I'm so glad I didn't go through any ammount of time or effort to track it down when it first came out D:
It was pretty, but I think I'm going to be cleaning the director's fanboy wank out of my DVD player for weeks.
Stupidest plot evarrr. And It seems like Tetsua Nomura is the new Final Fantasy Director of EVERYTHING.. (By new, I mean coronated a few years back..) and I don't like his work that much. I don't like his mullet-laden character designs, I don't like his art style that much... (But his coloring is pretty nice).. Don't like his direction. I couldn't figure out WTF was going on for half the movie, and it was FILLED with really pointless scenes. Like "Let's have a long action packed motocycle chase, and then have the dudes chasing cloud take off with nothing coming of that scene." For somthing so labour intensive as a CG movie with that much detail.. you have to be damn sure what you want in, and what you want out before you finish.. so this isn't somthing you can blame on the.. editors, for example D:
My summation of Final Fantasy: Advent children in 2 or less jumbled, fragmented sentances:
Cloud's arm leaks hallucinogenic drugs, causing him to rampage across a fanfic fighting ninja orphans while they try to give every single FF7 character a different accent to make them more interesting the end kthxbai.. oh yeah, and this guy turns into sephiroth and cloud uses knights of the round and they kill bahamut and it takes forever
It was really pretty!