Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì 

Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Transmutation presents itself as an action/drama film. The stoic facial features, shallow character development, and adding new characters with the seemingly innumerable characters already in the movie, further complicate an already complicated storyline. This third and final film of this movie series is important to watch as everything has been building to the transformation. But the movie loses its entertainment value and the audience can be left with the question, ‘what was that all about?’ Fans of the animated television series may be completely satisfied with this movie and understand it better than the person who started this set of movies with movie one and two and then, jumped into the final watch. Be aware that this movie introduces many concepts not generally familiar to movie goers. It is good to do some research on homunculi, alchemy, philosopher’s stone, and sharing bodies with more than one entity to understand some of the concepts talked about in the movie. 

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Alphonse and Edward fight evil while wrapping up loose ends in the series to a final conclusion. 

Additional Thank 

Thank you to Director Fumihiko Sori for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Ryuji Abe, Julie Fujishima, Kazuya Hamana, Yoshiro Hosono, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Atsuhiro Iwakami, Kei Morita, Shinji Nakano, Masama Takahashi, and Hajime Tsubouchi. Cast includes: Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Misako Renbutsu, Kanata Hongo, Yuina Kuroshima, Keisuke Watanabe, Kokoro Terada, Shinji Uchiyama, Monroe Ron, Atom Mizuishi, Motoki Fukami, and Masaki Kaji. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. This movie may be incomprehensible for the average movie goer especially if the two prequels were not watched first and if the movie goer is not acquainted with the presentation format of this story. 

*Also Known as; Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy 

or Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Saigo no Rensei

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Ben Meyers

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