Dragon Ball Movie

The Dragon Ball series is an awesome anime and manga. I’ll admit that the Dragon Ball Z arc had many fillers and if a character needed one minute to gather energy, it actually meant at least three episodes (1 hour 30 min) or more. But it still appealed both to the Eastern and Western audiences and influenced many other manga artists and western film/animation. So its a very popular and successful franchise, of course we’re gonna make a live-action version of it. when I first heard of this, I immediately knew they were some how going to screw with the story and characters; and I was right.

If you’ve seen the anime or read the manga, then you’d see the differences in this movie. Roshi (Chow Yun-Fat) no longer has his beard, mustache, sunglasses, and turtle shell; at least his shirt is similar to the anime. There are many other changes but one of the biggest differences for me is how they changed the main character Goku. In the movie, Goku goes to high school. In the anime/manga, Goku has never gone to high school, not even elementary school. Goku also doesnt have his crazy hairdo although I guess it would look weird on a real person.

What Goku really loooks like

What Goku really loooks like

Even though they are making all these changes and possibly (since I havent seen the movie yet) ruining it, I’m still drawn to watch it because its under the dragon ball name. Kind of how like film adaptions of video games will be sure to draw the gamers into watchin the movie. If I had to defend the changes they made in this new Dragon Ball movie, all of the animated Dragon Ball movies are either retellings of parts of the story or are just non-canon stories. This Dragon Ball movie isn’t the first live-action version of it though. The Chinese attempted to make a live-action dragon ball film.

Heres a Dragon Ball film created by fans of the franchise. Even though there is no story, right now I believe these fans have done a better job at making a live-action dragon ball than hollywood.


4 Responses to “Dragon Ball Movie”

  1. astrangerwithcandy Says:

    I like how the dude playing the dude isn’t even Asian. This movie will be absolute shit.

  2. astrangerwithcandy Says:

    *the dude playing Goku.


  3. thekingofeurope Says:

    well, goku isn’t actually asian.

  4. astrangerwithcandy Says:

    Okay, so he’s not actually Asian. But seeing as how the show originated in Japan, and was spoken in Japanese, and he has a Japanese name, it would’ve been appropriate to have an Asian dude. Of coarse we all know that Hollywood doesn’t give a shit about maintaining the integrity of the source material, so this was to be expected.

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