This movie takes place sometime in the future in Japan when there is the technology to attach a human’s brain to a robotic body. Scarlett Johansen stars as Major, the latest and thus far, most successful attempt to make this technology work. She’s assigned to a crime fighting unit and intervenes to save the life of a visiting head of state. As she attempts to investigate more about the crime, she has a flashback, a glitch in her system. Her memory, all but erased, is cleansed again. However, more glitches appear and she soon faces an unknown enemy and uncovers her memory and a new reality.
The film was dark and monotone in spite of all the action in the film. I found it difficult to connect to the story. There was a complete role reversal where the good guys became the bad guys and vice versa. The problem was that I didn’t care. The computer graphics were outstanding and the fight scenes well-choreographed. Even the acting was fine. It was the storyline that left me high and dry. Maybe if…
I did notice that this film was made in association with two Chinese movie studios. I see that more and more nowadays. Guess they’re willing to fork over the money.
I was disappointed by this film. This was a Scarlett Johansen movie! You may have a different idea when you see it, but my sister even took a nap during the middle. She woke herself up snoring. I managed to stay awake, but to be honest, she didn’t miss anything.