The Incomparable Differences between Whitewashing and Racebending

Whitewashing is incomparable to racebending because whitewashing contributes to the erasure of poc experiences and precense in the media. Racebending allows for a character to have a deeper cultural impact and oftentimes have a more fleshed out backstory and personality.

Ghost in the Shell Roundtable with Japanese Actresses: Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Atsuko Okatsuka, Keiko Agena and Ai Yoshihara

Ghost in the Shell is not known for the bank it made at the box office its opening weekend but for the whitewashing controversy that has surrounded the film for its casting choices- namely, Scarlett Johansson as Major. Simply put, it makes no sense that a film based on the manga and later anime of the same name, created … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell Roundtable with Japanese Actresses: Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Atsuko Okatsuka, Keiko Agena and Ai Yoshihara

Audiences Ghosted ‘Ghost in the Shell’, Box Office Breakdown

The Boss Baby was able to overthrow the Disney epic Beauty and the Beast and got the number 1 spot this weekend with an estimated $49 million. The Boss Baby vastly over preformed pre-release industry expectations. Beauty and the Beast waltzed out of the number 1 spot with $47.5 million. Ghost in the Shell brought in … Continue reading Audiences Ghosted ‘Ghost in the Shell’, Box Office Breakdown

An Empty Filling for ‘Ghost in the Shell’ – Spoiler Review

The title Ghost in the Shell is actually very fitting. What may appear gorgeous and innovative on the outside, is actually a lifeless, dull film on the inside. To start on a more positive note, the visuals and the cinematography in this film are fantastic. There are some shots that are simply gorgeous and they … Continue reading An Empty Filling for ‘Ghost in the Shell’ – Spoiler Review

Asian Americans Exist! Sincerely, An Asian American

The live action film adaptation of Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell has been shrouded with controversy ever since Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead. The issues of whitewashing and erasure of Asian representation have been the forefront of conversation. In a recent interview with Motherboard, Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders called … Continue reading Asian Americans Exist! Sincerely, An Asian American

Ghost in the Shell Loses at the Box Office on Opening Weekend

Paramount has a interesting situation on their hands, it appears that Scarlett Johansson will not be making the same box office numbers as Marvel. Animated feature Boss Baby will win the weekend with $51.6 million. Ghost In The Shell will come in after Beauty and the Beast with $20.3 million. The opening numbers have not been finalized there is still Saturday … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell Loses at the Box Office on Opening Weekend