A complex film, or am I just asleep?
I’ve just finished watching Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (IMDB). I was first dragged by it because of the amazing graphics quality. Oh yeah. CGI is almost there! Some times you can be really confused about what is real and what is not (hint: nothing is real).
After 1h40m of a very nice orchestrated film (great greaphics, nice music, good rythm) I finished up with more questions than I started. Mostly because I’ve never played any of the famous saga games (there are 13, AFAIK), I’ve already watched The Spirits Within, which gave me a nice taste of the saga. However, besides the references to a “higher earth power” (Gaia on “Spirits Within” or Lifestream on “Advent Children”) the stories are very much different. Either they are, or I’m too blind to see the similarities.
Anyway. Apart from the hiper-exagerated swords, and the characteristic japanese-cartoon type battles, it’s worth the time spent.
Have a nice time! 🙂