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Ghost in the Shell Criticized, Flopped Over Claims of Whitewashing Characters

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While most of the Hollywood executives are baffled as to why the Sci-Fi action movie Ghost in the Shell flopped, most critics, however, aren’t surprised. The movie Ghost in the Shell debuted in cinemas on March 31, 2017. However, much to the dismay of the producers, the movie only grossed at about $62 million.  Reports say that the movie has been produced with a budget of $110 million, making the movie a flop.

Ghost in the Shell is about a woman named Major Mira Killian, who was really Major Motoko Kusanagi in the original Japanese anime. She was rescued from a cyborg terrorist attack and was used as a part of an experiment to produce the ultimate anti-terrorist agent. However, Killian often experiences recollections of broken memories, which were first considered as glitches in her system. However, Killian found out that they were more than just mere glitches but an actual part of her past.

She, later on, learned more about her past which caused the CEO of Hanka Robotics to consider her as a threat to the company and their secrets. The CEO of Hanka Robotics, “Cutter”, then ordered that Major Killian should be euthanized. However, Dr. Ouelet, one of her creators, allows her to escape and provides her with further clues about her true identity.
Although there is a good story-line behind the movie, there is also one good reason why the critics think the movie flopped and that is because, as critics said, the movie is whitewashed. Just like the movie Dr. Strange and The Last Air Bender, where the lead role that has Asian roots was portrayed by a western actor.

Despite the fact that there is nothing wrong with the story-line or the actors, having a western actor portray an Asian, or whatever race it may be for that matter, makes the story politically incorrect. It also raises the question of whether Hollywood is having a problem with casting Asian actors or are they just refraining from casting them.

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Popular Celebrities Who’ve Owned Sports Teams And You Probably Didn’t Even Know It

When you are a celebrity and racking in multi million dollar paychecks, you get the luxury of deciding where you spend your hard earned cash. And for those celebrities who have always been die-hard sports fans, that choice is often pretty easy.
From hitting proverbial home runs in their careers, to financing their own sports teams that are hitting it out of the park, celebrities who own athletics teams have always been par for the course in Hollywood. Take a look at some of the surprising celebrities have owned their craft along with owning some of their (and our) all-time favorite sports teams.

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‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake’ Set For A 2020 Release?

Horror game fans simply can't get enough of the Resident Evil 2 remake. Developed by Capcom, the game reunites you with Leon and Claire with a fresh new coat of paint. Now, another game in the franchise is looking to get the same treatment. A Nemesis For Us All There are talks of a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake being...

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Neverland Ranch is Back On The Market: Take A Look Around the Amusement Park

Situated in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Monica, California, the almost 3,000 acre plot of land upon which Neverland Ranch was constructed has recently been placed back on the market. Nowadays, the one-time residence of international pop sensation Michael Jackson is going by a new name: Sycamore Valley Ranch. Much of the estate is as it was during the 15 years Jackson called it his home, except for a few glaring differences – namely, the removal of the fun-fair rides that gave the home its whimsical name Neverland Ranch. The very last vestiges of where the carousel once spun are still visible as you go through the grounds. Read on for an in-depth view of the ranch.

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