Ok, 1st things 1st. The movie, even though it is the second movie in the FMA series, is not a sequel to the first. The movie is based in the FMA Universe, somewhere in the middle of the series.
So the brothers have found out about the horrible secret of the philosophers stone, and are looking for other ways to get their bodies back. Al is still in his metal armor. Most of the characters are new, as the story is based on a different country not touched upon much in the original series.
A thief breaks out of prison, 2 months before he was supposed to be released. And surprisingly, they find he was a powerful alchemist. So why did he say in the prison so long, and why escape now?
The Elric brothers trace the Alchemist to the borders of Creta, a country Amestris is at war at. Between the borders of the two countries is a huge ditch, and the original people of the land, Milos, live there. They have been mistreated by both sides.
They want to kick both Amestris and Crete off their land. The brothers get involved in all this, and soon a war is about to break out. And then they find the Milosians are about to make their own philosophers stone, and they try to stop them before thousands of people are killed for it.
1st impressions- the visuals in the movie are stunning. The story is good too. There is a slight suspense in the end.
I really liked it. If you liked the Brotherhood reboot, and wanted more, this is a good movie. Next, I would like to see a movie about what happens at the end of the Brotherhood series.