Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within


Set 60 years into the future, planet Earth has been invaded by phantoms from the stars. These phantoms attack earth life, draining them of their life force. This has pushed mankind into secure enclosed cities in an effort to survive. We follow the attempts by our heroine, a scientist, to gather eight special spirits which together will create a wave to neutralise the invaders. Her task is complicated by the general who wants to launch yet another physical attack on the phantoms. The film is based on a video game, and features cutting-edge state-of-the-art photo-realistic animation.


103 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Action, Thriller
Looks like the Borg won after all!
Looks like the Borg won after all!

Credits

Cast
Voices of Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland
Director
Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara
ScreenplayJeff Vintar, Al Reinert, based on a story by Hironobu Sakaguchi
MusicElliot Goldenthal
CinematographyMotonori Sakakibara
Sound formats
Made in2001
Produced byChris Lee Productions, Square Co. Ltd.

Official Site




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
10
The Star
Craig Canavan
14
Die Burger
Hannelie Booyens
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Box Office
Michael Tunison
3
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Total Film
Nicky Agate
5
Film Review
James Brooks
10
Empire
Ian Freer
10

What the People say

Internet
2843 Netizens
15

Average .. 54%

11

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Craig Nicholson 16

Average .. 80%

16

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Astounding quality in the art department, both the animation and rendering of humans, as well as incredibly detailed, and often beautiful, backgrounds. It can not get a whole lot better than this. The film, however, is let down by the storyline, which is a real mishmash of mumbo-jumbo new-age sillyness, likely to offend some religious types. A real pity that such ground-breaking animation did not have a more original and sensible plot. In spite of this, the story still manages to hold attention, and at least it *does* have a storyline. Worth seeing, just for the artwork.

Craig Nicholson (24): Brilliant animation. Weak and at times boring storyline.






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