Scarlett Johansson Thinks She Might Run For Office Someday

There's a little bit of everything hitting the big screen this weekend, from Scarlett Johansson's action movie "Ghost in the Shell" to Jessica Chastain's World War II drama "The Zookeeper's Wife".

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Ghost In The Shell is now in theaters, attempting to give an iconic Manga/Anime a shot at Hollywood blockbuster success. It was based on Masamune Shirow's manga, and was followed by three more movies, plus a number of video games. This is indeed the case in the movie Ghost in the Shell in the cinema since yesterday. While the "whitewash" criticism is fair, Johansson also brings a necessary shift away from Major as merely a ridiculous adolescent fantasy. Maybe Ghost in the Shell got lucky that interpretation is even viable, because the alternative - that a Japanese revolutionary was "upgraded" into a Caucasian body - is so much worse.

One of the first things I noticed in this new, knockoff "Ghost in the Shell" was that Sanders revisits an important image from his "Snow White and the Huntsman", during the shooting of which he had a front-page dalliance with his star Kristen Stewart.

If you've seen Blade Runner (in any form) then you'll already have guessed that all isn't what it seems and that Ouelet and those dodgy types at Hanka Robotics are lying to Major.

"Despite the handsome eye-popping world it creates, the sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell is a defective mess with lifeless characters, missed chances for thematic exploration, and a minefield of political incorrectness".

"The picture re-creates a number of key scenes from the anime version but introduces a new key plot element that diverges significantly from the original".

  • Salvatore Jensen


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