Ghost in the Shell (Ang Moh Edition) was a visually stunning movie with an average story. If you haven't seen the original anime version before, you will think this is an above average action movie.
If you have seen the original before and loved it, you will be somewhat annoyed that the Hollywood one has the body of the original but not the brains and the soul of it.
Even so, the fanboy in me got very excited at some scenes. Like the Spider Tank scene. Or the iconic Water Fight scene. Manly tears were shed.
How about the whitewashing part, you ask? Please. Of course it is. But you know, Scarjo held the weak plot together and made it watchable.
Now to rewatch the original anime movie. And I also bought Season 1 and 2 of the Stand Alone Complex series.
At least the flawed Hollywood movie made me seek to recapture the Ghost in the Shells of my youth.