Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods Review
I finally got the opportunity to watch this film (I know, I know…it’s been out for months) but I was waiting to see it in the big screen. After it was announced that it was coming to Latin America with the cast of the Spanish language version and that was the version I wanted to see, I grew up with those voices (I enjoy the US version too). This was one of my most anticipated films of this year and I needed to review it so here we go! AS A WHOLE…I really enjoyed it . Don’t get me wrong, I know a lot of fans were disappointed and it does have its problems, mostly for the way it was promoted. The movie didn’t deliver on what every one was expecting, DRAGON BALL Z in its full glory: epic story, super mega battles, mega powers, planet destruction, mass genocides (OK maybe not that last one ). Instead we got more of Dragon ball than DBZ and that is why I really enjoyed it. I love the writer Akira Toriyama’s humor and the character Bills who was hilarious. The story is technically non exited and there was not too much room for developed, it was more nostalgic and it had a ton of humorous moments (PUUUDDDDIIIINNNNNNNNNG….)I was laughing my ass out in that part ). The battle animation was very disappointing, the CGI for the backgrounds was not good and the choreography of the fights weren’t nearly as impressive as the actual DBZ or DB series. To defined the “Super Saiyan God” or how I like to call it…Bishonen Goku, that’s part wasn’t so great at all. But that’s doesn’t mean that it was awful, the last part of the movie was pretty good and funny. I was glad to see all my favorites characters again, but was disappointing to see some only had just a short cameo, specially Piccolo. Still I manage to have a really fun time with the movie, I love the humor, all the scenes with Pilaf, Mai and Shu, loved the funny segments with Goku and Vegeta. Even if it was a little short I enjoyed the parts with Piccolo, and I loved Bills he was the best part of the film. I just hope if they seriously plan to follow this movie with a sequel, they have to get more serious and bring back the badassery for what we knew and love of DBZ.