We have not watched either of the two movies--the one concluding the first series, nor the Sacred Star of Milos one, and would prefer no mention of them, thanks. (Well, ok, I've seen the first series movie, but Toby hasn't, and he'll be reading this.)
So! We finished FMA:B on Sunday, after throwing money at the problem of Netflix not having the final season, and getting the Blu-ray. (Although we enjoyed it enough we don't mind giving them money!)
--We both felt that while the ending of the first series had more of a visceral punch with the bittersweetness of the brothers being separated, FMA:B had more emotional depth overall. We enjoyed the journey more.
--The Blu-ray shows up in our PS3 as "FMA: Bro Collection2" so we've been calling it the Bro Collection for a while.
--I can see why, thematically, Mustang chose to use the Philosopher's Stone to get his eyesight back, because it illustrates the difference between his philosophy and experience and the Elric brothers', but it still felt like cheating for everything to be A-OK in the end for him and Havoc. I like it better when major characters suffer actual consequences. (And I would TOTALLY DIG the Adventures of Roy Mustang and his Seeing-Eye Lieutenant.)
--We both really like that there was a denouement episode, as so few things these days deal with the aftermath of the defeat of the Big Bad.
--Still love Hawkeye. And General Armstrong, even though I wanted to give her a scrunchy to get that HAIR out of her FACE. (And I wanted to tell Kimblee to GET THAT HAIR OUT OF YOUR FACE as well.)
--I'm sure there's a lot more I can say, but it requires other people reminding me of what it was I wanted to say. XD
Best parts from the gag reel in the extras (warning: language and spoilers! Also, cam video.), where the English voice actors were playing around :
From the final episode:
Al: I've been thinking lately.
Ed: Yeah. We should try to bring Mom back.
Scar: "Chimeras. Fucking sweet."
We are now both circling around the first episode of Breaking Bad and will break down and watch it at some point in the near future.
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