The sense of scale to the city backdrop was a little disappointing. Bladerunner did a superb job of creating a setting that felt infinite and at the same time claustrophobic. Ghost in the Shell’s city just felt claustrophobic.
The has been some kerfuffle about Scarlett Johansson getting the lead role rather than an Asian actress and I wish they had cast an Asian actress but not for reasons of political correctness. It feels like Hollywood has a limited vocabulary of actors and anything they can do to widen that should be welcomed with open arms, in my opinion. Be adventurous with casting. I don’t think it would be difficult to get somebody equally as talented and perhaps a little cheaper.
It was definitely above average.