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, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Rated PG-13 | Length 107 minutes
Joseph Naufahu | Makoto Murata | Allan Henry | Xavier Horan | Shinji Ikefuji | Emma Coppersmith | Hannah Tasker-Poland | Pete Teo | Jacqueline Lee Geurts | Tanya Drewery | Kaori Yamamoto | John Luafutu | Kai Fung Rieck | Matthias Luafutu | Andrew Stehlin | Adwoa Aboah | Mana Hira Davis | Danusia Samal | Christopher Obi | Peter Ferdinando | Kaori Momoi | Daniel Henshall | Anamaria Marinca | Michael Wincott | Rila Fukushima | Tawanda Manyimo | Yutaka Izumihara | Lasarus Ratuere | Chin Han | Michael Pitt | Juliette Binoche | 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.