But I'm glad Dragonball Evolution will soon be forgotten and the movie will be placed where it ultimately belongs ---- in the trash can. Who wants to watch 84 minutes of pain anyway? I suppose those who watch the movie may demand their money back!
Thankfully, the Dragonball Evolution experience has one Japanese animation company wary of live-action remakes. Sunrise has introduced checks to ensure quality of the upcoming Cowboy Bebop Live Action movie.
Major Complaint About Dragonball Evolution:
Bad Story -- Hollywood Goku is a wimpy American high school student. I wonder who gave them the idea, Spiderman? This type of storyline is getting OLD already. The rabid Westernization caused many fans to be alienated. No understanding of what the Dragonball story is all about which explains why Klilin isn't there and Piccolo is again the enemy. But turning the tough Goku into the typical high school character stereotype really pissed many fans off. Dragonball Evolution is so bad I will not blame anime fans if they are resistant to any more live action remakes. The experience is horrifying and I'm glad it BOMBED. Ka-BOOOM!!!
I don't care how spectacular the Special Effects are (it is) but what they did with the great story. Special Effects won't blind me from seeing what the movie really is --- a huge farce.
However the Good News is the Dragonball Evolution flop means there'll be no more sequel to this movie. As you remember the sequel is already written (according to MTV). It is the fans' way of saying "NO THANK YOU!!!" That's a relief!
Rottentomatoes consensus: Executed with little panache or invention, Dragonball Evolution lacks the magic that made the books upon which it was based a cult sensation.