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Reviews Comments: The cheese stands alone Dragonball Evolution whole series review by Metal Sonic

First off, I'm a big Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z fan. Still am, to this day. That being said, trying to tie this movie to the series in anyway is demeaning.

It's like the idiots at Fox said "Hey, let's make a live-action movie about this incredible Japanese action cartoon and toss out everything we don't like!" Which is, to say, nearly 99% of the original plot.

Now, with the bashing being done, there are SOME good things about the movie I can address. First, Chow Yun Fat as Master Roshi was possibly the best casting choice in the entire movie. He was possibly the closest to the original character out of all the cast, and I give major props for whoever chose him for the part.

Second, the movie itself, if taken as a stand-alone movie that has NO connections to the beloved series, isn't that bad. YMMV, but to this troper, it was decent. Nothing noteworthy about it, and certainly not Oscar material, but it's not a bad try for a live-action version, so I can't be too harsh on it.

That being said, I'd give the movie a 5.5, maybe 6, out of 10. It's not the best movie ever, but it's not the worst, either. I mean, I don't think anything can be worse than Jersey Girl.


  • ManwiththePlan
  • 25th Nov 11
I thought James Marsters as Piccolo was closest to the original character, with Chow Yun Fat as Roshi coming in close second. I will admit that I quite liked Goku, Chi Chi, and Bulma even though they strayed from their roots more.

Yamcha just sucked, though. Wrong actor, wrong performance, wrong character.
  • TheRealYuma
  • 28th Feb 17
Actually, what happened, as far as I can tell, is that the script had fewer rewrites than it should have. Fox was really confident in Ben Ramsey\'s script, for whatever reason.

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