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Did Whitewashing Kill 'Ghost In The Shell?'


“Ghost in the Shell” is on path to be one of the biggest box office bombs thus far in 2017 and not just because of poor casting choices. According to SFgate, the American adaptation of the critically acclaimed anime franchise made an $18.6 million in its domestic opening weekend. This is a small drop in the bucket when you take into account the film's massive $110 million dollar budget. While the film was embroiled in a whitewashing controversy over its casting of actress Scarlett johannson, there may be other reasons for it's box office flop. According to critics, the trailer was too vague to catch audiences' attention and the plot lacks substance. This is possible due to issues with adaptation from the original anime.

Added on the 02/04/2017 14:30:42 - Copyright : Wochit

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