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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2014, 03:15:30 PM »
Continuing off topic, as we all know Hollywood would thoroughly ruin a GitS adaptation. (It probably doesn't help that I don't particularly like SJ):

So you didn't like it because angry faced Jeremy Renner spent most of the movie making angry faces?? It was stupid because it was supposed to be stupid. Its over the top on purpose and if you actually get the joke its awesome. in fact, Renner and Gemma Arterton (the female lead in clash of the titans) have both gone on record a bunch of times about how much fun making it was. 

This.
Well, not Grim ultimately feeling insulted "this", but H&G being a fantastic film "this". I put up a glowing review before Grim's, and I stand by it. It was just fun as hell to watch. Over the top and delicious. Shouldn't be taken as anything more than that.
Now granted, Grim is pretty much straight edge, and I watched it through 420 vision. I'm sure that helped my enjoyment level a lot - lol. Even then, I know I'd still enjoy it without the haze.

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2014, 04:23:45 PM »
Continuing off topic, as we all know Hollywood would thoroughly ruin a GitS adaptation. (It probably doesn't help that I don't particularly like SJ):

So you didn't like it because angry faced Jeremy Renner spent most of the movie making angry faces?? It was stupid because it was supposed to be stupid. Its over the top on purpose and if you actually get the joke its awesome. in fact, Renner and Gemma Arterton (the female lead in clash of the titans) have both gone on record a bunch of times about how much fun making it was. 

This.
Well, not Grim ultimately feeling insulted "this", but H&G being a fantastic film "this". I put up a glowing review before Grim's, and I stand by it. It was just fun as hell to watch. Over the top and delicious. Shouldn't be taken as anything more than that.
Now granted, Grim is pretty much straight edge, and I watched it through 420 vision. I'm sure that helped my enjoyment level a lot - lol. Even then, I know I'd still enjoy it without the haze.
Straight Edge? Where'd you get that idea? No 420 for me, but I certainly enjoy my wine and beer.
Like I said earlier, I know exactly what they were going for, and felt like they didn't accomplish it(along with hundreds of reviewers: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hansel_and_gretel_witch_hunters/?search=hansel )
Yeah, I know, reviewers suck and stuff, but they are generally correct in the aggregate)
 I wanted to like it, as the material is right up my alley, but it just wasn't to be. At least Gemma is hot.
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2014, 04:35:30 PM »
Straight Edge? Where'd you get that idea?
I remember a while back you said something along the lines of you only enjoy 1 beer once in a while, and even then, it isn't that enjoyable. Ha! Hence, "pretty much" straight edge. Not that you go slapping beer bottles out of people's hands - lol. Obviously, I misconstrued your words.
I always forget to include wine when talking about alcohol. Mainly because I can't go anywhere near the stuff. Had a pretty horrible experience with a dirt cheap bottle of Ernest and Julio once... One time too many.

Oh, well. To each his own, right?
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2016, 07:17:34 AM »
Hrmm no one bumped this one with the trailer, guess I'll..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4VmJcZR0Yg

I kinda think it looks pretty cool.
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2016, 08:37:24 AM »
I've never really understood all the praise that GiTS the anime gets. The 1st movie was pretty good and all the following sequels or series post 1st movie have been largely meh. Its a bit of action followed by endless technobabble. Now I can do technobabble but you know at least be more interesting than Parasite Eve.

That being said I think the movie can be good if they just go heavy on the action and light on the story (in other words don't try to pretend that this is a Blade Runner reboot). Scar Jo probably makes a good Makoto because in every movie she's in she plays her part with the emotion of a lifeless robot.

Also is it just me but it seems like every action/superhero movie has to have 70-80s memberberry soundtracks now. BUT IT WORKED FOR GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND THAT ONE GEARS OF WAR COMMERICAL!!!!!!


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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2016, 08:20:48 PM »
Let's just hope they don't take any cues from the manga. That's all I ask for, at this point.

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2016, 09:14:48 PM »
Let's just hope they don't take any cues from the manga. That's all I ask for, at this point.

What? You mean that you don't want to watch Scar Jo making out with a couple other women?

Because other than that, the manga's pretty much identical to every other version of GitS (up until whatever adaptation finally strikes out to do its own thing like the Movie's nekkid stealth cameo or SAC's Laughing Man & 2nd Gig). And also the manga is the original version of it (and the perversion was always there, Shirow just dropped the pretext and doubled down on horse cocks and greased up everything).
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2016, 09:57:21 PM »
The manga seemed pretty different to me, at least in style, if not story. Granted, I have a long history of being frustrated by Shirow's works, since he always seems to have great ideas that he winds up fumbling, or at least shoving to the sidelines in order to make way for more fanservice.

Or more grease & horsecocks, in the case of the Galgrease projects...damnit Shirow, even when the sleave is on the forefront, you still find a way to ruin the appeal...
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2017, 09:34:21 AM »
Probably going to see this


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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2017, 10:53:46 AM »
*checks topic for update on impending hilarity*



*is disappoint*

(Also disappointed that FE: Heroes couldn't get GitS localization's voice actress for Minerva; Speaker 1: Whadda mean she isn't GitS' Major Kusanagi? Speaker 2: Sure she kinda bears a resemblance, has the same haircut, owes her current design to the same artist, and has the same voice, but they're totally different characters. Speaker 1: Bu~ Speaker 2: Totally. Different.)
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 08:34:46 AM »
I have to say this actually looks good

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2017, 07:46:08 PM »
Yeah.  If it's gonna have so much controversy behind it, at the very least it does look like a pretty decent adaptation.
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2017, 11:49:56 PM »

...Personally, I'm more interested in what middle-aged hulk could play Batou....


* I assume this is an American adaption so that name's gonna get tossed; but feel free to bring up Hollywood's avoidance of Asian females for the titular role that's been causing some debate

Batou should have been Ron Pearlman. Older guy and can bring charisma and personality to an anime series that doesn't have much of it. Plus can do action movies extremely well. 

I'm alright w. the Scar Jo casting choice. Its just one of those things. I think a bigger problem is that a lot of whitewashing occurs when Asian Americans don't get supporting roles because supporting roles rarely sell a movie but they can increase exposure to lesser known actors/actress. Sadly, you put a lesser household name (of any race) in the leading role and enjoy you are headed straight for FF the Spirits Within box office numbers. GiTS is a niche thing (even less well known than FF). Scar Jo (for reasons unknown to me - I just don't think shes much of an actress) is probably more famous in Asia and the west than any other actress out there. The movie would have never got funding if a big star wasn't involved. 

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (by Hollywood)
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2017, 04:01:59 PM »
It all really makes you wonder if she's even a fan of Ghost in the Shell at all...

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