History Film / DragonballEvolution

15th Jan '17 7:41:26 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalDyeJob: Played with in terms of Yamcha. Like his manga counterpart, he does indeed have naturally black hair, but appears to have dyed it blonde InUniverse.
** Bulma's once blue and or purple hair is reduced to a single streak on fully brunette hair.
* AdaptationExpansion: The surprisingly-decent video game of the film takes a few chances to expand upon the film and throw in a few more elements from the actual franchise. [[spoiler: In particular, in the secret bonus chapter of the story, Piccolo returns in a very Lord Slug-esque form of "Neo Piccolo", and as he dies for good, he utters a curse at Goku's true identity as a Saiyan. Even as the chapter closes, Chi-Chi mentions a new technique, jokingly stating it would be "a beam from her forehead".]]


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* AdaptationDyeJob: Played with in terms of Yamcha. Like his manga counterpart, he does indeed have naturally black hair, but appears to have dyed it blonde InUniverse.
** Bulma's once blue and/or purple hair is reduced to a single streak on fully brunette hair.
* AdaptationExpansion: The surprisingly-decent video game of the film takes a few chances to expand upon the film and throw in a few more elements from the actual franchise. [[spoiler: In particular, in the secret bonus chapter of the story, Piccolo returns in a very Lord Slug-esque form of "Neo Piccolo", and as he dies for good, he utters a curse at Goku's true identity as a Saiyan. Even as the chapter closes, Chi-Chi mentions a new technique, jokingly stating it would be "a beam from her forehead".]]
18th Nov '16 3:25:23 PM SasquatchX
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* AdaptationExpansion: The surprisingly-decent video game of the film takes a few chances to expand upon the film and throw in a few more elements from the actual franchise. [[spoiler: In particular, in the secret bonus chapter of the story, Piccolo returns in a very Lord Slug-esque form of "Neo Piccolo", and as he dies for good, he utters a curse at Goku's true identity as a Saiyan. Even as the chapter closes, Chi-Chi mentions a new technique, jokingly stating it would be "a beam from her forehead".]]


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* WhamLine: In the videogame, [[spoiler: Neo Piccolo]] drops a rather important word as he perishes.
--> ''It's unthinkable... I regained my powers...only to lose to some punk... [[spoiler: Filthy...Saiyan...]]''
5th Nov '16 5:54:31 PM RoarkTenjouin
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Compare ''[[Film/GSaviour G-Saviour]]'' and ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.
17th Oct '16 9:06:21 PM azraelfinalstar
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*** She's even playable in the video game adaptation!



* AdaptationalWimp:

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** Bulma's once blue and or purple hair is reduced to a single streak on fully brunette hair.
* AdaptationalWimp:AdaptationalWimp: The whole level of power is reduced in the movie, probably to make it easier to film. Here's some specific examples:



*** The Oozaru is also much smaller and less destructive than it was ever depicted in the manga.



** Yamcha. While, as stated in AdaptationalBadass, he isn't as prone to being defeated, he also doesn't seem to posses Manga Yamcha's vastly superhuman abilities.
* AdaptedOut: The movie seems to be mostly an adaptation of the Demon King Piccolo arc of the manga with a little bit of Goku's backstory added in, so they could safely excise any of the bit characters from the other arcs. But still some major players in the DKP arc are still left out, Like Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu, and perhaps most egregiously, Krillen.



* AnimeHair: Goku features a more {{downplayed}} realistic spin on this.



* {{Expy}}: To an extent, this version of Goku is an expy of Clark Kent from Series/{{Smallville}}. Both are younger, angstier versions of classic superheroes, who, in the adaptation, [[IJustWantToBeNormal don't even want their super powers]] and pine after a specific girl until they gradually accept their role as hero.



* TheGreys: Demon King Piccolo more resembles a green colored one of these than the sluglike Namekian of the manga and anime



16th Oct '16 7:30:46 PM pepsimax
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* RaceLift: The movie got a lot of flak by casting white Justin Chatwin as Goku, with fans claiming that Goku is supposed to be Asian. Most defenders noted that race in ''Dragonball'' is more along the lines of human/demon/alien (and Goku is an alien). Bulma is played by the white Emmy Rossum, and Creator/JamesMarsters[='=] Piccolo is under so much makeup it doesn't ''really'' matter. Besides that, all of supporting characters (Master Roshi, Chi Chi, Yamcha, Mai, Grandpa Gohan) ''are'' played by Asian actors.

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* RaceLift: The movie got a lot of flak by casting white Justin Chatwin as Goku, with fans claiming that Goku is supposed to be Asian. Most defenders noted that race in ''Dragonball'' is more along the lines of human/demon/alien (and Goku is an alien). Bulma is played by the white Emmy Rossum, Creator/EmmyRossum, and Creator/JamesMarsters[='=] Piccolo is under so much makeup it doesn't ''really'' matter. Besides that, all of supporting characters (Master Roshi, Chi Chi, Yamcha, Mai, Grandpa Gohan) ''are'' played by Asian actors.
7th Jun '16 9:31:53 PM jjgp1112
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** There are actually a TON of [[MythologyGag references to the original series]], including (but no limited to):
*** Goku makes mention of a race called "Nameks".
*** Gohan finding Goku in a crater.
*** Goku eating a large chunk of meat off the bone.
*** Goku being forced to train while wearing a large, heavy backpack.
*** Goku's bike resembles the one Gohan rides in the opening to several episodes after the Cell saga.
*** Speaking of, Goku's entire high school schtick early in the film resembles Gohan's Saiyaman arc in the anime.
*** Goku's hair: while preparing for the party (where he confronted the bullies), he spends some time styling it only to have it snap back into exactly its normal form, complete with sound effect.
*** Piccolo's ship looks like one often used by Emperor Pilaf.
*** Piccolo giving life to creatures from his own body.
*** The World Martial Arts Tournament.
*** Roshi's collection of porn.
*** Roshi's (mildly) pervy behavior.
*** Roshi's terrible hawaiian shirts.
*** The jar Roshi attempts (and fails) to seal Piccolo in.
*** The wish [[spoiler:being used to revive Master Roshi]].
*** Bulma's capsule cars.
*** Chi Chi's house resembling a giant castle.
*** A quick reference to "chi chi" being Japanese for "boobs" ("Just because my name is Chi Chi doesn't mean I'm an idiot"). In the manga, Master Roshi goes off muttering at one point about how the name Chi Chi would be better suited for the larger-chested Bulma.

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** There are actually a TON of [[MythologyGag references to the original series]], including (but no limited to):
*** Goku makes mention of a race called "Nameks".
*** Gohan finding Goku in a crater.
*** Goku eating a large chunk of meat off the bone.
*** Goku being forced to train while wearing a large, heavy backpack.
*** Goku's bike resembles the one Gohan rides in the opening to several episodes after the Cell saga.
*** Speaking of, Goku's entire high school schtick early in the film resembles Gohan's Saiyaman arc in the anime.
*** Goku's hair: while preparing for the party (where he confronted the bullies), he spends some time styling it only to have it snap back into exactly its normal form, complete with sound effect.
*** Piccolo's ship looks like one often used by Emperor Pilaf.
*** Piccolo giving life to creatures from his own body.
*** The World Martial Arts Tournament.
*** Roshi's collection of porn.
*** Roshi's (mildly) pervy behavior.
*** Roshi's terrible hawaiian shirts.
*** The jar Roshi attempts (and fails) to seal Piccolo in.
*** The wish [[spoiler:being used to revive Master Roshi]].
*** Bulma's capsule cars.
*** Chi Chi's house resembling a giant castle.
*** A quick reference to "chi chi" being Japanese for "boobs" ("Just because my name is Chi Chi doesn't mean I'm an idiot"). In the manga, Master Roshi goes off muttering at one point about how the name Chi Chi would be better suited for the larger-chested Bulma.
6th Jun '16 3:53:52 AM DoctorSleep
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* WhiteMaleLead: Goku is the only major character who is Caucasian and just so happens to be the one who saves the day.
18th Apr '16 12:47:41 PM Mario1995
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* RaceLift: The movie got a lot of flak by casting white Justin Chatwin as Goku, with fans claiming that Goku is supposed to be Asian. Most defenders noted that race in ''Dragonball'' is more along the lines of human/demon/alien (and Goku is an alien). Bulma is played by the white Emmy Rossum, and Creator/JamesMarsters[='=] Piccolo is under so much makeup it doesn't ''really'' matter. Besides that, all of supporting characters (Master Roshi, Chi Chi, Yamcha, Mai, Grandpa Gohan) ''are'' played by Asian actors.
15th Apr '16 12:19:20 PM masterofthehouse
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** The Kamehameha is given the power to heal, which it didn't have [[Manga/DragonBall in the original series]]

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** The Kamehameha is given the power to heal, which it didn't have [[Manga/DragonBall in the original series]]series]].
* AdaptationalDyeJob: Played with in terms of Yamcha. Like his manga counterpart, he does indeed have naturally black hair, but appears to have dyed it blonde InUniverse.
20th Mar '16 8:50:12 PM ultimomant
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* MaliciousMisnaming: The school bullies call Goku "Geeko".
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