Rich Strahs’s review published on Letterboxd:
5 movies of the 2000s
My first movie in the Anime Marches On Challenge! This is a not needed George Lucas style remaster of a classic film. We get additional scenes with computer graphics that are reminiscent of PS3 era graphics. While video game graphics are cool they don’t exactly mesh well with the overall movie. The reason I picked this one first was because I have never the 2.0 version. I haven’t seen most of the movies on my Anime Marches On list but I have seen the original Ghost in the Shell a crapload of times on VHS. I used to hypothetically smoke way too much pot and put this movie on. There is nothing like thinking about the complexities of this movie under the hypothetical influence. This was the first time I have seen this movie in like 10 years or more and it has held up amazingly well.