@_@ after reading 7 pages of stuff with 50% of its content not related to the movie, I realize that reading the summary alone was good enough as a lot of the following posts (except those that talks about how Roy shouldn't be depressed like that as he was cheerful and all in episode 51... totally agree) are pointless.
And stop whining about not being able to download an illegal version because:
1) ... it's illegal.
2) It's highly likely to get caught video cam-ing a movie in the theatre during the first 2 or 3 weeks of airing... do you want to see fellow fans getting caught because of something like this?
3) Don't expect fansub version soon as I doubt anyone can get an video cam version of it yet... DVD... probably 6 months later?
then back to about the summary... if you think it sucked or whatever, don't just put "i hate the ending, it sucks!" can't you put more reasoning to... why you hate it? Reading 20+ posts on the same day saying the same pointless thing was tiring... and well, you got your movie already, can't you stay satisfied? and there is always, always the manga.
About Arakawa-sensei... Personally, I don't think she hates the anime much, if she really did hate the anime, then I doubt she would bother drawing 2 pages omake manga (in volume 8) just on the process of how FMA anime was born. There might have been arguments between Arakawa-sensei and BONES on the anime plotline, but they did settle that and she mentioned that she did look forward to watching the anime every Saturday. If she truly hated it, then she wouldn't even mention that she look forward to watching it every Sat, right? (But of course, as Sycia mentioned, it could be just a cultural manner thing and she is just being generous or whatever, and decided not to complained about it....) So we shouldn't just come to conclusion and say that she hates the anime/movie.
back on topic ^^;
Overall, the movie sounds acceptable, Ed and Al are back together and that's all I wanted to see. Riza's sulute to Roy was good enough roiai to me too... because that leads to soo much possible things that will happen... as for 503, no comment... it just felt too typical, reunite and a hug, lol. I have quite some criticisms for what I have read from the summary so far, but... I am gonna wait for the actual animation before commenting on more... who knows, maybe I will have completely different opinions after I watched the actual thing