This wiki has been closed following a Request for Comments. Please see this page for more information.

Fullmetal Alchemist

From Awful Movies Wiki
Revision as of 14:40, 31 October 2020 by The Adaptation Expert (talk | contribs) (Created page with "Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese live action adaptation of the manga by Hiromu Arakawa. The film is produced by Warner Bros. Japan & directed by Fumihiko Sori. The film stars...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese live action adaptation of the manga by Hiromu Arakawa. The film is produced by Warner Bros. Japan & directed by Fumihiko Sori. The film stars Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka & Yasuko Matsuyuki.

Plot

In the beginning of the 20th Century, in a reality where alchemy is real, extremely developed & respected. The plot features brothers Edward & Alphonse Elric, who, after attempting the forbidden technique of human transmutation, suffer the consequences. Alphonse loses his entire body while Edward loses his left leg. Edward then sacrifices his right arm to save his brother's soul by attaching it to a metal suit of armor. Edward is then given mechanical prosthetics known as "automail" in place of his missing arm & leg. Upon acceptance into the State Alchemists, he is given the nickname "Fullmetal Alchemist", all while searching with Alphonse for the legendary Philosopher's Stone, that will repair their bodies.

Why It Sucks

  1. Similar to many bad Japanese live action anime that came before, it completely changes the races of most European characters into Asians similar to The Last Airbender. The casting is even critizised by Seiji Mizushima, the director of the 2003 anime.
  2. It completely rushed too many storylines into one film.
  3. Much like Attack on Titan Parts 1 & 2, it removes several major characters in the story such as Alex Louis Armstrong, Scar, King Bradley, Izumi Curtis, Van Hohenheim & even Father.
  4. Ryosuke Yamada, Dean Fujioka & Tsubasa Honda are all miscast as Edward Elric, Roy Mustang & Winry Rockbell respectively & all made terrible performances.
  5. Bad & terrible special effects such as the alchemy effects, Lust's claws & the poor design of Nina's Chimera form.
  6. Similar to The Amazing Spider Man's villains, it addresses Lust, Envy & Gluttony as the main antagonists but Shou Tucker & General Hakuro are acting in the entire film as if their the main antagonists, also making the film's real main antagonist very confusing.
  7. Horrible portrayals of the entire cast:
  8. It got most of the entire storyline wrong:

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Yasuko Matsuyuki, Kanata Hongou & Shinji Uchiyama made an good performance as the Homunculi Lust, Envy & Gluttony.
  2. Gluttony can be creepy at times despite his bad CGI effects.
  3. The film did manage to shoot in the Italian town of Volterra & the entire European setting is still intact.
  4. Alphonse's design & height is faithful to the original manga & anime.
  5. The entire English dub cast of the anime reprised their roles in the film adaptation.

Reception