DAMMIT! You just HAD to remind me that this movie existed! I was perfectly happy with the triangle never being resolved because they were an OT3, and then the MOVIE comes along, and they think they’re SO MUCH BETTER and they give us a resolution and now I’m all angry and depressed and I feel like I just watched Bokurano, Kanon, Crono Crusade, Naru Taru, and El Cazador back-to-back and then watched that ONE episode of Full Metal Alchemist…
Eh, just put it in the same bucket as Do You Remember Love or the Macross Zero movie episode; an in-universe dramatization of events. Macross F is the reality, and the movies are based off it with some liberties taken.
I don’t think Alto died. If you looked closely, he and the Vajra disappeared into another dimension just as the cannon is about to hit him. He’ll come back, for sure.
I can’t say I was thrilled about them changing the events around so much. I think I liked the story of the original TV series better, although I really liked that they gave Brera some really cool action scenes. I do find it sad that he had to die at the end, though.