Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Exactly what I hoped for.
Now after watching The Advent Children twice, the storyline isn't as
shallow as majority has criticized it to be in my opinion. If you
haven't played FFVII or disliked it for whatever reason, this movie is
most likely not for you. Being familiar to the original story is a
prerequisite to understanding AC fully, otherwise you will just see the
greatest CG animation in your life so far.
Without actually spoiling the storyline, I must admit that after seeing
AC we have been putting pieces together with my friends relying on our
knowledge of FFVII. Seeing it second time allowed to actually pay
attention to the story more and most of the questions we may have had
were answered. Some were not. AC is clearly for FFVII players/fans and
doesn't honestly try to be anything else. There is little to none
realism in it outside FFVII world which serves the purpose. Music is
mostly reconstructed FFVII themes with a heavier touch (TBM team
according to end credits) and works well with the eye candy without
exceptions. I found the music enhancing the experience added to the
visual fireworks in all situations.
We all know you can't put a FFVII in 1.5 hours and keeping that in mind
the storyline actually offered more to me than I expected. There are
two issues at hand in FFVII : AC and both stories were wrapped up very
smoothly between the action sequences. And trust me when I say there's
a lot of it. Action that is.
I'm changing my vote from 9 to 10 after watching it the second time
because I had missed a few explanatory sequences I couldn't put
together the first time that provided some answers. As a warning, it's
going to be easy to disregard the story and concentrate on graphics,
but try not to judge the Adevent Children because of that. If you don't
let the story in, it's no wonder it seems sloppy.
I'm not going to praise the graphics because I assume we all know they
are awesome, which might be an understatement. Especially characters
talk so much more with their facial expressions than ever before. I
hope you pay attention to the storyline for it actually makes sense and
works well with the whole. Get ready for the ride of your life, there
are no breaks.
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