Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

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A strange disease is decimating the land and it's up to the Hero cloud to emerge from solitude and defeat a new breed of enemy in the computer animated feature that picks up where *Final Fantasy VII left off. It has been two years since the events of *Final Fantasy VII, and though the ruins of Midger still stand to show the sacrifices made for peace, a new threat to mankind has arrived. With the citizens of the countryside falling deathly ill and old enemies rising from the ashes to seek revenge, Cloud must leap back into action and help his fellow men lest his solitude leave all of mankind vulnerable to another devastating attack.


Critic Reviews for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

All Critics (6) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (4)

  • Great animation, but a narrative disappointment.

    Jun 7, 2009 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Once the characters start spewing out reams of dialogue about "geostigma," "sephiroth," and "genova," my eyeballs involuntarily start to glaze over.

    Mar 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [The] battle scenes, during which all normal physics go straight out the window, are exhilarating in a disorienting thrill-ride way.

    Apr 25, 2006 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • This is third-rate sci-fi cobbled together with familiar elements of a video game some people like, and that's not nearly enough to work as a film.

    Apr 24, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Les artisans de chez Square ont visiblement cherché à faire plaisir qu'aux fans d'un des plus populaires épisodes de la franchise et à personne d'autre.

    Nov 6, 2005 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • less like a satisfying followup to a great gaming experience, and more a technical demo on how pretty those blocky FF characters could look on expensive new hardware.

    Oct 10, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

  • Sep 12, 2012
    Worthless piece of work that is a sequel to the famous videogame of the PS1 era. Impressive detail to animation and high production values cannot make this junk a compelling experience. In fact this self-adoration the visuals betray, this making- everything-pretty-and-shinning is one of its very problems. The plot is simplistic junk that one doesn't even meet in third-rate shonen series and the characters one-dimentional. They look asif they are made for 12 year-olds by only focusing on the 'coolness' and 'badassery' instead of any dramatic depth (and the game certainly didn't lack any). Nowhere is to be found the humor and the rich world of the original game and the finale is absolute non-sensical and juvenile optimism. A wonderful game's mythology is ruined more and more with products like these which are insulting to the intelligence of all those gamers who appreciated Final Fantasy VII.
    George M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2012
    Movie adaptations of video games for the most part have disappointed movie goers for years as filmmakers fail to capture what made the video game so great. This is ironic when the same company that made the game also made the movie adaptation and they too fail to know what makes a movie great. Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children has no plot and should have been a video game instead. The first problem is that the movie gives a very useless recap of the events that happens in the legendary video game Final Fantasy 7 and alienating audiences who never played the game. If you never played the video game you'll have no idea what's going on or who anyone is. You'll most likely laugh at the fact that antagonists are looking for "Mother" that they keep mentioning their mommy throughout the movie. Now if you have played the video game this adds nothing to the mythology and it's a huge letdown that most of the characters have little screen time. Nearly every character was pointless in the movie and added nothing absolutely nothing to the plot, it's the reason I almost quit watching it. Now the most pathetic thing about this movie is that half of the movie is nothing but action scenes which wouldn't be a problem if the first half had any salvageable storyline that explained what was going on. The only positive is that it provides some pretty cool actions scenes, but violence alone doesn't make it good. Simply put the plot will leave any viewer empty of any entertainment. The visuals are decent and are a feast for the eyes when you see violence. The cinematography is not that bad either, there's some really some great shot to be seen. Whatever you do, don't watch this movie in English. The dubbed voice acting ranges from bad to horrible; this could explain the lack of plot and dialogue. The dubbing easily has some of the worst voice acting I have ever heard from anything animated and the laughably bad dialogue doesn't help either. You actually hear the line "Your mom's cool. What the hell am I saying?" utter in the movie at one point. Now I've played the game before heading into the movie and it took longer than I expected, which payed off because I would have been clueless on what I was watching. While the game itself might be a little dated, seeing the story revolve into something complex is better than playing the actual game. Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children captures none of the magic from the beloved game or what makes a memorable movie experience. You're better off playing the game than watching the movie.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2011
    This is some decent fun even thought it's not as good as the best anime films out there. If you're a fan then go ahead and watch it. If you're not a fan then you might not like it. What I do like about this is that it's artsy with all the beautiful scenes and original music scores. This is also a film in which you have to think hard especially if you never played the games before. I like films in which you have to think to understand it. It adds for a more enjoyable experience. I really liked that scene in which Cloud has to kill the dragon and his team mates are helping him. If you're a fan of the video games then go ahead and watch it don't listen to the critics.
    Eduardo T Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2011
    I haven't played "Final Fantasy VII" but this movie was extremely good, i prefer to listen to it in japanese though, because the english dubbing is really bad like a godzilla movie. But they got one of my favorite video game composers to return to do the music for this film, Nobuo Ouematsu. Ouematsu is famous for doing all them usic for "Square Enix" games and to do a video game movie based off of a square enix game it comes as no surprise he would do it, and he did a fantastic job as always, including a great remake of the Sephiroth theme "One Winged Angel." Plus this film has the best cg ive ever seen in an animated film, moost of the time i forgot i was watching a CG Film because the CG looked just like real people.
    Michael E Super Reviewer

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