All right, as of five minutes ago I have been the dubbed the official Opinion Editor, so you guys and galleons are going to be hearing my opinion more often. I would like to shed some light on and, duh, give my opinion on the upcoming “Dragonball” movie.
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that everything has to be perfect. No movie adapted from any source can get it perfect; there will always be gripes. With Dragonball, they are trying to make certain things too animated. For instance, Goku’s hair was attempted. Below is a side-to-side comparison of the animated character and the movie adaptation.
Are Either of Their Hairdos Real?
There is definitely going to be more action than Superman Returns, ahem I believe that was a burn, and the studios hope to not disappoint. The studios in Hollywood have found success in superhero movies, but now Dragonball is going to try its hand at anime adaptations. This turnout of this movie will have one of two effects. It will either do well and start different studios’ buying of anime properties to adapt and this will be the new fad or the movie won’t do well and in a few years they will try to reboot the series in order to have the first effect.
The writers of different anime know how to write fantasy stories to a constant degree of excellence, except maybe Naruto, that American writers don’t have. I’m afraid of the proverbial “Ghostrider” or “Batman and Robin” that is bound to happen to any of the other anime series that I am glad to call a fan.I thought I was going to rip this movie a new one, but I guess my biggest worry is that it may spark a big crock of crap that Hollywood doesn’t need right now. This is definitely going to be a fan service movie, but that is about it. There hasn’t been too much promotion for this film, and with an April 2009 release, a teaser would give everyone an idea of how this movie will play out for the masses. With saga after saga of happenings in the Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball Z GT, at least 9 movies could be made in terms of different stories that can be told. I will definitely be going to see this film, who’s with me? No one? Thought so.