What did you make of Hollywood’s Dragon Ball movie? If you are a fan of the Dragon Ball anime series did you like it? If you weren’t a fan of the Dragon Ball anime series did you like the movie?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest the answer is – no.
Don’t get me wrong. It had promise. It had promise throughout the film. I watched it to the end expecting it to kick up a gear but it never quite managed to do so.
That’s why I’ve mixed feelings abut Dragon Ball 2 or the Dragon Ball Reboot. Right now there’s an IMDB entry called Untitled Dragon Ball Reboot scheduled for 2012. There’s not much information except that Jon Foo will be playing “Son Goku”.
Looking at Foo’s IMDB credits is reassuring; Streetfighter, Tekken, Universal Soldier: Regeneration (anyone seen that?), Left for Dead, Batman Begins… as well as some stunt credits. Still, it’s a tough ask for anyone to step into the live action Dragon Ball movie and do anything other than be associated with an American disaster.