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.
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In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
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
According to director Tetsuya Nomura in the DVD Commentary, the original movie was only supposed to be twenty minutes. The details of the original story are sketchy, but from what little Nomura has said about it, all that is known is that it featured someone requesting a message to be sent to Cloud. The message is then relayed to Cloud through several children and although Nomura insisted that he very much liked the original script, he decided to make the project more grand in scope because early word of the project generated so much interest that he couldn't resist the demands for the film to be feature length. See more »
During Sephiroth's opening monologue before he and Cloud begin to fight, when he says "What I want, Cloud...", you can see through his hair to his earlobe, where his hair should be thicker and you shouldn't be able to see the part of his ear that it covers. 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 »
'Advent Children Complete' contains 26 minutes of additional footage. This includes:
An opening scene with Kadaj talking to Rufus and asking why humanity even bothers to continue on.
Marlene's opening monologue features new effects for the Lifestream, Meteor, and the background fire for Sephiroth.
Numerous new shots have been added to the introduction to Edge City, including a scene showing a man dying from Geostigma in an alley while some children watch.
A new radio voice-over during Tifa's opening scene.
When Cloud first meets with Rufus, a scene is shown from Elena's point of view, which explains what happened when Reno's helicopter landed in North Cave and where Kadaj and his brothers originally came from.
A small scene between Reno and Rude, where Reno wonders if they'll ever be forgiven for the things they did for Shinra in the past, and if they'll be able to find Tseng and Elena.
A flashback showing how Denzel first met Cloud.
As the girl with the moogle is carrying her brother through the streets, some people try to help her, but when they see that her brother is in the advanced stages of Geostigma, they back away. She drops her moogle and Denzel picks it up and holds it out to her. She angrily takes it back and continues on.
Extended flashback sequence of Zack, including his death, where he tells Cloud, "You'll be my living legacy," and gives him the Buster Sword.
Dirt, blood, and bruises are added to Tifa's fight with Loz.
The young girl later apologizes for getting angry with Denzel, and tells him that her brother is dead. She then notices that he is infected with Geostigma, and tells him that someone has found a way to cure it, taking him to where the children are being loaded into the back of Yazoo's truck.
Another flashback, where Cloud puts Denzel on his bike and leaves the church.
A scene of Denzel and the girl talking in the back of the truck.
When Kadaj loads his new materia in the Forgotten City, he tries it out by destroying a tree, scaring Marlene and shocking Loz.
A scene of Cloud and Marlene arriving back in Edge City, where she asks him why he left and whether or not there is a cure for Geostigma.
Dirt, blood, and bruises are added to Reno and Rude's fight with Kadaj, Yazoo and Loz.
A scene where Denzel defeats one of the monsters by breaking a fire hydrant which shoots out a stream of water.
During the fight between Tifa and the monsters, Cloud rushes in to save her and Denzel at the last minute.
During the chase out of Edge, Reno and Rude's helicopter crashes and they are picked up by Elena and Tseng.
The fight between Cloud and Sephorith is longer, and includes a scene where Sephiroth stabs Cloud in the stomach and holds him in the air on his blade, mirroring the famous scene in the game. A lot of blood has also been added.
During the battle with Sepiroth, Cloud has a vision of Zack.
After the battle, all the children of Edge afflicted with Geostigma receive a phone-call telling them to go to the Sector 5 church.
After the credits roll, Cloud takes Denzel to the cliff where Zack was killed. Flowers are growing on the spot Zack died, and Denzel asks if it is a grave. Cloud says no, that it is where a hero began his journey. We then cut to the altar of the church, where the Buster Sword has been restored and placed in Aeris' flowerbed.
When it came to its fantastic CG animation, I thought that FF7's attention to detail was ridiculous to the extreme.
The fact that I could literally count (if I really wanted to) every single hair on the heads of every character didn't interest me at all. It only distracted my concentration away from the story and this, in turn, began to annoy me like you wouldn't believe.
Not only that, but, I really began to resent the fact that not one of the main characters in the story seemed to be over the age of 17. And, what's worse, I couldn't tell the males from the females. It was only when one of them actually spoke that I realized "she" was in reality just another little, frail-looking pretty-boy.
On top of that, I also had a lot of trouble trying to distinguish the bad guys from the heroes. From where I was sitting, they all appeared to me to be a cloned bunch of belligerent, confrontational delinquents with pretty hair.
What there was of FF7's story-line amounted to being basically nothing more than a big, black hole.
Like a non-interactive video game, FF7 was just a sheer overload of non-stop violence where the characters were all quite capable of performing one gravity-defying stunt after another.
And, finally - Far too often this film's violence (which seemed to entail no blood-letting) was shot at rapid-fire speed from multiple angles. At first this fast-paced approach was something of a novelty, but, before long, its overall effect left me with the "dizzies".
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