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Ghost in the Shell continues Scarlett Johansson’s stormy relationship with terrible wigs

Scarlett Johansson stars in the highly-anticipated upcoming film Ghost in the Shell, based on the manga series by Masamune Shirow. A lot of people weren't too keen on that casting because she's not Japanese, which is a valid criticism. Perhaps another — and admittedly far less important — criticism of this movie is that it has a very small wig budget.

Poor ScarJo, just look at her. This is such a bad wig and it's not even the correct color for some reason. Poor ScarJo, just look at what has been done to her by many other production teams that have prepared equally poorly to outfit her head.

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Hitchcock, 2012: Leftover Sandra Dee wig from a high school production of Grease.

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He's Just Not That Into You, 2009: Dollar store extensions.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2014: Emily Blunt's character in The Devil Wears Prada but as a Halloween costume.

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Lucy, 2014: Scooby Doo villain disguise.

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Under the Skin, 2013: I like this wig, but everyone else at The Verge hates it. Feel free to DM them and ask why, because really I believe this look is very flattering and nice. [Editor's Note: Hi, this is Chris Plante, and I just want to say that I also really like this wig, and would rather not be associated with colleagues who do not like this wig.]

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, 2003: Hat.

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Lost in Translation, 2003: Famous wig, famous movie, both nearly as bad as it gets.

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The Prestige, 2006: Please try to convince me this isn't a wig, I seriously dare you.

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The Island, 2005: This wig is talented at moving gracefully with a subtle breeze, but not talented at convincing me it's not a wig.

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The Perfect Score, 2004: I remember face-framing layers being popular in 2004, but this really takes it to a whole other level. I don't think Hayley Williams was really that famous yet, so no real excuse for this color choice.

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008: Who do you think you are kidding. [Editor’s Note: Hi, this is Chris again. I like this wig, too. Actually, I’m not convinced this is a wig.]

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The Avengers, 2012: No solo movie for Black Widow, and no believable human hair for Black Widow.

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Chef, 2015: Perfectly good wig ruined by some perfectly insane bangs.

Ghost in the Shell, 2017: Hopefully the last wig for Scarlett.


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