So, of course, the other day when I've finished all my work and had enough projected free time to catch up on the flist ... lj was down. *le sigh*
So instead I watched Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. I have very limited knowledge of the FF fandom, stemming mainly from a friend's game guides and imadra_blue
's occasional posts. Despite my insane lack of knowledge about FF7, I liked the movie. I thought the plot was somewhat incoherent and that it was quite obvious the movie had been made by game designers (a number of expositional scenes were really just horrifying plot-dumps), but I liked the action scenes and it was SO PRETTY. Fantastically, amazingly pretty. The CG characters did move kind of strangely but they were thrillingly detailed. I really like Reno. I don't even know, guys, he just has crazy hair. Vincent Valentine also wins points for having a) a cool name, b) omg aaah wtf hair, and c) that whole tall, dark, silent thing. And I liked Cloud a lot more than I expected to. I mean, okay, I recognize that in many respects Advent Children
is an inferior movie, but that doesn't stop me from being madly in love with it.
And man, BSG is just. so. good. I don't have anything specific to say about the last few episodes (except this: EXODUS PART TWO OWNS MY SOUL), but I can't wait until the next one.