Rewind: Ghost In The Shell

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Rewind: Ghost In The Shell
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1995 / 1h 23m / Not Rated / Anime

Ghost in the Shell has been in the news recently for some ill-advised decisions being made about its live action remake. Forget all of that; come see the one that matters. Based on a long-running manga, Ghost in the Shell tells the story of a future where artificial bodies are inhabitable by human minds and created intelligences interact with biological ones throughout every level of society. Perennially topping lists of the best anime movies ever, it forces the audience to consider what consciousness is, what about our personhood we take for granted, and what happens when we have to confront the loss of some part of ourselves.

A few years later, The Matrix would address a few of these ideas as well, in a less elegant and more Gnostic-slow-motion-gunfight kind of way. And there’s a lot to like about The Matrix, at least the first one. But Ghost in the Shell has it beat on basically every front: it tells a more cohesive story, it’s more visually compelling and refined, and it’s definitely been more influential. So come get animated (if you see what I mean) with REWIND!
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