Seven years have passed since the last battle with Broly during the destruction of the new Planet Vegeta. Goku has passed on and life has moved on without him. Goten, Trunks, and Videl are searching for the Dragonballs, and during one of his tantrums, Goten re-awakens Broly who some how survived the last battle, and was lying dormant on Earth. Broly awakens and begins his new search for Goku, and in the process, destroys a nearby village which springs Goten and company into action. -summary
Broly: The Second Coming is the direct sequel to movie eight, Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan. It's also the tenth movie in the franchise, and it's easily the worst out of the thirteen movies. I mean this movie is absolutely terrible from the beginning to around the last three minutes. Dragonball Z has always been something that was heavily focused on its action. Unfortunately, the action takes a backseat to some horrible and very annoying comedy, and it doesn't even deliver on the action when it finally gets there. Also, like the previous movies, this is not something a newbie can jump into. Someone new to the franchise will be completely lost, but for the fans, this actually feels like it could have taken place at some point during the Great Saiyaman Saga.
The pacing is atrocious, and I find this movie very difficult to sit through, to the point where I have to hit the fast forward. Trunks and Goten are the main characters here, and their ridiculous antics are at their peak. These two characters are barely tolerable in small doses, so giving them their own movie can only be described as cringe-inducing. The plot is incredibly boring, and a person may think that things would pick up when Broly finally makes his appearance. Unfortunately, the writers saw fit to turn Broly into a one dimensional idiot, who had a hard time killing two Saiyan children and a human girl. I found him to be very disappointing when comparing him to his first appearance. The action scenes completely lack imagination and are uninspired.
The production values aren't half bad though. I didn't have an issue with the animation, and the light show during the final moments is a plus. The action doesn't consist of the reused cel combat, but I was actually missing at least that much, since the rest of the action was so weak and slow. The BGM attempts to add some type of flare to the action, but it simply cannot save these poor segments.
So what do you get when you have a movie with very bad comedy, rotten action, and a weak antagonist? Well, you get Broly: The Second Coming, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone other than serious DBZ fans. This flick is that bad.
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