Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) (part 2 of 4)

This little recap of the video game also brings up something that annoyed me from the game. First, let me say that it does look beautiful, though it makes me sniffle slightly at Aerith dying. But it also brings up what’s known as Gaia Theory, and I really, really hate Gaia Theory.

For those not in the know, Gaia Theory (also called the Gaia Hypothesis), basically states that the Earth is an organism of some sort that engages in a form of self-regulating homeostasis. It’s a silly idea, especially once you take it to the logical conclusion of “what does the planet do to compensate for change?” This is, of course, an oversimplification, but you get the idea.

In this movie, and in the video game, the planet reacts to what humanity is doing by interacting with the lifestream and saving itself and causing geostigma and etc, etc, etc. None of which makes any rational sense. It’s very silly and pointless, and yes, I know it’s just a video game/movie, but it still irks me.

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Multi-Part Article: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

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