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Also state your reasons here.
I felt happy and sad, mostly because it had to end and also I felt like there was just something missing. I also hope they make another movie or more to the series but it's not likely to happen, and that is a whole new topic itself.
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Joined: 28-July 07
From: Auckland, New Zealand
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SOME MILD SPOILERS WITHIN
I've just finished watching the entire series on DVD including the Movie and i have to say that i don't like the way that it ended. It is both sad and good - it ends on good terms with everyone getting pretty much what they set out for, but it's just different from what you'd expect.
It seems quite sad that this group that we have become accustomed to seeing together has been split apart and there seems no way for it to be brought back together. But it also does a good job of leaving it alone and making sure not to turn it into one of those money-mongering shows that goes from a great story in the first series to a joke and loss of intentions and ideals in a second showing.
It almost seems like it ends abruptly like there is supposed to be more, but directors decided not to take it further in the fears that it may conform to the way that these stories are usually told and hurt what is created through out the series.
It might seem like it's really stupid to have the movie end that way but after all that was said throughout the series about Equivalent Exchange and the gate that pulls off limbs and kills people, do you think that they could have changed everything back to normal without having some really big really stupid "insert plot device here" moment?
Like i said it is sad for it to have ended like that but it's the best the director could do without breaking his own rules/conventions that were setup in the series.
It's better to think "Man it seems like there should be more" and have a somewhat well rounded ending, rather than have a moment where all the characters of FullMetal make a human chain through the gate and pull the Elrics back through and say "That was a stupid excuse for an ending that makes no sense at all."