A story set alongside the video game Final Fantasy XV, starring one of its main characters, Noctis, and his friends. By physical contact Phantoms consume the Gaia spirit of living beings, killing them instantly, though a minor contact may only result in an infection. What few cities are left are fortress towns called Barrier Cities, whose bio-etheric ovo-pacs protect the inhabitants against the Phantoms. [19] As animators did not want to use any actual photographs in the film, all backgrounds were done using matte paintings. After being infected by a Phantom during one of her experiments, Aki Ross (Ming-Na) and her mentor, Doctor Sid (Donald Sutherland), uncover a means of defeating the Phantoms by gathering eight spirit signatures that, when joined, can negate the Phantoms. [15] Aki's character model bears 60,000 hairs, each of which were separately and fully animated and rendered. The Earth's Gaia is returned to normal as the Phantoms ascend into space, finally at peace. -Yuki Lohengrin. Some of General Hein's facial features and poses were based on Hackett. 19 on Billboard's Top Soundtracks list and No. [21] In order to keep the film in line with Hironobu Sakaguchi's vision as director, several script rewrites took place,[26] most in the initial stages of production. Early incarnations included a New York City divided in an \"upper city\" and \"lower city\", riot police, oxygen salesmen, and dispensing machines, and even French Foreign Legion desert troops and European biohazard soldiers. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within kent geen bestaande locaties, mensen of voertuigen. Omen' is a conceptual CG cinematic trailer by DIGIC Pictures, inspired by Final Fantasy XV. [67] In contrast, Livia Monnet criticized her character as an example of the constantly kidnapped female in Japanese cinema, further "diluted" by her existence solely as a computer-generated character representing "an ideal, cinematic female character that has no real referent. Directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara. $31.59. [46], The album peaked at No. I would have quite liked a greater understanding of the story, the characters and the aliens but it did enough to support the film's plot as was.As a sci-fi film it works reasonably well but is not as intelligent as it clearly needed to be to support the story – if it had only aspired to be a good guys/bad guys story then fine but it wanted more and it isn't well enough developed to do it. [22] A novelization was written by Dean Wesley Smith and published by Pocket Books in June 2001. A bonus DVD featuring interviews with the English cast of FF VII: AC. At first it was very lonely sitting in that booth and eerie to see (Aki's) lips move and my words coming out, but slowly I began to enjoy my time with Aki, and I became attuned to her. Square Pictures rendered the film using some of the most advanced processing capabilities available for film animation at the time. Final Fantasy has maintained its place in the upper echelons of the video gaming pantheon for decades, with the recent remake of Final Fantasy VII becoming one of the top titles of the year. Aki is pulled from the crater holding Gray's body, and is seen looking into the newly liberated world. $40.99. [14] In creating the characters, designers had to transition between using PowerAnimator, Autodesk Maya and RenderMan. [23] The film was co-directed by Motonori Sakakibara,[24] with Jun Aida and Chris Lee both serving as producers. Qualifizierte Bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. [29] Dan Mayers from Sight & Sound stated the film followed the same theme typically found in Final Fantasy video games: "A party of heroes averts impending global holocaust by drawing on their individual skills, gaining knowledge through challenges and emerging victorious with new-found love and respect for themselves and their companions. [5] The film has been called a box office bomb[9] and is blamed for the demise of Square Pictures.[10]. [66] Ruth La Ferla from The New York Times described her as having the "sinewy efficiency" of Alien franchise character Ellen Ripley and visual appeal of Julia Roberts' portrayal of Erin Brockovich. Anyway, let me just say that I have no knowledge of the games, never played the games and will likely never play the games but I had no problem picking up the rough story (even though I'm sure the wider FF universe has so much more story in it that this film does). Though Hein intended that only a few Phantoms enter, his plan goes awry and legions of Phantoms invade the entire city. When Aki awakens, she and Gray combine it with the other seven. It is good for older children and teenagers (who will happily ignore the plot details) but outside of that sci-fi fans may find it a bit lacking in bite and generally to be more about the graphics than anything else. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] - Elliot Goldenthal on AllMusic - 2001 - Elliot Goldenthal outdid himself with the epic… "[30] Writing in the book Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams, Livia Monnet stated the film remediated "the notion of life in the neovitalistic, evolutionary biology of Lynn Margulis and in contemporary theories on artificial life", going on to state that the film's exploration of the Gaia hypothesis raised interesting questions regarding the life and death process of both cinema and digital media, as well as contemporary life sciences, cybernetics, philosophy and science fiction. Mandragora (Mana) Den Blogeintrag „妙薬と秘薬を間違えた話“ veröffentlicht.-Mels Lect. Aki is concerned the cannon will damage Earth's Gaia (a spirit representing its ecosystem) and delays the use of it by revealing that she has been infected and the collected spirit signatures are keeping her infection stable, convincing the council that there may be another way to defeat the Phantoms. The movie's final budget was $137 million dollar budget, due to the high costs of the technology being used for the film's computer animation. Final Fantasy Triple (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) [Blu-ray] [Region Free] 4.7 out of 5 stars 16. [86] The DVD was nominated for "Best DVD Special Edition Release" at the 28th Saturn Awards. Sutherland is always welcome despite his small role and typical roles are filled by the likes of Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Keith David and a typically untrustworthy performance from James Woods.Overall this is an OK sci-fi film but not any more than that. In 2006, Boston.com regarded it as the 4th biggest box office bomb, estimating the film's losses at the end of its cinema run at over $94 million. New funds had to be sourced to cover the increasing production costs while maintaining staff salaries. Square intended to make the character of Aki Ross into the world's first photorealistic computer-animated actress, with plans for appearances in multiple films in different roles. Kortom een totaal nieuwe en ongekende beleving van film. Chris Taylor from Time magazine noted that video game adaptations had a poor track record at the box office and that it was Sakaguchi's first feature film. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within kent geen bestaande locaties, mensen of voertuigen. Her death led Sakaguchi to reflect on what happened to the spirit after death, and these thoughts resurfaced while he was planning the film, eventually taking the form of the Gaia hypothesis. Along their way, they meet monsters, phantoms and two airship ... See full summary ». [22] The film had high cost overruns towards the end of filming. 193 on the Billboard 200 on July 28, 2001. Title: Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? [18] The film consists of 141,964 frames, with each frame taking an average of 90 minutes to render. [42] In the liner notes to the album, Goldenthal describes the soundtrack as combining "orchestration techniques associated with the late 20th-century Polish avant-garde, as well as my own experiments from Alien 3, and 19th-century Straussian brass and string instrumentation. [12] Ming-Na, who found the role via her publicist,[13] said she felt like she had given birth with her voice to the character. The Alien Gaia is in essence similar to Earth's Gaia in that it is, or was, the spirit of its planet and all of its planet's spirits are connected to it. Video vi715587865. [70][71] In 2011, BioWare art director Derek Watts cited The Spirits Within as a major influence on the successful Mass Effect series of action role-playing games. It is the year 2065 and Earth has been invaded by a race of phantom-like aliens that kill with a single touch. Profile page for the free company The Spirits Within. [36][37] This concept describes when a robot or animated character becomes very realistic, but subtly different enough from reality to feel "creepy". [27] Both versions contained two full-length commentary tracks (one featuring Motonori Sakakibara, sequence supervisor Hiroyuki Hayashida, lead artist Tatsuro Maruyama, and creature supervisor Takoo Noguchi; the second featuring animation director Andy Jones, editor Chris S. Capp, and staging director Tani Kunitake)[82] as well as an isolated score with commentary. Aki Ross was made as a digital actor voiced by Ming-Na Wen who was supposed to appear in multiple movies. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within kent geen bestaande locaties, mensen of voertuigen. [41] Director Hironobu Sakaguchi opted for the acclaimed Goldenthal instead of Nobuo Uematsu, the composer of the Final Fantasy games' soundtracks, a decision met with mixed opinions as the former was completely unknown to many of the games' fans. EMBED. He noted that while he did not once feel convinced Aki Ross was an actual human being, she was "lifelike", stating her creators "dare us to admire their craft. Aki, Sid and the Deep Eyes attempt to reach Aki's spaceship, their means of escape, but Ryan, Neil and Jane are killed by Phantoms. The Spirits Within follows scientists Aki Ross and Doctor Sid in their efforts to free a post-apocalyptic Earth from a mysterious and deadly alien race known as the Phantoms, which has driven the remnants of humanity into "barrier cities". [17][18] Animator Matthew Hackett stated that while motion capture was effective for many of the scenes, in others animators still had to add movements manually. 40 min. [65] The same image appeared in the "Babes: The Girls of Sci Fi" special issue of SFX. In terms of box office admissions, the film sold 5,961,378 tickets in the United States,[4] 1,456,523 tickets in France,[52] 4,299,604 tickets in other European countries,[4] 446,728 tickets in Brazil,[53] and 160,100 tickets in Seoul City (South Korea). Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within takes place on a burned-out planet devoid of almost any life forms other than those within the protective domes of barrier cities. With marketing costs included, The Spirits Within lost in excess of $94 million. [17] The film debuted on July 2, 2001 at the Mann Bruins Theater in Los Angeles, California,[49] and was released in the United States on July 11, making $32 million in North America and going on to gross $85 million in worldwide box office receipts. [63] Entertainment Weekly named Aki an "it girl", stating that "Calling this action heroine a cartoon would be like calling a Rembrandt a doodle. News Topics Notices Maintenance Updates Status Patch Notes and Special Sites Updated -Official Community Site The Lodestone Update Notes Updated -Server Status Getting Started. The surviving humans live in "barrier cities", areas protected by an energy shield that prevents Phantoms from entering, and are engaged in an ongoing struggle to free the planet. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a 2001 computer-animated science fiction film directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy franchise. Sakaguchi indicated the reason for this was the lack of powerful gaming hardware at the time, feeling the graphics in any game adaptation would be far too much of a step down from the graphics in the film itself. "[6] Writing in the book Action and Adventure Cinema, Marc O'Day described her as among the "least overtly eroticised" female characters in science fiction, though stated that Aki was "transformed in a variety of poses into an erotic fantasy machine" in a photo shoot that was included on the DVD's special features. Shelves: fantasy, scifi, novelization. [78] Conversely, the film was also nominated in the worst screenplay category at the 2001 Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, but lost to Pearl Harbor. EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? With Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames. When Aki talks about a dying girl, Goldenthal used a piano in order to give a domestic home-like feeling to a completely foreign environment, also choosing to use a flute each time Aki focusses on Gaia, as he believed it to be the most "human kind of instrument". [19] He later explained that the theme he wanted to convey was "more of a complex idea of life and death and spirit", believing that the best way to portray this would be to set the film on Earth. "[73] Although the film was loosely based on a video game series, there were never any plans for a game adaptation of the film itself. [22] The original script, written by Sakaguchi, was titled Gaia. The Earth is infested with alien spirits, and mankind faces total extinction. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron and her mentor, Dr. Sid, Aki must save the Earth from its darkest hate and unleash the spirits within. [11] Aki only made one appearance outside of the film; in 2002 she appeared in a demonstration video that Square Pictures made to present to The Wachowskis before developing Final Flight of the Osiris for The Animatrix. But as Aki, her mentor Dr. Sid, and Grey work toward a peaceful end, the scheming General Hein devises a plot to eradicate the aliens in one swift, destructive blow...even if it destroys the Earth right along with them. Carbuncle (Elemental) Den Blogeintrag „筋肉万博“ veröffentlicht.-Pon- Ponta. The song "Spirit Dreams Inside" was written by Hyde and performed by L'Arc-en-Ciel, while the song "The Dream Within" was written by Elliot Goldenthal and preformed by Lara Fabian. In the year 2065, the next great assault against an invading race of phantom-like aliens is about to be launched. 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