Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can't stop the galaxy's most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth.
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Really good movie and if you want to watch it I don't recommend watching the movie go and watch the show dragon ball super. they have the entire complete story on how they got to be super Saiyan God, if you watch it's like skipping 15-20 episodes of the series I know this came out before the show but now that the show is out you're just better off watching the show. Same with battle of gods that's the first episodes of the series.
Coming two years after Battle of Gods, Resurrection F continues the story of the Z Fighters with the new additions brought in from BoG the god of destruction Beerus and his attendant Whis. In the opening scene we're shown Goku and Vegeta training on Beerus' planet with Whis to ensure that their friendly competition remains balanced. While our heros are away on a distant planet something sinister is brewing on Earth. Two grunts from the remaining Freeza Force have come to Earth and are collecting the Dragon Balls. Their wish is simple: the Resurrection of F(reeza, in case you couldn't deduce that from the 'clever' title). After the wish is granted, Freeza reconvenes with his loyal subjects and begins planning his revenge on those who humiliated him years ago and subjected him to the horrors of Earth's Hell.
A few months after returning to this dimension, Freeza makes his way back to Earth. Goku and Vegeta are still away training with Whis and the remaining Z Fighters are unable to contact them with the news of Freeza's return. Quickly Earth's special forces come together and meet Freeza and his army, but are immediately out classed by Freeza after his months of training. Once things begin to seem hopeless Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, and Whis arrive on Earth to challenge the evil space tyrant. During their battle we see the debut of Super Sayian God Super Sayian, otherwise known as Super Sayian Blue, and Freeza's new golden transformation. Who will win when these titans clash over the fate of Earth? [No spoilers here]
The critiques that I have about this movie fall mostly into the sense of the storytelling. Why does the Freeza Force even exist? Why would anyone actually want to resurrect Freeza who was a vicious tyrant that had no qualms over killing his own men? How is it possible that Freeza, after only a few months of training, become even stronger than Super Sayian Blue? Why is Gohan too rusty from lack of training to go Mystic yet in BoG we see him use the form against Beerus? Why is Goku so easily caught off guard by a Freeza soldiers beam ring, and how does it even successfully take him out?!
These are just a few of the inconsistencies that racked my brain watching this movie. Super Sayian Blue was also disappointing at first due to it just being a color palette change, but truthfully it has grown on me. The fight scenes are entertaining and in the end that's what the fans care most about. Pick it up and enjoy!
I love Dragonball Z but this this movie was just stupid. Frieza was arguably the best Villain in dbz, but bringing him back in this way was just an attempt at playing at fanboy nostalgia. It wasn’t very interesting or threatening of an idea because Goku and the gang have fought enemies many millions of times stronger than Frieza since then.
I never got the feeling that Frieza was much of a threat in this movie. Even with his new powers, Goku and Vegeta were pretty much in control of the situation the whole time. There was no real tension. That is the biggest problem with this movie to me. There were no real stakes and Friezas plan was stupid and deeply flawed.
The fights were ok, I guess, but the most interesting stuff to me was the z fighters taking on Friezas army before Goku arrived.
The only part of this movie I can really praise are the visuals. The characters and backgrounds look great.... that’s all.
If you’re a hardcore dbz fan, I would recommend renting it, watching it once, and forgetting about it.
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2017
I am a huge Dragon Ball Super fan but i only had decent expectations about this one because I got into the anime full time at the Tournament of Power and kind of went backwards. I never really liked Frieza in Z but after all of this I definitely like the character a lot more especially for the sub. This movie is basically the introduction of SSGSS Goku and Golden Frieza. Something really stupid happens to Goku near the end that almost killed the entire movie for me. And why can't Vegeta ever be the best? Anyway, if you've ever loved Z than you owe it to your self to catch up and start watching Super.
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2017
I confess that it was an easy choice for me to check out this anime film that is Dragon Ball Z; Resurrection F because I have seen Dragon Ball Z; Battle of the Gods before and enjoyed it. Obviously, it is best if you can try to see Dragon Ball Z; Battle of the Gods before seeing this film Dragon Ball Z; Resurrection F, however the plot sequence makes it to where people who did not see the film could still enjoy Dragon Ball Z; Resurrection F. The film deals with Goku, Vegeta, Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, and the other characters getting drawn into a situation that they are pretty much forced to partake in when Frieza becomes involved. To complicate the situation Frieza at first comes back stronger than before in the beginning of the film while Goku and Vegeta are also partaking in some training.
5.0 out of 5 starsMore of the greatness we've come to expect from DBZ
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 30, 2016
So DBZ Resurrection F has finally gotten its UK home release after a hugely successful theatrical run, where it got to Number 5 in the UK Box Office. Definitely a huge achievement for an anime film.
The Collector's Edition includes both the DVD and the Blu-ray, as well as a slipcover, cards, and a reversible cover for the inner box. The special features include a look at the dubbing process called "The Voices of Dragonball Z", and a documentary called "The Return of Dragonball Z", which takes a look at the American Premier of the movie with interviews from the voice actors and fans. Definitely worth checking out.
If you enjoyed the previous movie DBZ Battle of Gods then you'll enjoy this too. In terms of action I actually think this movie beats Battle of Gods, by including a lot more fight scenes with even the weaker characters such as Master Roshi and Krillin getting a chance to shine as well. As you have probably guessed the story revolves around the return Frieza(my all time favourite DBZ villain), and his long awaited rematch with Goku. I won't spoil the ending, so I'll just say it's an awesome fight that you don't want to miss out on. Highly recommended for any Dragonball fan.
4.0 out of 5 starsI love Dragonball, however as enjoyable as this film was ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2016
I love Dragonball, however as enjoyable as this film was it was disappointing in that there was just not enough. Frieza was a big let down... silly, silly Frieza being impatient (but when you consider Frieza's saga it's not surprising you can't contain him in 93 Minutes! . Films do no do this franchise justice and I'm glad to hear they are continuing the series! Which made sense after wondering who in HFIL was Jacko. If you love Dragonball it's worth a watch.
5.0 out of 5 starsEasily the best Dragon Ball movie to date
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 26, 2016
Easily the best Dragon Ball movie to date. The animation is the best its ever been and the sound qualtiy is incredible. In addition, its FUNNY, as in organically funny, not "oh that's so bad its funny" its a genuinely funny movie, to the point where it kind of makes you feel like you are watching the original Dragon Ball series. Only gripe is the use of CG animation at times, while it is not heavily relied on it can be very obvious when it is used, although it does not take away from the overall experience. Great sequel, great movie *******
An amazing return for one of the best anime series' of all time any fan of Dragon Ball should see this movie! Although the ending does split fans, I won't ruin it but it was time for SOMEONE ELSE to shine instead of the same old bull. Still great movie none the less.