History Anime / FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren

20th Aug '16 8:21:32 AM Psyga315
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You can (legally) watch the original release of ''Advent Children'' for free on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QDVrMQhsN0 YouTube]] (note: [[NoExportForYou offer may not apply outside the United States]]), and the ''Complete'' version is available on Netflix (subs only, again [[NoExportForYou only in the US]]).
13th Aug '16 1:41:42 PM nombretomado
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** ''Complete'' comes with an additional feature that recaps the events of the other spin-offs, although ''DirgeOfCerberus'' is glanced over, as it's set a year after ''Advent Children''.

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** ''Complete'' comes with an additional feature that recaps the events of the other spin-offs, although ''DirgeOfCerberus'' ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' is glanced over, as it's set a year after ''Advent Children''.
23rd Jul '16 9:19:37 PM appealus
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* {{Flanderization}}: Cloud's angsting went from pretty minor in the original game to taking over his characterization here. At the end of the game, he seeemed to be mostly over his issues. On the other hand, WordOfGod says that depression is a standard side effect of geostigma, and that Sephiroth was [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him through it. On the other, other hand, WordOfGod also says that they deliberately regressed Cloud's emotional state so he'd feel more "familiar" to viewers (even though the movie actually makes him far ''more'' angsty than he was in the game), making the geostigma side effect just a justification for that.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Cloud's angsting went from pretty minor in the original game to taking over his characterization here. At the end of the game, he seeemed seemed to be mostly over his issues. On the other hand, WordOfGod says that depression is a standard side effect of geostigma, and that Sephiroth was [[MindRape Mind Raping]] him through it. On the other, other hand, WordOfGod also says that they deliberately regressed Cloud's emotional state so he'd feel more "familiar" to viewers (even though the movie actually makes him far ''more'' angsty than he was in the game), making the geostigma side effect just a justification for that.
10th Jun '16 8:58:17 AM IamTheCaligula
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** In the original Japanese, Sephiroth's final line is "Ah, but I am much more than ''that''."



*** In addition, he ''never actually cursed in the original''; Denzel's original line was "You're dead!"
1st Jun '16 8:48:09 AM SonofAkatosh
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* LostInTranslation: Cloud's sword in the movie was originally called the First Tsurugi by fans, both all six assembled blades and the base blade. In actuality, this name refers ''only'' to the base blade - the others were never given names by the production staff, who just used "Fusion Swords" to describe them. The mixup came from a misunderstanding of a transcription of Tetsuya Nomura's DVD commentary. Even the word "Tsurugi" (Chinese for broadsword) isn't the original one used (they just went with 'ken', evidently).

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* LostInTranslation: Cloud's sword in the movie was originally called the First Tsurugi by fans, both all six assembled blades and the base blade. In actuality, this name refers ''only'' to the base blade - the others were never given names by the production staff, who just used "Fusion Swords" to describe them. The mixup came from a misunderstanding of a transcription of Tetsuya Nomura's DVD commentary. Even the word "Tsurugi" (Chinese (Japanese for broadsword) isn't the original one used (they just went with 'ken', evidently).
25th May '16 8:22:47 AM NativeJovian
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Rampant.
* ImprobableAimingSkills:
** Yazoo, who shoots Cloud's sunglasses off his face at point blank range and gives him only a tiny cut on the forehead, though it's more due to Cloud's ability to [[MadeOfIron shrug off a bullet to the forehead]].
** Ironically, for a movie so bent on RuleOfCool, this is [[RealityIsUnrealistic entirely possible]]. ''Squama frontalis'', a part of the frontal cranial bone that forms the forehead itself, is one of the (if not ''the'') toughest bones in the human body[[note]]Also the reason headbutts are effective[[/note]]. In some people it may reach a full inch or more in thickness, and thus is entirely able to stop at least a handgun bullet. Of course, the force of the impact would still create a shockwave that would pulverize the brain behind it. Surviving without skull penetration? Depending on the angle, possible. Surviving without at least some brain injury? Extremely unlikely. Cloud's brain is MadeOfIron too.

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Rampant.
Used throughout. Characters swinging their {{BFS}} around like they weighed about as much as a butter knife, [[BladeSpam striking ninety times a second]], ParryingBullets, you name it.
* ImprobableAimingSkills:
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ImprobableAimingSkills: Yazoo, who shoots Cloud's sunglasses off his face at point blank range and gives him only a tiny cut on the forehead, though it's more due to Cloud's ability to [[MadeOfIron shrug off a bullet to the forehead]].
** Ironically, for a movie so bent on RuleOfCool, this is [[RealityIsUnrealistic entirely possible]]. ''Squama frontalis'', a part of the frontal cranial bone that forms the forehead itself, is one of the (if not ''the'') toughest bones in the human body[[note]]Also the reason headbutts are effective[[/note]]. In some people it may reach a full inch or more in thickness, and thus is entirely able to stop at least a handgun bullet. Of course, the force of the impact would still create a shockwave that would pulverize the brain behind it. Surviving without skull penetration? Depending on the angle, possible. Surviving without at least some brain injury? Extremely unlikely. Cloud's brain is MadeOfIron too.
forehead]].
20th May '16 4:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* TheReveal: In all of the promotional material for ''Advent Children'' (including the {{Playstation 3}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thsnDqQu0mQ technical demo]] that remade the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' opening with the new character designs), no shots of Aerith showed her whole face. Even in the actual film, the first unobscured shot of her face is [[spoiler:at the very end when her spirit turns to look back at Cloud before going away with Zack]]. Given, her face has become one of gaming's most famous ones, and if the modelers screwed it up...

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* TheReveal: In all of the promotional material for ''Advent Children'' (including the {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 3}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thsnDqQu0mQ technical demo]] that remade the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' opening with the new character designs), no shots of Aerith showed her whole face. Even in the actual film, the first unobscured shot of her face is [[spoiler:at the very end when her spirit turns to look back at Cloud before going away with Zack]]. Given, her face has become one of gaming's most famous ones, and if the modelers screwed it up...
24th Mar '16 7:08:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesPreferMotorcycles: Cloud.
7th Mar '16 6:04:03 PM TheDiego908
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** There's also Tifa about to face Bahamut SIN all by herself... until Barret along with every other party member comes along to help her.
4th Mar '16 11:00:04 PM vexer
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''Advent Children'' served as a big turn-around for Creator/SquareEnix (specifically, the Square half) after ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin'' flopped; it proved Square can make a movie that's at least watchable. ''Advent Children'' became a definite LoveItOrHateIt entry in the franchise (like so many before it), but the biggest complaint for both fans and non-fans revolved around [[MindScrew the hard-to-follow storyline]] (even with WordOfGod present to help clear things up).
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