Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children — the 2005 CGI spinoff movie that dared to ask “What if the already unbelievable, intricate story of Final Fantasy VII was made much more complicated?” — this summer season.
The newly up to date model of the movie is as a result of arrive on June 8th, establishing a week of narrative whiplash for Final Fantasy followers who will even get to benefit from the on June tenth.
One would possibly suppose Advent Children can be a good subsequent step for followers who’ve solely performed the as a approach of making ready for future remade installments. That intuition, I can guarantee you, can be incorrect. The movie is truly a pseudo-sequel to the authentic Final Fantasy VII sport’s epic and sometimes bewildering story, and it depends closely on an intimate data of its twists and turns. Final Fantasy VII Remake, against this, offers you a mere fraction of the saga.
For instance, right here’s apparently a wholly correct description of the movie’s key plot level from my colleague Nick Statt, and positively not a collection of random phrases that he typed into Slack:
Regardless of the considerably obtuse sci-fi storytelling, Advent Children was a notable soar ahead for absolutely CGI-animated films when it was first launched in 2005. It provided followers the perfect look but (on the time) at favourite characters like Cloud and Tifa in full 3D type, with designs and battle scenes that the blocky graphics and CGI of the PS1 authentic had solely hinted at. And whereas the movie itself has since been eclipsed by the even better-looking (and playable) Final Fantasy VII Remake, that reimagining owes loads to the inspiration that Advent Children laid.
The upcoming re-release is a part of an ongoing renaissance for the generally unappreciated film. Advent Children additionally lately acquired a call-out in Tremendous Smash Bros. Final: when Cloud’s longtime nemesis Sephiroth was added as a DLC character, Smash Bros. additionally up to date Cloud’s Omnislash assault to match his multi-sword model from the film everytime you equip him together with his film-inspired outfit as nicely.
Moreover, Sq. Enix is additionally working on , a single-player cellular RPG that goals to span the whole lot of the Final Fantasy VII storyline — together with Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children, Earlier than Disaster, Disaster Core, and Dirge of Cerberus — into a single, cohesive title. That can both assist clear up the confusion surrounding FF7… or simply make it worse.