Trailer Time: Ghost in the Shell Trailer #1 (2017) *Visually Stunning Anime Adaptation*

The first full trailer for Ghost in the Shell has been released, and whatever you think about the controversy surrounding the film, you can’t deny the visuals are total eye candy.  I think Kate Beckinsale’s leather onesie in the Underworld films just got one-upped.  If you’re not familiar, Ghost in the Shell is a classic anime series that Hollywood has long  sought to bring to the screen.  The controversy that’s dogged the movie has to do with “whitewashing”, or the casting of white actors in roles clearly not Caucasian.  For example Scarlett Johanssen is playing “Major Moto Kusanagi”.  Aside from the fact that I already told you this was an anime adaptation, I think you can probably see what has some fans up in arms about her casting.  At some point, though, they’re going to have to accept that this is the GITS movie they’re getting and decide whether it’s true to the series, ScarJo or no.  I’m not well-versed enough in the source material to be a judge myself, but the trailer looks pretty stunning if nothing else from a stylistic standpoint.  Ghost in the Shell is one of the movies that’s going to make March 2017 the most hotly contested March in the history of film.  GITS is scheduled for a March 31, 2017 release.
Scarlett Johanssen, Ghost in the Shell

3 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Ghost in the Shell Trailer #1 (2017) *Visually Stunning Anime Adaptation*”

  1. Ummm… forget the term eye candy. This looks like it has the most amazing visual aesthetic since The Matrix. I’m not an anime guy, and the information in this trailer represents the sum total of what I know about Ghost in the Shell, but now I’m excited.

    One word of wisdom to the filmmakers though: if you’re going to whitewash a character, change the name too.

    1. Is it wrong that I want to be reincarnated as that nylon onesie? Yes, yes, probably so. GITS is one anime series that I have always meant to get into, but I can’t say that I have so I don’t know terribly much more than you. We had one of the Time Killers on Facebook weigh in who does know the series and he thinks the look is dead on, but said it’s all about nailing the first anime movie or it could just be another Aeon Flux. I’m now playing “telephone” across different Killing Time platforms. I think I have waded in over my head in terms of my social media deftness lol.

      1. It’s funny that in order to make Ghost in the Shell work in the States, they have to make it live action. I’ll never understand why American adults have such a hang-up with animation, why they can’t accept animation that’s for adults and adults alone. I’m not an anime guy but I do appreciate the work of Hayao Miyazaki, and if you have not seen his latest (and supposedly last) film, The Wind Rises, I would highly recommend it, because it’s beautiful, and dark, and extremely complex, and even though it is a biopic that’s mostly set in the real world, the fact that it’s animated gives it this whole other dimension.

        It’s always hard to tell with sci-fi movies, and trailers can be misleading, but this trailer is SO cool that I’m thinking the film might be a hit, and start something.

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