"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties

Went to see Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence last night with Pete, Sophy and Adam. It was good. A couple things annoyed the hell out of me, but overall I enjoyed myself a great deal.

I would have preferred that instead of quoting philosophers they would have had the characters say things. I suppose this is too much to ask.

I'm also a huge fan of strong female leads, and to me, that's what GITS is. It's about Kusanagi. I like Batou, he's a really cool character, but damnit... he isn't the Major. She shows up near the end, partially, and seems more or less still Motoko even after pulling a Wintermute/Neuromancer.

I also felt that the film lost a lot of focus as soon as they left for the northern territorties. A couple of transisitional sequences would have helped a lot there.

The set, vehicle and character designs are all as I expected after watching two seasons of the series. Production I.G. does not disappoint.

A very beautiful film. Full of itself. But amazing to watch.

September 22, 2004 12:16 PM

sure wish i could get the rest of those eps. ;)

Posted by: shady at September 25, 2004 2:07 PM
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