Paramount A few years ago, during a press screening introduction that I found slightly pretentious at the time, a local film lecturer said something like, “sometimes, maybe style is the substance.” Never have I felt that was more true than watching Rupert Sanders’ new Ghost in the Shell remake starring Scarlett Johansson. The story is light on details and even lighter on logic, but unlike, say, the Wachowski Starship’s monument to preposterousness, Jupiter Ascending, where the story itself became such a spectacle that you almost forgot about the visuals, in Ghost in the Shell the story mostly just stays out of the way. Ghost in the Shell‘s narrative is utilitarian rather than conceptual, doing just enough to get us from scene to scene. … Read entire story.
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