Honestly, I didn’t know what I was expecting when I went to watch this movie. It’s been hella long since I last watched Dragon Ball as a kid, but it was sure refreshing to once again meet those characters I used to adore back then (Kuririn is so damn cute!!). I guess I had no expectation whatsoever when I entered the cinema and I was right to do so.
The storyline is (very) straight to the point without effort to add twists or a more developed plot. Through the power of Shen Long, Frieza is resurrected and he is back to seek revenge on Goku and the rest of the world. The movie feels like it was just made merely to bring Dragon Ball to the big screen, with no intention to wow the audience with something new or exciting ideas. There are fight scenes, interluded by cheesy dialogues and weak attempts on humor. Non-fans won’t find this movie to be anything worth watching at the cinema, while long time die hard fans of DBZ will just appreciate the fight scenes. But at the end of the movie, we don’t get any feeling of accomplishment (the movie also ends quite awkwardly for my taste) at all. It felt like I was just there to see my childhood hero again on the big screen, nothing more.
In conclusion, I won’t recommend it to non-fans. To DBZ fans, I’d say don’t expect anything new or exciting. Just be there to see Goku and Frieza fight in all the glory of the big screen and the surround sound system.
- Fight scenes
- Reminiscent of childhood hero
- Goku is still adorable as ever (and Kuririn!) but I find that my favorite character in this movie is actually Jaco the Galaxy Patrol!
- Cheesy dialogues
- Humor is not working for me
- Storyline is (extremely) lacking