Ghost in the Shell (2017)
First screened in March 2017
Director: Rupert Sanders. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Peter Ferdinando, Juliette Binoche, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Anamaria Marinca, Daniel Henshall, Yutaka Izumihara, Danusia Samal, Kaori Momoi, Kaori Yamamoto. Screenplay: Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger (based on the manga comic by Shirow Masamune). Twitter Capsule:
Lavished with detail, but not always to its credit. Serially re-crosses a line between ambitious and ponderous.
Visually and conceptually out on a limb, especially by the standards of remakes. Ambitious with its racial thematics, too.