Worthwhile remake or unnecessary whitewash? This Hollywood reboot of the mind-melting Japanese anime classic has a lot going for it – including cutting-edge effects, big sci-fi ideas and Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. But it has some potential drawbacks too. Director Rupert Sanders made the godawful ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, while there have been complaints that the Japanese heroes of the original have been transformed into Caucasians. Still, the trailers do make it look totally eye-popping.
We can’t wait to see… The shootout scene in the flooded ruins of Tokyo, which judging from the trailer has been lifted wholesale from the original.