Fullmetal Alchemists

Movie Reviews

A liveaction film adaptation of “Fullmetal Alchemists” anime. I saw half of the original anime years ago on cartoon network. It was pretty close to the anime as far as my memory goes.

The reverse white washing felt weird. The anime was made in Japan but takes place in an alternate time line roughly in Germany. Seeing south-east Asian actors with blond wigs calling each other by Germanic names that they couldn’t pronounce was a little confusing at first but you eventuall halfway get used to it. It’s no weirder than the normal Hollywood white washing though so it’s no big deal at this point.

I liked that it went through a lot of the story in the film that the anime dragged out laboriously. It was an okay movie overall but some of the cinematography looks like cheap TV and other times looks highly polished.

It’s worth checking out if you liked the anime but some fanbois might find too much fault with the pace and character portrayals that casual viewers of the series could ignore.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5.

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