Saturday, February 19, 2011

Movie Review - Dragonball Evolution

by Alex Popp


In "Dragonball Evolution," the story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku's quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.

I used to think that there was no such thing as a stupid movie...

...but was I wrong!

This was definitely not one that got my attention, but it was on HBO when I was in Ohio so I thought I'd give it a try.

It was even lower than my expectations. I think we can agree that the plot has been used too many times. On top of that, poor script, bad effects and makeup, and it feels like longer than its brief hour and a half running time. Movies may disappoint, but this one will just bore you to tears, particularly because of the line that is used over and over again (even more than Spider-Man's "With great power comes great responsibility"): "Always believe in who you are." Oh boy.

Rated PG for sequences of martial arts action and some language.

One star (out of four) for "Dragonball Evolution." Avoid it at all costs.

Review by Alex Popp for The Animation Empire blog.


  1. i want to see that movie, the review was great.

  2. This movie was a disappointment, the characters are not consistent with those of the original series.


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