere | Chin Han | Michael Pitt | Takeshi Kitano | Pilou Asbæk | Scarlett Johansson
I wanted to like this more than I did. I felt like they tried too hard to create the world for the characters to live in; the world was too much in the forefront. Some great, iconic scenes from the anime are recreated pretty well and most everyone does a good job in their roles. I really didn’t see the need, other than star power, to whitewash the Kusanagi role. Johansson is fine but really that role would’ve been better with a Japanese actress.
If you’re going to be upset about that though, you might as well also be upset that the bulk of the film was shot in Hong Kong and none of it was shot in Japan as far as I could tell.