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All the characters are REDUCED to stereotyical americanized cliches!
Goku is a emo whiner and trade the Ki blast of light energy for airbending puffs of smoke.
Bulma is a gung-ho type that screams Lara Croft.
Roshi turned less of his usual perverted self into more bashful.
Yamcha is a surfer dude like moron.
And Piccolo is a Star wars Sith!
Oozaru is 8ft instead of 80ft!! (I walked out of the theater angry because of that)
And all the actors reek!
The fighting is sloppy. The writing is garbage. The Directing is beyond terrible.
There are many rip-offs (Spiderman,Star Wars,Avatar TLA,Matrix)
This has the name Dragonball on it but don't expect anything of the sort! It's a DISCRACE!!! Who ever gives 5 stars likes cheesy crappy movies.
AVOID THIS FILM at all costs it's a big waste of money!!!!!
The plot is confusing; thousands (or 2,000) years ago, an insane demon lord, Piccolo (if somebody named me that, I'd be pretty mad, too), and his evil right-hand demon, Ozaru, nearly destroyed the world, until he was bound within the earth by seven sorcerors who gave their lives creating the mystical Dragonball orbs that focused their energies. Now, with a 'blood moon' total solar eclipse approaching, Piccolo (an unrecognizable James Marsters) is somehow free (how he accomplished that isn't explained), and gathering up the Dragonballs (which, together, according to legend, will allow the possessor the fulfillment of one 'perfect' wish). He plans to use it to release Ozaru, and finish what he started, before (uh, if any wish would be granted, why not simply WISH the job to be finished?)
Meanwhile, in true "Karate Kid" fashion, young Goku (Justin Chatwin) is being trained by his Asian grandfather (Randall Duk Kim) martial arts, and harnassing The Force (oops, I mean, his Ki). Goku's past is unknown to him (to be revealed on his 18th birthday), and to celebrate the birthday, Grandpa gives him a Dragonball (which flashes images of Ozaru to him).Read more ›
The idea of a live action Dragonball movie brings so much potential to the table, and really changes the perspective of film making in bringing an anime to life, and bringing fantasy to life in a whole new way. This should have been something we have never seen before, it should have been aw-inspiring, captivating, and capturing the very essence of the Dragonball series that so many people have grown up with and come to expect.
Sadly, Dragonball Evolution is perhaps one of the worst movies I have ever laid my eyes on. Not only is this movie a wretched failure from a "fan" point of view since I am a fan of the material, but also as someone who loves and watches movies, and pays attention to Hollywood.
Within the last two years, we have seen some truely great films including. The Dark Knight, Iron Man, No Country for Old Men, Transformers, There Will Be Blood, Slumdog Millionaire, and many many more that would take up too much of this review.
With Dragonball Evolution, it takes all of the high calbur oscar-worthy/winning acting, and high grade special effects and production values, and pretty much takes it out with one destructive "air-bending" Ka-Me-Ha-Me-Ha(a little inside joke on the movie).
The movie is so out of touch with its source material, this movie can hardly be called "Dragonball". Outside of name-sake(or Marque value) such as Dragonballs, Goku, Bulma, Yamcha, Shenlong, Ma-fu-ba(sealing technique for Piccolo), Piccolo, Grampa Gohan, Mai, Chi Chi, Master Roshi, Oozaru, and the Ka-Me-Ha-Me-Ha.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worst movie ever skinny white kid goku what was you thinking... Someone needs to redo this... How you ruin dragonball zPublished 1 month ago by ALAN
An absolute abortion in media form. "Evolution", which I refuse to acknowledge as any way related to Dragon Ball, utterly destroys one of the world's most recognizable and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Krispy
not even going to bother lol if you want comedy filled with awful acting this is your movie... no buenoPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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|how many people hated dragon ball evolution||
I downloaded and watched it with my fellow DBZ girlfriends instead of going to the movies cause we knew it was going to be bad, of course it was lower than my lowest expectation.
I literally cried when it was over (which made me feel stupid). Had to watch a few of the early original Dragonball... Read More
Nov 9, 2012 by erin | See all 2 posts
|Never let someone who doesn't know jack about your series direct a movie...||
I think Dragonball was too wacky a series to be a successful live action adaptation. I agree that having a fan or the original creator direct the film would be a better course of action than Hollywood hacks with more money than sense!
Adaptation is a rather tricky undertaking even the best of... Read More
Jun 4, 2010 by Harmonybee | See all 3 posts
I heard that rumor in 2009 but nothing since then. I hope its true, though, because a good Dragonball movie would be an action feast!
Mar 14, 2011 by Daniel Armour | See all 7 posts
|Is there gonna be a 2-disc version of this movie?||
I do not know either. But I would not care if they add more footage, because in my personal opinion, adding more of the same garbage will just make it stink more.
May 27, 2009 by Victor | See all 4 posts
|If Dragonball Evolution Went Out Of Print For Good||
If they would have stopped cutting the budget for this film, it would've been longer, and the special effects way better.
To be honest if people loved "Thor" so much with the plot being so different (not in someone else's body, not mean, etc.) then "Evolution" deserved and... Read More
May 16, 2013 by PlanetHell | See all 3 posts
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