The original series is my favorite story in any artistic medium that was sadly ruined by the 2009 raping that was Brotherhood. This isn't as bad as that but it's just as pointless. The original ending put me the tears everytime I revisit the series. The odyssey all these characters took part of is as epic as Kurosawa, as spiritual as Bergman, as humanistic as Renoir and as beautiful as Erice. Watch that instead.