Ghost In The Shell Film Analysis

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The world is always evolving in every aspect, whether it be technology or people, there is no denying it. However, the film industry moves at a much slower pace that it seems frozen in time. Everyone is much more open minded now than in the past. For instance, Tattoos were considered rebellious but now considered as body art. Society has learned to adapt with the times and gained the ability to accept everyone for who they are. Whereas, the film industry continues to judge people according to what they find is acceptable or visually appealing. They ignore the gap between the current generation with the past generations and blindly categorize them together. Additionally, the United States has become a much more diverse place with many cultures …show more content…
They cast big name actors to draw people into watching a movie instead of letting the movie’s plot carry itself. As a matter of fact, there is current controversy surrounding the recent casting of the movie Ghost in the Shell, where they casted Scarlett Johansson to play a Japanese character from Japan when there are many popular Asian actresses that better fit the part. As a result, people are speaking up that they will support the movie even if there is an Asian actress over the more popular Scarlett Johansson if it allows the movie more realism and the ability to follow more closely to its original source. Even Hollywood knows deep down the casting was not fitting for the movie. According to journalist Mike Sampson, the directors of the movie Ghost in the Shell tried to alter Scarlett Johansson with CGI to appear more Asian (Sampson 2016). Which proves Hollywood understands the role calls for a different actress but are too set on using Scarlett Johansson’s big name to carry the movie. For this reason, Hollywood needs to reflect on their casting standards and forget what they believe will look better according to their standards. This way Hollywood can expand on the actors they can cast for a role while also eliminating being …show more content…
It has been long recognized that we still experience prejudice and racial problems in the entertainment world, particularly the film industry. First of all, films still harbor prejudice motives which can be seen in their unfair casting standards. Also, they continually choose to stay unadapt with the times when they display their lack of knowledge by portraying inaccurate cultural stereotypes. Lastly, the film industry unknowingly wear their feelings in plain sight by having biased award nominations. This is a problem with film, they will portray or cast according to what believe what society want to see or support. Therefore, prejudice does exist in Hollywood and they justify it by claiming it is in the name of entertainment, art, or comedy. However, if no one speaks up about the problems to try to fix the issue at hand then it will only continue on. In other words, Society has long supported this behavior unknowingly and as we catch on then we should acknowledge it so that Hollywood can become educated enough to make decisions toward sensitive subjects before outcry is warranted. In the end, the film industry is catching up with the times slowly, but do still have prejudice and racial problem within it that needs to be fix for a better future in the film

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