The DragonBall Evolution DVD/Blu-Ray thread of there will be no sequel

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  1. Takao

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    Arguably one of the most hated on movies of 2009 will be released tommorrow on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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    The 2009 live action adaptation of Akira Toriyama's 1984 manga series, DragonBall was released in Japan and other parts of Asia in March, with a worldwide release following that April. Critical reception was either mixed to poor, with metacritic reporting a 45 (which is better then ROTF's metacritic FWIW). And if you were to see Rotten Tomatoes, you may just faint. Box office reception wasn't spectacular, with a budget estimated to be between $45-$50 Million it brought in $56 million from worldwide box offices. Having the entire film on the internet in full form weeks before worldwide release will do that to your movie. It also helps that marketing went no further then TV ads on children networks in major markets.

    Fan opinion is mixed, but leans more towards the negative side. Most were happy that Fox went to adapt DragonBall instead of adapting the much more marketable, and mainstream friendly DragonBall "Z" portion. Praise also went to costume design, and managing somewhat to retain the spirit of DragonBall is what is otherwise an uninspired script. However, lack of character development, a heavily out of character Goku, mixed up plot points, down right random "we did this because Fox said to" scenes, caustrophobic fight sequences, and shakey acting are cited as the movies major fault.

    The home release features deleted scenes, some child friendly fight choreography, a blooper reel (sorry, it seems the infamous "Mafuba Dance" isn't on here :(  ), and some other stuff. The Blu-Ray has that and more, however I'm not too sure as to what that entails, since no one has been able to get their hands on an early release of the Blu-Ray. Sadly it seems the footage that originally removed to be reshot didn't make it. That footage is rumored to entail a much true death of a villian.

    I know I'm buying! Although, I'd say atleast rent it and maybe be surprised, and have some fun?
     
  2. Wing alpha

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    I can only MST3K this movie....

    my love for dragon ball is just that great
     
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    That is not how he looks on the cover. There's no way he looks that stupid.....
     
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    Is it confirmed there will be no sequel?
     
  5. Takao

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    Unless the DVD and BD does exceptionally, I'd say a sequel is highly unlikely.
     
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    There Is going to be a sequel. There was even a thread about it.
     
  7. Takao

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    That report was proven false literally the day after it came out. Infact, I posted in that thread to say it was false.
     
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    That is one strange pose..
     
  9. Mechafire

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    I CANNOT help myself from LOLing when I look at his face.

    Just... LOL.
     
  10. Takao

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    Yeah, it's a horrible picture. I think he was doing a jump kick or something. Funny thing is, they photoshopped the orange Roshi gi on, as well as him arm holding the DragonBall.
     
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    My cousin's a big fan of the Dragonball Z anime and he said he's gonna rent this movie as soon as it comes out so he could have a good laugh. He even said he heard from someone that it's so bad, you HAVE to watch it. :lol 
     
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    No... no, you don't have to watch it. In fact, if you are a self-respecting person, I advise against watching this movie. It puts everything that DB stands for. Just Eww...
     
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    Why is Justin Chatwin yawning? Did he just sit through the movie?
     
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    I have to agree with what everyone else said: Goku's pose on that cover looks absolutely ridiculous.:rolleyes2 
     
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    Horrible horrible film, is better than Bug though.
     
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    I wanna watch it especially if its just as bad as people say it is. Bad movies = good comedies.
     
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    Fuck it, I'm going to rent it.
     
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    For a film that everbody supposedly hates, this certainly seems to get allot of threads started about it. People protesting too much perhaps?
     
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