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Dragonball Evolution

Just .... 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?


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.


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