Dragonball… Evolution?

Posted: December 14, 2008 in Movies
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If you are a big Dragonball or Dragonball Z fan like I am, then you must have been keeping track with the Dragonball movie ever since it was first announced that 20th Century Fox acquired feature film rights to the Dragon Ball franchise in 2002. Or maybe you seen doom coming from the start.

Well after years of waiting and tons of rumors, its here, the Dragonball live action movie. And by the looks of things, it doesn’t look like its any good. Based on what I’ve seen and read, it seems like they took the story and it into their own adaption of Dragonball. So this may be a huge disappointment to those looking forward to a movie version of the anime (including myself).

Some of the things you can expect in the movie is the Dragonballs being created by seven mystics instead of Kami (I guess refering to an alien living on a tower in the sky is a big no-no here in the U.S.). Also Goku being a highschool student, and I’m not sure if he’s even a saiyan in the film. A few other surprises you may find in the movie are; Bulma being a weapon specialist (And without blue hair), Mai is now a shape shifter, no animals/animal-people (for example Oolong or Turtle), Roshi is no longer bald or pervy, and Krillin is not in the movie.

There are some things I can understand, like taking out the animals or animal people. I can’t even imagine someone trying to play Oolong, or worse, Oolong being in CG (shudders). But making Goku a highschool and having the Dragonballs created by anybody other than Kami is just wrong, and by not having Kami in the movie, Piccolo existence becomes really complicated.

I think its best not to think of this as a Dragonball movie, you can really say its a movie that just so happens to have similar names to the anime with the same name. Long story short, there’s a big difference between Dragonball and Dragonball Evolution (The name given in the trailer shown below). If you want to take a look for yourself, feel free to watch the trailer below.

Read on veiwers, and beware adaptations.


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