I apologize for skipping over episode 2, but with the traveling and illness I suffered last week it couldn’t be helped. It was mostly material from the first series anyways, although I thought they did a really good job of explaining what happened in the past in a quick, yet quite clear manner.
Ah, the often cited and shopped pimp pose. Looking good there Ed.
I’m not a particularly big fan of the split shots they a couple of times this episode, as I usually find it distracting. Also, I think this is the point where I was giggling along when Ed mocks religion. The symbolism and religious themes in FMA are pretty thick (seven deadly sins and other rather obvious references), but I always found the commentary on the relationship between science and religion to be fascinating. I also dug the Icarus references.
Alright, why are they trying to make this show into some gag-suspense hybrid? I find all of the SD gag scenes to be jarring and really detract from enjoyment of the serious side of the show. A joke here and then is fine, but they interrupted several serious moments this episode to do a stupid joke about Ed’s height or which one is the real Fullmetal Alchemist for the upteenth time.
They certainly made her a lot more of a crazed religious fanatic then I remember her. It’s sad, but there are millions of people like her in this world.
Again with this crap…
Definitely a badass way to annihilate a Juggernaut wannabe.
I enjoyed all of the action this week, and some of the philosophical and religious musings, but I really could do without the stupid gags in the middle of fights and other serious moments. They went through this arc pretty fast from what I remember in the first series, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It didn’t feel rushed, and this way they will be able to get to some more material that we didn’t see in the previous adaptation.