FANTASY BECOMES REALITY.
In 2065, scientist Aki Ross is looking for spirits that could destroy creatures that are tormenting the people of Earth, but a general has dangerous plans of his own. Plenty of critics liked this space adventure, but to me this is nothing but another video game disastrously adapted for the big screen. The novelty is having computer-generated, photorealistic actors, but it doesn’t work; these “people” don’t feel real at all. With no one to root for, the story becomes incredibly boring.
2001-U.S.-Japan. Animated. 106 min. Color. Directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara. Voices of Ming-Na (Aki Ross), Alec Baldwin (Gray Edwards), Ving Rhames (Ryan Whitaker), Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland… James Woods, Jean Simmons.
Trivia: Games in the series have also been adapted into Japanese animated films.