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Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence

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Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence is the long-awaited follow-up to Mamoru Oshii's celebrated 1995 Japanese anime epic. Set in a future world where androids have souls, it follows cyborg detective Batou as he tries to figure out why sex-droids have suddenly taken to offing their clients. No, this isn't as seedy as it sounds: Oshii is aiming for transcendence, not cheap thrills, making his extraordinary CGI visuals more Raphael than Razzle. However - with the exception of a kick-ass action sequence or two - the plot remains languid and impersonal. Lucky, then, that Kenji Kawai's haunting score mixes so effortlessly with the images to add an ethereal majesty to an otherwise drab storyline.


 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: February 27th 2006

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