Final Fantasy Advent Children
What self-respecting game geek has never heard of Squaresoft aka Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise? The game has already spawned several offshoots and its twelfth incarnation is already in progress, solidifying the oxymoron of the name.
Its movie spin-off, Final Fantasy: Spirits Within, was a box-office flop for its dead-eyed CG characters and flimsy story line. However, despite this set-back, it hasn’t stopped their master CG movie makers from trying their hand at more cinematic Final Fantasy.
Enter Final Fantasy: Advent Children, a sequel of sorts to the wildly popular Final Fantasy 7 game (which is arguably the best Final Fantasy in terms of game play, music and story, next to FF6). While it’s being slated to be direct-to-DVD, it’s generating the buzz of a fanboy hyped theatre release. The official website has a 4 minute trailer for us to drool on, and for those who don’t understand Japanese, there’s a bit-torrent link to a movie containing both the fan subtitled version of the trailer and the American-release trailer. IMDB also has an official listing of the movie which names all the Japanese voice actors. Let’s hope the American dubbed version is half-way decent, else just default to the English subtitled version.
Don’t forget to check out Adventchildren.net, a very thorough fan-run website all about the movie!