May 3rd, 2009

Ed reading - kanji

Re: Brotherhood

Finally - finally - FMA: Brotherhood is starting to get good. The pace has mellowed out and they're starting to actually tell the story, not shove it at the viewer in fast-forward. There are little things I could nitpick, but overall, I'm finally starting to feel like I'm watching something that could live up to the Fullmetal Alchemist name. Scar was freaky dangerous, the scene of him chasing Ed and Al through the city actually felt like their lives were in danger. The "stop being an idiot!" confrontation between Ed and Al was perfect, that's the Al I love from the manga.

I just want to pretend the first three episodes didn't exist. They're kinda similar to the Harry Potter movies, where they illustrate the story all right, but don't stand well on their own.

Edit: Ummm, guys? What Hughes/Roy? Seriously, are men not allowed to have friendships?