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  • Summary: (Note: This is not a video game) Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a 3D-rendered movie for the PSP. Set in the world of Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII, the movie follows Cloud as he unravels the mystery of the "geostigma" that he has become infected with by being exposed to the planet's lifestream energy. He and the other Final Fantasy VII characters have to lash back at the planet to save themselves from destruction. Expand
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  1. 90
    The Making of Advent Children, is easily the best of all the features. In lieu of a commentary track, this is the only bridge between fans and the creation of this beautiful work.
  2. 90
    It's an amazing technical feat that Nomura's team have pulled off here, and an impressive first foray into the alien world of movie making. Coming from a team that's used to making CG cinemas less than five minutes long, Advent Children is a surprisingly auspicious debut. Here's hoping they do it again.
  3. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy VII, then this is the next best thing to a full-fledged sequel. If you aren't a fan, you'll still probably agree that it's an amazing visual experience.
  4. The quintessential gaming flick it is not, but Advent Children still satisfies, both to fans and casual viewers.
  5. A must-see for fans who want a glimpse at what happens when the game ends. However, I suggest it as a rental.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 39
  2. Negative: 7 out of 39
  1. SamuelW.
    Nov 13, 2006
    Action Packed. Beautiful Artwork. Love the Continuation on the Story line. Amazing. In my Top Three movies of all time, should be in yours too.
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    Perfect movie made for fans, its been 6 years since the release and still has the best animation made so far. If you don´t know the story you will probably don´t get most of it, but still its worth seeing for its animation. Expand
  3. DavidSmith
    Sep 26, 2006
    This movie was AMAZING! if you listen and actually took athoghut about what was happening you would undersytand what is going on(Chris H. and Mike C.)! It had an awesome storyline, great characters good acting, unlike spirits within, (Chris H.) and I thought overall it was infact a good movie! Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2013
    A film that requires a heap of context to understand or enjoy and is not for the casual viewer. For those who played through the game (Final Fantasy VII), Advent Children is as evocative and engaging as anything, seeing beloved characters fully visualised in photo-realistic CGI was worth the price of admission alone for many. Yes, fan-service, yes, fans only. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2012
    Great movie all around...things could've been worked out, but I'm happy that there's at least a good video game movie out there. Well, "good" is giving it too much credit...I would say decent. Expand
  6. JamesM
    Dec 31, 2008
    The Good:
    Amazing visuals
    -Exciting action
    -Does well in slightly extending the FF7 storyline without breaking the magic of it
    music overall
    The Bad:
    -Writing leaves something to be desired
    -Most of the English voice actors are acceptable but others(Tifa, in particular) will make you cringe
    -Laws of physics are defied slightly too much to be believable(I realize it is an alternate reality, but still...)
    -Sephiroth doesn't take over the world. ;)
  7. Aug 26, 2012
    It even says iit is not a game, why the hell is this in the psp games section?

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