I tried. I really did. I tried to keep an open mind about the whitewashed monstrosity that is the live-action “reinterpretation” of the popular anime and manga, Ghost in the Shell. But as much as I adore ScarJo, this is an abomination.
Sure, it’s lovely, and the action seems groovy enough. But I can’t get past the fact that an obvious caucasian was cast in a role that could have been extremely important for Asian actors. The idea of a strong, competent, Asian woman too frightening, Hollywood?
Jesus Christ this sickens me. Maybe it’s because I’m seeing so much hate directed to people of color after this trash fire of an election. Maybe it’s because I’m a little half-breed who remembers getting excited every time she saw Barney Miller‘s Officer Nick Yemana (played by the awesome Jack Soo), or George Takei’s Sulu on Star Trek reruns. I still get amped whenever I see an Asian actor onscreen. And I shouldn’t be. It should be normal. But it’s still rare enough that I get excited to see “my family” onscreen.
So yeah, fuck you, Ghost in the Shell. This is the last bit of coverage on this bullshit film that you’ll get from me. I’m not even going to put up a picture of the poster, because this film doesn’t deserve one more megabyte of data storage on my blog.