I’m not a fan of Final Fantasy VII. I never really understood what made the game so popular because it seemed like overblown nonsense and the environments were drab and dark what with the industrial/steam-punk aesthetic and the enemies weren’t interesting enough to wade through thousands of random battles.
Perhaps the only memorable thing was when the main character dressed up like a girl and got chased around by some amorous thuggish types. That was quite amusing actually. No sign of it in this AMV but I won’t hold it again it.
Anyway I never watched the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children due to my general indifference to the game and my antipathy to all of the hype given to it by the likes of Neo magazine. It just seemed like stylish nonsense.
What I am trying to say is, I went in blind to this AMV and I would be left guessing at the meaning of the images… I figured I’d cut out after two minutes but this AMV is so brilliantly edited (I’m going to use this word a lot now) that it creates something so brilliantly sharp, brilliantly operatic and brilliantly hilarious – Inglorious Bastard Trailer/Batman theme – and probably bends the images to its own whims whilst reinforcing the themes of the film.
This AMV is an example of flawless editing. Each section has what must be essential characters choreographed brilliantly to a mix of dubstep/remixes of popular tracks that probably captures the movie’s themes.
I know Sephiroth is a bad-ass but seeing his section in the AMV just makes me wonder if I should change my opinion of the game and film.