Parents need to know that Fullmetal Alchemist is a live-action, subtitled Japanese fantasy movie based on one of the best-selling manga (Japanese comic book series) of all time, which has also spawned two animated TV series, video games, audio books, and more. It's extremely violent, with everything intensified due to the fact that it's live action rather than animation. Heroes are imperiled by villains who use all kinds of weapons (spears, knives, guns, and more), along with evil mystical powers. Expect to see brutal hand-to-hand fighting, bloody deaths, terrifying monsters, and grotesque humanoid creatures. Characters are stabbed, shot, impaled, burned, crushed, and mutilated. There's also some mild language ("damn," "hell," etc.). While the story does promote values including courage, loyalty, bravery, wisdom, and compassion, this isn't a kid-friendly manga like Pokémon or Hamtoro; it's only intended for mature teens and adults.