Agent0042
08-18-2009, 08:32 AM
Twice in the past couple of weeks I have checked out a copy of Advent Children from the local library system. And twice now, the disc has been so scratched up that it won't play properly and so I haven't been able to watch it. The second aborted attempt was just now. I'm beginning to think some force is trying to tell me, "Give it up, Agent. You don't want to rewatch this." Nevertheless, I've now placed another copy of on reserve from the library, though it may be a while before I get it.

Neg
08-18-2009, 08:35 AM
lol. I kept AC when I purged my DVD collection, recently. Sold Spirits Within, though.

impudent urinal
08-18-2009, 08:59 AM
I put my copy up on eBay(also during a purge), but no one bid so I took it as a sign to keep it.

Agent0042
08-18-2009, 09:04 AM
DVDs, even of popular films, don't seem to sell for much of anything on eBay anymore. I've given up on the idea.

Enkidoh
08-18-2009, 11:29 AM
Most DVD shops in my area have lots of copies for sale - as it was a Sony release it should be easy to find. I pre-ordered mine before it's release anyway so I guess I'm lucky though. ;)

alonelikethewolf
08-18-2009, 11:34 AM
i kept my AC too, spirits within was no use as a FF film

Neg
08-18-2009, 08:23 PM
There are defenders of it, as a film in and of itself, but it just didn't do anything for me.

Agent0042
08-18-2009, 08:56 PM
I think I remember vaguely liking it, but I could be wrong. I have a copy on DVD, but I purchased it at least a couple years ago and still haven't gotten around to watching it.

FF1WithAllThieves
08-18-2009, 10:39 PM
I watched it on youtube, but it looks like it isn't on anymore. It's really not very good, especially the voices. If you watch it, I recommend Japanese with subtitles instead of English. The movie does have its moments, but I remember being very underwhelmed.

impudent urinal
08-19-2009, 05:20 AM
DVDs, even of popular films, don't seem to sell for much of anything on eBay anymore. I've given up on the idea.

True, but I wasn't really trying to get cash out of it, just trying to dump some DvDs. I've found that grouping DvDs into wholesale lots helps. People love bargains.

DarkFang94
08-21-2009, 01:43 AM
i kept my AC too, spirits within was no use as a FF film

True, but it did have some good graphics.

sefiroslionheart
09-02-2009, 04:55 AM
*coughs* why dont you just go out and buy advent children complete and get the proper story? Fully extended, explaining everything, especially why that dumbass kid has more significance than marlene of all characters. (obviously denzel if you hadnt figured it out)

Neg
09-02-2009, 07:51 AM
Because no one wants to spend anymore money on anything related to VII.

Except for those pesky fanboys...

Agent0042
09-02-2009, 09:29 PM
Don't be so sure of that. Once I get Blu-Ray / HD (which, for the record, I plan to get sometime in November if all goes well), I am very likely going to buy this. (Other planned acquisitions include 24: Season Seven and Up!)

Agent0042
09-10-2009, 05:15 AM
So I finally had a chance to rewatch it just now, and... yeah. Pretty much exactly as I remember-- I could never be entirely satisfied with it. Maybe it's me, but it seems like for about the first 30 to maybe 45 minutes of the film or so they made an effort to actually have a plot. And then at some point, it's like they just said, "Oh, okay, that's taken care of! Now let's just create this huge, crazy action piece with big-time battles and special effects and explosions." And then for like maybe 30 seconds here and there from that point they paid lip service to plot.

sefiroslionheart
09-11-2009, 12:43 AM
Pretty much, cept they changed it up to look nicer. Cloud actually bleeds at the end, Sephiroth has the most pathetic "Omni-Poke" I have ever seen and Denzel has more than 1 paragraph of dialogue.

discodan
09-11-2009, 01:18 AM
Meh, now I want to re-watch

Wings-of-Leon
09-20-2009, 09:31 PM
*coughs* why dont you just go out and buy advent children complete and get the proper story? Fully extended, explaining everything, especially why that dumbass kid has more significance than marlene of all characters. (obviously denzel if you hadnt figured it out)

I downloaded mine off Limewire with awesome quality and put it on my iPod. I always thought Advent Children was a pathetic waste of CGI until I saw Complete.

Still not a fan of VII, but hey, who doesn't want to see a whiny guy with a huge sword and gravity-defying hair omni-slash a whiny guy with a long(compensating) katana?

The download took a hour though, 800 MBs.

IDX
09-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Advent Children Complete is definitely a lot better. As for Sephiroth's "Omni-Poke", he was referencing (sp?) the past where he stabbed Cloud and then lifted him off his feet (he does it on Complete before the pokes) by saying, "Is this the pain you felt before? Let me remind you. This time, you won't forget." And I think stabbing the shit out of Cloud would definitely keep the pain in his mind. So, I think what Sephiroth did was pretty brutal. Almost like scary like in a way if you think about it. Like how far will Sephiroth really go?

Goren
09-20-2009, 10:01 PM
I'd hit it.

doomjockey
09-20-2009, 10:31 PM
Eh, whenever I see this I remember FFX-2 and why FFs shouldn't have sequels in general.

poptart fantastico
09-21-2009, 01:07 AM
All I ever watch the movie for is Tifa. And that's rarely...

Goren
09-21-2009, 01:11 AM
I watched it for Elena...

TM
09-21-2009, 09:20 PM
I watched it because I like torturing myself.

execrable gumwrapper
09-21-2009, 09:26 PM
I watched it because I could.

IDX
09-22-2009, 02:35 AM
I watched it because I've never seen a CGI movie on Blu-Ray before. The newer scenes looked some much better than the ones on the first release.

Agent0042
09-22-2009, 04:22 AM
I'll have to take your guys word for it that the super-duper Blu-Ray version with added scenes is really exciting and better until I actually get Blu-Ray and HD.

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