Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell ★★★★½

It's not as if Ghost in the Shell didn't age at all or wasn't surpassed by other films (I actually liked the sequel even better), but Oshii's film remains a monument of film making that still knows to impress and entrance. This is a superb sci-fi film, boasting tons of highly atmospheric scenes and a good story to boot, even though it might require several viewings (or some background checking in the manga) to get a grip on the entire picture. It's a film that's aging gracefully and one I still wholeheartedly recommend to people who haven't seen it yet. It's not my favorite Oshii, but I'm sure it's the one he'll be remembered by.

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