Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Dragonball Evolution - DVD Review
Starring Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters, Joon Park, Randall Duk Kim and Ernie Hudson.
Directed by James Wong.
It really is like watching a US dubbing of a Japanese kids cartoon come to life. I've never watched the show, but my son said this movie butchered that aspect of it. Justin Chatwin (The Invisible) is okay as Goku, our hero who must track down the seven dragonballs before the evil green alien King Piccolo does, and Chow Yun-Fat seems to be having fun as the mentor. He even laughs like he's dubbing a Japanese kids cartoon. It's very silly, flashy, so-bad-it's-good in some ways. Tons of wire fu, but none of it exciting. I also really thought Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera) would amount to more than this.
I gave up though when Goku turned into a werewolf.
So does this mean a live-action Yu-Gi-Oh movie is coming? Probably not.