Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

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"The Final Fantasy XV saga starts here."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.7  (23,000)
  • 35

In the visually stunning world of Eos lies the Kingdom of Lucis, the last bastion of protected human civilization against the ever-growing menace of the Niflheim Empire. Niflheim has been tirelessly attempting to conquer the other lands in Eos, and it seems like the peaceful and prosperous days of the Lucian Kingdom are coming to an end. But Lucis has a powerful element in its arsenal – the Crystal, bestowed upon them by the gods, which grants them magical powers and extraordinary might. The Kingsglaive is an elite force of warriors specially trained and equipped to harness this power and protects the Royal Family of Lucis. The story of the movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is set against this backdrop.

The movie opens with a breathtaking scene, showing off the power of the Crystal as King Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII (voiced by Sean Bean) leads the Kingsglaive to fend off the Niflheim army invading the kingdom of Tenebrae. His adviser and the captain of the Kingsglaive, Titus Drautos (voiced by Liam Mulvey), tells Regis to evacuate Princess Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (voiced by Lena Headey) to safety. But the Niflheim army has a new weapon that can easily penetrate both the Kingsglaive and the magical barrier of Lucis - the Diamond Weapons. It unleashes its destructive power and shows the magnitude of the invasion. Amidst the chaos, the Kingsglaive member Nyx Ulric (voiced by Aaron Paul), using his unique ability to warp space, manages to save the life of the princess and helps her flee the scene.

The story then progresses to the negotiations between Regis and Niflheim's Emperor, Iedolas Aldercapt (voiced by David Gant), to bring an end to the ongoing conflict. Instead of a genuine peace treaty, Iedolas offers Regis a slight chance of keeping his kingdom, but at a cost- give away their magic crystal. Regis denies this proposal, knowing the dangerous repercussions of letting Niflheim get their hands on that kind of power.

The plot thickens when a rebellion arises in Lucis led by General Glauca (voiced by Adrian Bouchet), who puts the blame for Tenebrae’s invasion on Regis and his elite Kingsglaive army. Lucis falls under siege, and the once glorious Kingsglaive gets disbanded, leaving the citizens of Lucis to fend for themselves. But Nyx, who happens to be one of the few remaining Kingsglaive, decides to fight back against the oppressors and seeks revenge for their betrayal.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV follows the story of Nyx, as he embarks on a mission to protect the kingdom and the royal family of Lucis. With the help of his fellow Kingsglaive member Crowe (voiced by Alexa Kahn) and Libertus Ostium (voiced by Liam Mulvey), Nyx sets out to save the city, the king and retrieve the Crystal. But this is an uphill battle with a multitude of obstacles thrown his way, and he may not be strong enough and indeed, unexpectedly meets challenges along the way.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a visually captivating movie with a storyline packed with action, intrigue, and suspense. The animation quality is top-notch and gives the viewer the sense of being immersed in a game world. The film takes inspiration from the world of Final Fantasy XV, and fans of the series will appreciate the familiar setting and characters. However, even those new to the franchise can enjoy this spectacular movie, as it provides a solid foundation for its story and doesn't rely on extensive knowledge of the games for it to be understood.

The voice work is terrific, bringing life to the characters through the dialogue. Individually, each actor delivers an outstanding performance that not only accurately conveys the emotion but also gives each character depth. As a whole, the voice cast works well together, creating a distinctive cadence that adds to the overall style of the movie.

In conclusion, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is an excellent addition to the Final Fantasy series. It's a must-watch movie for fans of the series, but more importantly, it's an enjoyable and captivating film with stunning visuals, engaging storylines, and memorable characters. The movie genuinely demonstrates the best of both the game and the movie world, weaving them together seamlessly. Kingsglaive gives us an exciting glimpse into the vast and diverse world of Final Fantasy XV and can successfully stand alone as a captivating fantasy movie.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a 2016 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 35.

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