Saw the movie last night at the Aquarius in Palo Alto. Great Anime. I was told before the movie that the story was not as good as the first one. They were right, but so be it. The thing is, you just can’t get much else to compete with the genre. As long as the story didn’t hurt the visual design, I would be happy. The visuals were just fantastic, mesmerizing. I recommend seeing the movie in a high quality setting.
There is also a little side story about this. Over 8 years ago, I came to Palo Alto to check out Silicon Valley as a place to work. While I was here, I saw the local paper and it gave the previous Ghost great reviews. This was a time when the Internet was still new and the valley was exciting. So going back to see the sequel in the same theatre was kind of more than just seeing a movie. It was also a time to reflect on how far we’ve come. Things have changed, but this is still a great place to be.