Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children User ReviewsMovie
OK, let's make something clear about this before we go too far into this. This movie is designed more as a follow-on to the popular video game Final Fantasy VII that graced the Sony PlayStation. However, I have not played that game, nor do I have knowledge on it past knowing of its existence. However, despite that, this isn't a bad film.
If there is one thing there is little doubt over then it is the technical brilliance the film demonstrates. Advent Children is done entirely in 3D CGI, and the sheer level of work gone into it translates over well on the screen. The result is a visually impr...
I'm not a massive FF7 fan, I did play it a long time ago but I never finished it and I had no idea what the story was about. However the reason why I got FF Advent Children is because I'm very much interested in CGI and Animation and this movie intrigued me. So if you're a massive FF7 who knows everything about it then you're probably better off skipping this review, however if you'd like to see the opinion from an average guy just watching a movie then read on.
As you probably know Advent Children is a CGI movie. But it's not like Shrek or The Incredibles. It's a completely new type of med...
- Too short
- Supposed English Voice actors we could do without(i.e, Lance Bass, Mandy Moore, and Christy Carlson Romano, etc.)
This is one of the movies that you're going to want to watch, especially if you're a gamer(fan or not of the series) or an anime otaku. I myself absolutely hated(note: past tense) the Final Fantasy series until I saw the trailer, and then the movie.
Most people can remember the other Final Fantasy movie, you know, the one that had nothing to do with the series and only boasted good graphics known as Final Fantasy: The spirits Within? Well take that, make it related to the series, make the plot good, and make the graphics even better and you have Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children from Square...
Once you've sat in front of the TV, with popcorn and set the DVD on then you're in for the best hour and a half in the history of CG films. The Graphics is breath-taking. The sound is great and really gets you into the mood. The characters... Hmm... Well, the characters looked better especially Tifa. Storyline-wise, it is good but it's better if you've played the game. The fight-scenes are off-the-roof. Whoever said that Star Wars had the best battle scenes should rethink and reflect. It is much better than DMC and Star Wars combined when it comes to fight-scenes.The bad:
I think, there're a few bad points in the movie but not significant enough to change my score of it. First, it's too short. Second, there're no other Summoning sequence. Third, There're no chocobos! Wark! Fourth, Tifa is so hot... oh wait, that's a good point.Summary:
Whenever I sit down for a movie or play a game, I see to it that I have 5.1 Surround in my speakers and luckily I do have them when I watched this AWESOME to say the least movie. If you're a fan of the series or just a newbie wanting to have some fun, then this is a movie you'll adore. I must say that Square has redeemed themselves after the flop which was "The Spirits Within." It was a great comeback. If you've thought that FFX and FFX-2 had great graphics (which they do, of course) then this one has better graphics and sounds. The story is a sequel to the game and the game's story was gre...
What do you want me to say? It was all good.....Heh heh. Ok, I'll give you detail. The wonders of where to start for a film like this. The story...so incredibly intense, amazing detail that can get you confused if you don't keep focused on what is going on. If you have too much going on, do not watch this film. You need every bit of attention towards it to understand.
We bring in are usually old Characters starting with Cloud who hasn't changed one bit from the looks of things. Tifa who is still big chested, and hard hitting when in a fight, little Marlene who resembles so much of Aeris with her cute big bow in her hair, Aeris herself shows up, as beautiful as ever and just as mysterious, Barret the Mr. T look-a-like in my opinion, Cid the great captain with his new Highwind, Red (Nanaki) who hardly says a word throughout the film, Caith Sith without his Mog thank goodness. I hated that huge Mog. Yuffie the little ninja and Vincent the strange ex-Turk. Along with help from the wonders that is the Turks, Reno and Rude who are able to place such hilarious amusement into the film so it doesn't get too serious including Rufus who is still incharge....Ok, Ok. That isn't all. You know I have to add him seeing as he has to be in the film. A wonderful appearance from the one and only Sephiroth with his all mighty power and grand sword...Masamune. Then we have ourselves the new characters in this epic tale. The three brothers Kadaj, Yazoo and Loz. Kadaj appears to be leader of the group as he along with his brothers are determined to find their 'Mother' Jenova. Yazoo is quite mysterious to be honest, not much to say about him except known for his long hair and two lovely designed gunblades. Loz seemed quite weird as he seems to be slightly emotional about his 'Mother,' but is extremely hard hitting when in a battle.
One thing that was incredibly creative had to be the design of some of the weapons used in this film especially Cloud's, Kadaj's and Yazoo's. Cloud's sword which resembles so much as the buster sword can break out into many other swords giving variety in his attacks. Kadaj's was very intriguing, a double bladed katana from the looks of it, but out of it all, Yazoo's gunblade had to have me interested all the way really. Though this weapon had only appeared (from my knowledge) Final Fantasy 8, I found it amazing how they brought that weapon into the game.
The settings were beautifully done. The remains that is Midgar, ruins of the old sister ray along with the crumbled company of Shinra Inc. They completely perfected the settings including Midgar and the forgotten continent. The detail that had been placed, everything was there. The seventh heaven, the main road, the statue. All of it in the right place, nothing missing. The graphics in all of this made it complete. The delicate design in all the characters and settings. Every strand of hair visible on Cloud's head, the great shading on the settings and characters, the tremendous detail placed into every bit of this film is outstanding.
The music blew me away completely and I've been listening to the soundtracks ever since. Not only are there new soundtracks placed in the film, but also old remixed wonders that just screams Final Fantasy 7 especially Sephiroth's theme, Jenova's theme and Nobuo Uematsu's Tatakau Monotach. It makes you want to listen to it all the time. The music is fast, furious and makes your head spin from the excitement of what will happen next.
Surprisingly the only thing that actually thought was in my own way of seeing the film....I thought it would have been a lot longer. Up to 2 and a half hours at least for a more in depth story. It was still a creatively detailed storyline, but I would have expected more.Summary:
My own opinion, when you can, see this film especially for all your Final Fantasy fans out there. As the title of this review says, it's eye popping, jaw dropping, gut spilling goodness for you all. Once you've watched it, you'll want to watch this film again and again. They'll be no stopping it from being so good.
The brilliantly made fights that keep your eyes glued on the screen so you don't miss a single thing. The music along with it is enough to get your adrenalin running to the max. The graphics itself wowed me into submission of wanting to watch it so badly.
Every little thing in Advent Children was outstandingly incredible beyond all reason. Especially the fights.The bad:
Swedish subtitles along with English ones to choose from? Please. Just put all subs in English. Kadaj complains to much about Mother. (Jenova)Summary:
Alright. I'm really gonna crack it down for you die hard fans. I say "die hard" for a spacific reason. If you are unfamiliar with Final Fantasy VII and are unsure about everything and anything that happens in the game, do not buy Advent Children. You will most defedently have an extreamly hard time understanding the movie and concepts. Mainly because Advent Children is the sequel to Final Fantasy VII anyway.
Besides that, Let's continue with this review.
Advent Children sold out in Japan in just two days. You wanna know why? Because this movie was the ulitmate Final Fantasy and movie ...
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