Ghost in the Shell (1995) Movie Review


Ghost in the Shell (1995)

1995 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery, Animation
83 minutes /

User Score: 55/100

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Ghost in the Shell Review


A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Ghost in the Shell (1995) is a Japanese anime sci-fi mystery movie that was based on Masamune Shirow manga of the same title. Director Mamoru Oshii (Urusei yatsura (1981), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004), Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman II (1978)) did a marvelous job executing this extraordinary movie for anime fans. The film contains an interesting plot, superb animation, excellent dialog with exquisite details, awesome, unusual special effects, beautiful action scenes, and the display of the character’s emotions were spectacular. The sound effects in the background were okay and was not overdone. I recommend all anime fans to watch this movie because it is one of a kind, and you will not be disappointed. It is more of a grown-up movie that I do not recommend for kids because of the screenplay, extremely graphic violence and girls wearing skimpy clothing that is kind of revealing. There are many nude scenes showing females breast and one scene showing the genital of a woman, but it is not graphic.The movie also contains extremely graphic violence, bad language, and an excellent screenplay.

Ghost in the Shell follows a mission to find a hacker known as the Puppet Master as they follow Section 9, a public security agency. Major Motoko Kusanagi is the assault team leader in the year 2029 for the Public Security Section 9 where she was given a mission to capture the Puppet Master. Motoko (Atsuko Tanaka - Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004), Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society (2006)) and her team finds their suspect. Motoka stumbled into many complex political intrigues that cover-up the identity of the Puppet Master and his goals. A mass majority of humanity has direct access to the network through cybernetic bodies/shells that can give them superhuman abilities by possessing their consciousness. Motoka discovers upon arresting their suspect and his help that both men’s memories are not original. She thinks that their memories were erased, or another memory was implanted. The Puppet Master must have "ghost-hacked" the men, and he gave one hell of a fight. Will Motoko capture him or will he capture her? What happens is for you to explore but be warned that it might be best to view this movie twice to see all the things you might have missed the first time around. It is a movie that you will want to keep in your home for later viewing.

About Ghost in the Shell 1995

Title: Ghost in the Shell
Original Title: Armored Riot Police, Ghost in the Shell
AKA: Kôkaku Kidôtai
Year: 1995
Runtime: 83 minutes
Type: Anime
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery, Animation
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.7/5 stars from 11 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 11
Starring: Steve Blum, Takashi Matsuyama, Kirk Thornton, William Knight, Doug Stone, Joe Romersa, Richard Cansino, Peter Spellos, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Kevin Seymour, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka, Christopher Joyce, Tesshô Genda, Simon Prescott, Skip Stellrecht, Stephen Apostolina, Lia Sargent, John Snyder, Richard Epcar, Michael Forest, Michael Sorich, Daran Norris, Steve Bulen, Tom Wyner, Mike Reynolds, Toshiki Kameyama, George Celik, Donald Salin, Atsushi Goto
Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow
Director: Mamoru Oshii

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