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Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005, 10:46 am
Mr Wombat reviews

Final Fantasy VII, the rest of the movie.

Not much to say here except
1) You will not have a single clue whats going on here unless you played the game through to the end and you remember it reasonably well.
2) When playing the game, you will have needed to get the "secret" characters like Vincent to understand whats going on.
3) Even having done 1 and 2, you'll still be hard pressed to understand whats happening - things like character motivation and plot twists are more like matters of faith than anything laid out, just like in the games you're frequently left going "What the hell? why did he do that? Why are they saying that? Whats going on?"
4) The laws of physics take such horriffic, unrelenting abuse in this movie that part of your brain that understands such things might actually bleed a bit. Since its entirely CGI, the makers had license to be entirely unrestrained by normal problems in filming action scenes, like the frailty of the human body.
5) Leaving aside 1-3, and taking 4 as a *good* thing, HOLY CRAP! Its a 100 minute assault on the sense of beautiful images, fight scenes that might well make you weep, stylishness that borders on a religous experience and swords the size of two grown men. Even if you've not done 1 and 2, you could still appreciate some of the most amazing CGI ever created.

In summary - its like the world's most amazing surrealist painting, damned if you know whats going on but it looks so good you just don't care.

Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)

Where's the torrent?

Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 10:20 am (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure which torrent it is, theres several but I'm almost certain it was the first one on tbe list, 700 ish megs and several hundred seeds.

Theres no dubbed version at the moment so subtitled is all you're getting (it isn't even available in english speaking DVD regious yet and I got tired waiting)

Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)

Which is to say, I'll check exactly which torrent it is, because the one I have is excellent graphical quality and the subtitles are workable, if not perfect.

Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)

Oh, sorry, this is a new FF film? I thought it was a cut sequence from one of the movies or something. I'll check it out.

Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)

Its the new movie - in essence a lengthy cut sequence (in fact, a good hour of the thing is a single scene) that finishes the story told in FF 7
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Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)

That sound you hear is that of this conversation hitting the gutter hard :)

He's pretty cool in the movie though, much moreso than in the game. Hell, in the game he was pretty much nothing, an optional character with cartoon powers. Here they've not even given him much more depth but he's got a decent sense of mystery about him.

Mon, Oct. 17th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)

unless its in a mystery mobile type way, none of them were sexy.