All parent member reviews for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within


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Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parents say

(out of 6 reviews)
age 11+
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Adult Written byEnclave August 17, 2012
age 12+

Impressive animation and uniquely driven story.

I personally really enjoyed this movie, but was disappointed that it didn't do well at the box office. This movie I feel is under-rated. The problem with this movie is that it may have been too spiritual for american audiences, but I thought it included a enough of a scientific point of view that it made it interesting. The story itself is pretty good and should keep most science fiction fans interested. The movie itself features some scenes of violence, the overall theme of the movie is pretty mature and premature minds may not get some of the concepts. Ghosts or "phantoms" travel around the barren world of Earth and humans survive, hiding in barrier cities that keep the phantoms from consuming their "bio energy" nicknamed "souls". The violence in the movie is not graphic, but may be disturbing as many civilians are slaughtered by phantoms and there are some conflicts between the human factions. There is one kissing scene in the movie that lasts for a prolonged moment, but is still very mild. Other than that there is only very minor suggestive sexual themes, one character jokes about a machine causing him sterility as he expresses his want to have kids some day. This movie isn't for everyone, but keep an open mind and you might enjoy it.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Parent of a 6 and 8 year old Written byYBNormal January 7, 2009
Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008
age 0+

Final Fantasy Meets the Silver Screen

It is Final Fantasy! It is movie! Alright so Cloud or Yuna aren't in this one but it is great. You don't control anyone, but it is almost as fun as playing anyway. FFVII, FFX, FFII, and FFIII are better tho.
Parent of a 11, 15, and 18 year old Written byJulieKryger1970 January 5, 2009
Adult Written byAshnak April 9, 2008
age 11+

Good scifi

This is a decent scifi movie using computers
Adult Written byzelda dude April 9, 2008
age 0+

great animation