Spoiler Space: Spoiler Space: Ghost In The Shell

Thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can’t reveal in our review.

Scarlett Johansson doesn’t look like Mamoru Oshii’s version of Maj. Motoko Kusanagi; that character is tall and blue-eyed, and Johansson is neither. Of course, we can break out the anthropometric calipers and go through Oshii’s Ghost In The Shell frame by frame in order to analyze her brow ridges, nasal aperture, and zygomas (are they projecting or receding?) with the help of some antique German science books that will surely settle the question of whether her features are more Caucasoid than not. Or we can accept that her outward appearance is that of a feminine cyborg body drawn in an art style that doesn’t always lend itself to social constructs of race that vary from country to country and is also the product of a popular arts culture with …

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