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Dragonball Evolution

Just .... no.

No.

No.

To illustrate: during the movie, everyone in the cinema was heckling. It could have been an Uwe Boll movie. I weep for Chow Yun Fat and the guy who plays Spike in Buffy.

Can I now have my money and two hours of my life back please?

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damanique
Apr. 10th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Hey - everyone knew it was going to suck right from the start! It's your own fault for expecting otherwise. ;) It's one of those movies you watch because they're so bad, not 'cause they're so good :p
wickedoll
Apr. 10th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
*pets* Poor poor Rob. And I just found out they are making a remake of Clash of the Titans. I may have to disembowel myself over that one.
murdocnl
Apr. 10th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Meh, so long as they don't fuck up Wolverine and the new Star Trek movie.

The moment I knew Piccolo wasn't green, no Krillin and no pervy Roshi, well. Not spending money on it.
hackrabbit
Apr. 11th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
They fucked up Wolverine... ;(
damanique
Apr. 11th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
LOL, yeah, they did. Apparently the leaked work in progress copy of the movie showed that the plot sucks.

Personally I don't care, as long as I get to see Hugh Jackman in leather tearing people up with claws, I'm good. I mean, I loved Transformers. I don't have high standards the way movie critics do. Hell, I'll probably even like Dragonball.
murdocnl
Apr. 11th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
How can you tell? The trailers looked good, I haven't read anything else, so, please, explain.
hackrabbit
Apr. 11th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
I've seen the workprint version damanique mentioned. As a stand-alone action movie I would call it shallow but entertaining overal.

However the "fucked up" part leads me to believe we're talking from a point of view where one is familiar with the source material.

To be honest I don't care that much about the accuracy of Wolverine's backstory. I'm more disturbed by the portrayal of several well-established Marvel characters.

BEWARE: SPOILERS!!!










.... OK?

* Wolverine - grumpy as always. You know him from the other movies.
* Sabertooth - new actor but doing it pretty well.
* Wolverine's love interest - Kayla Silver Fox, apparently. Though in the movie she's Emma Frost's older sister, but that would make her Adrienne Frost, which she's not. And she has Cordelia Frost's (Emma's younger sister) powers. Wabbuh?
* Gambit - young, emo and can make cards float. Yeah, they still explode but behold the power of CG, he can now make them float as well! Oh and on top of being just versatile with his fighting stick he can also charge it with power!
* Agent Zero - yeah, forget everything about him. He gets killed off pretty soon anyway.
* John Wraith - See Agent Zero. Basically mutant-fodder. But a good performance by Will.i.am
* Blob - ... no mass-shifting powers in sight. Instead he has indestructible skin. And he's skinny. And later just eats himself to the size we all know and love. And it's explained that he gets to be that size because of his skin holding it all together. WTF? I liked the Blob who was proud of who he was, instead of this one who's just another lame excuse for fat-jokes.
* Bolt - yay, it's NOT Beak as everyone speculated! Thankfully the creators made that change. But then again... he's really also just fodder in this movie. And why choose Bolt over any other major Marvel character?
* Deadpool - ... no. Just... GAH WHY?!? Great acting by Ryan Renolds though. But no cancer, no trademark effed up skin, no mask, no 4th wall to break and at the climax of the movie all the powers get "pooled" into him to create one super mutant as the big baddy. Oh and they remove his mouth in the process. Thanks for completely ruining such a great character Gavin Hood and David Benioff!

Best parts? Emma Frost and Scott Summers as teenagers, showing their roles of future X-men leaders, and at the end of the movie a surprise cameo!

Edited at 2009-04-11 12:46 pm (UTC)
thaily
Apr. 11th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC)
They fucked up Wolverine really, really bad.
hackrabbit
Apr. 11th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
Sounds like money well spent to me! :D
coen
Apr. 11th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
"Can I now have my money and two hours of my life back please?"

Did anyone force you to go to that movie? Did anyone give any garantuees that you'd like the movie?

I am a Batman fan. Have been so for more than 30 years (I am 43 years old) I read about the Dark Knight movie. Everone seemed to like it. Even the most critical comic fans. There was no way I was not going to like it. And yet... I didn't like it. In fact I hated it.
Who forced me to go an see it?

I spent far more than just three hours and 10 euros on the movie. I spent time and gas to travel to a friend who wanted to see the movie with me. And it was all my own choice. No one forced me. I chose to see the stupid movie. I just assumed it would be as great as everone said it was. It wasn't.

Who forced you to see this movie?

rob_d
Apr. 12th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
A girl from my circle of friends turned 22. She's into Dragonball, Buffy and Angel. So in her characteristic SQUEEE! way, she managed to rally 12 people to go eat pancakes with her and then go see the movie. One of them being me.

Now I know a *little* bit about Dragonball, but that's mostly from the "Z" cartoons. Right before the movie I got a crash course in Dragonball, about the original series, Z, GT, saga's, good Piccolo, bad Piccolo, etc. etc.

Now, I knew I was going to be in for a mediocre movie. But I don't mind bad or awful movies as long as they don't take themselves too seriously. I enjoyed Street Fighter the movie, I laughed at Mortal Kombat the movie (oh, Christopher Lambert, where art thou....) and I will officially go on record and say I have the DVD of Dead Or Alive the movie at home. It's so bad it's hilarious.

Now, onto DBE (Dragonball Evolution). It had its share of chuckles and one or two entertaining fight scenes. But it just tried too hard to be taken seriously. How many movie cliches can you put into 80 minutes of movie? Watch DBE and you have the answers. Every plot 'twist' was visible a mile in advance. I know the movie is targeted at a younger audience, but still.... In my opinion the actors were putting too much effort in acting and the slapstick tongue-in-cheek comedy that's oozing out of the cartoons was hardly to be seen.

I have my hopes on Monsters Vs. Aliens now to brighten up my month.
ionotter
Apr. 11th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Dude...

White guys. White American guys.

WTF did you expect?
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