I’m sure many of you have probably already seen the trailer, but in case you haven’t, here it is:
I was inspired to do this by the live-action Avatar movie coming out. Like pretty much every animated show to get the live-action treatment, Dragonball doesn’t look so great. Now, I’m going to admit that I’m not the franchise’s biggest fan, but after years of being forced to suffer through episode after episode, I can safely say that I’d rather watch any episode of Dragonball, Dragonball Z, or Dragonball GT rather than this movie.
First of all, it looks like it’s going to utterly kill the story, and there wasn’t too much of that to begin with. In fact, this looks like it’s going to be a coming-of-age, keep your teenage sons busy for a night kind of movie.
Bad jokes aside, there are plenty of real people who would make a better Goku than the guy playing him now.
Another crime is Piccolo, which makes no sense at all. If you don’t want the movie to turn out like He-Man, then you should probably try and make the character look right, and since Piccolo isn’t human that’s actually pretty easy to accomplish – you know, makeup and stuff. Instead we get this:
I don’t know about many of you, but I’ve seen cosplayers do a better job than this!
I won’t get started on the special effects or ramble on about the poor costumes, but let this be a lesson to everyone out there who still thinks it’s a good idea to turn animation into live-action, as though there’s actually something wrong with a story being animated in the first place!