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Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence Review


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Mamoru Oshii's amine sequel is more a philosophical meditation than the noirish detective story that provides the action. Illusion and creative vision pervade the animator's world of 2032 as Investigator Batou, a mountainous cyborg with a brain that's part Plato, part Terminator, goes from gunning down a warren of criminal Yakuza to repeating cloudy quotations: "No matter how far a jackass travels, it won't come back as a horse."

Batou is assigned by the government's covert anti-terrorist unit, Public Security Section 9, to investigate the "death" of a gynoid, a hyper-realistic female robot designed as a very cute sexual companion to a willing male. But the machines are becoming erratic, and the gynoids have begun to slaughter their owners. Do we have your attention, yet?

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review


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Anyone growing up on Disney animation would be shocked by Japanese Anime, a genre now famous for giving human experience a different look. It does what family-enticing animation has refused to, including violence, sex, and other adult motifs normally reserved for live-action big blockbusters.

Jin-Roh takes Anime another courageous step forward. Its beginning is chock-full of useful information, adding a documentary feel by establishing the cultural setup in black and white with voiceover. It may sound like a high school lecture, but the images never get boring. Not to mention that without this necessary information, you'd be lost when the key story starts to roll.

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Mamoru Oshii Movies

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Movie Review

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Movie Review

Mamoru Oshii's amine sequel is more a philosophical meditation than the noirish detective story that...

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Movie Review

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Movie Review

Anyone growing up on Disney animation would be shocked by Japanese Anime, a genre now...

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