2 comments on “Exorcising Ghost in the Shell

  1. An excellent review. I’m glad you mentioned how her cyborg body needs to blend into the environment as a Japanese woman. White people in Japan tend to draw lots of attention and the idea of all these white “secret” agents, just running around in a mostly homogeneous city didn’t sit well with me. It’s an argument I hadn’t seen from anyone against her whitewashing.

    I’m also glad you compared it to the original manga, which a lot of people seem to forget about, having only watched the movie. The manga is much, much deeper than the film made from it. I knew it would be dumbed down for Americans, but I didn’t expect it would contain such incredibly lazy writing.

    That’s my thing now. Attacking Hollywoods lazy plot generator style of writing.

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