First of all, Battle of Gods is a movie which further expands the extensive universe of Dragon Ball. It shows us that Vegeta's brother, Tarble, shown in "Yo! The Return of Son Goku and His Friends!" is canon, much to the pleasure of me and many fans. The movie itself is widely considered canon, because it's been co-authored by Akira Toriyama himself. The movie, in turn, also has caused controversy between fans of GT and haters of GT. This movie, let me get this out of the way, also shows Toriyama's distaste for the infamous Dragon Ball GT, but in very subtle ways as displayed through careful analysis of the movie. For example, in Dragon Ball GT, Pilaf, Mai and Shu happen to be quite aged. In Battle of Gods, they give special attention to the fact that Pilaf accidentally wished for them to become children. Many characters were Demoted to Extra, unfortunately, they were beloved characters. Most never got the attention they deserved anyway. 18, Yamcha, Krillin, Piccolo and other characters got maximum 10 seconds of screen time. However, we finally get to see that Marron does in fact know and hang out with Trunks and Goten. We also see the return of Gotenks, and Trunks apparently gets Mai as a girlfriend in the end. Vegeta is both made looked like a pussy, but at the same time shows the quality of Rule of Cool. Many fans hated his dance for Beerus, but at the same time loved Roshi's comment of how he had surpassed Goku. This mostly unbiased review of Battle of Gods will show the pros and cons of the movie. The pros involve: - Introduction of funny characters Bills and Whis - Show character development through Vegeta's willingness to dance for Bills, and his flashback. - Expansion of the DB Universe after a long time, by Toriyama himself. - Made up for the hated Dragon Ball Evolution - Pilaf and his gang being goofy as usual. - Gorgeous animation, especially in the Goku vs. Bills part. - Introduction of the character of Pan. This movie is not without flaws, of course, these include: - Complete disregard to Dragon Ball GT - Many characters given no attention - Humans having zero relevance in the movie - Unimpressive design of the Super Saiyan God when viewed from a fan of the previous SSJ's - Vegeta surpassing Goku, then Goku just catching up again. - Bad portrayal of Gohan by him getting a bit tipsy.
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