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Fullmetal Alchemist The Final Alchemy review: This live-action film almost comes close to the manga

Even Fullmetal Alchemist anime did not come this close to the story.

Fullmetal Alchemist The Final Alchemy review:  This live-action film almost comes close to the manga
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy.

Last Updated: 02.35 PM, Feb 26, 2024



Edward Elric needs to find a way to get out of Gluttony and defeat the monster who created Gluttony, Wrath, Greed, Pride, Lust and others. While doing so, he also hopes to bring his brother Alphonse back to life. Can he do it?


Fullmetal Alchemist does not commence from where the previous film ended. The scene continues after a brief moment and even then, we don't get to see the suspense unfold.

This one though, shows women in better light. Here, a 'housewife' is a warrior and a great one at that. This 'housewife' is actually Ed's strict teacher, Izumi.

This time, the movie is more heartwarming than ever. Now that the story is almost developed, this film has much more to offer.

The actors are more-or-less in the same graph as the last time. Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric has become more serious. Dean Fujioga has a smaller role as Roy Mustang this time but he's still good in his role this time around.

Unlike the anime, there are barely any memorable or funny moments in this one. However, it is surely emotional.

In the manga and anime, Ed had a very aggressive relationship with his father Van Holenheim. However, the live-action film fails to establish that.


This movie, however, is not a bad watch since once again, it gets the message of humanity across beautifully. Although it is not perfect, the film is a good watch.

Things get intense this time. Earth is at stake and Ed along with his gang are the only ones who can save it.

The film has the cutest ending ever. Not that you couldn't see it coming but it's still cute to watch.


Fullmetal Alchemist The Final Alchemy is definitely a good watch. The movie fares well throughout and wraps up even more beautifully. There are loops in the story but those who have followed the franchise know what is going on. If you are one of them, go for it!


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