#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Batô is a living cyborg. His whole body, even his arms and legs, are entirely man-made. What only remains are traces of his brain and the memories of a woman. In an era when the boundary between humans and machines has become infinitely vague, Humans have forgotten that they are humans. This is the debauchery of the lonesome ghost of a man, who nevertheless seeks to retain humanity. Innocence… Is what life is.
Plot: Groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii continues to push the boundaries of art and anime with this universally acclaimed cyber thriller following cyborg detective Batou as he tries to unravel the reasons for a murderous robot revolt in the year 2032. A quest for a killer that becomes a mind bending search for the meaning of life.
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Impressive sequel to an anime cyberpunk classic
A new Japanese cyberpunk masterpiece that makes the original GiTS look primitive by comparison. Mamoru Oshii and his crew did a masterful job creating a worthy successor to their 1995 adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s original manga.
As in the original movie as well as in that other quintessential proto-cyberpunk movie, Blade Runner the movie explores human nature in a world that is becoming more technological all the time, to a point where people ARE technology, the boundaries are rapidly fading away. What does it mean to be human? If we join with technology, would we become something else? Should we welcome it, or fear it? Will humanity lose or gain from the changes?
After the events of the first movie, Major Motoko Kusanagi has seemingly disappeared; focus of the second movie has shifted to Bateau, who is still working for the secret government “Section 9”. This is by no means a bad thing, since Bateau is at least as interesting a character as Kusanagi ever was. Going beyond your basic cyberpunk cyborg tough guy with attitude, he is very intelligent, and has some nice human touches (like the dog he loves taking care of). At various points he and other characters routinely indulge in philosophical debate, often quoting literature, from Milton to biblical psalm verses. Just to say this isn’t your typical sci-fi action movie, although there is some action, and when it comes, it’s fast, brutal & violent.
The actual plot involves an incident with a sophisticated robotic “pleasure model”, if you will, gone berserk. The investigation leads us through the darker parts of near-future Japanese society, including yakuza, companies with questionable ethics, and mysterious hackers.
Visually, the movie is stunningly beautiful, using a combination of traditional cell animation and state of the art CGI. Many of the movie’s backgrounds are gorgeous to just look at; even dark and dirty back alleys are shown so rich in color and detail, you could gaze at them all day. Like in the first movie, Oshii lets the movie halt at times, immersing the viewer in the richly detailed world he created. Many of the computer screen readouts resemble those seen in Oshii’s “Avalon” a lot which again is not a bad thing, as they look both high-tech and yet elegant & artistic.
Last but not least, the music by Kenji Kawai is hauntingly beautiful, adding more layers to the sophisticated richness of it all.
I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. Anyone who likes science fiction, anyone who was blown away by movies such as Blade Runner and of course the first “Ghost in the Shell” (which you should see before watching this one) will enjoy this.
The Shell Is On But Is There A Ghost Home?
Influential animation director Mamoru Oshii returns with a follow up to the impressive if disjointed Ghost In The Shell, which to be frank is even more impressive and possibly even more disjointed than its predecessor. Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence is a creation of great beauty, intelligent thought that throws up some very interesting, sensible and above all engaging points on which to debate the nature of humanity, what constitutes being human? When are we deemed as being alive? However, for all the reasoned debate Ghost In The Shell 2 unfortunately follows and falls into the trap so many Eastern stories ( in particular many mangas and anime) do, which is an incoherent storyline, which proves the ultimate irony seeing as how this a film which engages your mind, you’re forced to switch it off in places and just ‘go with the flow’.
Innocence is an extremely visual film, and you will be awed into watching from a seamless combination of 2D and 3D animation techniques which to be frank makes Sky Blue look like the work of a preschooler. It is simply ravishing and you find yourself hooked intently and intensely to what is simply a blisteringly well constructed piece of animation, and is worth a viewing by all fans of the genre on this basis alone. But is that enough?
Well, to be honest, no it is not. As with Sky Blue the animation was painstakingly created over a long period of time, and as with Sky Blue the plot suffered slightly for it. Yes the philosophy is interesting, poignant and it does make you think, this I am not denying, but it’s sometimes thrown around complete uncontextualised, just for philosophy’s sake. I’m not arguing against the introduction of philosophy and metaphysics into the medium of films, I’m all for it, but when characters are throwing around Descartes name like he’s going out of fashion instead of developing what little plot there is within the film, it does tend to lend itself to the criticism that this film is for pubescents coming of age who wish to “expand their minds”. Mamoru Oshii is an influential director and his works have always included a degree of philosophy, mostly he tends to tackle the constructs of humanity and reality and the link between the two, can one define another? are the two linked at all? can one survive without the other? However, the original Ghost In The Shell was philosophy crammed, and yes again the story had an air of incoherency about it, but the philosophy was not driving the narrative, the narrative was driving the philosophy, and this is where the sequel fails in its intent.
Ghost In The Shell 2 is indeed impressive, but seeing as it was co-produced at the remarkable Studio Ghibli and was a “selection” for the Cannes film festival you can be forgiven for asking for something with a bit more bite to it. There are a great number of positives to take away from this experience, as the animation is impeccable, it is so sublime, it just makes it so fantastically easy to slip into the world and enjoy the feast, and yes a summary can’t be made without a nod in the direction of the thought put into this film. However, If you’ll forgive this rather audacious metaphor, think of this film as a sandwich, and all this wonderful philosophy provides the contents, the filler, the real taste to go inside this sandwich. Think of the most ridiculously packed sandwich you could possibly imagine, with everything on it, and then imagine no bread with which to hold it all together.
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Mamoru Oshii
Writer Shirow Masamune (comic “Koukaku-Kidoutai”), Mamoru Oshii (screenplay), Richard Epcar, Mary Claypool (English ADR Writer)
Actors Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tamio Ôki
Awards 6 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Kodansha Ltd., Dentsu, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd., Studio Ghibli, Production I.G.
Sound Mix DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX, Stereo, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Imagica Corporation, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan (prints)
Film Length 2,779 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital (2K) (1080p) (720p) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical)