Ghost in the Shell has a lot of work to do if it is going to convince anime fans that a Western focused film will capture the spirit of the original. It’s not going to be an easy task in the slightest, that is for sure.
However, we do have a new point of reference here to see how well it’s doing, thanks to this video from IGN. It shows the shelling seqeunce which opens the original anime as well, so you can be the judge of if the film is capturing the spirit or not. Obviously, this was filmed on a phone, as the opening was shown at a Trailer event in Tokyo, but it more or less does the job.
Give it a look: