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Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

Hagane no renkinjutsushi (original title)
Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong.

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Fumihiko Sori

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Hiromu Arakawa (manga), Fumihiko Sori (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryôsuke Yamada ... Edward Elric
Tsubasa Honda ... Winry Rockbell
Dean Fujioka ... Roy Mustang
Ryûta Satô ... Maes Hughes
Misako Renbutsu ... Riza Hawkeye
Yô Ôizumi ... Shou Tucker
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Cornello
Yasuko Matsuyuki ... Lust
Shinji Uchiyama Shinji Uchiyama ... Gluttony
Kanata Hongô ... Envy
Natsuna ... Maria Ross
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Hakuro
Natsuki Harada Natsuki Harada ... Gracia Hughes
Jun Kunimura ... Tim Marcoh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Allen Jr. Mark Allen Jr. ... Gluttony (voice)
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Storyline

The plot takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, in a reality where alchemy is real, extremely developed and respected. The plot features brothers Edward and 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 and 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. Written by Olivia Schreuder

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ryôsuke Yamada carried out his own stunts during filming. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Edward Elric: [to his brother] promise I'll get our bodies back.
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Version of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009) See more »

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Fullmetal Alchemist live action movie...
7 June 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I never read any of the comics or watched the Anime of "Fullmetal Alchemist", so I had no idea what I should expect from this live action rendering of the concept. I just had a little information about what it was about, so I sat down to watch it with no expectations or hopes, as I found it on Netflix.

It turns out that this movie was actually entertaining enough for what it was, although the storyline was somewhat simplistic, and there were no twists or turns along the ride.

"Fullmetal Alchemist" (aka "Hagane no renkinjutsushi") was long, painstakingly long. And they could have trimmed it down with some more intense and thorough editing, because there was a lot of stuff which wasn't really serving more than being eye-candy and filler on the screen.

The characters in the movie were adequate, although the lead role played by Ryôsuke Yamada was somewhat of a swing and a miss, because he was rigid and monotone in his performance. Yasuko Matsuyuki, playing Lust, was really perfect for the role, but it was a shame that she, as the villain, didn't have more time on the screen. Tsubasa Honda, playing Winry, was carrying a great deal of the movie, as she had to pick up where Ryôsuke Yamada came in short.

The visuals and special effects in the movie were amazing, and they carried the movie quite a long way.

An entertaining movie for sure but it was just way way too long.


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