Even without seeing the famed original manga film of the ‘90s you feel that the new Ghost in the Shell is a rip off, whose name couldn’t have had a sweeter and more ironically revenge turn.  

Due to a misguided focus on action, rather that gritty mistery, the film is just this - air, a puff, a ghost in a cool package. It’s a jet that never takes off. The production value is brilliant, but as in absolutely all cases, it fails in creating emotion.