I waited 2 years for THIS?
As usual, the first thing running in my head is thinking. The number of times my younger sister got annoyed at me for pausing, rewind, play and pausing gain. Yes, ladies and gentleman, I don't watch Advent Children blankly, I watched it while thinking about every scene I had set my eyes on.
I am here to criticize Advent Children, the main reason is because I am pissed at Square-Enix for giving me such a mediocre and mindless action movie after delaying it for 2 whole years. Although I could forgive Nomura's drought of ideas, but I simply cannot forgive the terrible, terrible plot, poor directing, mindless actions, absurd scenes and of course, that 'give Cloud a boost' scene.
The number of times I saw people loving Tifa vs Loz fight scene. Although I do agree the fighting is awesome, but the music does NOT fit the scene. That piano remix are more suitable for a fast, skilled, disciplined and graceful sword fighting, rather than brutish, raw and powerful hand-to- hand combat. They should have inserted a metal music there, but NO. Let them hear the awesome music Nobuo just remixed, screw the audience, they know nothing.
That one scene where Cloud fainted beside Tifa. That is the worst scene in Advent Children. EVER. Man, are they THAT desperate? The scene is useless, serves no purpose other than a few seconds filler. The music is BAD, and it definitely should not have been there in the first place.
The most flaws in Advent Children I've seen is in the Bahamut Fight. Apparently, Nomura focused on fanservice too much. He made Nanaki bite Bahamut Syn. GOSH, a dog biting a GIANT DRAGON. That must've hurt! Projectile attacks are useless, but did that stop them? No. Those kinds of attack isn't effective, but we're going to attack anyways! Haha, and the Bahamut itself isn't that smart, is it? It continues hovering low, exposing his head and body to attacks when he could freaking FLY and then attack with his beam or hit and run on the guys. And then Cloud came, the star makes a cool entrance and his comrades stopped fighting the beast, letting him fight alone. Wow. So much for being there.
After that, the Bahamut finally came to its senses and flew up, deciding to blow everything up to kingdom come, including Kadaj, Yazoo and Loz. Wow, smart move, Kadaj. You're ordering your summon to destroy the whole city even when you did not possess your "Mother" yet. And then, the lamest part of Advent Children: Boosting Cloud up scene. First of all, I do not mind they defy gravity in the movie, but that scene just killed any sense of gravity and the blow added at the final fight, but we'll get to that later.
Now Cloud jumped and his friends gave him a hand, boosting him up. Barret pulled Cloud, but yet Cloud goes up. Cid acted as a spring, so okay, Nanaki just grabbed Cloud and pushed him up, so he goes up faster. Sure. Then Yuffie came out of nowhere, and gave Cloud a fucking boost. Where the hell did she get the momentum to push him up? Then there's Vincent. He basically just jumped, grabbed Cloud's hand and say "Fly". If you thought those are absurd, read this. Tifa is on top of the railings. Yes. She got there first. How? Don't ask. Cloud needs people to boost him up, but Tifa just used the elevator. Pshhh.
That's not the end of it. Bahamut fires a beam so large, it could wipe a city like Midgar no problem. But whee, Cloud goes in it and came out unscathed. My god. And he proceeds to slashing the Bahamut, but then, one must wonder, what happened to the beam? Last I check Cloud got in, then got out. The hovering blue orb of doom is still intact and ready to blow. But where is it? Even with Barret's Big Shot he couldn't lag a normal beam's trajectory. What does having multiple guys with melee combat could do? So, I take it Nomura is fresh out of ideas again and make the beam magically disappear. But that's like saying if you kill a sniper when his bullet is in mid air, it (the bullet) will disappear the moment he died. Absurd and silly.
The Sephiroth fight. Hahaha, no I'm not going for the flying just yet. I'll save it for later blogging. We take the obvious ones. Kadaj is pissed, throw his "Mother", injected his "Mother"'s cells into him and whoa. He turned into Sephiroth. Now, that's acceptable, isn't it? Cool, as a matter of fact. BUt if you have eyes, you'd notice that his clothes also changes. And even crazier a 6-feet long Masamune appeared from thin air. Gosh.
There's a well of flaws I wanted to pour, but for now. This is it. You may leave comments to contest my thoughts. IF you got the balls for it. Flaming is acceptable, as long as you have something to contest. Hate mails go to gmanhunt