Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV


Kingslaive Final Fantasy XV in theatres Aug. 26 for one week.

Egalitarian, Staff Reporter

This is not going to be your normal review, because I am not a Final Fantasy fan, so I have no idea what it’s all about, but I did watch the film with someone who is a Final Fantasy fan and lucky for me, they  explained it all.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, directed by Takeshi Nozue,  is about two rival clans, one is in power ruled by King Regis (Sean Beam) and the other, the Niflheim empire is desperately trying to steal a crystal that gives power to King Regis and his armies.  Nyx Ulric (Aaron Paul) and his fellow glavies, an elite army of King Regis of Lucis, fight off the Niflheim empire, but a twist in the battle puts them on the run,  and King Regis must accept the terms of surrender.  

From the beginning of the film we were both sceptical about the cgi graphics, but they turned out surprisingly awesome.  Everything about this film was entertaining and for me intriguing.  It left me wanting to know more about the story and about what was happening.

The film opens with an epic battle, with mystical creatures and magic.  I had no idea what was going on, but loved the battle sequences, the special effects and the method at which the warriors fought.  It was like old and new together.  They glavies were fighting with knives and swords, but then, they were driving cars.  It was such an interesting match of modern and medieval.

The characters were well developed, and it was so interesting to learn about their histories, and even their loyalties.  There are parts in the film that will shock you.  People you thought to be one way, but you will find they are not. So as not to spoil the story for you, I’ll just leave it at that.

You may have to be a fan to understand the backstory, but you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy the film.

I could tell from their excitement during the film that it was a good, even if I could not completely understand what was really going on.  This is a fun film, and watching it on the big screen is a big plus, especially for sound and effect. Make sure you catch it while it is in theaters for one week only beginning August 26.