Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

Posted on 27. Mar 2011




Ben Ramsey (screenplay), Akira Toriyama (novel)


Justin Chatwin – Goku
Yun-Fat Chow – Master Roshi
Emmy Rossum – Bulma
Jamie Chung – Chi Chi
James Marsters – Lord Piccolo

Synopsis: A young boy named Goku seeks out upon his grandfather’s dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls (of which he has one) in order to prevent Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. [Rottentomatoes.com]

So hello there and sorry for being away for so long. I just haven’t had the time to watch any new movies. And with the first one I trip on a disaster. Oh lucky me.

If any of you have ever seen the anime that this movie is based on then please skip this move, because it’s horrible in every sense.

At first when I saw this movie I could see many parallels with the Airbender movie. The same mistakes, over leaping etc. But for some reason I felt okay about that. Maybe because I wasn’t so passionate about the Dragonball series. The story was always great but still there where too many below the belt jokes. Well, at least in that manner the movie keeps the line.

But first the story. I would like to say that the only thing that is left the same as in the series are the dragonballs. The characters are there but only by name. First, in the series, Goku and Piccolo have known eachother from the time they’ve been growing up, but in the movies the story is different. In the series the master isn’t his grandpa. And the mistakes go on and on. There is no real connection between the movie and the series.

In other aspects,this seems like another Hollywood action movie. Not much thought is put into this. There are the same things as in any ‘boy-meets-girl’ movie and an usualy ‘hit-em-in-the-face’ movie.

This movie is worth nothing. Even if it was a stand alone project.

But one thing kept me wondering for the whole movie. If everyone else, who matters in this movie is asian, why isn’t Goku?!

My opinion for this movie is 1/10 and I recommend you NOT to see it.

This is all for me, see you guys next time.

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