Aah!! It’s 11 pm and I haven’t posted!! *Slaps self* I almost forgot!! (But there’s still time!)
As you can probably guess, I’ve seen the Conqueror of Shamballa movie. (If not, you should probably go see a doctor and have your deductive reasoning abilities tested.) In fact, I just watched it last Saturday night. (Too bad I didn’t see it earlier, or I would’ve pushed back Anime Theme Songs in favor of the movie. Ah well.)
I’ve gotta say, it’s a pretty awesome movie. *SPOILERS BEGIN HERE* I really like the concept of someone from “our” world wanting to travel to a mythical world only an eighteen year old with a metal arm and leg talks about. (Did that make grammatical sense? Heck if I know, but you get my point.) Technically, the only person Edward ever talked to about Amestris (and all things associated) was Alfons… and he kinda thought Ed was making it all up. The way Dietlinde knew about it was because she believed the “gods of the Aryan Race” lived on a mythical island north of Germany and would show her the way to Shamballa so she could take over the world.
A few thoughts:
1. Shame on her for thinking a mythical island would help you in taking over the world. Please. All the good villains know you’ve gotta do the dirty work yourself. (I am NOT speaking from experience. Just from watching a lot of TV.)
2. Even if she got to Shamballa, how would it be helpful to her? We, the audience, as well as Ed knew that the Amestrians would most certainly not want to take over “our” world. (Although I can’t promise anything from the Homunculi. Because we all knew that Gluttony, Pride, and Wrath were still around to do some serious damage.)
3. Although her plan was a good one, it probably wasn’t the best idea to actually travel to Shamballa herself. Especially when she somehow got fused or whatever with the ship she was in… and looked and acted even crazier than before.
The concept of Envy having turned into a dragon when he crossed through the gate was interesting. The only thing that “backfired” on that idea was when Envy decided to be a bad son and bite Hohenheim (which ended up killing him). If I’d been there, I would’ve probably gone alchemist on his sorry butt. Because even though Hohenheim wasn’t a very good father (to any of his three sons), he was still too nice to die. But then again, that was the only way for Ed to be able to open the portal. Or so Hohenheim thought.
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