The action in the latest Ghost in the Shell trailers have a bit of that “this could be really, really terrible” quality, but hot damn they nailed the geisha robots.
We haven’t got specifics of the Ghost in the Shell plot just yet. But according to the latest teaser during today’s Super Bowl, and the most recent TV spot, it looks like it’ll be borrowing the plot from the first episode of the Stand Alone Complex TV series.
In the opening SAC episode, Section 9 and the Major were called in to resolve a crisis after some politicians and foreign dignitaries were taken hostage by geisha robots. Whether that arc’s is replicated entirely the film isn’t known. The parts where flesh is pulled away to reveal the underlying robotics look pretty good, mind you, which makes up for how cheesy Batou looks.
If you want to get a longer slice of the action, below is Ghost in the Shell‘s near 3-minute length TV spot. It gives you a better idea of what to expect: a lot of Matrix-esque slow-motion action shots and a better idea of how Scarlett Johansson is approaching the Major.
I’m still really sceptical about this. But Ghost in the Shell is also probably my favourite anime of all time, so I’ll end up seeing it anyway. Who’s with me?