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Contents.Cloud Strife. (to Zack) I said I'd live out both our lives, easy to make that promise. (to Tifa) I'm not fit to help anyone. Not my family. Not my friends. Nobody. (to Aerith) I think.
I wanna be forgiven.More than anything. (to Rufus )Too bad; I'm a delivery boy now. Not interested. (to Aerith) But. I let you die.
(to Vincent) Are sins ever forgiven.?. (to Tifa) I feel lighter. Maybe I lost some weight. From all that dilly-dallying. (to Zack) That's right.I am your living legacy. (Complete version).
(to Sephiroth) I pity you. You just don't get it at all. There's not a thing I don't cherish!.
(to Sephiroth) Stay where you belong: in my memories. (to Aerith) I know; I'm not alone. Not anymore.Barret Wallace. Wuddup, fool, it's Barret!
I am the man! I just found the biggest damned oil field you ever seen! Surveyin's done, so I should be able to get out there and see Marlene soon. You let her know, alright, Spiky?!.
Marlene better be safe, huh?. Yo Cid, park this turkey!. The hell you been?!Tifa Lockhart. Dilly dally, shilly shally.
(English). to Cloud. Zuru zuru zuru zuru.
(Japanese onomatopoeia for dragging). to Cloud. He just wants to fight alone. (Japanese).
To Marlene when she asks Tifa about Cloud at the church. No, I don't think that he will.
(English). To Marlene when she asks Tifa about Cloud at the church. 'It's okay to die.' That's what you're thinking, right? (Japanese). Devil may cry game download for windows 7. To Cloud.
'You're going to give up and die, is that it?So it is. (English). to Cloud. Stop running! Even if you find the kids, you might not be able to help them.
Maybe something could happen that can never unhappen. That scares you, doesn't it? But you need to think about now. Really take it in! Look at you: you think you've got it so damn hard.
Well, you hate being alone, so let people in! Sure, you may not answer the phone, but I don't see you throwing it away, either!
(English). To Cloud. Tell me, have we lost to a memory?
(Japanese). To Cloud. Which is it? A memory, or us? (English). To Cloud. Yeah, but.
That hasn't stopped Denzel, has it? Let's fight it together! We can help each other, I know we can! (English).
To Cloud after she finds out he has given up. Those strong feelings we had two years ago during the final battle. It seems as if they have dulled somewhat two years down the road. But now it seems as if they've been resurrected in Cloud. To the others in the Shera airship. Two years ago.
Think of the strength we all had when we fought that last battle. It's been only a couple years, but already that feeling is gone. I think he's found it again. (English). To the others in the Shera airship. You were there for him all along, weren't you? Thank you.
to Aerith, after Sephiroth's defeat. Somehow, I knew you were there. Thank you. English version of above.
No giving up!. When giving Cloud a boost so he can fight Bahamut SIN. Cloud is Cloud. Aboard the Shera to YuffieAerith Gainsborough.
I never blamed you, not once. You came for me. That's all that matters. to Cloud.
You came. Even though you're about to break.
That's a good sign. Why did you come?. to Cloud (English). Again?
Why does everyone keep calling me their mother lately?. You're all right now, aren't you?.
to Cloud. See? Everything's alright. (English). to CloudKadaj. Please sir.
Is that your excuse for going after mother, you don't seem all that sorry.talking to Rufus (Advent children complete). So what if I'm a puppet? Once upon a time. You were too! (English). My Reunion. Bet you're dying to watch.
to Cloud, after he absorbs Jenova's cells. I wonder which one Mother will choose. Sephiroth or me?. Mother has given me a very special gift.
The power to fight. Against a planet that torments humanity. She gave this gift to all her children. That's right. You and I are brethren. Brothers and sisters chosen when we inherited Mother's memetic legacy through the Lifestream! The planet doesn't approve of that at all!
It's doing everything it can to hold us back. That's why it's racking our bodies with pain and filling our hearts with doubt! Now, I shall heal you. And we will go to Mother together. We will join as a family, and strike back at the planet!Do as I do.
To children. See this man?
He's our big brother. But alas, in our happy flock, he's what you'd call a black sheep. To children, about Cloud.
I don't want to talk to you anymore, put the President on. It's unbearable, to think that Mother might want Sephiroth more than. To Rufus Shinra. It doesn't matter who she picks, you'll all meet the same end! Mother came to this planet after a long journey.
To rid the cosmos of fools like you. Look at what brother was hiding; powers forged in the Lifestream. With this materia, those powers will be ours. To Loz. No, it's that Shinra guy!
Keeping her hidden is something they've always been very good at. To Loz ( Advent Children Complete). But first, we need a word with Brother.
He likes to pretend he's not part of the family. How he breaks.my heart. Yeah!. To Loz ( Advent Children Complete)Sephiroth. Good to see you, Cloud.
( English Version). It's been a while, Cloud.
( Japanese version, same as above). I've thought of a wonderful present for you. Shall I give you despair?. Kneel down and show me the sight of you begging for mercy. (Japanese Version).
I will.never be a memory. Is this the pain you felt before.Cloud? Let me remind you. This time, you won't forget. to Cloud, after stabbing him with the Masamune ( Advent Children Complete).
Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away. The last thoughts of the Geostigma's dead. Those remnants will join the Lifestream and girdle the planet. Corroding it. What I want, Cloud, is to sail the darkness of the cosmos with this planet as my vessel, just as my mother did long ago.
Then one day we'll find a new planet. And on its soil, we'll create a shining future. Your Geostigma is gone.
That's too bad. Well, that's up to you, Cloud. Ohh.where did you find this strength?. On your knees; I want you to beg for forgiveness!. Don't pretend you're sad, why tremble with anger that's not even there? ( Advent Children Complete). I will.
Be a memory. Face it Cloud, all you are is an empty puppet. ( Advent Children Complete)Others. Rufus Shinra: Poor little remnant. Rufus Shinra: A good son would have known. Rufus Shinra: The nightmare returns.
The Lifestream courses through our planet back and forth across the borders of life and death. If that cycle is the very truth of life, then history, too, will inevitably repeat itself. So go on; bring your Jenova's and your Sephiroth's. It won't matter.
We'll do as life dictates and stop you every single time. Rufus Shinra: The Nightmare returns.
The Lifestream courses through our world; everflowing between the edge of life and death. If that cycle is the very truth of life, then history, too, will inevitably repeat itself. Go on; bring your Jenovas and your Sephiroths, cause trouble till your hearts content, we will do as life mandates. We promise, we won't let you win, we'll stop you. ('Advent Children Complete'). Yazoo: Don't cry, Loz.
Yazoo: All we want is to be with Mother. Yazoo: We'll go. Together. Yazoo: Hey, Kadaj, is that where Big Brother lives?. Yazoo: I will not have you refer to Mother that way!. Loz: Wanna play?. Loz: No.
She's not here. I'm not crying!.
Loz: Don't cry, Yazoo. Loz: Together.we'll play.
Loz: You meanie!. Reno: Yeah, Rude, lookin' sharp!. Reno: Mother, shmother. It's Jenova's friggin' head!. Reno: Your ma's cool—what the hell am I saying!?. Reno: The time of my life!!. After Yazoo asks him if he is having any fun.
Reno: Forget your little Reunion and get a grip!. When fighting Yazoo. Marlene: Forget it, Cloud! Why don't you ever pay any attention to us?!. to Cloud. Marlene: (narrating) The Lifestream. That's what we call the river of life that circles our Planet, giving life to the world and everything in it.
The Shinra Electric power company discovered a way to use the Lifestream as an energy source. Because of Shinra's energy, we were able to live very comfortable lives.
But wasn't that because we were taking away from the Planet's life? A lot of people thought so.
Shinra used their power to try and stop anybody who got in their way. Shinra had a special group of warriors called SOLDIER. All of the SOLDIERs had Jenova cells put inside them.
Jenova was a calamity that fell from the sky a long, long time ago and tried to destroy the planet. Anyway, there was one SOLDIER named Sephiroth, who was better than the rest.
But when he found out about the terrible experiments that made him, he began to hate Shinra. And then, over time, he began to hate everything, Shinra and the people against them. Sephiroth, who hated the planet so much, he wanted to make it go away, and the people who tried to stop him. There were a lot of battles.
And for every battle, there was more sadness. Someone I love went back to the Lifestream too. And then, it came; the chosen day. In the end, the Planet itself had to make the battles stop for good. The Planet used the Lifestream as a weapon, and when it burst out of the earth, all the fighting, all the greed and sadness, everything, was washed away.
'Sadness was the price to see it end.' It's been two years since they told me that. But it looks like the Planet is a lot madder than we thought.
They call it geostigma. Please don't take Denzel away.
Denzel: Son of a bitch!. While charging Bahamut. Opening Narration: To those who loved this world.and knew friendly company therin. This Reunion is for you. Vincent Valentine: Where can I buy a phone?. Just prior to the battle with Bahamut SIN.
Vincent Valentine: If they wanted to, they could recreate Sephiroth. Vincent Valentine: Cloud, you sure this is about fighting?. Vincent Valentine: Heaven's Dark Harbinger. The Calamity. Jenova.
When talking about Jenova with Cloud. Vincent Valentine: Fly!.
When giving Cloud a boost so he can fight Bahamut SIN. Zack: We're friends, right?. Zack: Cloud, run!.
Zack: Pops, park us over by the rocks! Cloud, ride's over! (Advent Children Complete). Zack: So what if it looks hopeless? If it were me, I still wouldn't give up. Embrace your dreams.
And, whatever happens, protect your honor as SOLDIER! Well, okay, you never made SOLDIER, but it's what's in here that counts. (Pounds chest) Well, you need a hand with him? You already beat him once, didn't you? This should be a cinch! You know what I told you?. Zack: Tough luck, friend, looks like you don't have a place here.
Moogle Girl: It's like she said. 'Wait here and Cloud will come back.' Dialogue Yazoo: Hey, Kadaj, is this where Big Brother lives? Yazoo: You think he'll be happy to see us?
Kadaj: Not a chance. Loz: Don't cry, Yazoo. Yazoo: But Mother's with him. Kadaj: Maybe not. Loz: (starts to cry) Yazoo: Don't cry, Loz. Kadaj: Hold on. He's coming.Rufus: Cloud, you're an ex-SOLDIER, aren't you?
Cloud: Hmph.In my head. opens door; pauses What's this stuff about 'Mother'? Did Kadaj mention something? I'm not surprised. Cloud: Rufus, if you're hiding something. Rufus: I'd never keep a secret, not from a comrade. You must want to learn all you can about the stigma.
Naturally for the sake of those orphans you live with. Surely you long to see the smiles return to their faces. All we want in the end, is to rebuild our world, Cloud. Reno: C'mon, Cloud! Think about it, together we could rebuild Shin-Ra! Cloud: Not interested.
Door begins to close, locking out Reno again Rude, Rufus: Reno!Aerith: You came.even though you're about to break. That's a good sign. So.why did you come? Cloud: I think.I wanna be forgiven.More than anything. Aerith: By who.?Cloud Strife: Are sins ever forgiven?
Vincent Valentine: I don't know.I've never tried. Cloud Strife: You mean. Cloud Strife: to Marlene Marlene, let's go. Cloud Strife: to Vincent Well I'm going to try. he begins to walk away.after a slight pause Cloud Strife: I'll phone in the verdict.Cloud: But.I let you die. Aerith: sighs Dilly dally, shilly shally!
Isn't it time you did the forgiving?The Turks confront Bahamut Sin Reno: Hello. They both fleeAfter grabbing the kids and running from Bahamut Reno: Is it after us?! Rude: I'm not lookin'!Yuffie: Alright, who's been touching my materia? Tifa: The bad guys, naturally. Yuffie: Ohhhhhhhh! Attacks Bahamut SINReno: Mother, shmother.
It's Jenova's friggin' head! Yazoo: I will not have you refer to Mother that way!
Loz: You meanie! Rude: Our apologies.
Reno: Your ma's cool. What the hell am I saying?! Reno and Rude get in good clean hits on both Yazoo and LozKadaj: This is too fun, sir!
Any requests for the next act? Rufus pulls away his blanket to reveal the case with Jenova's remains Kadaj: Mother! Rufus: A good son would have known.Reno: Hey, partner, this thing got any bite to it? points at bomb in hand Rude: Shin-Ra technology at its finest. Reno: Oh, so you made this?
Rude: If nothing else it's. Reno: smiles Oh good. Rude: You love it, I know. Reno: Looks like today we're clocking out early.Kadaj: Brother! I'm with her at last. Cloud Strife: So what's gonna happen now?
Kadaj: giggles Mother's going to tell me. Cloud Strife: I guess a Remnant wouldn't really know. Kadaj glares at Cloud menacingly Kadaj: So what if I'm a puppet? Kadaj powers up the materia in his arm Kadaj: Once upon a time. You were too!
attacks CloudYuffie: Cloud! I brought you materia! airship rocks Whoa! Hey, watch it!
Barret: Yo, Cid, park this turkey! Cid: Shaddup! You want off, then jump!
Get off my back! Vincent: He can handle this alone. Yuffie: Huh?! Vincent: Kadaj is a Remnant of Sephiroth. Think of him as a sort of larval form. Yuffie: LARVA?! You mean he's an insect?!
Cait Sith: Lassie, shut your gob! Cid: So the punk's gonna become Sephiroth? Tifa: Vincent, does Cloud know about Kadaj? Vincent: One would think. Tifa: Then you're right, it's his fight now. Yuffie: Why?! I don't get it!
Why can't we help out?! Cid: This is man talk. Yuffie: Sexist! Cait Sith: Crikey, lass!
Shut yer mooth! Barret: The men don't get it either. Tifa: Two years ago. Think of the strength we all had when we fought that last battle. It's only been a couple years, but already that feeling is gone. But Cloud, I think he's found it again. Barret: Pssh.
He's got ten minutes. Yuffie: That Cloud is a royal pain in the ass, like always. Tifa: Smiles Cloud is Cloud.Sephiroth: Good to see you, Cloud. throws Cloud to the top of a building and follows him Your geostigma is gone? That's too bad. Cloud Strife: Sephiroth, what do you want?
Sephiroth: The last thoughts of Geostigma's dead. Those Remnants will join the Lifestream and girdle the planet - choking it; corroding it.
What I want, Cloud, is to sail the darkness of the cosmos with this Planet as my vessel - just as my mother did long ago. summons dark magic to turn the sky darker Then one day we'll find a new planet, and on its soil we'll create a shining future.
Cloud Strife: What about this planet? Sephiroth: Well, that's up to you, Cloud.fight beginsSephiroth: amused Oh. Where did you find this strength? Cloud Strife: I'm not about to tell you!Sephiroth stabs his sword into Cloud's right shoulder Sephiroth: Tell me what you cherish most.Cloud grips Sephiroth's sword Sephiroth: Give me the pleasure of taking it away?Cloud, remembering his loved ones, pulls Sephiroth's sword out of his armCloud: I pity you.
You just don't get it at all. There's not a thing I don't cherish! attacks Sephiroth to finish the battleCloud: Stay where you belong. In my memories.
Sephiroth: I will. Never be a memory. changes back into KadajCloud Strife: drifting in and out of consciousness; Aerith's hand caresses his forehead Mother.? Aerith Gainsborough: Again? Why is everyone calling me their mother lately? Zack Fair: I guess they must be fond of you.
Aerith Gainsborough: This one's a little too big to adopt. Zack Fair: to Cloud Tough luck, friend. Looks like you don't have a place here. Complete BD Edition Zack: So what if it looks hopeless? If it were me, I still wouldn't give up. Embrace you dreams. And, whatever happens, protect your honor as SOLDIER!Well, okay, you never made SOLDIER.
But it's what's in here that counts.Cloud: Zack?Zack: Well? You need a hand with him?(Cloud shakes his head and forces himself back up on his feet, sword in hand)Zack: You already beat him once, didn't you? This should be a cinch!Cloud: Yeah.Zack: Cloud. You know what I told you.Cloud: That's right. I am your living legacy.About Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. We learned from and made sure not to repeat history, so we went with the opposite direction of Square Pictures.
What they didn’t do we decided to do for Advent Children. If we were to try to sell Advent Children now it might not work because it is a different time with everything within the company. I think that’s part of the reason why Advent Children was successful. by Spencer, Silicon Era, April 3, 2015.External links.
Synopsis Two years ago, the world was changed forever. The young Cloud Strife and his band of friends may have defeated Sephiroth and thwarted his plan to crash a giant meteor into the Earth, but this victory was not without great cost. The highly populated city of Midgar was nearly ripped apart in the conflict.
Fortunately, many of the city's citizens were able to evacuate to safety, and in the years afterward have formed a new home called Edge.Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children revolves around Cloud and Tifa as they try to make new lives for themselves, as well as for those around them, in this new city. Together they run a courier service, and tend to their mutual friend Barret’s adopted daughter Marlene and a young orphan by the name of Denzel.
Denzel, Cloud, and scores of children are suffering from a mysterious new illness called 'Geostigma.' The children of the city have one other threat looming over their heads—a trio of powerful men are kidnapping infected kids for unknown reasons. Cloud is determined to save these young ones, not only from Geostigma, but from the kidnappers as well. He has no idea, however, that these men share a link to his old enemy, Sephiroth, and Cloud’s quest to vanquish them will bring him back into conflict with the demons of his past. If there is any hope in conquering these threats, it lays within the bonds of friendship between Cloud and his allies who saved the world once, and now must do so again.
Overall9Story8Animation10Sound9Character9Enjoyment9There aren't many video game players that I know of who haven't heard of Final Fantasy, and there aren't any RPG maniacs that I've met that haven't heard of Final Fantasy VII. The seventh installment of the never-ending Final Fantasy series is the most famous, and for a while I had no idea why, since I had never played the game. When the sequel, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children was announced, I had no idea what it was to be about, but since I was consumed with Final Fantasy X, X-2 and the Kingdom Hearts series, I decided to give the movie a shot.Final FantasyVII: Advent Children takes place two years after the events of the game. It follows Cloud, who is still mourning the death of Aerith/Aeris and a trio of mini Sephiroth clone things as they try to obtain 'Mother' and wreak destruction on the entire planet. Goody.Story -Well, I can say that anyone who has no idea about the events of Final Fantasy VII might be confused on the events and people that are mentioned, or it could be just my mother, but it's fairly easy to keep up with, so long as you're paying attention. While I did enjoy the story, it just seemed a little like your typical villian wants to destory the world because of some personal reason and hero, or slight anti-hero in Cloud's case, goes and takes down villian for some personal reason, so that took away from the inital enjoyment.Score - 8Animation.Dude, this is Square Enix we're talking here. Square Enix the video game company.
Do I have to say anything else?Fine, I will.Okay, the last Final Fantasy movie, The Spirits Within, it was a flop, why? Well, I think that it looked too darn REAL, and when you're making something animated or with CGI (that's it right?), you don't want it to look real! The whole point is for it not to look real, if it's going too look real then you're better off using real actors. When AC came around they learned that you can't make them look too real.
Now, while the characters can be mistaken for real people, they still hold that animated air around them (it's all in the hair). And that, my dears, makes for some awesome animation. Satisfied?Score - 10Sound -Well, the background music is well. I have the feeling that some of it are different versions of the soundtrack from the game, but again, I can't be sure. The piano compositions that play at certain points of the movie are simply beautiful, particularly the one, Cloud Smiles.
I think that's it's name anyway. The remixed version of One-Winged Angel, is simply awesome, and it proves that you can mix a mad rock band with a orchestra. I wasn't fond of the ending song that plays during the credits (the one with the vocals), so I seldom watch the credits because of that.I watched the dub version, and I loved it, I thought everyone's voices suited their apparent character. Kadaj sounding like a crazy boy dude, Cloud sounding like some. Well, you get it, don't you? Though my mind doesn't agree with Aerith's voice.Score - 9Character -Well, I'd say the characterization for this is fairly well, particularly Cloud, since because the end while he does show some acceptance with what's happened and what he's been told over and over again, he still seems like the same.stoic Cloud.
I'll use Kadaj as an example again, he's a good character because you see him, and when he's in your mind you can't put him out of character, unless you're some rabid fangirl. Since this is a movie a character can't really grow in the allowed time period (I assume the movie takes place during maybe. Three or four days?), so I can't say much. Unless we're talking Cloud, and we did already.Score - 9Enjoyment.I can say with a straight face that I enjoyed this movie. After all, you're not going to watch a movie that you don't like eighty times, now are you? I liked the actions scenes, and the animation the most. And particularly Reno.
Okay, moving on.Score - 9All In All.Yay! - Animation, baby! Those graphics can be synonymous with.
I think they are, too.Nay! - Story needs to be indepth, and should maybe a little easier for the. Non fans to follow. Eheheh.Overall Score - 9.
Overall7Story5Animation10Sound10Character5Enjoyment8I've never actually played FFVII. I know, blasphemy, right? But it's impossible to live on the Internet and not know these characters, and the animation looked so pretty, how could I resist?(This review contains spoilers for the FFVII game, but not the actual movie.)STORY - I recall looking up FFVII's backstory and plot once or twice on Wikipedia, but most of what I know is based on sniplets of casual conversation, fanart, random other things on the Internet, and the (bastardized) versions of the characters' stories in Kingdom Hearts.
That said, Advent Children's story was mostly 'Wait, what?' Even for movies based offother media, it's always best to have enough cohesiveness for it to make sense to newcomers and strangers to the original; to that end, Advent Children definitely failed. Explanations seemed abbreviated and choppy, and characters did little to clarify their intentions or motivations.
At times, it seemed like they were trying too hard to connect it to the game, as if people didn't already know what it was based off of. (Seriously, how many flashbacks of dead Aerith do we need?) And despite that, I hear from the diehards that the movie's story connected poorly to the game anyway.The sickness is poorly presented and explained; its cure similarly so.
A good number of scenes also seemed like they were there for the sole purpose of fanservice, rather than actual story progression. The same could be said for the inclusion of many of the characters - they served no real purpose, but I'm sure all the fanboys and girls in the audience were screaming their heads off, and that's what really seems to count with a movie like this.CHARACTER - Poorly developed, all of them!
If they were even developed at all! Cloud seemed like he spoke no more than five sentences for the entire movie, and none of them were particularly insightful or informative. Why was he doing anything he was doing? Because he felt guilty? Because he felt obliged? Because he had nothing else to do? Most of his support characters were either mindlessly cheerful or vacantly stoic; none seemed to have any real depth.
The children, as well, did not seem to have any substance - they were mostly objects to be protected or to be captured and mind-controlled. They weren't people at all.Reno and Rude provided some humorous antics and were entertaining to watch, but beyond that, it's the same thing for the most part. I suppose they have the excuse of working for an organization for their motivation, but we never really see anything beyond that simple exterior. Kadaj and his brothers were just the same - one-dimensional characters with tunnel vision. What exactly they were trying to accomplish always remained vague, and why exactly did Kadaj manifest as Sephiroth when he came into contact with Jenova?
Well, shit, I don't know, but it's probably just to give Sephy some screentime because otherwise he's dead, right? The entire movie was built around that final fight. There is no other greater purpose or story. Advent Children is a 100% fanservice movie.ARTSTYLE & ANIMATION - Now, this is where all my harsh words end, pretty much. The animation was beautiful. The details in all the renders - backgrounds, characters, clothing, weapons.
Everything was gorgeous, moved smoothly, and integrated well with its surroundings. The special effects were great, too.
This movie is full of so much eye candy, your brain will explode. Even the simple things, like the inverted forest, or our five minute long scene of a cell phone falling through water - all of it looked beautiful. I mean, come on, things have to look pretty darn amazing for me to be entertained by a falling cell phone for that long.MUSIC - Another flawless aspect of this movie is the music. From the very first track, I was completely in love with Advent Children's score. A collection of different composers did the music for the movie and each and every one of them did an absolutely amazing job with every single track on this soundtrack. Every melody fit its scene, and every scene was so much more emotional or exciting because of it. The piano thrashing for 'Those Who Fight' makes me wish I could play better.
The guitars in 'Black Water' get me totally pumped every single time. This soundtrack is also definitely one you could listen to over and over again, independent of the movie, and I'm sure that many others who haven't even seen the movie could enjoy the music here. The vocal track, 'CALLING,' at the end of the movie is also pretty nice, and I thought it was a great way to conclude it all.VOICE ACTING - I've seen both the sub and dub. The sub was amazing. All the voices fit their roles wonderfully. Kadaj and Reno in particular had very memorable performances.
The dub was much better than I thought it would be; really, the only real problem with the dub is Cid's hick accent, Yuffie's annoying voice, and the fact that Tifa's 'zuruzuru zuruzuru' definitely did not translate well because we silly English-speakers don't have a sound effect for 'dragging.' Other than that, I couldn't have wanted more from the dub. An identical voice cast was used for all the FFVII characters in Kingdom Hearts II, so the voices were familiar. This also impressed me since the same was true for the Japanese version. What impressed me further was the fact that both Reno and Axel were voiced by the same actor in Japanese, and the same is true in English (ironically for Axel, his voice is also the Human Torch). Those little similarities are what make the fangirls happy. Moving on though, Steve Blum as Vincent Valentine?
Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children English Dub Full Movie
Totally awesome.OVERALL - I think it's the general consensus all across the board that no one watched this movie for its brilliant storytelling and character development. This was an eyecandy movie for fans to squeal over. Really, the best way to watch this might be in Japanese with the subtitles off. That way, you can play ignorant to the bad stuff, but you still get all the brilliance of the voice acting, all of the amazing music, and of course, all of the visual madness that is this Advent Children. Overall6Story6Animation8Sound6Character5Enjoyment5Title: Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenAnime(?): AC is a digitally animated film that was released in 2005 by Square-Enix (famous for the Final Fantasies, duhr!), and directed by Tetsuya Nomura (Kingdom Hearts, FFVIII, FFX, duhr!).
The original version was released in Japan in 2005, and it finally made its way Stateside in April of 2006 thanks to Squenix NA and Sony.There have been several super-deluxe ultimate editions released, as is Squenix's habit, and I'm not even going to bother covering those.Story: I would assume that you know this, but maybe you've been hiding under a rock. Basically, it's two years afterthe Planet was almost destroyed by Meteor and Sephiroth, and now there's this disease called Geostigma striking the children, and Cloud's living life as a delivery man and being generally emo and such before he gets dragged back into things c/o three silver-haired men (ZOMG SEPHIROTHS?!).In case you couldn't sense the sarcasm permeating the review up until this point, I'm not terribly impressed with this movie. The plot is very lacking, and I expect more from Squenix because I know they can deliver better than this.No one gets any development (except Cloud, and that's only to from emo to zomgkickyourassSEPHIROTH!), which is disappointing, especially because we have the three silver-hairs who could've been developed pretty nicely, but are pretty much cardboard cutouts. This applies to the rest of the cast, too.The plot is essentially something I could have found on Fanfiction.net, and about as well thought-out/executed, too. It boils down to Cloud emo, fight, fight, Cloud emo, silver-haired guys, fight, fight, Cloud emo, fight for the kids, fight, fight zomgsephiroth! Come on, Squenix!
You've done better than this! Basically, it was very obvious that they did this simply to milk FFVII for everything that it's worth.Art: It's Squenix, so it's guaranteed that the visuals are going to be astoundingly beautiful, which they are. The guys look prettier than the girls, for crying out loud!I have a problem with the way they chose to cut this, though. Several people, both in the AC thread and in earlier reviews, have compared the editing to that of a music video.
And it's not that far off. The cuts are very confusing, as are the angles, and it takes a few viewings to get used to it.Music: It basically comes down to strings and choir background vocals mixed with hard rock.
Not all that impressive, really. There are some good tracks ('For the Reunion', 'Aeris' Theme', whatever that one song is that plays during Tifa and Loz's fight, the AC version of One-Winged Angel), but it's not enough to save most of the soundtrack from repetition. Decent, overall.Length: The repetition of the plot causes this to drag a little, despite how fast it moves along. The dragging is really obvious at the end, which is similar to Return of the King's in how long it takes to wrap up. Nomura admits this was originally planned as a twenty-minute short, but it just ended up expanding and expanding, and you can tell that it got a little bloated as it did.Seiyuu: This is one of the saving graces of the film. I could watch this just for Rufus and Kadaj's seiyuu. And there are some top-tier seiyuu (Maaya Sakamoto as Aeris, most notably, and the guy who did Roy Mustang as Sephiroth) as well, and everyone else in the production carries their roles wonderfully.Dub: However, what I said above doesn't go for the dub.
The voices are amazingly bland when compared to their Japanese counterparts. Aeris and Tifa's voice actresses, most notably, deliver their lines like robots. The only ones who get close to their Japanese counterparts' performances are Kadaj and Sephiroth, and even those are pale imitations at best.Performances like these are the reason I went to/usually stick to subs.Overall: This was a disappointment to me, especially after I went out of my way to get a legal version.
I'm hoping this doesn't carry over to the other Compilation of FFVII titles (though, from what I know thus far, Last Order didn't fare much better than this, and I've heard the same for Dirge of Cerberus, while the recently-released Crisis Core is said to be the best of the bunch). I know you're trying to get everything you can out of this, Squenix, but really, could you at least try for some quality?Story: 6/10Art: 8/10Music: 8/10Length: 6/10Seiyuu: 10/10Dub: 4/10Overall: 42/60; 70% (D). Overall2Story2Animation9Sound5Character3Enjoyment1Final Fantasy VII, the game, will have a special place in my heart for the reason that it was the first RPG I ever completed. It holds powerful sway, so much so I've beaten it 100% many times, worked hard to raise gold chocobo's and even defeated the 'unbeatable' Weapons.Sitting down to Advent Children I came into it with mixed thoughts. On one hand I knew it would never capture the charm of the game, but since it had all the same characters it must have some good parts.
No, I was horribly wrong.I watched this movie both subtitled with Japanese audioand in English. But never have I felt more empty and broken then when I finished this movie. The story itself is like a poorly written fanfiction compressed into a short movie. Character development is null because those characters developed DURING THE GAME. I thought perhaps I was being too critical on the game as a hardcore otaku, and so I watched it trying to pull away and look at it as 'fanboy-ish' as possible.Did it work?
No, no it failed horribly. Even as a fan of the game I hated this movie, hated what they did to my favorite characters and what they did to an ending that I thought was very well done. The ONLY thing about this movie that I thought was decent was the art. But that's to be expected, animation quality nowadays is top-notch and since FF7 is a serious fanbase it's not hard to expect that the quality of the animation would be top-notch. So would I recommend this movie to anyone? No, definitely not.