Ghost in the Shell: looks amazing, despite initial skepticism

When I first learned this adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell” was in production with Scarlett Johansson in the lead roll, I was somewhat disappointed. All I could think was great, More Hollywood white-washing. After seeing the trailer and behind-the-scenes look at the film’s special effects by Weta Workshop, I was sold. When the film opened in theaters I was not disappointed.

She may not be Japanese, but how can you resist Scarlett Johannsen? More importantly Mamoru Oshii, the director of the “Ghost in the Shell” anime films seems to agree. He said Scarlett Johansson exceeded his expectations for the character from beginning to end.

"I'm not a scientist … but I play one on the Internet." Formerly a graphic designer whose "pen & ink sensibilities" have become obsolete in a pixel based profession. A child of early 1970's science fiction — a life long fan of all the rockets, robots, and rayguns who inspire our dreams of life in an uncertain future.