Ghost In The Shell
I have a hard time getting behind these movies masquerading as summer popcorn flicks that are suspiciously released in the non-summer seasons. They seem like they’re trying to satisfy an audience that’s gone stir crazy over the winter months. Sometimes this works out for starved audiences and movies like “Snakes on a Plane” does way more at the box office than it has any business generating (Snakes did $62 million on a $33 million budget). Then there are movies like “Deadpool” and “Logan” which just take advantage of the lack of competition. I’m not yet sold on where this movie will fall.
There’s a lot of eye candy in this trailer and it echoes a lot of great action/sci-fi films that have come before like Dredd, Blade Runner, Johnny Mneumonic, and Total Recall but man I hope they offer a decent story to go along with all this eye candy. Doctor Strange just barely got away with a paper thin plot thanks to its aesthetics and I’m not sure how many times I can give films that kinda pass.
Overall this trailer does a great job introducing us to the world and snippets into the story behind our protaganist and antagonist. This movie is definitely radar approved… for now.