HOME PAGE
Movie Videos
Films by Year
Films by Director
Films by Actor
Films by Actress
Films by Alphabet
Film Characters
Film Franchises

TOP 100 MOVIES in 2005!


2013 MOVIES
2012 MOVIES
2011 MOVIES
2010 MOVIES
2009 MOVIES
2008 MOVIES
2007 MOVIES
2006 MOVIES
2005 MOVIES
2004 MOVIES
2003 MOVIES
2002 MOVIES
2001 MOVIES
2000 MOVIES
1999 MOVIES
1998 MOVIES
1997 MOVIES
1996 MOVIES
1995 MOVIES
1994 MOVIES
1993 MOVIES
1992 MOVIES
1991 MOVIES
1990 MOVIES
1989 MOVIES
1988 MOVIES
1987 MOVIES
1986 MOVIES
1985 MOVIES
1984 MOVIES
1983 MOVIES
1982 MOVIES
1981 MOVIES
1980 MOVIES
1979 MOVIES
1978 MOVIES
1977 MOVIES
1976 MOVIES
1975 MOVIES
1974 MOVIES
1973 MOVIES
1972 MOVIES
1971 MOVIES
1970 MOVIES
1969 MOVIES
1968 MOVIES
1967 MOVIES
1966 MOVIES
1965 MOVIES
1964 MOVIES
1963 MOVIES
1962 MOVIES
1961 MOVIES
1960 MOVIES
1959 MOVIES
1958 MOVIES
1957 MOVIES
1956 MOVIES
1955 MOVIES
1954 MOVIES
1953 MOVIES
1952 MOVIES
1951 MOVIES
1950 MOVIES
1949 MOVIES
1948 MOVIES
1947 MOVIES
1946 MOVIES
1945 MOVIES
1944 MOVIES
1943 MOVIES
1942 MOVIES
1941 MOVIES
1940 MOVIES
1939 MOVIES
1938 MOVIES
1937 MOVIES
1936 MOVIES
1935 MOVIES
1934 MOVIES
1933 MOVIES
1932 MOVIES
1931 MOVIES
1930 MOVIES
1929 MOVIES
1928 MOVIES
1927 MOVIES
1926 MOVIES
1925 MOVIES
1924 MOVIES
1923 MOVIES
1922 MOVIES
1921 MOVIES
1920 MOVIES
1919 MOVIES
1918 MOVIES
1917 MOVIES
1916 MOVIES
1915 MOVIES
1914 MOVIES
1913 MOVIES
1912 MOVIES
1911 MOVIES
1910 MOVIES

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

FINAL FANTASY VII, 2005
Movie Reviews!

Search 1,000 of MOVIES
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
2005 MOVIE BESTTOP 100 MOVIES from 2005


See the LIST
TOP 100TOP 100 LISTS WEBSITE
Best of photos, movies, sex and everything else!
2013 MOVIES2013 MOVIES
See all of 2013 films!
 MOVIES YEAR BY YEAR

See and watch films 1900 to present!
WATCH VIDEO MOVIE REVIEW:

FINAL FANTASY VII MOVIE POSTER
FINAL FANTASY VII, 2005
Movie Reviews

Directed by Testsuya Nomura and Takeshi Nozue
Starring: Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Ito, Shotaro Morikubo, Maaya Sakamoto
Review by Lauren Medley



SYNOPSIS:

An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.

CLICK HERE and watch 2009 MOVIES FOR FREE!

REVIEW:

The 'Final Fantasy' games are the most popular role playing games ever made and that is not an under statement, with over twenty games and spin off's, it was inevitable that films were soon to follow. This isn't the first 'Final Fantasy' film however, with 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' being released in 2001 and a few anime features before hand, people were disappointed with the first major release of a 'Final Fantasy' film, as it left out all of the elements that made the plots of the games so enticing. So when 'Square-Enix' announced that they were making a feature film of the most popular 'Final Fantasy' people were literally jumping for joy, with good reason too.

'Final Fantasy VII' is with out a doubt the most popular 'Final Fantasy', it follows the story of Cloud, an ex-SOLDIER, who sets out to stop Sephiroth destroying the planet, the story is more complex but I can't say much with out spoiling it. Many fans of the series see this game as the pinnacle of excellence and the film follows suit. The film again follows Cloud as he attempts to stop the remnants of Sephiroth from once again destroying the world and also trying to cure a strange disease known as Geostigma.

The opening sequence tells the audience the events of the previous game, so people who haven't played it or finished the game before watching the film will know what's going on, so people new to the series won't be lost, although it is definitely recommended that you finish the game before watching, so you can understand some of the in jokes and little details; Yuffie's motion sickness, Loz's ringtone and the pink ribbons the main cast wear. So people who are new to the series will be a little in the dark to certain aspects but can enjoy the new story and all the action with out worrying about the details.

From the opening you will be astounded by the visuals, graphically updating scenes from the original game to tell us the background story, will show you just how far they have come graphics wise and with such detail compared to the game and the previous films. The film is entirely CGI with use of some motion capture, but for those impossible fight sequences, some of it was hand drawn. The attention to detail is phenomenal, for instance take the smallest part on Cloud's clothes, you can actually see the detail of the material, even the characters hair is lovingly designed to the smallest detail. However the most breath taking visuals are in the battle sequences, the most stunning being the Bahamut Sin fight and the highway fight between Cloud, Yazoo and Loz, the pace is always frantic but not so much you can't see what's going and miss it all, you will be glued to the screen when these fights begin and won't move and inch until they are done.

'Square-Enix' know what they are doing when it comes to visuals and the entire film plays like a highly polished cut scene from the games, which is precisely why this film looks so damn good. Even animation studios like 'Pixar' and 'Dreamworks' haven't quite achieved this standard of graphical genius yet, (don't get me wrong WALL-E and Ratatouille were beautiful films), but the characters look so realistic, you can't believe other studios can't get this quality yet, when you take into account that 'Advent Children' has been out for four years and I have yet to see a CGI character as realistic as they are in this movie, then that's really a very impressive standard of animation indeed.

I have seen both the Japanese and English versions and both casts are great, but as most people will watch the English dub, I'll be reviewing the English version. The first thing people wanted to know was 'Who'll be playing Cloud?' and people were curious as to what he would sound like and the casting crew had to be careful, as this is an extremely popular character. But they made a great choice of choosing Steve Burton to play Cloud, he does a good job of getting Clouds troubled personality just right and the fans were pleased. However the two real scene stealer's and stars of the show are the previous bad guys the Turks, Reno ( Quinton Flynn) and Rude ( Crispin Freeman ), the characters are well played, they react together well and they are perfectly cast as they steal any scene they are in and have some of the best moments in the film. The majority of the film is well cast with very few exceptions and the cast really bring some new aspects to characters we never had chance to hear before.

The soundtrack is a remixed version of all the original 'Final Fantasy VII' songs, livened up to match the films glossy feel, rewritten and composed by 'The Black Mages', which includes the series' veteran composer Nobuo Uematsu, the music had a new feel to it, but was also a bit nostalgic for those who had previously played the game. The one song that's going to stick out for FFVII fans is 'One Winged Angel', during the fight with Sephiroth, a new version of this song plays and gives that little bit extra to the fight scene. At some points it is worth watching this film for the soundtrack alone.

There are so many different points I could mention in this review to show how stunning this film is, but rather then go on about it, instead I'll just say go and watch it, it is a fantastic film. Even if you didn't like the games this film should be watched even if it is just to see the eye melting CGI. However if you are a 'Final Fantasy' fan and for some reason you haven't watched this yet, go and watch it now it is compelling viewing for anyone.

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
MOVIE KILLSEE 1000s of PICTURES
Best of photos, images and pics
MOVIE YEARMOVIES YEAR BY YEAR
Pages from 1900 to present


Final Fantasy VII


footer for Final Fantasy VII page