2D Champions Podcast Episode 87: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

The Champions dive into director Rupert Sanders’ live-action remake of that eternal classic of Japanese animation: Ghost in the Shell. Scarlett Johansson jumps into the role of the Major in a reinterpretation of the source material that majorly changes the narrative but is curiously faithful to the visuals of Mamoru Oshii’s original film. Is Johansson enough to win the Champions over? Or does this Hollywood remake leave us wanting our memories wiped? Listen and find out!

You can buy or rent Ghost in the Shell (2017) on Amazon and iTunes.


Ghost in the Shell Live-Action Trailer


Honestly, it looks a lot better than I expected. Could be good. I hope that it’s good? It’s replication of shots from the original film is cool but will the film have anything inspired within it other than what it borrows from? We’ll see in March. It would have been interesting if this new film had taken more inspiration from Masamune Shirow’s original manga series than the Mamoru Oshii film.

At least I may have to buy that poster.