|This gets better then the series|
Unlike the second movie I think the third added at lot instead of taking away from the story of The Universal Century. They added length to importaint segments like when Sayla told Bright that Char was her brother or when Lady Kycilia revels to Char that she knows his true identity. They also did a good job about cutting the skipable part of the series. Though I would have like The Duel In Texas better if they went with how it happened in the series but then the story wouldn't have matched up with the second movie. Though I'd still perfer watching the series they did make improvments to the story. And I think you could watch the movies and move onto the next Universal Century anime without any problems in the plot.