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Alex Gidley’s review published on Letterboxd:
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"They did not save your life. They stole it"
A message to the people who still call the casting of ScarJo in the lead whitewashing:
Did you not understand the twist? The entire point of the twist was the removal of who Major was before her "ghost" was "shelled". What happened to her is presented as a bad thing, the removal of identity. You know, the very thing that Kuze states in the above quote.
Moreover, Major's race was ambiguous in the original to begin with. In the context of the movie, the shell isn't who the person is, the ghost is. Complaining that GITS was whitewashed is like complaining that not all the Daleks have gold armour. As, you know, the Dalek is the squid thing inside, not the outer shell. If you're going to make accusations about something, at least make sure the focus of your cause fits said accusations.