Should a true anime fan watch it? – DB Evolution
Disclaimer: The negative comments weren’t from me.
I’m not an avid fan of Dragon Ball although it is part of my repetitive childhood process every morning at the television when I was 6 I guess.
Sorry Hollywood but I really never came to love much of your movies. I was going to give you a chance if only you didn’t pursue doing a live-action movie for Dragon Ball. I think I can already have a basis of this rant since the film was just premiered last week. Even though it gained $42M, I don’t think everyone that watched it was contented based from the comments of several critics[see Reception, DragonBall Evolution, wiki]. It also has a 14% rating from rotten tomatoes… which means… okay I think you already know.
Now, were the bunch of early rants and criticisms of the aniblogosphere still doesn’t convince you? What I’m saying here is, they think they are the masters of the cinematography, filming and all those stuffs that we, a bunch of anime fans, just don’t know a thing about it. Just where the hell did your proud expectations went now?
Was it my fault for not giving this film a chance to be viewed by the likes of me? Hmm, I don’t think so. I’d like to preserve what’s been left from my childhood and I don’t want it to be sabotaged by the spin-off plot of this live-action.
I know that this post is nothing but a subjective opinion so let’s get going now with the objective ones.
+ Might be fun when you’re hammered and surrounded by friends. Or suicidal, and need something to push you over the edge.
− Basically everything (Bertschy, 2009). (ANN)
Production seems to have been hastily thrown together, and some scenes appear to have been shot using outmoded rear projection techniques. More care has been taken with the battle scenes; the climactic clash between Piccolo and Goku offers a faithful CGI representation of the ethereal powers as drawn in the original manga (Edwards, 2009). (Variety)
…The film is nowhere near perfect. There are a few obvious plot-holes and the occasional eye-rolling, too-convenient coincidence. Lord Piccolo simply isn’t given enough to do to make him appear extremely menacing, and his make-up looks as if it had been pulled straight from the storage closet of(Monfette, 2009). (IGN)
Based from those commentaries, I really doubt anime fans would at least be encouraged to watch it for a change of heart. Well, they say that the action scenes were good but hey now, I’ve seen it a lot from the anime already…