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Dragonball Evolution (2009)

Written By Awir Aditya on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | 9:46 PM

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

Starring: Justin Chatwin, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters, Joon Park

Two thousand years ago, an evil warlord Piccolo (Marsters) descended upon Earth along with his disciple Ozaru. A group of monks used their powers to confine Piccolo and bring peace on Earth. Piccolo has escaped from his confinement and is accumulating the seven dragonballs, which when brought together will grant the person one wish. His wish is to destroy Earth. Goku (Chatwin) is a fighter whose grandfather has trained him in martial arts. His grandfather hands him one of the dragonballs and tells him to keep it safe. Goku soon learns of Piccolo's escape and must prevent Piccolo from getting hold of the dragonballs. He gets accompanied by Bulma (Rossum) a researcher who was studying a dragonball before it got stolen, Master Roshi (Chow) a martial arts teacher and Yamcha (Park) a bandit thief to accompany him. The movie has used an amalgamation of the most cliched plots ever in a hope to make something different which it sadly does not. Poor performances and not so thrilling action sequences made this movie a damp squid. The action is reminiscent of the Mortal Combat video games, once popular years ago and simply looks out of place. I actually thought that the movie would be in line with the popular anime going by a similar name, but its not.

Thumbs up: Special effects perhaps
Thumbs down: The entire movie

Rating: 4.6/10
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