Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure


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A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.


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Directors:

Hironobu Sakaguchi , Motonori Sakakibara (co-director)

Writers:

Hironobu Sakaguchi (story), Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar, Jack Fletcher (additional dialogue), Bruce B.L. Jurgens (Story Editor), Ramin Mebdy (Farsi adaptation)

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13 March 2006 | mstomaso
7
| Improbably good
I never played the computer game, and knew nothing about it. I was drawn to this film because of the bold animations, but didn't expect the film to do anything for me beyond simple entertainment. I was pleasantly surprised. The excellent voice talent and stunning animation allow Final Fantasy to drawn you in just as well as a live-action version would have. It is very easy to forget that the characters you are watching are animations, and the action is CGI.

A meteor has struck the earth, carrying with it phantoms who strip away the life energy of whomever they contact. Dr. Aki Ross and her mentor Dr. Ced are locked in a stand-off against the earth's military forces, whose solution to this invasion may be worse than the invasion itself, and the mysterious phantoms who seem to have no specific purpose and can not be fought using conventional means. Following up on a quasi-mystical theory of Dr. Ced, they set out to collect 8 living spirits which must be used to harness the life force of earth itself in defense of the planet.

This film is dark and beautiful, with each scene a masterpiece of animated art. It feels less like a computer game than an immersive experience in an alternative universe.

A fast-paced action film, Final Fantasy blends elements of folklore, science and animated battle sequences into a satisfying, well balanced and well paced film. It is probably the most thoughtful computer game -inspired film I have seen.

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