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Old 08-29-2017, 08:56 AM   #20061 (permalink)
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I finally saw Ghost in the Shell.
I've been a fan of the original anime and movies (especially the 2nd season of stand alone complex <3) for years, so my expectations were pretty high. At the same time I read the reviews and they were.. let's say, mixed.
I'm also not one of those purists that will throw a fit when a remake of a fictional story gets changed a bit, so..
it wasn't bad. In fact, it was very pretty and somewhat fun, if absolutely predictable. The plot was a mix of several plots from the anime. Action scenes were decent. Actors.. were good! I was a bit sad to see so little of the team, but then I guess that's only fair as it was similar in the first Gits movie..
I didn't mind Scarlett as major. In a world where everyone and their mother has an artificial body/bodypart/brain/whatever, ethnicity is not that relevant.. I think. I really liked the fact that she wasn't too sexual - this is something that always bothered me in the anime... like the creators wanted to appeal to both serious s-f techno thriller fans, and otakus that drool seeing major swinging her boobs.. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of boobs in general, but there's a time and place for everything.
I also liked the guy that played Batou, and I was shocked he's also Euron Greyjoy on GoT .. good acting.
Generally I felt like I've seen it before. Like watching a good movie, but for the 2nd or 3rd time. Not exciting enough to be what you'd like it to be..

Anyway, I wonder whether some extended cut version is planned ? From what I read on imdb, they cut quite a few scenes, including an insightful conversation with a techno monk of some kind played by ..Tricky. I'd see the movie again if it had at least a handful of those extra scenes.
I've already forgotten most everything about that movie cause it bored me to tears. The only thing I legitimately liked was *spoiler* when the Major met her mother. That was good enough that it felt out of place sandwiched amongst so much mediocrity *end spoiler*.

And the Major was a top 10 fine anime biotch, so I have no issues with that.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:10 AM   #20062 (permalink)
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I've already forgotten most everything about that movie cause it bored me to tears. The only thing I legitimately liked was *spoiler* when the Major met her mother. That was good enough that it felt out of place sandwiched amongst so much mediocrity *end spoiler*.

And the Major was a top 10 fine anime biotch, so I have no issues with that.
You haven't quite got the hang of spoiler tags, have ya?
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:15 AM   #20063 (permalink)
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You haven't quite got the hang of spoiler tags, have ya?
How the **** could you not see bolded "spoiler"'s?
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:16 AM   #20064 (permalink)
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How the **** could you not see bolded "spoiler"'s?
He hasn't quite gotten the hang of spoilers yet.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:24 AM   #20065 (permalink)
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How the **** could you not see bolded "spoiler"'s?
That don't spoil nothin'. That's the whole point, dumbass.

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Batty is a knob

Not spoiler: * Begin spoiler* Batty is a knob *end spoiler*
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:26 AM   #20066 (permalink)
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That don't spoil nothin'. That's the whole point, dumbass.
Then shut the **** up, you stupid ****ing ****. Kisses.
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Then shut the **** up, you stupid ****ing ****. Kisses.
Shan't. Hugs.


edit: I mean, that don't SPOILER nothin'. In other words, it's completely useless as a spoiler. If anything, the eye is drawn TOWARDS bold text rather than away from it.

Of course you already know all this.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:35 AM   #20068 (permalink)
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edit: I mean, that don't SPOILER nothin'. In other words, it's completely useless as a spoiler. If anything, the eye is drawn TOWARDS bold text rather than away from it.

Of course you already know all this.
And then you see that the bolded says "*spoiler*" and know that in fact there are spoilers, and if you're smart you'll see "*end spoiler*" and know that you can continue reading. I mean unless you're a drunk Irishman like me.
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And then you see that the bolded says "*spoiler*" and know that in fact there are spoilers, and if you're smart you'll see "*end spoiler*" and know that you can continue reading. I mean unless you're a drunk Irishman like me.
Or me.
Yeah, problem is twofold: 1) by the time your brain has registered what the bold says, your eyes have moved on and have already read the text beyond it and 2) there's a ****ing spoiler icon you can use, dimwit.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:22 PM   #20070 (permalink)
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Or me.
Yeah, problem is twofold: 1) by the time your brain has registered what the bold says, your eyes have moved on and have already read the text beyond it and 2) there's a ****ing spoiler icon you can use, dimwit.
What are you, some psychotic speed reader?
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