Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within ★★★★

Kind of underrated. It's got flaws. The graphics are indeed now lo-fi and the story is undeveloped but the themes are compelling and the images have a visionary quality to them regardless of their resolution or unadornment. I kinda think it would've been cool if this ushered in a new wave of Hollywood animation that was more adult-oriented, naturalistic, and adventurous in its style. Instead we get aggressively conservative Pixar movies and mindless Dreamworks animation sequels. I kinda think we messed up guys.