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* CounterpartComparison:
** A year later, the film found itself compared to ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', both being live-action adaptations of a beloved anime (or in the case of [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the latter]], anime-influenced show) that managed to ignore major details about the source material.
** Nowadays, however, it's more often compared to ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', both being [[AshCanCopy rushed efforts by Fox to retain the license]], and of similar quality.

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** For that matter, if they were trying to make it a Dragon Ball movie, there's several places that they could've used actual elements from ''Dragon Ball'' - i.e., reviving Goku with Sensu Beans instead of the Kamehameha (which '''[[CriticalResearchFailure isn't even a healing technique]]''' in the source material), using the Power Pole to get out of the hole Yamcha had trapped them in, and so on.


* DesignatedHero: Goku doesn't bother to resurrect anyone else who died at Piccolo's hands, he just wanted to bring back his dead mentor.

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* DesignatedHero: Goku doesn't bother to resurrect anyone else who died at Piccolo's hands, including his grandfather; he just wanted to bring back his dead mentor.



* HilariousInHindsight: As pointed out by Creator/TeamFourStar, Goku outfit in this movie is similar to what [[EvilTwin Goku Black]] would wear in [[Anime/DragonBallSuper Dragon Ball Super]]. Likewise, this wouldn't be the last time [[Creator/JamesMarsters James Marsters]] would play an antagonist in the franchise.

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* HilariousInHindsight: As pointed out by Creator/TeamFourStar, Goku Goku's outfit in this movie is similar to what [[EvilTwin Goku Black]] would wear in [[Anime/DragonBallSuper Dragon Ball Super]]. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Likewise, this wouldn't be the last time [[Creator/JamesMarsters James Marsters]] Creator/JamesMarsters would play an antagonist in the franchise.


* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Rather fittingly, the movie's tie-in PSP game was lambasted by critics, and is considered one of the worst ''Dragon Ball'' games of all time, attempting to copy the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' series' formula but dumbing it down severely -- just like with the movie itself.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Rather fittingly, the movie's tie-in PSP game was lambasted by critics, and is considered one of the worst ''Dragon Ball'' games of all time, attempting to copy the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' series' formula but dumbing it down severely -- just like with the movie itself.itself[[note]]interestingly, the game is currently the only one in which you can choose Bulma as a fighter[[/note]].

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Rather fittingly, the movie's tie-in PSP game was lambasted by critics, and is considered one of the worst ''Dragon Ball'' games of all time, attempting to copy the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' series' formula but dumbing it down severely -- just like with the movie itself.

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** When Goku meets Bulma for the first time, Bulma refers to the Dragon Ball as a "Promethean Orb", to which Goku calls it a Dragon Ball. Not only is the line "Promethean Orb" really funny, but the way Justin Chatwin says "Its a Dragon Ball" is done in a deeper voice then normal, making it far more funny then it should of been.

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* EndingFatigue: While the movie itself is considered mercifully short, it takes over a minute to reveal TheStinger.


* DesignatedHero: Goku doesn't bother to resurrect anyone else who died at Piccolo's hands, he just wanted to bring back his dead mentor.



** And let's not get started with either the obviously fake ape suit substituting for Oozaru or the wretched CG used throughout.

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** And let's not get started with either the obviously fake ape suit substituting for Oozaru or the wretched CG used throughout.throughout, like for Shenron.

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* TheyChangedItSoItSucks: It is perfectly understandable that changes have to be made when adapting an [[Anime/DragonBall anime]] to the big screen, but most of the changes only serve to make this adaptation more generic. For instance, by making Bulma an ActionGirl, Chi-Chi a LoveInterest and Goku [[IJustWantToBeNormal an angsty teenager,]] they just make classic characters more forgettable.
** The changes were so numerous and so arbitrary that Creator/ChrisStuckmann claimed that even when the film does follow the source material, it seems weirdly out of place.


* ClicheStorm: There's an eclipse, an apocalyptic showdown, ancient sealed powers, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent hero, loads of stock phrases, [[TheBully bullies,]] a ChosenOne prophecy, a generic ActionGirl in addition to a tragically dead parent figure. But this [[MisBlamed isn't all the fault of the adaptation]]; some of these tropes are present in the original anime and manga. Then again, the anime didn't attempt to squeeze them all in at once.

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* ClicheStorm: There's an eclipse, an apocalyptic showdown, ancient sealed powers, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent hero, hero who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants to fit in]] but [[BeYourself realises that he's amazing,]] loads of stock phrases, [[TheBully bullies,]] a ChosenOne prophecy, a generic ActionGirl in addition to a tragically dead parent figure. But this [[MisBlamed isn't all the fault of the adaptation]]; some of these tropes are present in the original anime and manga. Then again, the anime didn't attempt to squeeze them all in at once.


* ClicheStorm: There's an eclipse, an apocalyptic showdown, ancient sealed powers, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent hero, loads of stock phrases, [[TheBully bullies,]] a ChosenOne prophecy, a generic ActionGirl in addition to a tragically dead parent figure. But this [[MisBlamed isn't the fault of the adaptation]]; some of these tropes are present in the original anime and manga. Then again, the anime didn't attempt to squeeze them all in at once.

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* ClicheStorm: There's an eclipse, an apocalyptic showdown, ancient sealed powers, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent hero, loads of stock phrases, [[TheBully bullies,]] a ChosenOne prophecy, a generic ActionGirl in addition to a tragically dead parent figure. But this [[MisBlamed isn't all the fault of the adaptation]]; some of these tropes are present in the original anime and manga. Then again, the anime didn't attempt to squeeze them all in at once.


* ClicheStorm: There's an eclipse, an apocalyptic showdown, ancient sealed powers, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent hero, loads of stock phrases, [[TheBully bullies,]] a ChosenOne prophecy, a generic ActionGirl in addition to a tragically dead parent figure. But eclipse, ordinary high school student, generic tough girl and prophecy aside, this [[MisBlamed isn't the fault of the adaptation]]; just about all of the rest is present in the original anime and manga. Then again, the anime didn't attempt to squeeze "all of the rest" in at once.

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* ClicheStorm: There's an eclipse, an apocalyptic showdown, ancient sealed powers, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent hero, loads of stock phrases, [[TheBully bullies,]] a ChosenOne prophecy, a generic ActionGirl in addition to a tragically dead parent figure. But eclipse, ordinary high school student, generic tough girl and prophecy aside, this [[MisBlamed isn't the fault of the adaptation]]; just about all some of the rest is these tropes are present in the original anime and manga. Then again, the anime didn't attempt to squeeze "all of the rest" them all in at once.


* ShockingSwerve: Sure, we understand that Goku is not of this Earth, but TheReveal that Goku is Ozaru comes directly out of nowhere. After Piccolo's rein ended, how can Goku still be alive and who sent him into space only to send him back to Earth? And even then, there is no explanation for why Piccolo went to such lengths to have him killed if he was so critical to his plans.

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* ShockingSwerve: Sure, we understand that Goku is not of this Earth, but TheReveal that Goku is Ozaru comes directly out of nowhere. After Piccolo's rein reign ended, how can Goku still be alive and who sent him into space only to send him back to Earth? And even then, there is no explanation for why Piccolo went to such lengths to have him killed if he was so critical to his plans.


** The introduction of the Dragonball locator contrives to have Bulma say the acronym DBE has a nice ring to it. You just have to shake your head at the arrogance of this little moment, like they were absolutely sure this would be some big hip thing among the fans.

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* ShockingSwerve: Sure, we understand that Goku is not of this Earth, but TheReveal that Goku is Ozaru comes directly out of nowhere. After Piccolo's rein ended, how can Goku still be alive and who sent him into space only to send him back to Earth? And even then, there is no explanation for why Piccolo went to such lengths to have him killed if he was so critical to his plans.

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