The Darkness That Comes After

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Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children

Posted by senseichow on August 22, 2006

So I’ve never been a big fan of the Final Fantasy games. Been a PC RPG’er most of my adult life and never saw the need to delve into the murky depths of console RPGs.

So its fair to say I rented thFinal Fantasy 7 Advent Childrenis movie from Amazon without really expecting much. Boy was I wrong!

The plot, from what I now know, is pretty heavily based on Final Fantasy 7, so if you’ve never played the game you may be a little lost at first. However, as every true geek knows, its not the plot that matters, its the special effects.

And they don’t disappoint.

The fight in the forest, the battle in the city against Bahamust Sin (a big dragon type thing) and the final showdown with archbaddie Sephiroth – all breathtaking. The fight scenes really give you a sense of the power of the people involved, and the sheer scale of it is amazing. There’s one particular bit where Cloud Strife (the main hero guy) jumps straight into the sky, and his old buddies from FF7 (who turned up especially for the fight, keep throwing him ever upwards – extremely cool. Extremely.

If you’re a fan of the games, or if you have even a passing interest in anime, or if you’re just a good old fashioned nerd, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.


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