Artificial? Totally. Intelligent? Does it matter? Final Fantasy
, the enormously popular role-playing game famous for its state-of-the-art graphics, is the latest video game to make the transition to the big screen. Intelligence and entertainment, for that matter is entirely beside the point: The movie exists only as a showcase for the animation technology known as hyperReal, a photo-realistic simulation of space, figure and movement that hopes to one day erase the line between animation and live action once and for all. Whatever the future holds, the overall effect at this stage is less than impressive, and this sluggish would-be adventure is fur...