Somehow, I feel like this movie consisted of Bones waving around their philosopher’s staff in front of my face.
This was simply awful. It’s a side story to the main FMA series (the new one) in which Ed and Al go to some town and try to stop villains from using the Philosopher’s Stone. We’ve seen this a million times before.
What makes it so bad, though, is the characters specific to this story arc. The main one is Julia, who has no personality whatsoever. Then we have another character who halfway through the movie changes into a completely different person for no reason whatsoever. He literally just starts cackling and stabbing people in the back. Finally, some other random guy stabs him in the back and becomes the new bad guy. This story just doesn’t make a lick of sense.
It also doesn’t help that over half the movie is spent narrating the history of this town and of this girl’s family and her feelings that no one cares about.
Watching this movie was just facepalm after facepalm. It was still a giant leap forward from the first Fullmetal Alchemist movie, however.
- Storytelling – D – Ugh.
- Voice – B – It’s still Fullmetal Alchemist.
- Characters – F – The new characters were all inconsistent and boring.
- Attention Grab – D – Boring, basically whenever they weren’t fighting.
- Production – B – It did look good.
- Overall – D+
Recommendations – Stick with the TV show.