Final Fantasy: The Spirits WithinClosed Captioning
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The year is 2065 AD. The Earth is infested with alien spirits, and mankind faces total extinction. Led by a strange dream and guided by her mentor, Dr. Sid, scientist Aki Ross struggles to collect eight spirits in the hope of creating a force powerful enough to destroy the alien presence and pure enough to protect the planet. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron, Aki must save the Earth from its darkest hate and unleash the final spirit. FINAL FANTASY is the groundbreaking new CGI film from the creators of the Final Fantasy Video Game Franchise.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 38
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Though its story is fuzzy, the acting and direction in Final give it an air of quiet, dignified ambition.
Fresh: Leary ... digs deeper than he has before, and he makes himself over into an arresting lost soul.
Rotten: The results are more lifeless than chilling.
Rotten: Its fundamental stumbling block [is] ... a story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
As much as I personally love this movie, I don't understand why it's so expensive while it's so widely considered as such a failure. The truest of Final Fantasy fans get the most out of this movie by keeping in mind the possibilities and theme of an older time where sequels and continuations were not commonplace. This is another story, on another planet, in another dimension, another reality and imagination. By keeping an open mind, one draws their own connections between various points throughout the movie, and is able to enjoy its story as much the interactive iterations of the franchise.
It was an amazing movie, but not just for Final Fantasy lovers like myself. Even a regular moviegoer can enjoy this film because it has its moments where it is a great movie.
It was a great mysterious movie, also kind of weird.