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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence this Friday!

Old 09-14-04, 05:18 PM
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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence this Friday!

Anyone going to see it? It looks absolutely gorgeous. From what I have also read, it's pretty deep and philosophical too, so if you're expecting non-stop action you might be disappointed.

Here's the trailer as well as a clip:


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The Critics are slamming it like theres no tomorrow.

I'll be seeing it Oct 1st, when it starts here
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DVD rental for me, it looks visually awesome but boring as snot. The tv series-Stand Alone Complex- on the other hand is awesome.
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heres the post with all the theaters playing it:

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Hoberman calls it the best anime he's ever seen, but I just skimmed his review. Most critics fail to take anime seriously, especially if it adheres to what they assume are conventional subjects, like the sci-fi of GITS.
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Have to wait until October 1st here.
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While it is true that Oshii has been getting more and more blatantly philosophical, sometimes to the detriment of his films, I think the critics' input about this movie may be fairly unimportant. I agree with Phyre--most critics have a mental checklist they bring with them to the theater when they go watch an animated feature and if the checklist isn't met, they respond with hostility.
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It is very difficult to achieve depth in animation and retain the viewer.

I have watched a number of Anime that I felt was slow. The original Ghost In The Shell was one. That doesn't mean it wasn't great.

But something is missing. I think it takes a lot more work for serious animation to make us care about a character. Most of the emotion that is an actors performance is lost. This translates into long stretches of the movie that I just don't get. Usually caused by the purpose, intent or goal of a character being missed.

I will buy this. Guaranteed. But I can understand how the mainstream media and viewer woud find serious Anime dull at times.

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