Sunday, April 26, 2009

Brief Thoughts on Dragonball Evolution

Last weekend, my sister and I went to see Dragonball Evolution. This movie was about 10 years too late to be a success but I enjoyed it. There were some changes to the original story (the word "saiyan" is never uttered once, for example) but a lot of things were kept in. I really thought they were going to change Bulma's last name but, no, they didn't. It was funny to hear Emmy Rossum introduce herself as Bulma Briefs.

The fight sequences were pretty decent. I enjoyed the opening "fight" between Goku and Grandpa Gohan. There's also a nice one which consists entirely of Goku avoiding attacks by a group of bullies. Also, the fight between Piccolo and Goku featured DBZ's trademark "punching at high speed at close range."

Overall, it's a nice PG-rated action flick that took me back to the days when I was a DBZ fan.

1 comment:

  1. chris3:36 PM

    I really have to agree with the reviewer at IF magazine who says that the only resemblance this move has to DBZ is that the characters have the same names. i am also pissed that Fox decided to change goku from an asian actor which the movie script originally had him.