Well, it was. The reason why FFVII:AC got so much positive coverage is, it's got legions of fans all over the world. FFX-2 and FFXI fell short of people's expectations, but did that stop them from rushing to buy FFXII??? No!!! So my point is that exactly - even if it's crappy, FF fans everywhere are going to sympathize with the movie and churn out a long list of excuses to save its creators' sorry arses. I expected a lot more of Advent Children. What I saw instead, merited a B- at best.