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Movie Review – Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

No matter what the final box office tally or the reviews of praise or scorn, ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’ will always be remembered as the first movie to feature computer graphics that attempt to render the real human form. This is not your cute ‘Toy Story’ with plastic action figures meant for kids less than five years of age. It is not computer animated ants ala, well, ‘Ants,’ or ‘A Bug’s Life.’ Final Fantasy goes where no film has gone before and painstakingly models a human being – their facial and body movement, nuances, and yes, emotion.

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