Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0) Reviews
Pero la calidad 2.0 es relativamente buena pero no la mejor.
Set around the fictional city within a futuristic take on Hong Kong named Newport, Ghost in The Shell concerns the militaristic and political machinations of a special police task group named section 9, and their enigmatic squad commander known mostly as "The Major." The storyline is exactly the same as it was in 1995, borrowing a little from the original manga novel, though noticeably not as heavily based upon it as the spin off Stand Alone Complex television series.
Visually the most notable updates are the new CGI scenes, which seem not to have the budget of the more recent sequel in the franchise, and end up looking a touch out of place. Mercifully however they are used rather sparingly. The problem being though when scenes interchange between 2D and 3D and back again, it takes some time to get used to. I will admit to liking the newly cleaned up 2D visuals though, the new colour palette that brings things more into line with the sequel, and the higher resolution looks stunning on Blu Ray, just like the recently re released Akira.
To see just how big the difference is between the 1995 original and the remake, Manga video nicely bunged the original cut on the disc too, though I suspect the transfer there is a bit pathetic, as the movie looks absolutely atrocious, cynically I would say to make 2.0 look even better.
Despite the reservations over the change in style and the 3D scenes, Ghost In The Shell remains a simply enthralling piece of cinema, a landmark product that still proves to be inspirational for film-makers the world over. Wether people will remember the original cut or this 2.0 version though remains to be seen.