Paramount teases us with 5 mini Ghost in the Shell trailers

first_imgA movie whose rights were acquired by Steven Spielberg, is being produced by his company DreamWorks Pictures, and stars Scarlett Johansson in its lead role, is enough to sell a lot of people on insta-watching the end result. But when that movie is titled Ghost in the Shell, it has a hell of a lot to live up to.Ghost in the Shell is one of, if not the best known manga and anime series in the West. There’s been two movies, with multiple versions of each released, as well as 52 episodes of the Stand Alone Complex TV series, an OVA, novels, video games, and of course Masamune Shirow’s manga on which all this work is based.Now we have a Hollywood movie arriving in March 2017, and to keep interest high Paramount Pictures has just released 5 mini teaser trailers.The teasers give little away, but some of the scenes will be instantly recognizable to fans of the anime. Can we hold out hope that this will be a good movie? As a fan, I am not holding my breath.The original Ghost in the Shell movie tackled a number of complex issues extremely well, which were then delved into much more deeply in Stand Alone Complex and subsequent releases. Trying to re-imagine that for the masses by Hollywood, which always tries to (has to?) appeal to the widest possible audience probably won’t end well.You’ll be able to make your own mind up on March 31, 2017. For anyone new to the IP I highly recommend you check out everything that has already been released carrying the Ghost in the Shell name. You may ruin this new movie for yourself, but the quality of entertainment you’ll enjoy makes it more than worth it over waiting for this Hollywood “blockbuster.” Can you tell I’m skeptical?Here’s the fan edit of the teasers, which does improve the experience a bit:last_img read more