In a futuristic metropolis called New Port City, Major Mira Killion (Scarlett Johansson) has found her surviving human brain transplanted into a manufactured body. One year removed from this procedure, she is an all-business field commander for a counter-cyberterrorist unit, her latest mission sending her to investigate the recent killings of scientists working on a special project for artificial intelligence technology company Hanka Robotics. With Major edging closer to the shady corporate bigwigs and android servants responsible, she also closes in on a painful truth about her past. As she begins to reconnect to the existing humanity within her synthetic frame, "Ghost in the Shell" gains the soul it has been missing during the emotionally chilly, curiously uninvolving opening hour. Unfortunately, this upswing is of the too-little, too-late variety in a would-be sci-fi noir dazzler lacking imagination and immersive world-building.
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