Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2017) 135min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 19 February 2018 (UK) Summary: Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese, English

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017). This is a live action remake of something that originally existed in other media, that I’m not familiar with. So I can’t (and won’t) comment on whether this translates well to live action movie length.

What I can say is that this is not a very good movie. I can see a number of what I presume to be set pieces or story arcs that are jammed in to make sure continuity happens, without enough love or attention paid to most of them.

English subtitles and dubbing sometimes coincide although perhaps by mere chance rather than planning, which can’t help the characters to come off as much more than one note each.

It scrapes the surface of an interesting world. I don’t think the word ‘invincible’ was translated correctly..

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