Review: FF:ACWow. Thats all I've got to say. Just... wow. I'd say the wait was well worth it. I had my doubts about a sequel to what, I would say, is my favorite game. But, I am truly satisfied with the results. Square-Enix did an incredible job with this movie. It has everything a fan could ask for; amazing visuals, an abundance of over-the-top action sequences, swords, sword-gun combinations, and a solid (albeit, a little short) storyline.
In spite of my apparant fanboyism, I'll be the first to say its far from perfect. The story, compared to its videogame counterpart, is decent, but nowhere near as engaging as the original. Speaking of which, anyone who hasnt played the game will probably be a bit confused. Hell, Im still not completely sure what was going on. But then again, that was part of what made the game so fascinating. The storyline unfolded in ways that werent completely obvious to the observer. There were always new things to notice each time it was played through. Now Im getting off topic.... Most of the movie revolves around Cloud and Tifa. The other characters pretty much just made cameo appearances, which is a bit disappointing. It would have been nice if they had bigger parts, but I guess in the transition from a 40hr game to a 1.5 hour movie, some things are lost along the way.
Okay, so in summation.... If you are a fan, you will probably like this. If not, go play the game. Then you'd probably want to watch it. Go now!
Edit: Haha. Now that I have a chance to read over this post again, it sounds like something taken right from ign. I should probably try to fix that.