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Dragonball (Japanese live-action movie)

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Live action movie based on the anime series...
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  • Aug 15, 2011
The anime Dragonball Z has always been seen as “unfilmable” and Hollywood to make a quick buck,  when they made the film “Dragonball Evolution”, it just reeked of total suckage. I understand that there are some things that just cannot be translated well into film and some things just should stay under anime or manga. Same thing with several comic book adaptations, I mean some people just cannot disassociate ‘silly’ from the word “comics”.
 
Well, the Japanese and the Chinese did try their hands in adapting Dragonball Z into the big screen in the 80's; true, it was stupid, but at least it tried to be faithful, and not insulting (not that much) to the anime series. Hollywood’s “Evolution” was excrement, and being stupid is a step above. We get to see a lame-looking Fieza and a funky looking Goku…hey, they tried to stay true to the source material; so give them some credit.
 
Oh, by the way, Goku at Super-Saiyan 3 can eat Superman, Hulk and Thor for breakfast….

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September 25, 2011
If only it could ever be done right.
 
August 15, 2011
I don't think Dragon Ball Z is unfilmable. It could be done right if you get the right person to do it. The problem is that I'm not sure anyone from the film industry in either America or Asia is the right person to do it. And, hell, we don't want more lame attempts, do we?!
August 15, 2011
In this age of awesome CGI, it can be pulled off. However, one needs to keep the spirit of the anime in mind. H-wood can do it, but do they care enough to give it justice? They nearly killled Thor and Cap, and GL was so boring. I hope one day, we do see a real DBZ movie.
 
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