Is Scarlett Johansson Gonna Be The Next Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Ghost in the Shell is Teo's first Hollywood film after several local productions, including Ho Yuhang's At The End Of Day Break and Afdlin Shauki's Papadom. As terrorism peeks to somewhat Orwellian standards where people's minds are invaded and then controlled, Major Mira fights to stop it, only to realize she's been a victim the whole time. We're pretty sure she means Ghost in THE Shell, and we're not sure why she doesn't know the name of her own movie, but-moving on.

DirectConversations.com film critic Tim Lammers reviews "Ghost in the Shell" and "The Boss Baby".

According to him, Johansson was very professional and very easy to work with. But both the actress and even the original anime's director have argued the criticism of whitewashing a character is invalid, because the character isn't even human.

"I believe having Scarlett play Motoko was the best possible casting for this movie", Oshii said, and some critics agree.

Johansson, 32, showed off her sartorial game once again at the New York City premiere of her sci-fi drama on Wednesday. She wasn't turned into this soldier because she was about to die; she was about to die because somebody wanted to turn her into a soldier.

While the visuals are spectacular - the film feels like a combination of "The Matrix" and any number of virtual reality video games - "Ghost in the Shell" is ultimately boring and uninspiring.

Ghost in the Shell was directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and is based on the manga graphic novels by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed).

It's a great clip that is sure to get fans excited for the forthcoming film, which is set to his theaters this Friday.

  • Marlene Weaver