lucan’s review published on Letterboxd:
"We cling to memories as if they define us...they really don't. What we do is what defines us."Hmmm...this was a tricky rating. I didn't enjoy the film and I certainly won't watch it again in he future but certain aspects to it are undeniably made well such as the tension and the mysterious scenes/ideas. It did have it's own music score which is always a positive and the score was distinct and very fitting with the movie! The visual effects were fine and the action scenes were quite unique and acceptable.
Scarlett Johansson was great as the lead, although some of the writing didn't help her out as her character was very poorly developed, leaving a lack of care for the protagonist and even taking the viewer out of the 'rooting for the protagonist' stage. The rest of the cast were okay but nothing special in the acting for this film.
The reason I gave Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell such a low score is because of my personal viewing. I wasn't engaged enough with the story and the mystery aspect of it. I also didn't think any of the characters were likeable and the whole movie, for me, was not memorable at all. Despite that, the positives of having great visuals, great sound, good editing and nothing being terribly bad lead me to think that it's not a bad movie and is undeniably a fine film.