Watch the Stunning First Five Minutes of 'Ghost in the Shell'

Watch the Stunning First Five Minutes of 'Ghost in the Shell'

The film is bound to be the most visually stunning action film of the year.

The film is bound to be the most visually stunning action film of the year.

Text: Ian David Monroe

If you really need convincing to see Scarlett Johansson in the forthcoming Ghost in the Shell film, then the latest teaser from Paramount should do the trick. The newly-released video is actually just the first five minutes of the new film, but manages to pack in all of the arresting visuals, kick-ass action, and narrative suspense we've been promised.

There's some human-robot synthesis happening, robot waiters, 3-D building scans (a la Batman), zombie henchmen (?), and a very revealing skin-tight bodysuit on Johansson. One day, maybe, female super heroes won't have to also be a film's token sex appeal. Until then, enjoy the clip below.

Ghost in the Shell hits theaters next Friday, March 31.

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