DragonBall Evolution opened Nationwide today. I just got back from a 2PM screening of DragonBall Evolution, and I have to admit, I actually enjoyed the movie a lot. So much so that I actually plan on watching it again. This is from a person who has seen(and owns most of) all 153 episodes of DragonBall, all 291 episodes of Z, all 64 episodes of GT, the 4 DragonBall movies, the 13 DragonBall Z movies, the two OVAs, the two Z TV specials, the GT special, and even The Magic Begins. As well as owning all of the manga. To say I'm not a fan of the source is quite a stupid thing to say. Stay durring the credits for something that will likely set up the sequel should DBE succeed. --SPOILERS AHEAD-- The bootleg everyone has watched is missing like 20 minutes. The entire opening of the film is missing in that bootleg. As well as the credits, and a few other things. It's also very clear much footage ended up on the cutting room floor (Goku's friend in some early press releases, Weaver, is only mentioned a single time and never is actually seen, etc.). But James Wong, the director has confirmed the DVD version will have deleted scenes and should be a longer cut. It's a very enjoyable movie if you don't start overthinking things. There are a lot of plot points that have not been explained (but considering it's been confirmed the DVD cut will be longer if may have been FOX's clippers leaving that on the floor), but if the film doesn't put a grin on your face atleast once I don't think you really love DragonBall. The movie isn't the most accurate to the source, but a very enjoyable movie was made from it. While Goku in the beginning can be descibed as the emo stereotypical kid no one likes, he does exhibit a lot of scenes of over confidence, and gluttony (ie, the scene where Gohan prepares a feast for Goku, and the Goku munching down the drumstick). There are some "WTF moments", mostly because a few things aren't explained: Durring a flashback we see Goku as a baby, an Asian baby. Completely goes agaisnt the Caucasian Chatwin who plays teenage Goku. Where Mai comes from is never explained. Where Piccolo's ship comes from is never explained. What Nameks are, as well as Saiyans are only breifly mentioned. Roshi uses some Ka-Me-Ha-Me-Ha to revive Goku... Also, many can find the Goku and Chi-Chi scenes to be painful. That is really what I disliked the most. EDIT- I realize there are a bunch of threads on this movie already, but most are older threads that already have a bundle of posts posted long before the movie was released in North America. This is the discussion thread for the North American, European, etc. releases.