In this scintillating episode of the Popzara Podcast we’ve gathered our own brains-in-shell editors Nathan Evans and a double-blast of Chris bliss, Chris “Wolf Man” Mitchell and Chris Sobrinski, to talk about the 2017 live-action adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s ground-breaking anime Ghost In The Shell.
Come for the enlightening chat about Ghost In The Shell, both positives and negatives alike, its overblown controversy about cultural appropriation, and how it slavishly recreates many of the original 1995 animated film’s most iconic scenes. But stay for the extra talk, which includes a look at other modern remakes (including this year’s blockbuster Beauty and the Beast), the undisputed power of Martin Scorsese, and how the future of the cinematic experience may lay in widescreen theaters and at home.
You might not agree with everything said here, but that’s OK. As a certain cybernetic Major once said: “Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It’s slow death.”