Hi everyone !!
As I said a week ago, FMA Sacred Star of Milos was projected at the japan expo, saturday at 4.00 pm. I was lucky enough to get a ticket (there were only 400 tickets and they were given by drawing lots)
We had goodies, 8 of us got the pamphlet that you can buy in japan and we had a small video from l'Arc en Ciel telling us that they really enjoyed making a new song for fma and that we would like the movie. Warning
, here is the WHOLE summary of the movie, with every details, so if you don't want to be spoiled, don't read !!!The movie begins with a flashback from Julia Chrichton. She's around 5 years old and she and her family (her parents and her brother, Melvin) are leaving the region of Milos, her parents were studying alchemy and the people from Milos were against it. So they left the city with the military from Creta.
Another flashback where Julia is 7 or 8, she wakes up from a nap and sees her brother reading a book. The same book her father was holding while leaving Milos, and she is amazed by the fact that her brother can read and understand everything.
Then there is a small noise and Melvin leaves the room to go and see what that noise was. It appears that there is someone in the house, and entering the living room, Melvin discovers that their parents are dead, hanging by their feet, open in half (there was a lot more blood in this fma than in any other).
He screams, Julia runs in the living room to see what's happening and when she arrives, we heard a big noise of bones breaking or limb tearing and there, Julia faints.
End of FlashbackWe're now at Central and there is a big party. In a small room, around a lot of books and papers sleeps a "small" well known alchemist, our dear Edward. A shadow is approaching and there, Alphonse wakes up Ed by whistling in something he took at the party outside.
Ed shouts, Al laughs, and then, BAM, there is an explosion. It appears that one of the prison explodes so Ed and Al get out to investigate.
In a small alley, they spot Melvin who's trying to escape. Comes a small fight where we see melvin using a strange alchemy, with two circles on his hand. He seems to be able to use water on command, with one hand, but we also see him sending lightning from his other hand.
In the end he escapes, and Ed and Al are left behind, wondering who that guy was. <@acaray, congratulations for being able to watch the movie, and thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! !! ^^ And, knowing the whole storyline, we highly appreciate your taking this pause! You're sooo considerate! ^^ Thank you!! *big hugs* ~ Tombow>Warning from board staff:We think that knowing the major storyline spoilers of this movie beforehand could potentially DESTROY major part of movie viewing experience of this movie, and thus we HIGHLY recommend considering NOT to read the further part of spoiler movie storyline! (or read ONLY if you do not mind having such results.) ~ Board staff
To answer Tombow's post, I completely agree, reading the whole summary may prevent you from enjoying the movie when you'll be able to see it.
But for the curious : Everyone is now wondering how the explosion could happen. Nobody knew that melvin was an alchemist, so it was a big surprise to see him perform such alchemy. Our favorite colonel is directing the search for him, he learn that melvin was arrested 5 years ago for illegal immigration, and that in 2 months he would have been released. He and the Elrics take a look at his ex cell and soon the brothers soon find the newspaper with a piece missing. This piece is in fact a picture of Julia Chrichton, showing that she was arrested in Table City for illegal immigration.
After all of this, the Elric brothers decide to pay a visit to Table City. They take a train, and after entering their wagon, we see a chimera jumping on the same train. In the train, Ed is fast asleep when there is a control for their "passport". Ed and Al don't have one but saying you're the FullMetal Alchemist can do wonder, so everything's fine until the controllers stop someone. This person is in fact the wolf chimera and a new fight begins. Ed and Al are trying to help the controllers, fighting the wolf chimeras who's in fact a spy from Creta and Ed ends up on the roof of the train.
At the same time in another train, come the black bats. They're trying to stop the train because it's supposed to be the one transporting some friends of them who have been arrested. But this was a plan to try and capture the black bats, so the train is full of militaries. In this train, there's also Melvin, who, startled by the fight with the bats, jump on the roof of the train to see what's going on. Next Warning from board staff:We think that knowing the major storyline spoilers of this movie beforehand could potentially DESTROY major part of movie viewing experience of this movie, and thus we HIGHLY recommend considering NOT to read the further part of spoiler movie storyline! (or read ONLY if you do not mind having such results.) ~ Board staff<Thank you, acaray, please continue with the next part ^^ ~ Tombow>So here we are : Melvin is on the roof of the train, and Ed and the wolf chimera are also on the roof of an other train. Obviously, those 2 trains meet each other and Melvin sees the fight between Ed and the wolf. He already knows the chimera because the wolf was chasing him before he was captured by Amestris. So he goes "You're not going to mess with me again" and perform alchemy. Fighting both Ed and Melvin is way too dangerous for the wolf, so he jumps off the train and runs off. We still got a little fight between Ed and Melvin (Melvin is still a prisoner on the run) but in the end, the train is coming into the station way too fast so Ed stops the fight and goes try to help Al stopping the train from crashing into the station Obviously, they succeed, and melvin uses this free time to jump off the train and goes after the black bats. Soon after, Ed and Al follow.
The black bats are now trying to save Julia (she was arrested and put in jail in Table city), as their first plan with the train has failed, they at least want to save someone. So they explode the wall of the prison and we see Julia going out of her cell, running in the street and catching the rope one of the black bat is throwing at her.
So Melvin is running away from Ed and Al, and Julia is now flying in the air.
Melvin see Julia and try to stop the black bat from taking her away. Here we've got a new fight between Melvin, the black bat trying to hold on Julia, Ed and Al. The rope breaks and Ed sends Al helping the girl and he chases after melvin.
Ed : he's running after melvin but soon enough, melvin escapes again. Then, Ed meet "I don't remember his name so until I do, i'm gonna call him Yoki2 cause he is the twin of our dear Yoki but, he's got a lock like Armstrong (we were all laughing after seeing him for the first time ) So Ed meet Yoki2 who's the one in charge here. After explaining who he is and what he's doing here, Ed goes away.
Al :he runs after Julia, who's hanging at a tower, and just before she fells, he catches her. But they lend on a steep slope and Al can't stop himself from going down, so they both fell from the edge of table City (explanation : table city is like an island, but instead of water, it's a big hole. And in this hole, we've got the region of Milos. And just at the other side, we're at Creta. So Milos is just between the border of 2 big countries and in a hole. I don't know if I make myelf clear, but without a drawing, it's hard to explain ^^)
Luckily, Al catches something just before they fell, so they're hanging from the cliff. But Julia starts to panick and grabs on Al's head. But his head isn't stuck at his armor so here she fells, taking Al with her.
But melvin isn't far, and with his alchemy controlling water, he creates a big amount of snow just under Julia and Al, so their fall is gently stops by it. melvin then makes the snow disappear and take Julia in his arm, letting Al in the mud.
But now they're on Milos, and the region is controlling by the black bats, so all of them arrive and they take Melvin, Julia and muddy Al underground Further Warning from board staff: We'll be reaching to the first key spoiler content soon, and we think that knowing the major storyline spoilers of this movie beforehand could potentially DESTROY major part of movie viewing experience of this movie, and thus we HIGHLY recommend considering NOT to read the further part of spoiler movie storyline! (or read ONLY if you do not mind having such results.) ~ Board staffWe discover Milos, a poor region, that Creta and Amestris use as a big garbage. If people try to climb the cliff, they're shoot from both side and Creta exploits the people. Al is taken underground, where the black bats put him in a cell. Julia stays with him and asks him about his body. There comes the explanation about human transmutation and seeing the door of truth. Julia tells Al that their organization is looking for a way to help Milos, and they want the power of the Bloody Star to help them. She's asking if the door of truth could help them but Al tells her not to go in that direction.
Meanwhile, Ed comes into Milos (the militaries told him that they saw everyone fell from the cliff), and catches Pedro, a "guard" of Milos. He asks him to bring him to their leader.
While crossing the small town to go to the underground, they meet with an old man, who'se an automail maker and is amazed by the one Ed has.
After exiting his shop, they go underground but don't realize that the wolf chimera is following them. Soon after, the wolf try to attack them, Ed dodges but not pedro who'se killed by it. Ed runs after the chimera and ends up in the tunnel under Milos where the black bat, Melvin and Julia are gathering. Between all of that, we had a small explanation about melvin. He tells the black bats (their leader is Miranda, a woman with short hair) and Julia that he is Melvin Chrichton, that when he was a kid, their parents were murdered by the wolf chimera and just after Julia fainted, he took her in his arms and run away. Seeing that he wouldn't be able to escape with his sister, he hid Julia near a tree and run away. the whole time, the chimera was chasing him and the only way for him to be safe was to hide in the only place were the chimera wouldn't be able to catch him : a prison in Amestris. But when he saw on the newspaper that his sister had been captured and put in jail in Table City, he escaped and came here to save her.
Miranda then explains that they're looking for a way to save Milos from Amestris and Creta and that an alchemist like him at their side would be a big help. He refused, saying that he only want to be with his sister again.
Julia now tells everyone that Al isn't a bad person (he saved her) and asks for him to be released Then, a guard comes and tells everyone that a chimera has been spot in the underground, and that a boy is also chasing after it. Everyone moves, and Al, in his cell, hearing that, break off his handcuff and follows everyone. The chimera, Ed, Al, Miranda, Julia, melvin and some guard meet underground, and an other fight begins.
To make it short, Al saves the life of Julia, again (small thought for May, Al has a real saving people thing .... ), Ed does some clapping hands and melvin some shouting lightning and with flashes, lights, booms and a design weird enough for me, the chimera is killed.Another Warning from board staff: We'll be introduced to the next key spoiler content soon, and we think that knowing the major storyline spoilers of this movie beforehand could potentially DESTROY major part of movie viewing experience of this movie, and thus we HIGHLY recommend considering NOT to read the further part of spoiler movie storyline! (or read ONLY if you do not mind having such results.) ~ Board staff
Then, we see the eyes of a man, unknown for the moment, behind a strange mask, lowering his head (like the apparition of father during brotherhood, when we didn't know who he was, just a flash with his face)
I'm gonna stop for now, time to go to bed for me. I'll continue tomorrow afternoon
so until this time, everyone, bye bye