Last Order explores the incidents that occurred in Nibelheim revolving around Sephiroth, Tifa, Cloud and Zack. Last Order explains in more detail the events that follow after the annihilation of Nibelheim.
Based on the obscure "Final Fantasy 5". 150 years later, two decendants of the heroic Battsu must track down the crystals. Along their way, they meet monsters, phantoms and two airship ... See full summary »
Two years after the events in "Final Fantasy VII", a disease called 'Seikon-Shoukougun', or 'Geostigma', is spreading through the planet. This disease is believed to have been caused by the body fighting off foreign material that invaded the body two years earlier, at the end of "Final Fantasy VII". Guilt-ridden and haunted by his past, ex-SOLDIER Cloud Strife has decided to live a secluded, solitary life away from his friends while maintaining "Strife's Delivery Service", whose headquarters is located in Tifa Lockheart's bar, the Seventh Heaven. Tifa's bar serves as an orphanage for children stricken with Geostigma. Here, Tifa keeps an eye on Barret's six-year-old daughter, Marlene, while Barret searches the planet for an alternative energy source to the Planet's energy, Mako. One day, Cloud receives a phone call from the former Shinra, Inc. president, Rufus, asking him for protection from a mysterious man named Kadaj. Kadaj, in the meantime, along with his brothers Loz and Yazoo, ...Written by
The word Midgar is derived from Norse mythology; from the word 'Midgard'. See more »
In the original version, when Sephiroth beats down Cloud, Cloud is resting against a wall. Just before Sephiroth stabs him, notice Cloud's ear and turtle neck. His turtle neck goes through his ear. See more »
During the last half of the end credits, as the credits roll there's a video of a CGI cloud zooming along real roadways on his motorcycle. At the very end, there's a shot of his delivery service office desk, with a new photo on it. See more »
I will be clear up front: I am not a gamer and knew nothing at all about the story for Final Fantasy VII before watching the movie. However, I did enjoy the first Final Fantasy film, so I was interested in seeing what this one had to offer. My summary says it all.
As was noted in many other reviews, in order to really comprehend the plot, you really need to know the game. I was able to get a rough idea of what the story was about (I think). But it's obvious that the film makers expected this audience to come prepared. Because of that, for the uninitiated, the film is hard to follow and whole sequences leave you wondering "What the hell was that about?" In addition, characters are either just sketched out or, in some cases, they simply show up and it's expected you will know who they are and why there are there. So I'm not describing the plot since I'm sure I got some of it wrong.
The film is visually impressive. That's what kept me watching it. However, the second half of the film is devoted to endless combat sequences that are notable for their graphics, but also for the lack of any actual injury coming to any of the combatants. Unlike many other reviewers, I believe the fight sequences dragged the movie down. They became repetitive and, in many cases, were somewhat pointless. I've got to believe that it would be a heck of a lot more fun to actually play the game and fight those fights then to simply watch them.
Overall, the rating I've given this movie is very much based on my being one of the uninitiated. The earlier Final Fantasy film was much better to a non-gamer
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