Paramount Just Released the Full Invisible Fight Scene From 'Ghost in the Shell'

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 11:37AM
Ghost in the Shell
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 11:37AM
Paramount Just Released the Full Invisible Fight Scene From 'Ghost in the Shell'
You can say what you like about the casting decisions surrounding the upcoming Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell, but it's hard to deny that this movie looks absolutely awesome. It's clear from everything we've seen so far that the movie takes its source material's cyberpunk urban sprawl and punches it up a few notches by mixing in a healthy dose of Blade Runner. The results can be seen in a new clip from Paramount that's simply titled "Water Fight":



What's particularly impressive is just how perfectly this clip recreates the same scene from the original anime, often shot-for-shot. Where the original was limited in scope and overall level of polish by the animation style, though, this live action recreation builds upon its framework and really takes things to the next level, with more impressive special effects and excellent choreography that makes the most of a cloaked Major Kusanagi. Here's the original, for comparison:



Ghost in the Shell deals primarily with themes of identity and purpose in a world that's increasingly ruled by technology. From what we've seen thus far, the new movie will focus on the question of whether the Major can trust the people who've turned her into a weapon, and whether life was better before the age of futuristic scientific advancements.

Based on the stunning visuals on display and the fantastic hologram-filled cityscape we can see in this clip, it's a safe bet to say that life is definitely cooler in the future (check out those creepy geisha robots!), but is it worth giving up a chunk of your humanity? Maybe becoming "post-human" is just the beginning of something new and terrifying.
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