2.5

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Animation Adventure Fantasy


 

Elite guards suffused with magical powers battle to save members of the royal family and keep invading forces at bay.

"Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV" is a prequel to the new video game namesake, focusing on the trials and tribulations of life as a member of the Kingsglaive, the elite guards of the King. This film looks beautiful. The computer generated visuals are extremely convincing, sometimes alarmingly so, but the story is a shambles, with no clear direction except towards the bamboozling final 'boss' battle. Familiar voice actors and impressive imagery make this an enjoyable spectacle that is marred by a flawed and puzzling story. Kingsdazed and confused.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Limited Release 1st September 2016
Sony Pictures 135 mins