Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII

Advent Children

DVD - 2006
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Cloud Strife struggles with his past, and decides to live a solitary life, in a peaceful town with orphans. Then one ordinary day, Cloud recieves a phone call for a job asking protection from a mysterious man named Kadaj.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Second-disc special edition, widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781404991019
Branch Call Number: FIN
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Tetsuya, Kamoto


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Mar 02, 2018

Advent Children takes place two years after the events of the original Final Fantasy VII. The story follows the main protagonist Cloud as he tries to cure himself of a disease that has been going around...or something like that. The story is a bit convoluted and confusing, even if you're a fan and already understand the world of FFVII. I really liked the English voices for the characters in this movie, even if their line deliveries weren't the best. If you've played the other games from the expanded canon that were released after this movie (like Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus), you might be bothered by the continuity errors. Overall though, the animation in this movie is absolutely gorgeous, and the music is really catchy, too. If anything, I would recommend this film because its visuals are so pretty. I will say though, that I like this movie better and better each time I watch it. I guess you could say it has grown on me.

Feb 28, 2018

This movie is hard to rate because there is so many good and bad things about it.
I've watched this once before knowing only the basic story and didn't really understand what I had just watched. Now that I know a little bit more about the characters and what FF VII universe is all about, this movie made a lot more sense and I was able to catch things I didn't remember seeing or hearing the first time. But, Advent Children still had a lot of problems. As I just mentioned, the story is a little confusing for someone who doesn't really know the games very well. Even knowing the story, there were still parts that didn't make a whole ton of sense. I also thought that there was too much fighting and swearing and the voice acting was sometimes kind of bad. (But not all the time). The transitions between scenes weren't all that good either as it just randomly changes without any prior hint. Even with all the flaws, there were still things that I definitely liked about Advent Children. The CGI is just awesome and I really enjoyed seeing all the characters in it. And of course there's Cloud who gets a lot of good character development and gets a fabulous voice from Steve Burton that is just perfect for him! The soundtrack is really good and there were parts that made me laugh. (Especially a lot of the scenes with Reno and Rude and when Marlene realizes that Vincent does not have a phone).
So, I wouldn't say that this movie is as epic as others in the comments below me say it is, but I'll admit that I enjoyed seeing it again and recommend it to all Final Fantasy fans who haven't seen it yet.

Apr 02, 2017

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is the best film that has any relation to the video game series. The CGI in this film is beautiful, they captured each character beautifully. The action is amazing and limitless since it’s not a live-action film. The fight scenes are better than the battles in the game. It’s overall a great movie. So, the film takes place 2 years after the events from the Final Fantasy VII video game. Cloud Strife is called back in to look into a trio that kidnaps children infected with a “geostigma” disease. This film does the game justice by not forgetting the events that happened then, but still creating a new problem. Fans of the game will love this film, and even people that haven’t heard of the video game will like it too. It will help to read a quick summary of Final Fantasy VII before watching this film though.
- @reviewsfromthe9 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This is a review of Final Fantasy Vll Advent Children Movie. The story focused on 2 years After the Final Fantasy Vll video game, where almost everyone was infected by a new disease called "geostigma". Cloud, the main character, is looking for information about that disease and that's where the 3 main villains appear, who are trying to destroy the planet. What I most love about this movie is the CGI visual animation. It's beautifully gorgeous. It's one hundred times better than the original video game. The character design matches and the action and fight scenes are epic. The action scenes moves at super speed with very amazing movements. All the characters get great development, especially Cloud. The movie doesn't forget about what happened in the game but progresses the story forward. I love every single character in this movie, even the villains. They are all well developed unlike the game where the characters are designed to be childish and the battle scenes are not even close to this movie. I personally never played the original game and loved everything about this movie. It even pushes me to go play the game. If you have played FF Vll games (or have never even played the game but you're a huge fan of action movies) I highly recommend this movie -- it's one of the best animated movies I've ever seen in my life. 9.5/10.
- @animelover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 14, 2016

Wonderful movie!
I watched this in celebration of the FF VII remake :)

Nov 24, 2010

The game was pretty good...but the movie was even better =P , it was interesting to see the effects be like the game, and the voices were just a perfect fit. Now i just wish that the creators would make a movie for Final Fantasy VIII.

Nov 17, 2010

A visual spectacle! Although some may not be in tune to the Final Fantasy universe, it is still very entertaining to watch and you'll eventually pick on the story.

Aug 18, 2010

Great movie, I bought it a long time ago. A great movie and even more if you like people swing around overly large swords. People may find it difficult to follow if haven't played the games, i found it easier to understand the second time watching it. :D

Aug 18, 2010

I am not to sure if this is the two disc edition that I saw.I really liked the photorealistic CGI.the plot and action is good as well.Even for those who dont know much about the final fantasy series I dont think this is to difficult to follow along.There might be scences from the "Final fantasy VII" game that might help you understand it.

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Feb 26, 2018

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Feb 26, 2018

Cloud is contacted through Tifa and summoned to a meeting with the Shinra Company's former president Rufus Shinra, who was presumed killed in Final Fantasy VII. Rufus asks for Cloud's help to stop Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo. The trio are physical manifestations of Sephiroth's surviving spirit, and are seeking to resurrect him using the remains of the extraterrestrial villain Jenova. Cloud refuses to help and leaves.

Meanwhile, Kadaj and his colleagues are recruiting children infected with Geostigma. Denzel falls in with the group, attracted by their promises of a cure for the disease. Loz follows Tifa and Marlene to Aerith's church, where they had gone looking for Cloud, and attacks them. Tifa is knocked unconscious in the fight and Loz kidnapped Marlene. All the kidnapped children are taken to the ruins of the mystical Forgotten City, where Kadaj embraces them as brethren and announces his intention for them all to be reunited with Jenova. When Cloud arrives to rescue them, he is overpowered by Kadaj's gang, but is rescued by his old comrade Vincent Valentine. Demoralized by his failure, Cloud asks if sin can ever be truly forgiven, to which Vincent nonchalantly replies that he has never tried to forgive. Cloud decides to keep fighting and returns to the city, where Kadaj has summoned Bahamut and other monsters to terrorize the population. With the help of his companions from Final Fantasy VII, Cloud engages and defeats the monsters.

Kadaj confronts Rufus Shinra, who reveals he possesses the box containing Jenova's remains. He attempts to destroy it, but Kadaj manages to save it and flees the city with his companions. Yazoo and Loz are apparently destroyed along the way by an explosive planted by Shinra's agents. Cloud chases Kadaj down and engages him in battle, ultimately subduing him. Outmatched, Kadaj opens Jenova's box and fuses with its contents, transforming into Sephiroth. He then tells Cloud that he will be able to use the life essences of Geostigma sufferers to achieve complete domination over the planet. He and Cloud then fight, and throughout the whole encounter, Sephiroth appears to have the upper hand, flinging Cloud repeatedly into walls and finally impaling him through the shoulder. He asks Cloud to tell him what he most cherishes so that he can have the pleasure of taking it away. To this, Cloud replies that he cherishes everything, then pulls out Sephiroth's sword and deals him a hail of devastating blows. Sephiroth's spirit departs, leaving behind the mortally wounded Kadaj. As he lies dying in Cloud's arms, a healing rain starts falling across the land, curing the people of their Geostigma. Yazoo and Loz appear and confront Cloud; he charges at them, and they set off a massive explosion engulfing the three.

Cloud has a vision of his deceased friends Aerith and Zack Fair, who say that his time to join them has not yet come. He then awakens in the church, healed of his injuries and surrounded by his friends. Behind them, he sees Aerith and Zack leaving the church and hears Aerith's voice say, "You see, everything's all right." He agrees: "I know. I'm not alone... not anymore."


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