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In the year 2065, life on Earth is almost extinct due to an invasion of creatures known as "Phantoms." Only a few cities remain in the midst of a wasteland, which are shielded by barriers that the spirit-like Phantoms cannot cross. While the brilliant scientist Aki Ross and her mentor Dr. Sid want to find a way to peacefully end the conflict with the Phantoms, the military would prefer to fire a space cannon to eradicate the mysterious life forms from the planet – though Earth might be destroyed in the process. In a race against time, can Aki and Dr. Sid find a solution before the cannon is fired?
If you enjoy either Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within or Starship Troopers: Invasion, you should like the other as well. They're both high quality CG animated features in which a small squad of space marines face overwhelming odds against alien creatures. You'll only find deep philosophical themes in Spirits Within, but both deliver great sci-fi action/visuals and evoke a strong attachment to the characters.