It could be great, or it could leave you scratchin
Lets get one thing out of the way--Advent Children is the pretiest movie you'll ever see! Plot and "acting" aside, FF:AC will wow you with its technical prowess and shows off what could be the first stepping stone to what people will call "near life-like" graphics. The way the characters move and the environment they inhabit suggest that in a couple of years we might see the realism that can be called perfect to the real world. Now that that is out of the way we can continue with the rest. If you are NOT a Final Fantasy expert or fanboy, you will NOT get half the content of this movie. This was made purely for the Final Fantasy fans out there. And if you haven't played Final Fantasy VII at all, you will probably be left wondering what they are talking about, and why these people are up-in-arms. You will have to read-up on some history to get what is going on, or just play FFVII to fully understand it all, and why we should care about the protagonists. I will not waste time here explaning the plot (there is one but just not very defined for the masses to understand), suffice it to say that there are bad guys wanting something that might bring about the end of the world...or something like that. But even though you might not understand what is going on, you can be sure that you will be entertained with just how crazy good looking this movie is. If you like fireworks, then this has it in spades; however, you will not find much else here if you are looking for depth and character development. You will find that if you play FFVII.
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