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Live Action but Not Lively: Despite Scarlett Johansson’s Best Efforts, the New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Is a Dud

The 1995 film Ghost in the Shell was a groundbreaking, subversive piece of Japanese anime—and now it’s gotten a live-action redo, with Scarlett Johansson sporting a form-fitting flesh suit, and the addition of a bunch of plot enhancers aimed at making the story more humanistic and straightforward. The results are always good to look at—but […]