Late to the debate here... OK: when Rufus was talking about rebuilding their world, Cloud was hesitating - he was thinking about it - until Reno said "Hey we can rebuild Shinra" or whatever, which is why Rufus and Rude were annoyed with him, because it looked for a moment there like Rufus might just talk Cloud round. And since they all ended up fighting together anyway, if Cloud had taken Rufus up on his suggestion, a lot of innocent people in wooly hats might have been spared. Like all Rufus's ideas (eg the Huge Materia) this was a good one, prevented from coming to fruition because of the grudges people bore.
To start off, i am a HUGE FF7 fan. i think it is the best game of all time with the best story I've ever heard. with that said, i don't know why everyone who loves ff7 could enjoy this movie. i HATED it. the movie is nothing but cheap thrills with amazing CGI effects and ridiculous fight scenes. if you like anime shows like Hellsing and DBZ, you will probably like it... plenty of ludicrous jumping, flying, etc. like another reviewer wrote, it doesn't have to be realistic, but it has to be believable. they just didn't even try to do so.
Now, heres where it gets real bad - the story. I honestly cant understand how if someone liked ff7 for the story you could possibly like FFAC. it was the worst atrocity i could have imagined. i was skeptical when i heard about the movie that they could live up to my expectations on the games amazing storyline, but it was actually far worse than i imagined. the story had almost NOTHING to do with the game, and nothing in the game indicated anything that happened in the movie. that = terrible sequel. it was just basically taking the characters from the game and throwing them in a completely random story.
it was nice to see the characters reanimated in more than 5 polygons, but that to me was really the only positive thing about it. if you are easily taken by pretty effects and and fight scenes, you might like this movie. if you liked ff7 for its storyline, i cant see how you would like this. terrible movie all in all.
Isn't suspension of disbelief supposed to mean you are able to set aside preconceptions about what can or cannot be done in real life in order to better enjoy a piece of fiction? Isn't that the excact opposite of what you are doing?