History YMMV / FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin

19th Aug '16 2:41:02 PM MrDeath
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: This film was the beginning of the end of Square's dominance in the RPG video game market, even after they merged with Enix. Part of this also has to do with the technology necessitating longer development times for ''Final Fantasy'' games, the rise of others such as Bioware, and the BrokenBase with some later games, which hit a tipping point in 2010 with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''.
19th Aug '16 2:01:07 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* CaptainObviousReveal: The movie treats the reveal that the Phantoms are actually alien ghosts as a big reveal, despite the fact that "phantom" is a synonym for "ghost."
7th Jun '16 5:14:51 PM fearlessnikki
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* ClicheStorm: Despite its setting and premise, the characters are widely felt to be pretty cliched - especially General Hein, Dr Cid and Gray.

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* BrokenBase: A lot of fans were annoyed that none of the games were adapted to the big screen, while others argue that each game is unconnected and it makes sense that the film would be too.
* ClicheStorm: Despite its setting and premise, the characters are It's widely felt to be pretty cliched - especially accepted that the story and premise at least are original. However, the characters, particularly Gray (tough marine who rebels against authority), General Hein, Dr Cid Hein (HateSink of an authority figure) and Gray.Neil (PluckyComicRelief) are hugely clichéd.
14th Apr '16 8:20:22 PM NautilusPQ
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Practically the TropeCodifier. The Phantoms are stuck in a dream-like state, lashing out at everything around them, unsure of what is reality. The larger beasts are just gigantic wildlife that have no idea what's going on as well.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Practically the TropeCodifier. The Phantoms are stuck in a dream-like state, lashing out at everything around them, unsure of what is reality. The larger beasts are just gigantic wildlife that have no idea what's going on as well.
2nd Mar '16 6:49:47 AM fearlessnikki
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: This film was the beginning of the end of Square's dominance in the RPG video game market, even after they merged with Enix. Part of this also has to do with the technology necessitating longer development times for ''Final Fantasy'' games, the rise of others such as Bioware, and the BrokenBase with some later games, which hit a tipping point in 2010 with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The banter between Neil and Jane is either just friendly, or he could be flirting with her. Notably when she tells him to get a girlfriend, he winks and says "I'm working on it" - and alludes to Jane always picking on him in a {{Tsundere}} way.
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: An adaptation of a popular RPG video game series, that doesn't actually adapt ''any'' of the games' stories or characters? Many people suggest that the backlash wouldn't have been as severe if 'Final Fantasy' wasn't in the title.
* ClicheStorm: Despite its setting and premise, the characters are widely felt to be pretty cliched - especially General Hein, Dr Cid and Gray.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Neil due to providing most of the comic relief. Steve Buscemi improvised most of his lines too.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: This film was the beginning of the end of Square's dominance in the RPG video game market, even after they merged with Enix. Part of this also has to do with the technology necessitating longer development times for ''Final Fantasy'' games, the rise of others such as Bioware, and the BrokenBase with some later games, which hit a tipping point in 2010 with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Neil jokes about hoping to have kids, to which Jane responds "that's a spooky thought". [[spoiler: Not so funny when Jane physically has to watch him die]].


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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A variation. Plenty of ''Final Fantasy'' fans were annoyed that it wasn't an adaptation of their favourite game and hated it for being a standalone story.


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* VindicatedByHistory: Didn't do that well with critics or audiences when it came out. These days it's got a lot more fans, who praise the SceneryPorn and overall story. It's bordering on CultClassic as the years go by.
24th Dec '15 8:36:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The film's not-so-subtle anti-war message, and in a way, it has to be obvious to get past the visual effects and music.
19th Dec '15 4:54:44 PM jameygamer
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: This film was the beginning of the end of Square's dominance in the RPG video game market, even after they merged with Enix. Part of this also has to do with the technology necessitating longer development times for ''Final Fantasy'' games, the rise of others such as Bioware, and the BrokenBase with some later games, which hit a tipping point in 2010 with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''
10th Dec '15 3:30:12 AM erforce
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* HilariousInHindsight: In light of Roger Ebert vs. video gamers, Ebert gave the film one of its best reviews, calling it revolutionary in terms of its visuals and giving it a 3.5-star review. In fact, Ebert has given more positive reviews to video game adaptations than any other major critic, with additional positive reviews for ''{{Film/Hitman}}'', the ''Film/TombRaider'' films, and ''Film/MortalKombat''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In light of Roger Ebert vs. video gamers, Ebert gave the film one of its best reviews, calling it revolutionary in terms of its visuals and giving it a 3.5-star review. In fact, Ebert has given more positive reviews to video game adaptations than any other major critic, with additional positive reviews for ''{{Film/Hitman}}'', the ''Film/TombRaider'' ''[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Tomb Raider]]'' films, and ''Film/MortalKombat''.
16th Jul '15 1:46:52 AM jormis29
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* HilariousInHindsight: In light of Roger Ebert vs. video gamers, Ebert gave the film one of its best reviews, calling it revolutionary in terms of its visuals and giving it a 3.5-star review. In fact, Ebert has given more positive reviews to video game adaptations than any other major critic, with additional positive reviews for ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}'', the ''Film/TombRaider'' films, and ''Film/MortalKombat''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In light of Roger Ebert vs. video gamers, Ebert gave the film one of its best reviews, calling it revolutionary in terms of its visuals and giving it a 3.5-star review. In fact, Ebert has given more positive reviews to video game adaptations than any other major critic, with additional positive reviews for ''{{VideoGame/Hitman}}'', ''{{Film/Hitman}}'', the ''Film/TombRaider'' films, and ''Film/MortalKombat''.
19th May '15 5:38:37 AM AnotherGuy
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While not quite as good as the hype was promising, lots of effort was put into the effects for the film, and some parts are quite impressive.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While not quite as good as the hype was promising, lots of effort was put into the effects for the film, and some parts are quite impressive.impressive.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Practically the TropeCodifier. The Phantoms are stuck in a dream-like state, lashing out at everything around them, unsure of what is reality. The larger beasts are just gigantic wildlife that have no idea what's going on as well.
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