Dragonball Evolution (2009)
Critic Consensus: Executed with little panache or invention, Dragonball Evolution lacks the magic that made the books upon which it was based a cult sensation.
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as Lord Piccolo
as Chi Chi
as Master Roshi
as Grandpa Gohan
as Sifu Norris
as Carey Fuller
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Critic Reviews for Dragonball Evolution
Dragonball: Evolution is my least-favorite film of all time. I hate it with every fiber of my being. If you were ever curious about the show Dragon Ball or the manga... please, avoid this cinematic disaster at all costs.
The producer, Stephen Chow, made the funny and original Kung Fu Hustle, but here he and director James Wong get into a terrible mess.
No, its unforgivable flaw is that it is boring, and the only emotion I could work up after exiting the theater was a yawn.
[Chow's] hamminess doesn't make Dragonball Evolution make more sense, but it's a great way to cope with an otherwise inexplicable kitschfest.
Audience Reviews for Dragonball Evolution
Turned a classic tale of innocence, the struggle between good and evil, into a hollywood CGI fuck fest of stupidity. There are so many things wrong with this film even outside of the fact that it bastardized the source material. Easily worse movie I have ever seen.
Oh gosh. The trailers were better.
I must say that this one is a really terrible adaptation, maybe basically it wasn't an adaptation movie, but it was a movie inspired from the manga because the only same thing about this movie was the name of the characters and the Dragon Ball itself... If I see this movie as not an adaptation movie, I may gave it 2 or 2 1/2 stars because it was pretty entertaining... But because this one is an adaptation movie, I couldn't gave more than 1 1/2 stars... James Wong really changed a lot from the manga, and it was terrible because I'm a big fan of the manga... Yet, he made a lot of bloopers because of the weak script they have here, that one makes the audience become more confused with the story here... Very disappointing...
Dragonball Evolution Quotes
|Chi Chi:||You must make every move your own.|
|Goku:||[Goku trashes Fuller and his gang] Oh, about your car... [Smashes the car]|
|Goku:||Teach me how to be normal.|
|Grandpa Gohan:||Normal is also overrated.|
|Bulma:||You have no right to give away a third of the royalties to my invention. One day Dragonballs could power the world.|
|Master Roshi:||Don't worry. A third of zero is still zero.|