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Monday, January 16, 2012

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

The second, long awaited FMA movie finally makes its Canadian theatrical debut in Canada.

Debuted on Jan. 15, and will be back on the 19th for an encore viewing
Yesterday marked the Canadian debut of FMA: The Sacred Star of Milos (excluding the "private" subbed viewing in 2011). For those of you that missed it yesterday, certain cineplex theaters will have an encore viewing on Jan. 19. The movie made its first appearance in Japan during June of 2011.
     Well yesterday, the anime club at UTSC went out and watched this movie, and being the FMA fan that I am, I also tagged along. The movie seems to take place before the finale of FMA:B, but also taking place in its own universe thus having no real continuity with FMA:B. The movie plays more like a side-plot to the main story of FMA. Most of the animation seems to follow the same style with the main series, although the eyes seemed to be much more defined and coloured a bit differently in the movie. We watched this movie dubbed, and as usual, Mignogna and Dismuke did an amazing job. However, the voice actor for the leader of the "Black Bats", Miranda (done by Shelley Calene Black) felt very monotone and scripted, offering no flow with her delivery. Now I'm not sure if that was the intended effect, but for me, it wasn't too appealing.
     As always, no spoilers will be given with any anime-related post I write up. The movie revolves around a fugitive that has broken out of an Amestris prison, even through this prisoner's sentence was due soon. The fugitive also seems to be able to use some new type of alchemy. Ed and Al are assigned to track down the fugitive. Ed and Al's search lead them to Table City, Creta where they meet Julia who reveals the story behind Creta and Milos.
     My synopsis ends there, much shorter than I'd like it to be, mostly because if I say anymore, it will detract from the movie. Not because it's suspenseful, but because it was very predictable. The felt more like an OVA and had no reason to really be on the big screens. It's also disappointing that Hiromu Arakawa did not take part as a staff member in the movie (she did the manga for FMA). If you're also expecting lots of Mustang, Hawkeye and Armstrong action, you'll also be fairly disappointed as their screen time is next to nothing. Now I'm not saying this was a terrible movie; the movie just felt underwhelming when compared to the animated tv series.

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Have you watched the movie yet? If so, what do you think of it? For those that watched it but haven't seen the original series, what did you think of it? What do you think of FMA in general? Let me know in the comments below!

16 comments:

Mark said...

They made a second FMA movie? Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy

*fangasm*

One can never have too much FMA.

Heaven. said...

I didn't know that.

Interwebs Fails said...

This is nice!!

My 2 Pesos said...

I love this.

JDC said...

Ah I never finished watching the first season, i was really into it but my internet died when I was in highschool and kinda forgot about it.

Adam said...

I still have never gotten into FMA yet.

BragonDorn said...

I can't wait to see this :)

Shaw said...

I couldn't get into FMA:B, so I think I'll skip this one too.

DWei said...

I only bothered with the Manga, I didn't care for any of the animes or movies.

2Peeeps Health and Fitness said...

what is that??

YouTube Talent Reviewer said...

i liked the movie but i hate when movies have no place storylinewise why couldnt people make movies like the ones who came for Kenshin (who's getting anew movie/manga/liveactionmovie this year)

justjoe said...

Oh man, I really wanna see this...!

Ferdinand said...

Never actually watched Full Metal Alchemist. (Too busy with Full Metal Panic! Ironic! :P) I heard good things about it though, I think I have it stashed away some place. Will watch it if I have time during the year somewhere.

Dreadnaught said...

LOVE FMA and Brotherhood.

Cant wait to see this. Followed.

sewi said...

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