Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, War
A 2001 film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, was a breakthrough for photorealistic CGI humans. The movie follows Dr. Aki Ross, Dr. Sid, and the Deep Eyes combat group as they attempt to defeat the Phantoms - a mysterious alien race that has attac… more »

I was infected by a Phantom during an experiment. Normally no one could have survived.

How did you?

Dr. Sid created a membrane around the infection, keeping me alive. So the first spirit wave was me. The second was a fish.

A fish?

The third was a deer I found in a wildlife preserve outside of Moscow. The fourth was a bird. Ever try to track a sparrow from outer space? It's no fun. What am I saying; you probably would love that.

You're right, I probably would.

And then there was that plant I collected from Times Square.

I thought that was number six.


You skipped one.

[Quietly] The fifth was a little girl, dying in a hospital emergency room. I retrieved the sample in time, but she, uh… I told her everything had a spirit. Dogs, cats, trees, little girls, even the Earth. I told her that she wasn't dying, just returning to the Earth's spirit. To Gaia. She, uh, told me that she was ready to die. She said I didn't have to make up stories to make her feel better. [Pause] Only seven years old and ready to die.

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