Now Streaming: FullMetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist is weird even by anime standards. It’s about a young alchemist named Edward and his younger brother named Alphonse. They try to bring their dead mother back to life through alchemy, but this is a big no-no, and our hero loses a leg and his younger brother unfortunately loses his whole body. But, not his soul, as Edward quickly throws his brother’s soul into a nearby suit of armor, and now, Edward vows to restore Alphonse’s soul to his body. So, yeah. Like I said, weird.
The movie itself is…fine. It’s just fine. It follows the first series closely enough and the action is interesting to say the very least. It doesn’t have the best pacing though, and by the end of it, you’re kind of wondering where a lot of the story went, since it kind of jumps to the homunculi stuff pretty quickly. Overall, I can tolerate Fullmetal Alchemist, but you might just be better off watching the anime, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.