Average, bland, uninspired, monotone.... That is not how you should be describing a Ghost in the Shell movie, but it is. Scarlett was awful. Probably her worst acting performance ever. Her voice was weak, for some reason, and the Major is not weak, even when dealing with catastrophic events. Some odd casting choices, but the choice for Batou grew on me. He surprised me as being the only interesting character there. The cast is multi-ethnic, but that's in keeping with how the characters look in the Anime and Manga. It's a future Tokyo and it would be multi-ethnic. But the scenes start and then end; there's no real transition between them. There is no flow or rhythm to the movie. The action scenes were bland and the fact they were fighting cybernetically enhanced people didn't really factor into the fights, which could've been innovative and unique. Instead, it's just a bar fight. It had some nice visuals, but anything not DIRECTLY from the source material fell flat on its face.

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