We can debate about Ghost in the Shell, the whole “white washing” controversy, and even how the trailers look. But one thing that’s a guarantee, one thing no one can argue against is the look of the film. After its most recent trailers, many compared the look of the film to those of Blade Runner, Minority Report, and even the film that was based off its anime, The Matrix. Pretty high praise, right? Well, it’s well worth it as its latest batch of posters continue the trend of true beauty.
In a type of world this story is set, it’s expected to see such a colorful and cybernetic world that pushes the boundaries of visuals. If it ends up being just okay or a “bust,” there’s no doubt Ghost in the Shell will be considered one of this year’s best looking movies. And again, that’s very clear in the new posters, which you can see above.
Along with the slew of new posters, Paramount has revealed the first clip for the movie, which looks like it focuses on Major’s first wake up call. I say “looks” because I actually didn’t watch it, and won’t. If you’ve been following my posts for a while now, you know that I stay away from official clips from movies, as I want to save as much as possible for the theater experience. And after really enjoying its most recent trailer, it’s pretty hard to not click play. But that doesn’t mean you can’t!
Watch the first clip below and after doing so, let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Did it reveal anything we didn’t know? How has the movie looked to you? Are you a fan of the original content? What about Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of Major? Ghost in the Shell hits theaters on March 31st, 2017.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.