Framleiðendur Ghost in the Shell ákváðu að best væri fyrir myndina að sýna ekki gagnrýnendum hana fyrirfram, eða í það minnsta henda í stíft „embargo“ fram að frumsýningardegi – sem er núna á föstudaginn.

Glöggir bíófarar vita að þetta er sjaldnast gott merki. Stundum taka stúdíóin sénsa að og reyna að byggja upp „buzz“ með myndum sem fá kannski ekki strax jákvæðar viðtökur en þegar ákveðið er strax að myndin þurfi ekki á aukaumtalinu að halda er séns að einhverjar bjöllur fari að hringja (lesist: stúdíóið hefur þá litla/enga trú á gefinni vöru).

Hér eru nokkur dæmi á síðustu árum um bíómyndir sem gagnrýnendur fengu ekki að sjá – og hver dæmir fyrir sig hvernig lokaútkoman á þeim var:
Abduction, I, Frankenstein, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Legend of Hercules, Movie 43, R.I.P.D.

 


Þegar þetta er ritað er engin opinber gagnrýni sprottin upp fyrir Ghost in the Shell, en fáeinir notendur vefsins Letterboxd hafa verið að láta í sér heyra. Sumir eru bara þrususáttir með afraksturinn. Aðrir ekki…

Kíkjum á:

 

„You have to judge it for what it is… a more commercial adaptation of the Ghost In The Shell franchise. All in all I thought it was a very good action blockbuster with a different balance of action and depth than the original of course but that makes it more appealing for a larger audience.If this draws people to watch the original stuff then props. It has certain shots and scenes that reference the originals directly and I thought they knew about and most importantly respected the original material, unlike some other remakes and adaptations nowadays.

Visually it is striking! Eye candy at its finest, the action scenes are well thought out and choreographed. All things considered I think this is a very good adaptation of the original work, molded and modified to modern consumer taste. A great cyberpunk action film.“


„While the visual and cinematography looked amazing, the characters and the story felt a little hollowed, and they could done more time with side characters and timing with scenes. Also I saw this in IMAX 3D (which the 3D wasn’t impressive) I would honestly see this in regular 2D. As for the movie itself it’s visual stunning but lacks depth and pacing …“


„Mimics the images and visuals from the original but loses the theme and plot. Would’ve prefered it the other way around: keep the theme and pack it in new, original images.

The new plot is pretty generic and not very interesting or provocative. Same goes for the PG-13 violence. VFX are okay but not very beautiful, dialogue and acting are also rather mediocre. Worst of all: lacks more Clint Mansell.

In the end this is exactly what you can or should expect from a Hollwood take on Japanese manga material.“


„Visually, the film it’s incredible, the weapon desgin and the design of the city are impeccable. The sequences of the city are incredible.

However, this alone doesn’t keep the movie afloat. Also, there are sequences that are straight up copied from the original film, but they don’t evoque the same feelings. The action sequences are good, but they’re definitely not up to par with the ones from the japanese version, they don’t generate the same feel and become predictable.
The movie seems to be embellished more than it should, with unnecesary visual effects, sequences, and shots, which, on the long run, make the movie feel long and become quite boring. The original version works because, despite being simple, it’s reflective, aesthetically beautiful and has an amazing soundtrack.
However, and, leaving comparisons behind, the movie works for what it is: a hollywood remake that I’m sure the general public will enjoy.“


„Not as awful as I expected, but pretty mediocre nonethless. Superficial and mostly wasted potential. ScarJo has been better.“


„A visually spectacular mess that couldn’t decide if it’s a loyal adaptation or it’s own generic thing.
Really butchers the original film’s themes if favour of a revenge story that goes nowhere and the plot from Total Recall.
Has all the neuance and subtly of a spider tank (which was also worse here – all mechanic with no hints of animalistic behaviour)
Didn’t even solve the original’s pacing issues.

Only shines when it copies the animated film scenes frame by frame.

Disappointing.“


Í lokin fundum við hér nokkuð jákvæðan Reddit-dóm.

 

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