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Above: Scarlett Johansson comes through again with plenty of style and purpose in the visually-arresting Ghost in the Shell. Assisted by a diverse and committed cast, she brings her character, The Major, to stunning life (the figure-hugging body suit probably helps).

From left: Juliette Binoche, director Rupert Sanders, Johansson and Pilou Asbaek at the premiere of Ghost in the Shell on March 21 in Paris.

A refreshing effects-driven diversion from reality

The entertaining Ghost in the Shell stays true to the original manga while also creating an identity of its own.
31/03/2017 - 05:50

FOLLOWERS of Scarlett Johansson's career will note that she has the ability to project character and charisma with conviction in any given circumstance, whether as a young, lonely housewife in Lost in Translation (2003), Woody Allen's muse in a trio of dialogue-driven European films, man-

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