From the very beginning, Ghost in the Shell promises to be something very special. The beautiful opening music sets the tone, emanating the futuristic, mystical quality that pervades the film. And for the next 85 mins it will put a spell over you and catapult you into its brilliantly realised vision.
The visuals are spectacular! Truly mesmerising. It's difficult not to be completely taken in by the sheer intensity of the images.
Because the viewer is forced straight into the depths of the film's story-world without much explanatory dialogue, the first viewing can be a little bit overwhelming. Just taking in the amazing visuals, hypnotic music and vivid atmosphere is a delight in itself without even considering the narrative. As a result, Ghost in the Shell will hold up well on repeated viewings. I think it should be watched multiple times to apprreciate it fully.
Nothing short of amazing!!