||[Jan. 27th, 2012|06:23 pm]
I've been fighting all week to get my GPS working again, so far to no avail. The best advice to Garmin has given me so far is to plug it into the back of my computer rather than the front. So I've been forced to get around town using Google Maps like some sort of animal.|
Despite not having access to navigational space rays, I did get a second chance to see Fullmetal Alchemist: the Sacred Star of Milos It turns out the Downtown Independent theatre is downtown, and not in the middle of Hollywood. Who knew?
The movie... wasn't good. At all.
Given the way the series ended, you're forced to make the movie a midquel, which already means it's inconsequential to the main plot. In fact, this movie could tie into either one of the TV series and not make a difference.
The story was rather mediocre until the last half-hour which devolved into incomprehensible mess of fire and screaming.
Visually the film as merit. On several occasions I noticed some rather obvious homages to older Miyazaki films. At least that gave me something to pay attention to instead of squirming in my seat in a completely empty theatre.
If you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist, don't feel the urge to watch this movie.