To those who loved this world...Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is the movie sequel to the seventh entry in the *insert magnitude-describing adverb here* popular Final Fantasy series.Two years have passed since the destruction of Meteor in Final Fantasy VII. People all over the world have become infected with the deadly Lifestream-distributed disease Geostigma; in spite of this, humanity keeps rebuilding society in the wake of Sephiroth's attempts at global destruction. In the city of Edge (built from the ruins of Midgar), Cloud now lives a quiet life with Tifa, Marlene, and a sickly orphan named Denzel. To Cloud's dismay, he soon discovers his own Geostigma infection — and realizes that the influence of Sephiroth has not yet died off when three young men bearing a resemblance to the "One-Winged Angel" come looking for Cloud and the remnants of Shinra...Advent Children served as a big turn-around for Square Enix (specifically, the Square half) after Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within flopped; it proved Square can make a movie that's at least watchable. Advent Children became a definite Love It or Hate It entry in the franchise (like so many before it), but the biggest complaint for both fans and non-fans revolved around the hard-to-follow storyline (even with Word of God present to help clear things up).Limited-edition copies of the movie came bundled with a novella detailing several characters' points of view during the two-year Time Skip. The Advent Children Complete BluRay re-release included an OVA version of one of the novella's stories and added additional footage to the film which either expanded on the plot (a necessary move) or altered parts of it (not so necessary.)You can (legally) watch the original release of Advent Children for free on YouTube (note: offer may not apply outside the United States).
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