Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Chewi » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:38 am

We've seen the first two episodes of the new series. It's both different and the same but in the wrong places. The animation is poorer. When no one is moving and they're doing a close up, it looks the same as before, but apart from that, it seems rushed. Plot-wise, they're just retracing old ground and using the same old tired jokes. I guess they need to bring new viewers up to speed but Ed and Al are going to Lior at the end of the second episode for what I think is the same mission as the one at the start of the first series. So far, it just seems like a half-arsed recreation of the original. And yet I've heard it's really good. I guess we'll see what the deal is in the next couple of episodes.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by kaos » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:43 am

Ive often heard the first series is trash and this second series is great, and not to even bother with the first.

But it kinda worked out like this for me.
I needed to see the first series to understand just how fucking awesome the 2nd series was. I'd suggest the same.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Chewi » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:50 pm

We were actually talking about this the other day. I don't think we saw more than a few episodes in the end. It was just too soon after seeing the first series. If we were to revisit it now, we could enjoy it without being distracted by all the similarities and differences.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Mik » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:38 pm

I recently watched the whole series of Fullmetal alchemist, I don't get the hype, don't get me wrong it was good and the chibi moments were few enough for me to not totally despise it. But I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again and when I saw there was like another series I just wiki'd the plot rather than watching.

I wonder if it is more a product of it's time and I just missed the boat or my general disdain of the japanese plot arch or lack thereof.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Chewi » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:46 pm

Was it Brotherhood you watched though? That seems to be where all the hype is, though I thought the first series was good.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Mik » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:30 pm

It would appear I watched the 2003 series, maybe I'll check this newer one out
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by kaos » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:13 am

few things to remember...
and somebody correct me if I'm wrong

How the Homunculi are made is completely different.
2003 = failed human transmutation by various alchemists makes a humunculus
Brotherhood = all made by the same "person" possibly even all at once, and human transmutation (nor transmutation in general) has nothing to do with it.

because of this, their motives are also different.

some of the names are swapped around.
its almost a streetfighter level name switcheroo thing happening.
2003 = pride(King bradley) wrath (the one with Ed's arm and leg) sloth (some lady)
brotherhood = pride(King bradleys son) wrath (King bradley) sloth (some muscular dude)

Elrics dad isnt a dick.
2003 = he's kinda just an aloof guy who left his family cuzz..his body was breaking down?
Brotherhood = he's still kinda aloof, but he's a central character, and he left his family to save the world.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Mik » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:55 am

Lust was the lady no ?

nvm there was two
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Chewi » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:32 pm

Did either of you see the Conqueror of Shamballa? It's a bit WTF but I liked it.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by kaos » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:59 pm

is that the one with the Mortal Kombat story line?
"I'm gonna open an interdemesional gate and invade a whole other plane of existence!" craziness?

If so. I think so, but I only remember Not Alfonse.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Chewi » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:12 pm

I saw the original Mortal Kombat movie a veeeery long time ago and remember nothing about it. But yes.

You guys are far too polite to say so but you've more or less been implying that I have crappy taste. :P What can I say, I'm easily pleased?
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Mik » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:06 am

Mortal men and women defending your own world, it's not about death, but life, James.

How can you forget this masterpiece ?
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Chewi » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:16 pm

I remember who I saw it with but I don't think we saw it at the cinema. We possibly rented it but it wouldn't have been long after its release. We're talking nearly 20 years ago. :shock:
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by Mik » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:29 pm

YOU LOSE!

FATALITY


modern day (20 years ago) Billy boy Shake-a-Spear, dude.
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Re: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Post by kaos » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:57 pm

Chewi wrote:I saw the original Mortal Kombat movie a veeeery long time ago and remember nothing about it. But yes.

You guys are far too polite to say so but you've more or less been implying that I have crappy taste. :P What can I say, I'm easily pleased?

After brotherhood, I cant see the the first run as anything more than a weird fan fiction.
it was cool tho before.

its like Mum-Ra

he's cool in his red cloak, and his evil plotting.
but then you find out "OH SHIT! this dude has a Killer beast mode!"

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