Adaptations of anime/manga into live action often succeed in miserably failing source material, or otherwise just don't quite work.
Ghost in the Shell, the upcoming live adaptation that is, has been enduring accusations of white washing since Scarlett Johansson was announced as lead.
After the release of the trailer several days ago (we'll add it to this post), one thing is for certain, the movie is going to be true to the source.
But the question is, whats the point?
Original and Anime Side By SideHere is the trailer (original below), side by side with the anime film. Identical right?
And before we go on we must say that this is really impressive and we're really excited for this film, but bear with us for a moment.
This film follows in a recent trend of live action adaptations (trailers at least) matching up perfectly to their original animated sources. (Beauty and the Beast, Fullmetal Alchemist)
While we've been begging for years to have adaptations closer to their source material (what Avatar movie?), we have to ask at a certain level of mimicry, whats the point? The movie looks fantastic, but at a certain point why not just let the source material be?
Do we really need an updated live action version just to move some money around? Especially if it's going to be exactly the same.
We'll let you guys decide on this one. After Avatar and Dragon Ball we shouldn't be complaining, but we can't help but feel that these copy/paste adaptations fall a little flat.
Regardless this video is a great comparison.
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