Beautiful Darkness: Analysis of Ghost in the Shell 2 [VIDEO ESSAY]

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (攻殻機動隊 イノセンス)

Director: Mamoru Oshii

Country: Japan

Year: 2004

A sequel worthy of the same praise as its original, Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is understandably a tough nut to crack. Taking a close read of the film as a treatise on grief, and thus as utterly a sequel, identity built on the first movie’s themes of identity, the viewer can see through its puzzling veneer and experience a somber, beautiful, and surprisingly moving film.

Find Ghost in the Shell 2.0 on Amazon.

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