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Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi Episode 1 Discussion

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02-12-12, 6:59 PM

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The animation wasn't nearly as good as Brotherhood. I was expecting it to look more like it did in the show, so that was a bit of a letdown.
The movie itself was pretty good though.

I felt like WAY too much stuff was happening at the beginning like on the train. It all gets explained before too long but still. Having Ashley, the spies, and the wolf chimera all doing stuff at once, it got a little crazy for a few minutes there.

And I felt like the stopping magma scene was just a little too weird...maybe that's just me.
 
02-12-12, 7:54 PM

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Nothing spectacular or particularly interesting as the brotherhood series. But it was alright for a filler movie.

Also, doesn't Julia look like a rehash of Winry? It's like they swapped their colour pallet, clothes, let her hair down and that was it.
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02-13-12, 12:35 AM

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pretty average movie nothing outstanding alright for fans of the orginial series.
 
02-13-12, 3:16 AM

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I sure hope none of you are referring to scenes like this when saying 'bad animation',

the werewolf characters looked fine too. obviously they were meant to be extremely fast, so they were animated in a sketchy, loose way.
 
02-13-12, 3:33 AM

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busterbeam said:

I sure hope none of you are referring to scenes like this when saying 'bad animation',

the werewolf characters looked fine too. obviously they were meant to be extremely fast, so they were animated in a sketchy, loose way.


People are calling the art "animation" again. People how about learning the difference?

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02-13-12, 3:44 AM

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I liked the movie. It really makes me sad the Fullmetal Alchemist is over.
 
02-13-12, 4:25 AM

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Sir_Lexa said:
busterbeam said:

I sure hope none of you are referring to scenes like this when saying 'bad animation',

the werewolf characters looked fine too. obviously they were meant to be extremely fast, so they were animated in a sketchy, loose way.


People are calling the art "animation" again. People how about learning the difference?

in all honesty, I'll admit that the art is a BIT iffy at times. however, there's more than enough good bits to make up for that.

then again, I'm willing to believe that parts like this...

...are considered to have 'bad art' too. I think that's absolutely silly. they're expressive, stylish frames that are very well-drawn within the context of their individual, very dynamic scenes.

I'd be very disappointed in anime fans if they turned this into another Naruto 167/Gurren episode 4 fiasco. this isn't even drawn to look especially ugly like those examples were; it's just stylish looking, loose and well done action.
 
02-13-12, 9:55 AM

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this movie is a great watch and definitely gives justice to Arakawa's FMA world and theme
the story though not groundbreaking made sense,(its just a side trip adventure afterall, it doesn't need to surpass the main storyline) the fight scenes are fantastic and the art/animation is just cool and classy

and Mustang's line at the end is notable

btw, i absolutely need more dose of Sakamoto Maaya especially with a character as admirable, and beautiful as Julia (she kinda reminds me of Studio Ghibli's heroines)
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02-13-12, 1:56 PM

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Nice, but it's like any other anime movie (except for Gintama); just a filler.
Mustang was in Milos only for funservice , he didnt' do anything. And they were ignoring human transmutation rules: you can't heal someone, even for a little scratch, without a Philosopher Stone (like Marco), and they use it only in the end.

3/5
 
02-13-12, 4:58 PM

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Nice, but it's like any other anime movie (except for Gintama); just a filler.
Mustang was in Milos only for funservice , he didnt' do anything. And they were ignoring human transmutation rules: you can't heal someone, even for a little scratch, without a Philosopher Stone (like Marco), and they use it only in the end.

3/5

Wasn't there mentioning of medical alchemy in Brotherhood, and when ed was injured(can't remember when) he shortened his life time to heal a lethal wound iirc
 
02-14-12, 2:09 AM

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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fullmetal_alchemist_the_sacred_star_of_milos/

I find it hilarious how reviewers (and not ANIME reviewers - there's a reason why the really awful writers from AnimeNewsNetwork aren't featured on Rottentomatoes) like this movie and find it visually impressive and yet it's the anime fans nitpicking and getting worked up over small arbitrary things.
 
02-14-12, 4:19 AM

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eh, i think Conqueror of Shamballa is better?

wait i cant remember that movie anymore

so this will be 8/10 or 9/10 ??

cant decide
 
02-14-12, 4:37 AM

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it is kinda meh so i'll go for 8
 
02-14-12, 6:54 AM

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nedstark1990 said:
And they were ignoring human transmutation rules: you can't heal someone, even for a little scratch, without a Philosopher Stone (like Marco), and they use it only in the end.


surely, you haven't been taking Amestris alchemy as that of the world

busterbeam said:

I find it hilarious how reviewers (and not ANIME reviewers - there's a reason why the really awful writers from AnimeNewsNetwork aren't featured on Rottentomatoes) like this movie and find it visually impressive and yet it's the anime fans nitpicking and getting worked up over small arbitrary things.


because we have a lot of viewers nowadays playing critics and elite wannabes, then you go ask them to watch the 80's and 90's, they'll brush you away cause they can't, they'll say its too old, or the animation is bad, jeez

anyway, this is an FMA movie tied w/ Brotherhood so those who haven't seen it would definitely have no logical reason to check it out and the Brotherhood storyline have already been finished so what would you expect aside from a "filler" story and besides they created this to give thanks, give back to Arakawa, (fanservice to the fans if you want it literally) so basically they don't intend to overshadow anything and just live up to FMA's theme and spirit

and this movie have already won in this categories, so like me, some international fest have come to admire the movie as much as i did
2011 Burbank International Film Festival Best Feature (Animation) Won
2011 Burbank International Film Festival Best Writing (Animation / Adaptation) Won
2011 Burbank International Film Festival Best Director (Animation) Won

oh, and the animation, w/c definitely is unique among today's animation style, and the music score are major highlights why i love this movie so much

and Julia is just loveable, especially w/ Sakamoto Maaya's voice
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02-14-12, 7:29 AM

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A naruto/bleach movie with FMA cast

This describes this movie well....... Disappointed.....

3/5
 
02-14-12, 6:21 PM

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I only have a few simple words for this movie...
What a horrible movie.
 
02-14-12, 7:13 PM

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Guys, animation =/= art. You're probably all complaining about the art style - and I agree, I didn't like it so much. However, the animation was pretty good. I thought it started out pretty cool, but they introduced too many things and it was too long of a movie.
 
02-15-12, 9:15 AM

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Guess I agree with what has been said before - I didn't like the art/animation/visual side/whatever you call it, the story was 'kinda meh' and it was a huge disappointment...

The least fun thing in all of the FMA franchise?
 
02-15-12, 10:03 AM

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the Movie using the character art/design from the first Full Metal Alchemist?

I will agree however with the incredibly disappointing quality.
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02-15-12, 8:10 PM

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7/10 it was an ok film i enjoyed it a lot i guess this will probably be the end of the FMA franchise anime wise...
 
02-15-12, 10:56 PM

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As seen in the trailers, the style of animation was different, animation quality was ok, and it got better in the battle at the final, it got all the effects. The movie was good overall, the argument was entretaining and it was good to see Ed and Al in another journey.

8/10

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02-16-12, 1:28 AM

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The movie was ok, just love the action.
Ed and Juila simply AWESOME!

8/10
 
02-16-12, 1:24 PM

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Just your average filler movie.

4/10
 
02-16-12, 11:31 PM

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10/10 for me, i'm weird.
 
02-17-12, 12:55 AM

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10/10 for me, i'm weird.


Good for you. Don't enter the "all anime fillers are bad so this has to be shit" bandwagon. :)

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02-17-12, 2:22 AM

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Finally watched it after months of waiting since the release. My thoughts are pretty mixed up but I'm glad I get to see FMA again. The animation wasn't that bad as I had expected. I give this a 9/10.
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02-19-12, 5:23 AM

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Sir_Lexa said:
cafekun said:
10/10 for me, i'm weird.


Good for you. Don't enter the "all anime fillers are bad so this has to be shit" bandwagon. :)
Agreed that it was good. It needs more showing of old characters.

If there was a movie sequel to Brotherhood, I would be happy to watch it though.
 
02-19-12, 5:36 AM

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It wasn't bad, still I expected it to be a lot better than that.
I give it a 6/10.
 
02-19-12, 5:47 AM

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Pretty good movie, 8/10 for me, I enjoyed it. I thought everyone's hair was drawn too blobby though, it looked weird.
 
02-19-12, 1:27 PM

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Pretty good movie, 8/10 for me, I enjoyed it. I thought everyone's hair was drawn too blobby though, it looked weird.

the character designs were redone to fit the new style. actually, the character designer & animation director of this movie is also the character designed and animation director for Tokyo Godfathers - the guy knew what he was doing.
 
02-20-12, 3:43 AM

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pretty solid movie in my opinion 8/10 very nice movie
 
02-23-12, 8:23 PM

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Sigh. I wish they didn't change the basic laws of the abilities when they make movies. They always do this. >_>
 
02-24-12, 6:37 AM

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i felt kind of disappointing not that i expected something but i think they can do better than this
i thought mustang would fight but no.he really cant do anything here

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02-24-12, 8:27 PM

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I'd give it a 7/10.
Actually didn't like the character animation, seemed a bit too wierd for FMA in the end but who cares.
It was entertaining, but not more than that.

PS:
did anyone think of star wars anyhow? it felt like everyone was shooting their lightining blasts around, i really laughed hard when i saw them do this xD
 
02-25-12, 5:58 PM

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A want a sequel! I give it an 8/10.

I was actually going to complain about the lack of consistency with the animation, it was all over the place, but the story was good so I can over look that.

I would've liked for Julia and Al to meet, if they ever make a spin-off with Al as the main character after the ending of Brotherhood.
 
02-25-12, 7:14 PM

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7/10 it was just Ok .-.
I love FMA but this movie was predictable, the animation was kind of weird and Mustang didn't have enough time on screen uwu but anyway It was entertaining at least :3

I found interesting those names given to the Milos inhabitants like "pedro" and "karina" lol
 
02-26-12, 4:26 PM

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I wanted more screen time from Roy Mustang.... all he did was cauterize her wound -.- Nice use of his abilities..
 
02-27-12, 6:56 AM

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Nice movie, better than I expected because of the low rating given here. 7,5/10 for me because of the lack of Mustang's epicness and the animation (one of the few x,5 that I'll round up because it's closer to an 8 than to a 7 imo)
 
03-01-12, 5:43 AM

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Good movie I loved the action.
8/10
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03-03-12, 7:52 PM

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I was quite excited to see this movie, but after watching it, I am sorely disappointed. The entire movie just seemed too contrived to me, maybe because its length meant that the story within the movie needed to be condensed. Right from the get-go, I thought that everything moved a bit too quickly and conveniently for my tastes.

I also thought the whole business about “taking back the Holy land of Milos with the Philosopher’s stone, which will give us the power of the miasma/magma or whatever” totally ludicrous. First of all, they didn’t seem to have any plan for what they would do if they obtained the stone. Even at the end of the story, the success of the battle was largely due to chance and nothing they did was really thought through. Were they just going to barge into enemy base, protecting the one person who actually had the Philosopher’s stone, who would then proceed to blast away all the State Alchemists and thereby take back Milos? And also, what about the residents of the city that they reconquered? I’m sure some of them would protest against being taken over – how would these particular residents have been dealt with? This was never answered in the movie either.
Secondly, I did not understand the ‘power of the miasma’ bit at all. All I could think was: WTF?

The moral preaching of the movie also got on my nerves, which is probably because the characters’ morals didn’t have enough buildup and support unlike the FMA series. The characters just very bluntly told the audience their morals rather than show where these morals came from, which did not make them very convincing. Even at the end there was a scene where Al and the girl discussed how she had ‘learned’ that ‘obtaining power did not automatically lead to the fulfillment of her wishes’. This was not very convincing for me because while one of her good friends died, she managed to take back her nation’s independence, and save her brother with the Philosopher’s stone.

Okay, so I’ve been complaining up until now. As for the good part of the series…I do commend the thoughtfulness behind the plot, I liked that 3D array idea with the blood pouring into the pipes, and the underground city. The concept was very well thought out, and stuck true to its FMA roots, considering the author was not involved. I could easily see this occurring in the manga. I did have a problem with its execution, but I already ranted on long enough about that.
 
03-03-12, 7:52 PM

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Sorry, couldn't post this as a review because it contains too many spoilers. But I needed to rant.
 
03-06-12, 8:24 AM

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It's pretty hard to rate this without comparing it to the series, which isn't really fair. I was pretty meh'd by it, 7/10 for me.
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03-07-12, 7:18 PM

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The only downside was the lack of FMA characters. They could have at least expanded Mustang's screentime a bit. He didn't get to do anything.
 
03-10-12, 4:28 AM

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excellent
the art wasn't that good, but the animation was awsome
 
03-18-12, 4:02 AM

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7/10. Pretty much lacking in everything. Feels like an attempt to milk money rather than to expand on character development.
 
03-19-12, 6:32 PM

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Maybe I was expecting too much because this was FMA or whatever it was that I was looking for but I cant put into words and I didn't find it while watching this. It wasn't that bad but it's 6/10 for me.

Back to my own herd of goats, I guess. Meh. LOL
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03-23-12, 7:06 PM

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It was ok. Still don't understand why Julia lost her leg despite her using the philosopher stone but I guess they wanted to make it kinda dramatic to prove a point I suppose ?
 
03-30-12, 10:43 AM

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horrible movie.
i remember how excited i was last year when it came out in july

i would have literally moved to japan just to see this in theaters
thats how excited i was

i guess i should have known it would be crap

seriously. im embarassed that i even watched it
they should have just made an original movie instead of pretending like it had anything to do with FMA

everyone was acting out of character, boring story, lame villain, lackluster fight scenes (they could have atleast had good fight scenes!)
and no emotional connections whatsoever.
julia was a decent character but come on. i dont care about julia i care about ed and al! they were practically supporting characters

and compared to Brotherhood the animation was just underwhelming
5/10
 
04-07-12, 9:28 PM

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Starring
Lina Inverse as: Julia
Victor von Doom as: Nazi Leader
Claire Stanfield as: Ashley Crichton
 
04-16-12, 9:36 AM

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zzz...It's so boring...zzz
 
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