Final Fantasy The Spirits Within - What Happened?

02 Th04, 2020
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On this episode of What Happened, we look back on what may be Squaresoft's biggest failure? The thing that almost cost them their merger with Enix, and one of their greatest creators, Kupo!
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Intro By: and and
Music List:
Final Fantasy X - Battle Theme
Final Fantasy X - Back to Zanarkand
Final Fantasy VI - Terra
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Crystal Bearers - Zu Ambush
Final Fantasy IX - Boss Battle Theme
Final Fantasy Tactics - Character Introductions
Final Fantasy VI - The Decisive Battle
Final Fantasy VII - JENOVA
Final Fantasy VII - Chocobo Theme
Final Fantasy VIII - Don't Be Afraid
#finalfantasy #finalfantasyremake #whathappened

  • I can't believe Advent Children was so poorly reviewed. Okay, well, I kind of can because my GOD that story. But Sephiroth and stuff. 😢

    Joseph PenaJoseph Pena17 giờ trước
  • That was literally my introduction to Final Fantasy and I actually liked it back then, well young me liked it so much it still has a warm place in my heart. I went and tried the games some time after. I'm still a Final Fantasy fan to this day, thanks to this lmao.

    SpacellarySpacellaryNgày trước
  • Why didn’t Chloe price just talk about advent children

    ZombiebossZombiebossNgày trước
  • I looked in your uploads and subscribed, pretty brutal on the budget of spirits within, but the graffics and story is making tons of money throughout the years, from 90million. To practically reshaping new gen, speccifications, along with the forshadowing in final fantasy story itself. Well not many people can do what they did, and adjust to what involved.

    VIP JimVIP Jim3 ngày trước
  • I for the life of me I can not remember which video you did it on but you recommended a game by the name of "Astral Chain" for the Switch. just wanted too say thanks for the rec my bro.

    Nate ShelmadineNate Shelmadine5 ngày trước
  • That scene with the tons of orange ghost tentacles and the chick putting down her weapon/accepting her fate was really good. I felt really sad for the computer generated lady, which isn’t a huge achievement now but I think it was still a big deal then. Sure we had pixar type stuff where we might feel bad for a cgi ant, but this was like another real person. She may have only looked like 90% real but she felt completely real in that moment. Rinoa reacting to squall being dead, and then him coming back like 10 sec later in the FF8 final fmv is probably more sad, but those graphics aren’t good enough to let you get totally immersed in it

    BoomerwowBoomerwow5 ngày trước
  • 18:41 What was the audience score for SW?

    Paper LuigiPaper Luigi6 ngày trước
  • I farted

    R SovereignR Sovereign7 ngày trước
  • That Caddy joke hits differently after he spent $10,000 to build a PC

    WeirdoTZeroWeirdoTZero9 ngày trước
  • I actually loved Advent Children and Kingsglaive

    Jon GJon G11 ngày trước
  • This was the final of final fantasy. 2:44 that made me laugh because it is true around the 90's but hey they need to cover much of the game instead of being more than 4 disks long back then.

    warlord 2080warlord 208014 ngày trước
  • The problem of the project was lack of planning. That led to very high costs. What you do first is pre-production first. It means that is the movie was going to be a comic book, it would be almost ready. Once approved, record voices, make previs, test screen it. Then animate stuff, solve technical problems. Then post production. If small changes are needed, go for it. That would not take 4 years.

    Jose Pablo Luna SanchezJose Pablo Luna Sanchez15 ngày trước
  • The movie was not bad, but it should not use the "Final Fantasy" brand. It should have said "From the creator of Final Fantasy". Certain audiences want specific things. You must not deliver audiences a dish that was not what they wanted. It is like having an order of hamburguer and deliver french fries, an order of a videogame and a book is delivered. It was the first DVD I ever owned before I even had a player. To me it was such an artistic novelty that I decided it would be my first DVD movie purchase. It was a groundbreaking movie in terms of CGI realism. It is amazing how good the movie ended up given the rigid limited tools they had. It was so good that it even crossed the uncanny valley a bit. Even AI sometimes cross that boundary so it is a great merit to be where it was. It was the Wright brothers flight of realistic animation. Of course, casual audiences will not see that. I am so sorry it failed in such a way. If you ask me about a real flop, it is Wing Commander the movie. You only need to bring the characters and themes people love into the already established franchise. But no. Chris Roberts decided that the cats should look like Orcs (or charred cats), and the already established ships should look like WWII planes with chopped wings. That movie barely deserved the time to watch it, but not enough to buy it on DVD. I imagine this is what happened to Final Fantasy movie too.

    Jose Pablo Luna SanchezJose Pablo Luna Sanchez15 ngày trước
  • The only things I remember of this movie was the fact that the theater had it too damn loud, and the line "Where is the PROOF??"

    ichaukanichaukan16 ngày trước
  • Some of the most impressive animation for its time ever made that still looks fine 20 years later, sadly wasted on a boring bullshit story about space ghosts killing generic sci fi humans in generic sci fi land. The humans don't even use magic or special powers in any way, no summons, no varied set of weapons, no varied freaky interesting characters of different species, no engaging story, how the fuck is this Final Fantasy?

    DarthSironosDarthSironos16 ngày trước
  • I didn’t even know it was supposed to be based off the games still enjoyed the film when it came out

    mcleod56ifymcleod56ify22 ngày trước
  • I actually love this movie but 8 and 6( or 3 whatever you want to call it) are my favorite games so I'm not surprised most people dont agree

    IgotAIDSfromVOXIgotAIDSfromVOX22 ngày trước
  • To be fair ... Advent Children sucks as a cohesive film ... But damn is so entertaining to just watch and enjoy the fan service and the over the top fight scenes. If they have done just that with Spirit Within, it could have been a much better received film.

    MadSnake123MadSnake12323 ngày trước
  • I saw it in cinema back when it was released, i was 18 years old

  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) f'u"l'l M'0'V'1"E ➩ All Subtitle !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品 lōrō stati di sålutê rispettivi 00:03:01 prevenīrlī Ši tràká filmā ir tik forša, tīk netīcama. Es tikkō påbeidzú

    Sari GivaniSari Givani24 ngày trước
  • Again i love this movie.. So dont get the bad press

    KrGsMrNKusinagi0KrGsMrNKusinagi026 ngày trước
  • The Tidus laugh got me every time LOL

    Laughing Man Productions²Laughing Man Productions²26 ngày trước
  • I guess maybe I am one of the few that thinks the movie is okay. Sure it’s not Great by any means, it’s no Star Wars, but it’s like Star Trek the Motion Picture. It’s a visual achievement with a meh story. I think that’s part of why the movie gets so much hate. The visuals were so crazy amazing that when paired with the story which I would say was serviceable B-Movie level material there is this huge disappointment involved. It’s like having a Ford Focus with a Ferrari body kit. Sure the Focus is an okay car but it’s sure as hell isn’t a Ferrari.

    The TexorcistThe Texorcist26 ngày trước
  • The fact that this is one of the most expensive movies ever really hurts. Hey, at least Tetsuya Nomura wasn't involved!

    Liam McNicholasLiam McNicholas28 ngày trước
  • I still watch this movie from time to time and still think it's awesome and I don't really like how people in general knocked it back pretty hard, but with alot if the other title games in the series having different stories and different worlds is a shame no one really gave a sci-fi esc world of Final Fantasy The Spirits Within a chance.

    C.O.N. Collecting Of NostalgiaC.O.N. Collecting Of Nostalgia28 ngày trước
  • I remember being a kid, going to the theaters with my older brother and his friends and being super hyped for this. By the third act, my brother's friends fell asleep, my brother and I just staring at it, and everyone else in the movie theater just bored beyond measure. Nothing about it was a Final Fantasy. Hell of a good looking film, but utterly boring.

    Kevin EllisKevin Ellis29 ngày trước
  • When this movie came out, everybody was blown away by how beautiful and realistic the animation was.

    ultimataultimataTháng trước
  • I am quite okay with "The Spirits Within" title but...nope! They added "Final Fantasy"!

    kirby march barcenakirby march barcenaTháng trước
  • 3:05 KUNG LAO WINS! Flawless Victory... You Fucking Killed A Chocobo With A Hat, But, FATALITY!

    Ash WilliamsAsh WilliamsTháng trước
  • Friendly reminder that this movie was one of the factors that killed Xenogears Episodes I-IV and VI. But hey, if this hadn't happened, MonolithSoft would never have formed and we would never have gotten Xenosaga and Xenoblade.

    Rhiannon BamfordRhiannon BamfordTháng trước
  • This was no "Final Fantasy". More like "Final SciFi", or "Gears of War Spirits Within", or "Star Ship Troopers Ghost Invasion".

    Hermit CardHermit CardTháng trước
  • Why am I just finding all these videos. Damn VIworld, step it up. This is quality content.

    Justin RoeJustin RoeTháng trước
  • I never played Final Fantasy as a kid but I remember one day when my mum came back from blockbusters she rented FF Spirited Within, I didn’t have a clue what it was but she assumed me and my brother would like it since it was based after a PS1 game and we were sold! (Bare in mind we were like 6 to 9 at this point). I remember sitting down to watch it and me and my brother got bored within the first 10 minutes and we asked my mum to turn it off so we could watch anything else. Mum got upset since she rented it for us and I remember she sat down and watched a bit more of the movie with us before asking if me and my brother wanted to watch something else which we did.

    PrinceLynxiePrinceLynxieTháng trước
  • Musc McMattles.

    Gang WeedGang WeedTháng trước
  • I really like this movie, I've seen it plenty of times in DVD and also I have the Blu-ray. Underappreciated and miscomprehend :)

    PistaxinPistaxinTháng trước
  • I gotta say, I watched this movie again a few months back, and while it was still not great... it is kind of interesting philosophically. All that separates the antagonist form the protagonist... is who is ultimately proven correct. General Heinz sacrifices and works hard, trying to do what he believes is right. Putting his men's lives on the line, and ultimately sacrificing his own life to try to save the world through the means he thinks are best. The only thing that makes him the antagonist is ignoring beatnik hippies talking about love and peace in the middle of an alien invasion that has cost most of humanity their lives... But, he's wrong... so he's the villain.

    Richard ConnorRichard ConnorTháng trước
  • *Before:* Wow! They look so real! *Now:* Wow! They look like PS3 graphics!

    horaciosihoraciosiTháng trước
  • This movie jebaited me when I went to see it as a kid.

    ChazzmatazzChazzmatazzTháng trước
  • Dissidia story should have been the Final Fantasy movie plot be based on

    kamalo01kamalo01Tháng trước
  • 11:56 One VTuber revolution later...

    MadmanMortonYTMadmanMortonYTTháng trước
  • "The Soil Charge Triad to use on you has been decided!"

    tap two productionstap two productionsTháng trước
  • And all that bullshit money went to the actor's, real estate, and melting Pentium III CPU's. While the poor animators suffered for 4 years😝

    BubsyBubsyTháng trước
  • If it had a better plot it would have been as significant as the matrix.

    Jeff DoeJeff DoeTháng trước
  • Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV is quite good, actually better then The Spirits Within IMO.

    Everton PorterEverton PorterTháng trước
  • After Final Fantasy 12, its been all looks and no substance all over again. Some people in that company need to leave.

    Kyle MundyKyle MundyTháng trước
  • FF graphics are all awesome but the storylines are just out there and very corny. Japanese movie makers tried so hard to make white people movies and usually end up cheesy. They should stick with Doraemon or Samurai stuffs.

    coffeetime1001coffeetime1001Tháng trước
  • I still remember when this came out. I had only discovered Final Fantasy about year prior, when I rented Final Fantasy IX at Hollywood Video. I bought the game (a weekend wasn't long enough to beat it) and then proceeded to buy and play through Final Fantasy VII as well as Tactics and Anthology. The trailers for Spirits Within were enough to turn me off to the entire thing, it didn't look anything like a proper Final Fantasy.

    Sam VimesSam VimesTháng trước
  • Tidus laughing was gold

    Pretty GuardianPretty Guardian2 tháng trước
  • Mario Party 10 for the Wii U

    Ledjon ShtikaLedjon Shtika2 tháng trước
  • if only they released FFAC instead of spirits within, SE will still be Squaresoft

    Beary White BearBeary White Bear2 tháng trước
  • I dont know much about final fantasy games, but to me they look like theyre part of the whole pedophilic manga culture bullshit that kinda makes me want to vomit in my mouth a little bit. I saw this movie in a vacuum and absolutely loved it, bought the dvd.

    Michael BrownMichael Brown2 tháng trước
    • Sounds deeply ignorant in every possible level but OK

      Drafstman RoskiDrafstman Roski2 tháng trước
  • can you do a wha happen on the ratchet and clank movie

    Pitcher FanciulloPitcher Fanciullo2 tháng trước
  • More ridiculous? Less alienating to the mainstream public these days. We have Gorillaz and Vocaloid. The Muppets are treated this way too.

    neubro 144neubro 1442 tháng trước
  • I rember some interview with some of the creators. He went like:"Yeah, our idea is that Aki Ross becomes a virtual celebrity and the in the future other filmmaker want to hire her." Hahahah i knew this would fail. I mean Aki isnt Hatsune Miku ^ ^

    John GaloisJohn Galois2 tháng trước
  • it was an alright movie but made absolutely no sense when they had another movie that actually was part of the video game lol.

    Wade EppersonWade Epperson3 tháng trước
    • At least this one wasn't made to milk one game.

      budakbaong siahbudakbaong siah2 tháng trước
  • Lmao, my uncle produced it. My relationship with it is kinda weird.

    SonOf_aBeachSonOf_aBeach3 tháng trước
  • Maybe I shouldn't be surprised to see that infamous picture of Il Neige appear at 15:08 but I still was.

    Played by Me FilmsPlayed by Me Films3 tháng trước
  • Even if the movie wasn't that good, the special features on the DVD are so good honestly

    Dani BoyDani Boy3 tháng trước
  • I thought it was an okay movie, but it wasn't Final Fantasy.

    Hellish HybridHellish Hybrid3 tháng trước
  • Aki Ross needs to be in Dissida

    David J FreemanDavid J Freeman3 tháng trước
  • Really should've just remixed FF7's story into a movie or something.

    MarginalSCMarginalSC3 tháng trước
  • I grew up playing FF 7,8,9, and 10. I remember watching this movie with my family thinking "This looks nice, but it's not Final Fantasy."

    amanda pandaamanda panda3 tháng trước
  • People liked Advent Children though lol And I enjoyed Kingsglaive. Just hate having to watch it for story purposes

    Paul SmithPaul Smith4 tháng trước
  • Abcd

    Stuff RandomStuff Random4 tháng trước
  • This and Resident Evil was my first introduction to video game movie adaptations. Also when my childhood began to die.

    Erebus The SlackerrrErebus The Slackerrr4 tháng trước
  • Well at least the aliens looked cool. (Sorry I'm not a final fantasy fan.)

    Ieuan SmithIeuan Smith4 tháng trước
  • It had all the ingredients for a great FF movie or atleast a summer blockbuster. A-list voice cast, high production values, the support of different production companies but yeah... without substance its not gonna win the hearts of audiences... shame

    Mario Michael Kenji BlardonyMario Michael Kenji Blardony4 tháng trước
  • I liked FFSW... I hated when people complained with wasn't like the games. If you paid close attention to the games (which I guess people didn't), thematically it's ALL there. You have the planet's lifestream/Gaia fighting off this evil force of of some alien entity Jenova/Meteor/the dead aliens, etc., it's just set on Earth instead of a weird world mainstream viewers would not have understood. But I get it, visually it's not the same. And I agree that it should've have been named something else, but then they would have lost the hook. It was a no-win scenario, but they tried. Why does a movie like this trying to push the boundaries of computer generated effects gets trashed, but a movie like Avatar - which had the dullest of plot - doesn't and breaks the box office?

    Alita Berserker #99Alita Berserker #994 tháng trước
    • @Drafstman Roski To each his own... I couldn't care less for the overdone plot of Avatar and was fighting to stay awake the whole time...

      Alita Berserker #99Alita Berserker #992 tháng trước
    • Because Avatar manages to sell it's trite plot? Final Fnatasy isn't compelling because the plot is weird, It's compleling because it can make you care. This movie DOESN'T. I watched it before I knew the games and couldn't be bothered to care. Which I can't say about the first time I actually played the games.

      Drafstman RoskiDrafstman Roski2 tháng trước
    • Yup. People just wanted to see Cloud/Squall/magic/Chocobo.

      budakbaong siahbudakbaong siah2 tháng trước
  • I saw this when it came out, before the ending of the movie I was thinking:this sucks

    DrWilyeCoyoteDrWilyeCoyote4 tháng trước
  • 177 million!!!!

    Sweetie BombSweetie Bomb4 tháng trước
  • I enjoyed the shit out of Advent Children.

    UltraComboSupremeVictoryUltraComboSupremeVictory4 tháng trước
  • I wanted to take my girlfriend at the time on a date to see this when it opened in theaters. She wanted to see Pootie Tang. Eventually she agreed to see The Spirits Within, but days before we were set to go she called me to cancel. I went to see the movie by myself anyway. Enjoyed it for what it was. Listened to a hypernerd talk to a theater worker doing after-show aisle cleanup, going on about how it was "going to change film forever" and that "few people are going to appreciate it, but this is what Square needed to help prove they could deliver something more than a game". That guy was half-right and wrong. Kind of like I was about dating a woman who wanted to see Pootie Tang and, as I eventually came to realize, cheated on me frequently.

    CorpseplowerCorpseplower4 tháng trước
  • 11:57 "aki ross started getting pushed as a virtual actress" the mad lads tried to make vtubers a thing in 2001. truly ahead of their time. /s

    InvaderMEENInvaderMEEN4 tháng trước
  • you do a really good job on this series

    Steve TornSteve Torn4 tháng trước
  • I have never watched it till the end

    ShiBBaShiBBa4 tháng trước
  • BTW FF23.... Which number was in that final fantasy poster in the deus ex game?

    retrovideogamejunkieretrovideogamejunkie4 tháng trước
  • aww, c'mon that kazuya face is a classic bro

    insertaunnombreaquiinsertaunnombreaqui4 tháng trước
  • I remember liking this movie when it came out but nothing about it screamed Final Fantasy to me. I almost think it might have had a better chance if they just released it as its' own IP since next to nothing concretely tied it to the franchise. Then again, with out the marketing power of the brand it may have managed to do worse.

    Ray HemmingerRay Hemminger4 tháng trước
  • I know it’s not a good representation of FF as a series but...I actually loved this movie as a kid.

    SEATACxSEATACx4 tháng trước
  • This movie isn't THAT bad. The story had interesting concepts, but it did feel like it was neutered and should have just jumped head first into it's weirdness. They should have dismissed pleasing "demographics" and just made a wild film.... at least it looks good lol. Also in FF7 fashion, the ending was TERRIBLE.

    JX333JX3334 tháng trước
  • Advent children was amazing idk what other people are talking about.

    Jared TraxelJared Traxel4 tháng trước
    • @Drafstman Roski well I'm a fan and I was serviced. I like all sorts of movies other people hate.

      Jared TraxelJared Traxel2 tháng trước
    • @Jared Traxel It's fanservice, the best.

      Drafstman RoskiDrafstman Roski2 tháng trước
    • @budakbaong siah it's just my personal opinion but I found it well paced, I enjoyed the plot, and I got to revisit characters I loved from my childhood. I finished the movie incredibly happy with what I watched

      Jared TraxelJared Traxel2 tháng trước
    • Which part of that cow was amazing?

      budakbaong siahbudakbaong siah2 tháng trước
  • Honestly... Everyone built their own expectations on what FF is... And when those weren't met... Soooo.... Yeah... This was bound to fail.

    Shelcey GusekShelcey Gusek4 tháng trước
  • I remember that was the turning point of Square making decent games to them only making overwrought indulgent horseshit from then on.

    CyberdemonCyberdemon5 tháng trước
  • This film was so utterly boring and dull. It is like a salad of a pinch of FF8 draw system with the non sequiturness of FF9 tetramaster with FF13 and 15 as main ingredients. It IS a Final Fantasy film!!!!

    I will make operational deflector shields legal!I will make operational deflector shields legal!5 tháng trước
  • lmao "the richest kings of Europe" bit got me good

    tbailey264tbailey2645 tháng trước
  • Man why does square suck sony d all the time

    JoeLikesPotatoesJoeLikesPotatoes5 tháng trước
  • I am probably a cult classic type of guy. I bought the dvd and watch it again and again on occasion. Writing is still not good, but the technology that went into the graphical part is good enough for the occasional re-watch. :D

    PracticedummyPracticedummy5 tháng trước
  • Ya know? The best Final Fantasy movie I have ever watched was The 5th Element.

    devinc9devinc95 tháng trước
  • Great vid. Love the channel. Hope you get to Front Mission someday. They did this game dirty.

    Andra MontgomeryAndra Montgomery5 tháng trước
  • Wha Happun

    Eyoshin The MaximumEyoshin The Maximum5 tháng trước
  • Lol caddi as the richest king of Britain lol

    B0risTheBladeB0risTheBlade5 tháng trước
  • I thought the movie was ok, not terrible

    Serj ProtectorSerj Protector5 tháng trước
  • I remember first seeing this movie in an art class in middle school. My teacher really loved the look of it.

    AmyAmy5 tháng trước
  • I haven't watched this movie yet, but I don't need to: I already know it sucks ass

  • 0:23 Say Sike Right Now.

    Mr. BonesMr. Bones5 tháng trước
  • FFSW Is one of my fave sci-fi flicks, had no Idea it was so heavily criticized.

    Wobble2007Wobble20075 tháng trước
  • I love The Spirits Within. I think it's one of the best video games movies ever made... Even though it has pretty much nothing to do with the games.

    Turd FurgesonTurd Furgeson5 tháng trước
  • You know, I should have expected the Tidus laugh somewhere. Your placing was perfect and I laughed pretty hard. Well played.

    dvdmethoddvdmethod5 tháng trước
  • This was amazing, but i was tripping out my mind when i 1st watched it.

    solduspythonsolduspython5 tháng trước
  • i watched this in the cinema. we came out not understanding a thing about the story.

    yendayoyendayo6 tháng trước