Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (Blu-ray release 2015-10-28) follows the Arise series with an investigation of the mysteries surrounding the assassination of the primer minister.  It looks cool, and it seems that most critics love it, but I don’t.  I only know that multiple political factions and commercial entities are involved, and they are inter-related, but I fail to really understand all the details.  I still like the 1995 original much more in terms of character design and story.

Note: To properly prepare for this movie one needs to watch the theatrical releases (i.e. not the Alternative Architecture TV version) of Arise first, then watch the Pyrophoric Cult episodes of the TV series, which provide the leads for this movie.

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