I finally watched
And sure enough, it was very
And certainly, there’s a place for movies that are mostly visual. But it seems to me that Oshii would do better with a strong plot to which his visuals would add even more interest. The first Ghost in the Shell movie is the closest he’s ever come, that I’ve seen (I’ve also seen Ghost in the Shell 2 and Avalon); even though he makes the main characters seem like they’re very, very baked compared to the original manga versions, there’s enough plot to push things along and keep the audience from getting bored.