Dragonball Evolution: See it on Torrent
Everything you wanted to know, & maybe some you didn't...
Let me start by saying hello. Some of you may already know who I am, to those who don't let me introduce myself, I am one of the biggest Dragonball fans around. I have been a fan since I first discovered the anime when I was around 8(almost 6 years before most people even knew what it was). I have been waiting for this movie for 10 years, 7 if you just count the years Fox sat on it. Those of you who know me know I have had a very strong opinion of this movie for a long time, since I saw the first images last July in fact. Most of you can probably guess what I'm gonna say, but you'ed be wrong.
As I sat at my computer waiting for the torrent to finish downloading I could barely contain my excitement, well it was more a mix of fear & anticipation. When it was done I cliked the play icon just to see if it was another joke(I have DL several fakes) it wasn't!!! It was real!!! I started the movie. The copy I had gotten was a bootleg, & the first few minuets were cut off, so no opening. I could deal with that as long as the rest was ok(witch it was). It starts off as your typical high school movie, loser Goku feels invisable, gets picked on by bullies(Grandpa Gohan made him promise never to fight in school), laughed at in class( in a scene in witch he misprounces Nameks as nemics atleast 3 time), & desperitly wants to go out with the cute popular girl(Chi-Chi), he even has a heart to heart with Grandpa Gohan about wanting to be normal. So far this movie is grabage I am very glad it didn't cost me 10 buck to see. The rest of the movie, after Piccolo uses his "sith" like power to crush Gokus house from down the street, is pertty much what you'ed expect, Goku & Bulma meet & team up, they find Roshi & set off to find the dragonballs to stop Piccolo. Along the way they meet Yamcha, and Goku learns the Kamahamaha wave from Roshi. You can guess the end, if you haven't seen it on here already.
I origanly had writen a whole run down of the movie but have decided not to give everything away, so heres the wind-up: this movie was decently writen & put toghter rather nicely(even if the writer & director had not done their homework & had no clue what they were dealing with). The story flows nicely together and if you can take the fact that it's suposed to be Dragonball out of you mind its actually an ok movie. Justin Chatwin's proformence leaves alot to be desired if you expect to feel like the person your watching is Goku, but as far as playing a loser trying to find his place in the world Chatwin must already have a life time of real expeirence. Emmy Rossum's Bulma was a little more on point the Chatwins Goku but was still a little too wana-be badass. Yeah Bulma is tough, but she's more likely to trow her guns in the air screaming as she runs away then shoting as shes running towards something. Other then that the only times I really felt disopointed were whenever they'ed say one of the characters names & it brought me back to the fact I was watching a movie with Dragonball in the title. there were also a few things that had nothing to do with being a bad Dragonball knock off I didn't like, for example Chow Yun Fat kept doing these little dance/fighting movement ti chi style that just looked stupid. When Roshi is teaching Goku the Kamhamaha he has to do all these dumb little hand gestures that are suposed to help focus his ki, & don't get me started on the whole Ozaru storyline.
I'll be completly honest here; if any of you know me you know I have had nothing but bad things to say about this movie, & I will hold true to all those things because I was right. As far as holding up to the title of a Dragonball movie this movie was not at all what I would have wanted to see and they failed on alot of thing. But, as far as being a movie standing on its own, to people like the younger crowd they are gearing this movie towards, all in all it is actually a pretty good movie. I mean I watched it & didn't want to storm out have way through, but thats not to say it wasn't loaded with flaws if you know what your looking for. ENTER AT OWN RISK!!
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