It was a great film
I think people were put off by the fact that it was a realistic film made with computers with people, and people were just not used to it. Hopefully with this next film, that should change.
I love animated films, and I want to get into that field. The storyline for me with Sprits Within was good though, and I didn't hear about the film before it came out, so I wasn't built up on hype. To tell the truth, I've never realy played a gme of Final Fantasy since I don't like RPG, but that film was amazing.