Heart of Metal

I’ve finally finished it. If anyone has been keeping up with my MAL account, you would have noticed that it took me forever to finish Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I’ve been watching it with one of my friends, and I was not allowed to watch any of it without her. For my birthday, I binged through the last 16 episodes of it. All of it was amazing. I was not expecting it because I lead towards shoujos and my friends who practically hate shoujos love it. All I can say is that I might start trusting them with anime suggestions. It is now another anime on the short list of animes that I suggest watching dubbed. I know that at this point, everyone and their mother has seen this anime, but I feel like I should emphasize how good it is from someone like me. IT WAS AMAZING. Now the question is should I watch the original. I’ve been told that towards the end it is disappointing, but the emotions going into it are a lot more present. Should I? I need to know. Please tell me.

Not at All What I Was Expecting

Recently, I watched the Netflix original movie Death Note, and it was not at all what I was expecting. It was a good movie. I won’t say that it is the best movie I have ever seen but I had some really good elements. I loved the cinematography and there wasn’t a lot of spoken exposition like I was expecting. I know that a lot of people hated it. I read the reviews myself. They were full of hate but had no real reasoning for it. The people who actually had reasons for disliking it, other than the fact that it wasn’t word for word out of the manga or anime, had reasoning that I could understand why they felt that way. To me, a live action is not supposed to be exactly like what it is in the source material, especially when it is crossing cultural borders. While watching it, I was completely in the moment and for the most part forgot all about the manga (I haven’t watched the anime yet. Don’t hate me.). If you haven’t watched or read the original Death Note or if you completely separate yourself from the original, you would consider it a decent movie. Not the best, but definitely not the worst. Ryuk and L were definitely the best part of the film no matter what way you see it. Those two made the film.