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Continuing the storyline based on the hit Playstation® game Final Fantasy VII, two years have passed since the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace. A mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir. And Cloud, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again . . .
The question facing any viewer of the Japanese CG feature Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is: do you have to know the games on which its based in order to understand the film? And the answer is: it certainly helps. But even complete novices (i.e., most parents) in the Final Fantasy world will find some entertainment in its wealth of fantasy-based action, and the animation never fails to astonish. Picking up two years after an epic battle between the forces of good (represented by brooding soldier Cloud) and evil (Clouds former general, Sephiroth), FFVII opens in the devastated city of Midgard, whose youthful occupants suffer from a ghastly disease known as Geostigma. A trio of brothers arrives with what appears to be a cure for the plague, but their gesture conceals a more sinister purpose: to revive Sephiroth and bring about the end of the world. Cloud and his companions must once again rise to the occasion to stop the siblings and the revived Sephiroth from unleashing total destruction. Complex and self-referential to the point of occasional incomprehension, Final Fantasy VII will definitely be most appreciated by fans of the game series, but if others can look past the numbing dialogue and frenetic action (which is a bit too intense for very young children), the film offers a carefree and action-packed viewing experience. The two-disc set contains the original Japanese language version of the film as well as an English-dubbed edition (Rachel Leigh Cook and Christy Carlson Romano, among others, provide the vocal talent) and a version edited for the Venice Film Festival. A 30-minute featurette that recaps the Final Fantasy story up to VII, as well as a making-of documentary, deleted scenes, and promotions for future Final Fantasy VII games and products round out the extras. --Paul Gaita
I absolutely adore Cloud and that's my main reason for getting this. Having LOVED the original game, I will admit, I am holding this movie to a pretty high standard. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ash
The way one would approach Final Fantasy VII Advent Children would have a lot to do with their history as a gamer, and more specifically, their history with the Final Fantasy... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Colin Sido
FF7 fan? This is for you, no questions asked. It is a little short but it is cool to see the characters make their comeback. I just wish there was more to it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by buckeyede06
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The Japanese blu-ray edition does not have English subtitles. Yes, it contains the english dub, but it does not contain English subtitles.
Jun 2, 2009 by Adam Arnold | See all 11 posts
|Advent Children Release To Blu-Ray?||
i'm still waiting on 1 too! i'm tempted to buy the dvd for advent children but i'm waiting and hoping we get it for blue-ray seeing how it will look so much better if we do!
Mar 2, 2008 by David Garvin | See all 25 posts
|Final Fantasy VII-Last Order||
I think that Last Order is included in the Limited Edition Collector's Set of Advent Children (at least, the product description advertises as such). That's the only place I've seen it.
Jun 5, 2007 by Crystal | See all 7 posts
|Any News on FFVII Remake?||
we'll be lucky if we see 1 so far it's just a rumor i'm hoping they'll make it happen on the ps3 too!
Mar 2, 2008 by David Garvin | See all 14 posts
|Are the Subtitles just captions from the english dub?||
Not at all. The subtitles reflect a more traditionally Japanese lingo, while the dubbed version has been updated to reflect the intensity and emotional qualities of English. Case in point: when Cloud is battling Sephiroth in the movie, Sephiroth asks Cloud where he got so much new strength. In... Read More
Mar 17, 2007 by Sir, | See all 5 posts
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