The Live-Action 'Ghost In The Shell' Movie Gets A New Trailer And Goes Off The Narrative Deep End

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While I am still not sure that Scarlett Johansson is the best person to play the Major in the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, the latest trailer confirms my suspicions that it is the film’s narrative that could be more of an issue. I’ve already explained why I think the new changes to this Ghost in the Shell adaptation are problematic in a narrative sense but this latest trailer really emphasizes how far the plot is deviating from the host material. The reason why this is an issue, is that one of the main core aspects to the Major’s character is that she is battling with her machine self in order to retain her humanity. It is a core aspect to almost all of Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk related work. In that, do you lose your humanity when part or even most of your body is a machine. You could say that’s the whole point of what Ghost in the Shell actually means; that your spirit or “ghost” is trapped within the “shell” of a machine. In order to have a reference point for her human self, the Major generally knows of her past and...

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