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Dragonball Evolution The Movie

Written by Myhorng. 10 comments Posted in: Movie, Review


Another movie premier I went to, invited by KY and thanks to Nuffnang for the tickets. The security was very tight where we needed to surrender all digital gadgets like phones and cameras before going for the screening.

The ‘Dragonball’ comic and anime were once so popular that most of us can recognize the character in blue orange outfit. And now, it’s the movie, directed by famed James Wong, produced by Stephen Chow, the Dragonball Evolution.

The casts were quite alluring despite of the co-relation to the actual character in the comic. Justin Chatwin (Goku), I believe a lot of gals out there might just love to look at his charm-ness? I don’t know. And the actress, Jamie Chung (Chi-Chi), Emmy Rossum (Bulma) etc were quite seductive in a way. (No, nothing to do with the push up. I’m not into that really) Oh ya, and our beloved Chow YunFat (Master Roshi), I didn’t know he cast in this movie until I saw him on screen. Seeing him acted silly make me think of his 80’s movies. Almost miss out the best character name, “YamCha”. Who in the world want to use that name?

Bola (ball), Goku & Bulma

Chi Chi (Not Hot?)

Upper one not enough? how bout the lower one?

Mr. Chow with some sexy chick T-shirt

For me, who neither read nor watch the comic and the anime before, I was not as disappointed as the rest who actually did. Grown up “Mat Salleh” Goku doesn’t seem to create any impact to my judgment towards this movie. Yet, I still have to conclude that the movie was not that great after all.

Mat Salleh’s Goku

The over emphasized special effect didn’t seem to earn them any extra credits. Connection between scenes was not properly addressed. IMHO, to put whole Dragonball’s story line into a single movie was a wrong move. The initial part of the movie was still barely acceptable as for the ending part, it was just plain lame.

Overall, it was just an average movie for me and the high expectation from the Dragonball fans will surely be disappointed. However, it does trigger the button in me to watch the Dragonball anime.

Original Look, Dragonballz’s Anime

Myhorng Rating – 5/10

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  1. KY

    u gave 5/10? that’s very generous! lol

    March 12, 2009 at 6:19 am
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  2. suzie

    Your post also hv triggered me to decide. Watch, not to watch, watch, not to watch..haha

    March 12, 2009 at 6:42 am
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  3. Myhorng

    KY,
    I am, comparatively to you on movie. and I do not know the actual dragonball characters.

    Suzie,
    Ky said I’m generous, did you get it?
    at least do it on Wednesday lar.. can save abit. :P

    March 12, 2009 at 7:58 am
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  4. Mellissa

    The girl is quite pretty! o_O But not pretty enough to make up for being such a shit movie I guess, hahaha.

    March 12, 2009 at 11:41 am
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  5. thenomadGourmand

    hey.wat abt the Kristin keuk one?heard also bad.
    hehe..its true, when u hv not idea of wat to expect then ur not sooo disappointed!

    March 13, 2009 at 12:30 am
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  6. Myhorng

    Mel,
    you are extremely precisely to the point

    thenomadGourmand,
    u r correct 2. it is bad.
    http://myhorng.blogspot.com/2009/03/legend-of-chun-li.html

    March 13, 2009 at 2:51 am
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  7. Pet

    Wah..so nice, movie premier!

    I watched most (or nearly all) my movies on DVD. What to do lor…

    Maybe I’ll pass this one since u only rate it 5.

    March 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm
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  8. Lisalicious

    erm I heard that this movie is realy not good at all =(

    March 14, 2009 at 7:49 am
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  9. Myhorng

    Pet,
    DVD is good also.. make sure it is Ori. hahah.

    Lisa,
    Your source of information kinda reliable. ;)

    March 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm
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  10. -eiling-

    wah jamie very hot! sizzling hot!

    March 15, 2009 at 5:29 am
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