Cool. In one word Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is simply cool! I watched it last night and even though I have no idea what the Final Fantasy VII game was about I still really enjoyed it. I watched the Japanese dub, but once my 2-disc special edition arrives from Amazon I’ll be sure to watch it in English. I have a hard time believing that it will surpass the Japanese dub, because that was just really great.
There’s a fantastic blend of action packed scenes filled with adrenaline and emotionally charged scenes. That makes for a movie you absolutely won’t get bored with for one second.
And on top of everything there’s a wonderful scene after the credits where Cloud is riding his motorcycle, but it’s shot in the real world. This really shows how far we’ve gotten technology-wise, because it looks ridiculously good, and so does the entire movie!
Two years after the events in “Final Fantasy VII”, a disease called ‘Seikon-Shoukougun’, or ‘Geostigma’, is spreading through the planet. This disease is believed to have been caused by the body fighting off foreign material that invaded the body two years earlier, at the end of “Final Fantasy VII”. Guilt-ridden and haunted by his past, ex-SOLDIER Cloud Strife has decided to live a secluded, solitary life away from his friends while maintaining “Strife’s Delivery Service”, whose headquarters is located in Tifa Lockheart’s bar, the Seventh Heaven. Tifa’s bar serves as an orphanage for children stricken with Geostigma. Here, Tifa keeps an eye on Barret’s six-year-old daughter, Marlene, while Barret searches the planet for an alternative energy source to the Planet’s energy, Mako. One day, Cloud receives a phone call from the former Shinra, Inc. president, Rufus, asking him for protection from a mysterious man named Kadaj. Kadaj, in the meantime, along with his brothers Loz and Yazoo, are searching for their “mother”, and seem to believe that Cloud knows where to find her. Meanwhile, Vincent Valentine has been wandering the planet gathering information on Kadaj’s scheme, and Cloud and his friends must come together again to fight these new enemies.