Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society... The Review.

Any movie with a ten word title has to be good, and GITS: SAC: SSS is no exception.
The movie takes place a few years after the television series of which the movie is based on (gee, I hope I don't have to explain what the Ghost in the Shell series is to you, loyal otaku!).

The movie has a slightly different feel about it. The Major has left Section 9, there are a bit more members in the organization, and Togusa has lost most of his flowing mess of hair (I wonder if comes with going fully prosthetic) as he steps in as Motoko's replacement. Although Motoko is not a part of Sec 9 anymore, that doesn't still mean she won't play a big part in this movie. In fact, word on the street is she may be even the feared "Puppeteer" the latest bad guy the Cyber Terrorism group is after.

The movie is out for purchase on R1 DVD now in several stores.
I love the fight scenes as much as I love the dialogue I can never follow. My brother (THC) and I always have such deep conversations covering so many of the underlying concepts the GitS scriptwriters provide. Plenty of plot twists throughout; the movie feels like it climaxes three or more times throughout and the ends just as quickly. Also, look for the return of some old "friends" towards the end of the movie. The whole movie is almost reminiscent of the first GitS movie. I recommend it highly!

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At Jun 15, 2007, 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

WoW! I could barely stand the first movie and they made a series and now another movie?
I admit it a rather good sleep aid... but I don't see the appeal.
Maybe someone can explain it.

At Jun 16, 2007, 6:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really have to get in a certain state of mind to enjoy the first movie.
The second one was a little cleaner though. Fans of the second movie often didn't like the first very well.


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