Directed by – James Wong
Written by – Ben Ramsey, Akira Toriyama
Starring – Justin Chatwin, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters, Joon Park, Eriko Tamura, Randall Duk Kim, Ernie Hudson, Texas Battle, Megumi Seki, Ian Whyte, Richard Blake, Jon Valera
I must be getting soft lately because I didn’t mind this movie at all. Of course the reason why I didn’t mind it is exactly the reason why so many others will hate it. It really didn’t seem anything like the anime. That suits me just fine because I couldn’t stand the anime.
Granted, this movie is still pretty terrible. A pathetic bad guy doesn’t help a film and James Marsters as Lord Piccolo is boring. He doesn’t even seem that evil and he’s the one trying to destroy the planet. The fight scenes completely abuse slow motion with every other punch or kick shown that way. While it looks cool at first, the seventh time they do it starts to get annoying. Imagine how annoying the 15th time was then!
I can see the anime feel to the movie with the over exaggerated characters and situations and I enjoyed that. I’m sure that this movie went over better with me since it was a boring Sunday afternoon and there’s never anything to do on Sundays anyway. I guess I could’ve enjoyed some nice weather but where’s the fun in that when you can sit in the dark and watch slow motion fight scenes.
Overall a pretty lame movie that won’t be hitting the top of anyone’s favorite list. Don’t ask why I enjoyed it, sometimes a lame movie does it for me!
Under the marquee – Will