Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG)

What is it?

The second season of the anime (animated) television show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex called Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG).

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Trailer

Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (2015) (Ghost In The Shell: Arise − The Movie)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2015 Japanese anime (animated) science fiction action spy thriller movie Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (Ghost In The Shell: Arise − The Movie).

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anime (animated) movie:

When the Prime Minister of Japan is assassinated by a mysterious cyborg, Major Motoko Kusanagi comes up as the prime suspect.

It’s up to the agents of Public Security Section 9 to discover the true nature of the murder, and clear Motoko’s name.

Final Thoughts

I first learned about this movie thanks to Chris Stuckmann’s review of this movie called Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie – Movie Review:

If it was / were not for Chris Stuckmann I possibly would have never known about this movie or the new short television show Ghost In The Shell: Arise that it was based on, and so thank you Chris Stuckmann.

My brother GC and I watched the short anime (animated) television show first, and then we watched the anime (animated) movie either last year or at the very end of 2015.

The show and the movie blur together to me so I have difficulty differentiating the two, I do remember that this movie is more action focused compared to the other Ghost In The Shell anime movies, and I do remember that I probably liked the first Ghost In The Shell anime movie better than this but I possibly liked this better than Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society which is possibly the worst of the Ghost In The Shell animated movies in my opinion but I could be wrong.

I like the trailer for this movie better than the movie itself, it is not a bad movie though and I liked it better than Chris Stuckmann did, and I think that they did an okay job trying to bring Ghost In The Shell to a new audience even though I wish that they could have combined the best elements of the Ghost In The Shell anime movies with the best elements of the Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex television shows and I think that Mary Elizabeth McGlynn should have still been the voice for Motoko Kusanagi.

The end,

-John Jr

Ghost In The Shell (2017 Film)

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What is it?

The 2017 American live action science fiction action film Ghost In The Shell which was directed by Rupert Sanders.

What is it about?

This is how the Rotten Tomatoes describes this film:

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.

When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it.

As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen.

She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”

Final Thoughts

I think that this film did a pretty good job with the visuals but the movie itself was empty and was just a shell that looked somewhat like Ghost In The Shell, but it did not feel or seem like Ghost In The Shell in my opinion.

This film took some parts of the Ghost In The Shell animated movies and television shows and combined them and changed some parts oddly, some important things were not explained, some characters had no names and most characters had no character development or hardly any role, and this film just disappointed me which is disappointing because I wanted to like it.

I would probably give this film a 5 out of 10.

They should have just made another animated Ghost In The Shell movie instead.

I am tired of most American remakes et cetera being worse than the originals, and I am tired of failed animation to live action projects.

Please stop remaking and re-imagining things if you are going to make it worse, and please stop trying to unnecessarily change things that are animated into live action because not everything needs to be live action because some of the most emotional and powerful things that I have seen have been animated instead of live action.

Still, you can tell that some hard work and effort did go into making this film and that they tried, and so they deserve praise for the visuals and for trying but they missed some of the most important parts of Ghost In The Shell so this film was mostly a pretty shell with no ghost in my opinion.

I think that you are better off watching the animated Ghost In The Shell films: Ghost In The Shell (1995 Film), Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence, and Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie and / or watching the Ghost In The Shell television shows Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig and Ghost In The Shell: Arise.

Ghost In Shell (1995 Film) is considered to be the best of the films by some:

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence is considered by some to be the most strange of the films, but it will make you think:

Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie is considered by some to be the film that better explores the relationship between and information about the characters who eventually become members of Public Security Section 9:

There was an animated Ghost In The Shell television movie called Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society but it was the worst and most disappointing of the animated movies so I usually try to pretend that it does not exist, I could not find an official trailer for it on YouTube, and so here is a review with spoilers of this movie by the YouTube channel BennettTheSage in a video called Anime Abandon – Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society:

The end,

-John Jr

Ghost In The Shell (2017 Film) Inspired Dreams

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Source: Wikipedia

Last night before going to sleep I watched some of the 2017 live-action Ghost In The Shell movie, and the dreams that I do barely remember from last night were inspired by this.

I can not remember most of the dreams from last night separately, and so I will type the first dream and combine the rest in the second dream.

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it involved most of my family, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Batou and maybe some other people from Public Security Section 9 like Daisuke Aramaki from the live-action Ghost In The Shell movie, some other people, and I being outside during the day in maybe an area that was like a combination of my parent’s back yard and the field outside of it and a fictional version of the railroad tracks in the city of D near City Hall and maybe something else.

There were more details to this dream that I can not remember, especially involving the parts of the dream with my family and I, but I can not remember those parts of the dream other than communicating with my family.

Other parts of the dream involved The Major, Batou, maybe Daisuke Aramaki, and others dealing with people trying to hack people’s cyberbrains and defending against this and investigating this et cetera.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

The rest of my dreams continued to involve things related to the live-action Ghost In The Shell film like cyborgs and cybernation, cyberbrains and hacking of cyber brains and defending against hacking, cybercrime, Public Security Section 9 (The Major, Batou, Aramaki, et cetera), and other things like that involving various groups (the government, the military, intelligence agencies, corporations, criminal organizations, et cetera).

These dreams possibly took place mostly outside during the day in some of the same or similar areas as the first dream, but that is all that I can remember of these dreams.

The end,

-John Jr

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