Friday, September 04, 2009

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the 2nd film, a 2004 sequel. We picked this up for $3 at the closing sale at Blockbuster. It's the version that has the weird subtitled explanations of the sounds, as if we wouldn't recognize the sound of footsteps or a helicopter. There's no choice for an English dub, so we had to use the subtitles. Strange, though...


Veoh has it online, but you have to download their player. Yuck.

Moria likes it and says,
In all of Mamoru Oshii’s films there lies a fascination with philosophical questions.... Innocence comes with a series of beautifully melancholic reflections on the nature of humanity and its simulacra.

Anime World opens with this:
Methodical, deeply philosophical, cerebral, pretentious, and visually stunning, Ghost in the Shell 2 is a movie to behold, but its unwavering focus makes it very much a love it or hate it piece of art.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:30 AM

    I'd watch it (offline) again if I could see it with an English soundtrack.
    A Pal