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  • Feb 8, 2005
Rating:
+5
Pros: Vegeta and Goku rule the universe

Cons: Gohan...you're such a wuss!

The Bottom Line: Love DBZ? Awesome! Don't know what it is? Equally awesome!

Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot.

Dragon Ball Z. A long running series with a total of 13 movies to speak of. This is movie #6. Don’t know what DBZ is? Well, it’s a long story, so if you really wanna know, I suggest going back and doing some research. It’s possible to watch this without any previous DBZ knowledge, but there are a lot of past references made that you probably won’t get.

Who’s Cooler? He first appeared in movie #5 – Cooler’s Revenge. As the brother of Freezer, he wanted to get a piece of the guy who took out his brother. Someone that strong is definitely worth fighting, right? That’s what they all think. Needless to say, Cooler didn’t exactly win, and a couple years later, he’s made a big comeback.

Ironically enough, it’s planet Namek (the new one) that gets attacked by something called the Big Ghetti Star – a big, ugly machine put together by tons of smaller pieces of space junk. Everyone else (Goku and the boys) are all on earth, minding their own business when they get a telepathic call from Dende telling them of the big problem on new Namek. Of course they all hop on a spaceship to get their butts over there and save the day. This time the group consists of Goku, Piccolo, Gohan, Krillin, Oolong, Yajirobi, and Master Roshi. For those of you who like Trunks, sorry, he’s not in this one.

They get to the planet and it isn’t very long before the fighting starts. First all they have to worry about are big, tough robots that have been taking all the Nameks away in chains. But that’s not all they have to worry about. Goku is suddenly greeted by a familiar voice – Cooler! But Cooler isn’t quite the same – he’s stronger, better, faster…shinier. Yes, he’s now Metal Cooler, and he’s ready to kick some serious Goku butt.

Then it’s an all out battle. While Goku and Metal Cooler go at it, the rest are left to deal with the numerous robots. After a little bit, it seems as though Goku isn’t having the best of luck with his new foe when guess who shows up with his usual awesome flare?? Vegeta!! YAY! And I must say, it’s great fun seeing Vegeta and Goku fight together.

So now all they have to do is destroy Metal Cooler, the Big Ghetti Star, and everything will be fine again. Except there’s one problem…or two…or about a hundred. Can Vegeta and Goku find out what’s really going on and save new Namek? Or will it suffer the same fate as the previous Namek?

The Good: This movie was good times all around. I love Vegeta and Goku and the way they interact. Metal Cooler was a great bad guy and the way things turned in the end just made it that much more interesting. There was a little blood which always brings in some more drama (when done right) and a nice dose of comedic relief, though sometimes I just feel sorry for Krillin.

The Bad: The cover!! Come on FUNi!! Get with the program. For those of you reading this, those multiples of Cooler really don’t come in until the end. It’s supposed to be one of those “aw, that sucks to be them!” surprises. But they totally give it away by the cover (as you can plainly see). And Gohan…Gohan, Gohan. Once again he annoys me. And Krillin too. They’re strong enough to take out a couple of those tough robots, yet later on in the ship they seem helpless. Considering the past things these guys have been through, they shouldn’t be so weak, or at least lacking in the will to fight.

Five stars! This is one of my favorite movies. It’s got an interesting plot, great fight scenes, Vegeta, and some goofy parts. It’s got a lil something for everyone. If you don’t see any of the DBZ movies, then go with this one because it’s a good mix of characters and the aforementioned details. Enjoy!

NT

If you've seen this movie and Matrix Reloaded (or maybe just Matrix Reloaded), go here
http://www.dbzwarriors.com/movies2.html
and scroll to the bottom and get the last downloadable feature he's got there (it's 11.3 MB and named coolerreloaded.zip). I guarentee you won't be disappointed!

Other DBZ reviews:
The Movies:
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie – Dead Zone
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The Tree of Might
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie – Cooler’s Revenge
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie – Super Android 13
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie – Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan
Dragon Ball Z: The Movie – Bojack Unbound

The Series:
Dragon Ball Z - Saiyan Saga: 8-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Namek Saga: 9-Volume Set
Dragon Ball Z - Captain Ginyu Saga: 2-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Frieza Saga: 10-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Garlic Jr. Saga: 3-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Trunks Saga: 4-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Androids Saga: 4-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Imperfect Cell Saga: 4-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Perfect Cell Saga: 4-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - World Tournament Saga: 3-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Babidi Saga: 4-Volume Box Set
Dragon Ball Z - Majin Buu Saga: 7-Volume Box Set

Recommended:
Yes

Video Occasion: Better than Watching TV
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older

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The sixth movie in the DRAGON BALL Z anime saga finds Goku, Gohan and their fellow Z-fighters on the planet New Namek. This is no weekend getaway for the gang as the planet Big Gete Star, a living entity made of metal, attacks New Namek. The Z-fighters find themselves defending the besieged planet from a cyclops army, and worse yet, the old foe Cooler. Not to be confused with COOLER'S REVENGE, the fifth DBZ movie.
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Release Date: 1992
MPAA Rating: Unrated
DVD Release Date: Goldhil Entertainment (August 13, 2002)
Runtime: 1hr 0min

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