Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Synopsis: In the year 2065, the next great assault against an invading race of phantom-like aliens is about to be launched. Dr. Aki Ross, a brilliant young scientist, races to find the invaders' secrets, not only to save the planet, but herself as well after her body is infected by alien particles. She teams up with the prestigious Deep Eyes military squadron, led by her old friend Grey Edwards. But as Aki, her mentor Dr. Sid, and Grey work toward a peaceful end, the scheming General Hein devises a plot to eradicate the aliens in one swift, destructive blow...even if it destroys the Earth right along with them.
Director(s): Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara (co-director)
Production: Columbia Pictures
  3 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Every night, the same dream, the same strange planet.

But why?

What are they trying to tell me?

It's been 34 years

since they arrived on this planet.

And not a day passes that the survivors...

...forced to live in barrier cities, do not live in fear.

I have vowed to end that fear.

I believe my dreams hold the key.

The question is, will I be in time to save the Earth?

Where are you?

This is a restricted area.

Do not move!

-What's she doing here, Captain?

-I don't know. We're getting her out.

-You're coming with us.

-Behind you!

Hold it!

Damn. Let's move, people!

Two coming through the wall!

Hold your fire.

Those tanks are flammable!

Ryan, Neil, let's go!

-What are you doing?

-There's a life form.

-Not in years.

-There is now.

Life form or not, I'm taking you in.

Arrest me. But I'm not

Leaving without that llfe form.

It's one of those days.

Captain, the transport won't wait for us much longer.

I understand that.

It's in bad shape.

Tell me we're not risking our necks for this plant!

Really, it's a weed.

I wouldn't even call it a weed.

I need a minute to extract it.

That's a minute we do not have.

I'm afraid he's right about that, man.

Phantoms! We have incoming.

-Captain, we need to get moving.

-Understood, sergeant.

-Could you hurry, Miss?



-Yes, Neil?

I'm for "Let's get out of here."

Duly noted.

Can I have this, please? Thank you.

-We're surrounded!

-No shit!

-Just relax.

-We gotta get to higher ground.

Everyone, up top!

Go, go, go!

-Transport, Requesting immediate evac.


Up here!

-They're right behind you!

-Come on!

I've got you!

-You okay?


All right, everybody, here they come.

You okay?

You're gonna be all right.

So, why shouldn't I arrest you?

I am Dr. Aki Ross.

I have clearance to be here.

Not unlimited clearance. Not without authorization.

I don't have time for this.

Do you realize you risked the lives of my squad?

Look, I don't wanna talk about it.

The fact of the matter is... was worth the lives of you and your men.

-You and your men?

-She thinks you're a man.

-I think she's an idiot.

-I know you're not a man.

-I think you're an idiot, too.

-Very funny.

-I want to talk about it.

Did it occur to you...

...that we would've volunteered

had we been given a choice?

Nobody asked you to save me.

I don't believe this. You have not changed a bit!


Yeah. Nice to see you too.

-Welcome back, captain.

-We're clean.

-Let's make sure of that, shall we?

-I hate getting scanned.

Sir, this scan is probably worse for us than the Phantoms.

And I about it, Captain.

These machines are suspected of causing sterility.

I want to have a little Neil Jr. calling me daddy someday.

-That's a spooky thought.

-Why you always bust my chops?

People, let's just do this thing. All right?

Yes, sir.

-Yes, sir.

-Yes, sir.

Okay, next.

You've gained weight.

It's called upper-body strength, Neil.

Get a girlfriend.

I'm working on it.

You know my security rating allows me to bypass this.

Not today it doesn't.

Something's not right.

-About this mission? Or that woman?



Listen, Captain, I think...

I don't care what you think, Doctor.

You're getting scanned

just llke everybody else.



-They got him.

There must be a mistake.

You came in contact with the Phantom, sir.

Please remain calm.

Administering treatment shield.

-What level is he?

-Blue. Code red in 3-1/2 minutes.

We have to treat him.

I'm sorry, but that's impossible.

We'll transfer him to the treatment center.

There's no time for that.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi

Hironobu Sakaguchi (坂口 博信, Sakaguchi Hironobu) (born November 25, 1962) is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer, writer, and film director. He is best known as creator of the Final Fantasy series, which he conceived the original concept for the first title Final Fantasy and also directed several later entries in the franchise, and has had a long career in gaming with over 100 million units of video games sold worldwide. He left Square Enix and founded a studio called Mistwalker in 2004. more…

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