Sep. 14th, 2005

la_belle_laide: (whatever YOU want)
Opening with exposition narrated by Marlene is beautiful. not overdone, and shown in flashbacks lovely enough to merit the exposition dump. This is what I imagined during the game.


Spoilers, and the insane squeeing of an adult fangirl. )

Thank YOU, Squenix! You're forgiven for making the US wait, because, well, most of us didn't anyway. ;)

Was there anything I didn't like? One thing, and this is spoiler free. What I missed--and knew I would miss since I very first heard about this movie from [livejournal.com profile] skitty_kitty, was that they would turn Cloud into a Pretty Angst Machine and--worst of all--completely ignore his quirky, self deprecating humor. And while AC Cloud wasn't entirely Pretty Angst Machine, I saw none of the Cloud Strife who wore Sexy Underwear to win over Don Corneo and told him, well, what is one of my favorite lines in the game: "Whatever YOU want, Daddy!" I saw none of the Cloud Strife who told Barret, "You look like a bear wearing a marshmallow." Which, lookit, I totally didn't expect to see any of that, because that wasn't the focus of this movie. And that's all right. I've still got FFVII the original to look at and nothing can take that away.

Yes, I loved Advent Children just like I knew I would, though maybe I loved it more than I thought I would. Overall, color me very happy. I will watch this again. And again, and probably again. I'll probably watch it a whole bunch of times. I'll have to show it to my friends. But first I'll read them my hugely long summary of the entire FFVII plot, so they're not lost. Maybe I'll even act part of it out for them so they really get the idea.

Oh, Sephiroth! Oh, Cloud!
la_belle_laide: (whatever YOU want)
Opening with exposition narrated by Marlene is beautiful. not overdone, and shown in flashbacks lovely enough to merit the exposition dump. This is what I imagined during the game.


Spoilers, and the insane squeeing of an adult fangirl. )

Thank YOU, Squenix! You're forgiven for making the US wait, because, well, most of us didn't anyway. ;)

Was there anything I didn't like? One thing, and this is spoiler free. What I missed--and knew I would miss since I very first heard about this movie from [livejournal.com profile] skitty_kitty, was that they would turn Cloud into a Pretty Angst Machine and--worst of all--completely ignore his quirky, self deprecating humor. And while AC Cloud wasn't entirely Pretty Angst Machine, I saw none of the Cloud Strife who wore Sexy Underwear to win over Don Corneo and told him, well, what is one of my favorite lines in the game: "Whatever YOU want, Daddy!" I saw none of the Cloud Strife who told Barret, "You look like a bear wearing a marshmallow." Which, lookit, I totally didn't expect to see any of that, because that wasn't the focus of this movie. And that's all right. I've still got FFVII the original to look at and nothing can take that away.

Yes, I loved Advent Children just like I knew I would, though maybe I loved it more than I thought I would. Overall, color me very happy. I will watch this again. And again, and probably again. I'll probably watch it a whole bunch of times. I'll have to show it to my friends. But first I'll read them my hugely long summary of the entire FFVII plot, so they're not lost. Maybe I'll even act part of it out for them so they really get the idea.

Oh, Sephiroth! Oh, Cloud!
la_belle_laide: (D)
I'm missing Kung Fu tonight, because I had unexpected guests. Kim and her husband Rick came over to cover the pool this afternoon, and we just got to all yammering during the pool covering. Then, right before they were about to leave, one of the starlings I'd released yesterday got himself stuck un the drainpipe that comes down the side of the house. I kid you not. Rick and I had to shake the damned thing to get him down to the bottom, then I had to stick my hand up there and sort of ease him out.

I'm depressed that the pool is covered. It seems like only two or three weeks ago we were opening it. I told Kim to come over for a swim and she said she didn't have a suit and I told her, "Who said you needed a suit?" and Rick cracked up. We went through that routine again today and that drove it home how quickly the summer had gone by.

I didn't get much sleep last night, not only because of Advent Children and the fact that I was thinking about it long past the time I went to bed, but because of Trisky. About halfway through my watching of the movie, she decided she needed to go outside. She looked like she wanted to puke, so I let her out. Then I called her inside. Then she got obsessed with going in the sunroom and poking around in there, generally causing mayhem. I closed it off with the shoti screen, but she was freaking determined and she kept trying to get past it. She's never acted like that before. Then she started hanging around the door again, so I took her out on the leash. She ate some tall grass, and still didn't throw up. She saw someone walk down the road and she barked at him. So, I take her inside and go back to my movie. Then, not ten minutes later, she's pesting to go out again, looking like she has to puke. I let her out again, and took Sano out, too. ALl Trisky did was walk the circumference of the yard, and then when the guy walked down the street again, she went nuts trying to chase him away, and so did Sano. This was at around midnight, so they must have woken all the neighbors up. After I chased her around the yard and finally made her come in, she still wouldn't sit or lie still. I started to worry that something was up with her. She did this once before, last year. She just wandered around looking fretful. Eventually I decided that maybe if I stopped acting fretful she would, too. Then she went to bed and fell asleep. O_o

Anyway, on the chance that I'm unable to burn AC to a dvd, I'm going to post some screengrabs that I got. They're going to be spoilerific, but I will put up proper warnings.

Hmm.
la_belle_laide: (D)
I'm missing Kung Fu tonight, because I had unexpected guests. Kim and her husband Rick came over to cover the pool this afternoon, and we just got to all yammering during the pool covering. Then, right before they were about to leave, one of the starlings I'd released yesterday got himself stuck un the drainpipe that comes down the side of the house. I kid you not. Rick and I had to shake the damned thing to get him down to the bottom, then I had to stick my hand up there and sort of ease him out.

I'm depressed that the pool is covered. It seems like only two or three weeks ago we were opening it. I told Kim to come over for a swim and she said she didn't have a suit and I told her, "Who said you needed a suit?" and Rick cracked up. We went through that routine again today and that drove it home how quickly the summer had gone by.

I didn't get much sleep last night, not only because of Advent Children and the fact that I was thinking about it long past the time I went to bed, but because of Trisky. About halfway through my watching of the movie, she decided she needed to go outside. She looked like she wanted to puke, so I let her out. Then I called her inside. Then she got obsessed with going in the sunroom and poking around in there, generally causing mayhem. I closed it off with the shoti screen, but she was freaking determined and she kept trying to get past it. She's never acted like that before. Then she started hanging around the door again, so I took her out on the leash. She ate some tall grass, and still didn't throw up. She saw someone walk down the road and she barked at him. So, I take her inside and go back to my movie. Then, not ten minutes later, she's pesting to go out again, looking like she has to puke. I let her out again, and took Sano out, too. ALl Trisky did was walk the circumference of the yard, and then when the guy walked down the street again, she went nuts trying to chase him away, and so did Sano. This was at around midnight, so they must have woken all the neighbors up. After I chased her around the yard and finally made her come in, she still wouldn't sit or lie still. I started to worry that something was up with her. She did this once before, last year. She just wandered around looking fretful. Eventually I decided that maybe if I stopped acting fretful she would, too. Then she went to bed and fell asleep. O_o

Anyway, on the chance that I'm unable to burn AC to a dvd, I'm going to post some screengrabs that I got. They're going to be spoilerific, but I will put up proper warnings.

Hmm.

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