Forum - View topic
NEWS: Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film Teased in 3 Videos With Scarlett Johansson


Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
penguintruth



Joined: 08 Dec 2004
Posts: 8037
Location: Penguinopolis
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:06 pm Reply with quote
Oooh, are they going to do Kusanagi having girlfriends?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address My Anime My Manga
#838774



Joined: 27 May 2015
Posts: 157
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:18 pm Reply with quote
Honestly, it looks pretty good. If the movie sucks, it's not going to be because of bad directing, not the dreaded "whitewashing".

The anime will always be there for people to enjoy, and there will likely be a reboot movie in our lifetime so just let it happen and give it a chance to be its own thing.


Last edited by #838774 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:51 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
v1cious



Joined: 31 Dec 2002
Posts: 6062
Location: Houston, TX
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:19 pm Reply with quote
They just put up two more. Looks ok I guess, not enough footage for me to form a real opinion.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Themaster20000



Joined: 05 Aug 2014
Posts: 754
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:34 pm Reply with quote
They certainty got the art direction of it down. I'll wait for a trailer though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
relyat08



Joined: 20 Mar 2013
Posts: 4125
Location: Northern Virginia
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:44 pm Reply with quote
There are actually 5 videos here. The first one links to a playlist with all of them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Kon'Doriano



Joined: 17 Sep 2016
Posts: 552
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:49 pm Reply with quote
I was right to believe that Scarlett is a great choice to portray The Major. To hell with the people who accuse the producers for "whitewashing", when I saw those 5 teaser videos I cannot help but smile. Now granted, I didn't have very high hopes for the movie and I only cared about how well the actors would perform but now these teasers truly made me anticipate this film! I LOVE how the Major looks, the guy playing Aramaki in the 4th teaser looks good (though his character isn't known for killing anyone, what are the writers trying to do?), and the visuals from what I've seen look great! My only hope is that the script and the directing is solid enough for the movie to live up to our expectations. As a huge GitS I am impressed with the art direction and I sincerely hope this movie does not flop. (By the way there are actually 5 teaser films....you might want to fix that)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AiddonValentine



Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Posts: 1837
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:53 pm Reply with quote
THAT was supposed to finally sell the film? Yep, this is going to land flat on its face
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fey Fey



Joined: 02 May 2015
Posts: 17
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:57 pm Reply with quote
Themaster20000 wrote:
They certainty got the art direction of it down. I'll wait for a trailer though.


I agree It looks a lot better than I expected any live action on an Anime. Style, Art, and even Scarlett as The Major all look actually quite amazing.... That being said the story and actual characters I have a bad feeling will play out horrible. Guess we just wait an see.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gemnist



Joined: 10 Feb 2016
Posts: 1613
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:12 pm Reply with quote
Expect a full trailer soon, everyone! (they did the same thing with The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ashen Phoenix



Joined: 21 Jun 2006
Posts: 2668
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17 pm Reply with quote
#838774 wrote:
Honestly, it looks pretty good. If the movie sucks, it's not going to be because of bad directing, not the dreaded "whitewashing".

The anime will always be there for people to enjoy, and there will likely be a reboot movie in our lifetime so just let it happen and give it a chance to be its own thing.

Beautifully said, my friend.

I'm reserving judgment until I can actually see the film or hear about it from those I trust, but so far I think these teasers show promise.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Sahmbahdeh



Joined: 05 May 2015
Posts: 712
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:22 pm Reply with quote
I am very impressed by the tone and atmosphere shown in these trailers. I'm hesitantly looking forward to this.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CCTakato



Joined: 24 Jul 2015
Posts: 514
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:24 pm Reply with quote
I was initially very cynical towards this movie as GITS is one of my top favorite anime of all time but I have to admit to being rather impressed by it. They seem to have captured the spirit of GITS not perfectly but about as well as you can expect from a Hollywood take on it. I feel like I'll have to see an actual trailer to really judge it, especially with the rest of the cast involved. The music definitely sounds a lot like Kenji Kawai's original soundtrack from the Oshii films and I loved they remade classic moments straight from the anime in this. I'm definitely feeling more optimistic to this now and am more willing to give it a chance but I still have concerns. My biggest concern is the Major looks almost too robot. She's an android but she's supposed to be indistinguishable from a human and she looks a little too stiff in some of this.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
One-Eye



Joined: 08 Mar 2011
Posts: 2170
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:36 pm Reply with quote
Hard to tell off those clips. It does seem that they paid attention to some of the details from the original movie. Everything from how she's dressed to the scene of her waking up with the city in the background. Some of the sets looked a little cheap though, but again these are very short clips so it can be hard to judge. I look forward to a full trailer and am willing to give this a chance. Here's hoping they don't screw it up too much.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
omegaproxy



Joined: 28 Sep 2010
Posts: 336
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:03 am Reply with quote
Cannot wait to see this movie. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
EricJ2



Joined: 01 Feb 2014
Posts: 4016
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:52 am Reply with quote
I know the geisha clip is supposed to justify "Look, it's Japanese!", but just so long as it's not supposed to be a homage to GITS2.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Page 1 of 4

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group