- Awesome Art: The animation is some of the smoothest in Dragon Ball history.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Goku powers up with a blue aura at one point. Cue Super Saiyan Blue...
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Certain fans were unhappy with the Dragon Ball GT influences, namely Goku's outfit and the GT opening theme being used as the end credits theme instead of Dragon Ball's ending theme, Romantic Ageru Yo.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: While he never appears in this movie, some fans are disappointed that this adaptation of the saga didn't include Dr. Gero from Dragon Ball Z, as not only was he the creator of the Android line, the downfall of the Army due to Goku was the reason he started the Cell saga. Granted, it would've been a bit too much as this was already cramped up trying to add elements from the start of the series, but considering this was made after Z when the Cell Saga was already finished, you can see why.
YMMV / Dragon Ball: The Path to Power