: Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Surprisingly complex and interesting sequel. I wasn’t expecting much and I’d heard that this wasn’t as good, but I liked it. It’s different — lots of philosophical talk about humanity versus machine, machines having souls, etc. In the end the story’s not quite as compelling as the first (there’s a little too much exposition and obscurity seems to be a substitute for actual complexity), but overall it’s much better than most American films and has a lot of incredible animation.