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Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (Netflix)

8 comments

  1. [5]
    ThyMrMan
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    Yeah I have no excitement for this show at all. First issue for me is just new additions to old series that I love, let me down 90% of the time. It always feels like they are bringing back the old...

    Yeah I have no excitement for this show at all. First issue for me is just new additions to old series that I love, let me down 90% of the time. It always feels like they are bringing back the old series because they can make money with it, not because they have new commentary to add to the world or a love for the universe.

    Now this CGI animation doesn't look good to me at all. I was hoping for some Polygon Pictures style CGI, it has issues but I always feel it looks really good in modern day settings. And they are really good at making it feel like something that could only exist in CGI. Polygon Pictures has maybe my favorite CGI of any studio, maybe only a tiny bit behind the CGI in Land of the Lustrous.

    This though, this looks kinda like a bad videogame, cause heck I've seen better visuals in videogames. Everything at the moment just looks flat, with no depth to it or texture. I may get used to it, but it would lose massive points from me for just looking like a generic Asain mmo or jrpg. If this is what they are going to give us, they would have been better off making it in Unreal or Cryengine or Unity and it would look better.

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    1. [4]
      cfabbro
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      Yeah, GITS+SAC+2nd GIG are easily my favorite anime of all-time, so I am incredibly wary of this new series as well, especially because of how absolutely terrible Arise was... and this rather...

      Yeah, GITS+SAC+2nd GIG are easily my favorite anime of all-time, so I am incredibly wary of this new series as well, especially because of how absolutely terrible Arise was... and this rather bland looking CGI is certainly not helping either. The only thing that gives me hope for 2045 is the fact that Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama are behind it, both of whom have serious pedigree.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        reese
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        Same boat. I thought Stand Alone Complex and 2nd GIG were amazing. I may still have a SAC wall scroll laying around somewhere from when I was a teenager. But Arise was so fucking bad I stopped...

        Same boat. I thought Stand Alone Complex and 2nd GIG were amazing. I may still have a SAC wall scroll laying around somewhere from when I was a teenager. But Arise was so fucking bad I stopped watching after the second or third episode. I prefer the Major as a cunning and reserved, grown-ass adult, not a whiny girl with latent super powers. With that said, SAC_2045's CGI could be better, but I do get the impression that the Major might be back, at least in spirit. If they skimp on the CGI, but do everything else well, then okay, fine. I would sincerely appreciate if the creative forces at the helm didn't squander the idea of Ghost in the Shell. It has so much unrealized potential.

        2 votes
        1. [2]
          cfabbro
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          Yeah, that's roughly my feelings on the matter as well. I can live with underwhelming CGI... It's the crappy, immature interpretation of the Major, and dumbed-down show stripped of all the deep,...

          Yeah, that's roughly my feelings on the matter as well. I can live with underwhelming CGI... It's the crappy, immature interpretation of the Major, and dumbed-down show stripped of all the deep, existential, philosophical aspects that I can't tolerate.

          And while I don't have any posters/wall scrolls, Laughing Man has been my Steam profile picture for well over a decade. ;)

          1 vote
          1. reese
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            It always brightens my day when I see someone's Laughing Man avatar.

            Laughing Man has been my Steam profile picture for well over a decade.

            It always brightens my day when I see someone's Laughing Man avatar.

            1 vote
  2. JXM
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    Obviously the trailer doesn't tell us much since it's like 5 shots and one line of dialogue. I've enjoyed some of the Ghost in the Shell stuff in the past. I think the live action version from a...

    Obviously the trailer doesn't tell us much since it's like 5 shots and one line of dialogue.

    I've enjoyed some of the Ghost in the Shell stuff in the past. I think the live action version from a few years ago is a beautiful looking movie that doesn't quite hold up story-wise but I really enjoyed the 1995 movie (the music is amazing). I have the sequels on my shelf to watch but haven't gotten to them quite yet.

    I'm not sure how I feel about the look of it. It's got weirdly photorealistic backgrounds and then anime style characters. It almost looks like they popped some anime characters into Fallout or Borderlands. It doesn't quite mesh for me.

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  3. PetitPrince
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    The 3D looks nor the animation doesn't hype me. But at least it looks like classic Major.

    The 3D looks nor the animation doesn't hype me. But at least it looks like classic Major.

  4. Akir
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    Did they just turn GitS into Appleseed?

    Did they just turn GitS into Appleseed?