Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society

What is it?

The 2006 science fiction anime television movie Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society Trailer [official]
Koukaku Kidoutai Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society Trailer

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anime television movie:

A.D. 2034.

It has been two years since Motoko Kusanagi left Section 9.

Togusa is now the new leader of the team, that has considerably increased its appointed personnel.

The expanded new Section 9 confronts a rash of complicated incidents, and investigations reveal that an ultra-wizard hacker nicknamed the “Puppet Master” is behind the entire series of events.


She Creature (Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature)

What is it?

The 2001 television movie She Creature (Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature).

She Creature (2001) Trailer (VHS Capture)

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this television movie:

A couple running a rideshow discover the find of a lifetime, only to realize it could well be the death of them in this horror story.

Angus Shaw (Rufus Sewell) and his wife, Lillian (Carla Gugino), run a travelling carnival which barnstorms the countryside in the early 1900s.

The Shaws’ circus includes a sideshow which promises much in the way of monsters and human oddities, but for the most part delivers second-rate actors dressed up in costumes or using smoke-and-mirrors effects to fool the customers.

Lillian herself offers the most spectacular illusion, posing as a fake mermaid.

One night, Angus offers a helping hand to an aging sailor (Aubrey Morris), and the old salt offers to show Angus and Lillian something truly amazing — a real, honest-to-Pete mermaid (Rya Kihlstedt).

Astounded by what he’s seen, Angus decides the fortune he could make exhibiting a real mermaid is too great to resist, and he steals the creature from the sailor.

Angus and Lillian waste no time booking passage to the United States with their find, but en route to America they discover this mermaid is hardly a benign creature — she has a taste for human blood, and soon the ship’s crew is shrinking at an alarming rate.

Lillian also finds herself developing a strange psychological bond with the mermaid, a connection more powerful than her vows to her husband.

She Creature was produced for the Cinemax premium cable service as part of a series of “Creature Features” produced by special effects wizard Stan Winston and former American International Pictures head Samuel Z. Arkoff, most of which were inspired by horror films AIP made in the 1950s.


Vixen: The Movie (2017)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2017 animated superhero television movie Vixen: The Movie.

What is it about?

This is how DC Entertainment describes this animated television movie:

Originally from Africa, Mari McCabe grew up an orphan after her parents were killed by local greed, corruption and wanton violence.

But Mari refuses to succumb to the terrors surrounding her.

Inheriting her family’s Tantu Totem, Mari can access the powers of animals – anything from the strength of a gorilla to the speed of a cheetah.

As Vixen, she fights valiantly to protect the world from threats like those that claimed her family.

Vixen: The Movie combines the first two seasons of the CW Seed digital series into a single uniform story and includes 15 minutes of all-new, never-before-seen content.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like that it was about a superhero that I have never heard of, that a bit of African culture was involved, and that the main character was a woman; and I think that other people will like that as well.

Final Thoughts

This movie felt rushed and was predictable, it was not bad, it was average.

The end,

-John Jr