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.
Unfortunately the film did not fair well at the box office.