Posts from 19th April 2009

Apr 09

The Shower Of Shit Begins: 4: Dragonballs

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I have a theory about Dragonball: Evolution. I believe it was completely funded for by the Christian Right Wing in the US. OK, so it seems to espouse a theology which runs counter to that in the Bible, but kids that already like the Dragonball manga and anime so you can’t stop it straight away. What you can do however is
a) spoil their memory and experience of the Dragonball series by making a hopelessly hamfisted movie
b) confuse the kiddies about Evolution by appending this wholly unsuitable word to the title.

The main reason I went to see this film, despite being forewarned by ever sign that it would be terrible, was to be old. Namely, the whole Dragonball phenomenon is one which has completely passed me by. Just as well, you might say, you are thirty five and this is for kids. Nevertheless I remember going to the see the recent X-Men films, or even Transformers and knowing enough about their respective origins that the interest was in how they were going to make the complex backstories work. Could a new, complex, kid aimed franchise with multiple characters with multiple backstories and multiple powers make sense and also be a good movie.