Friday, February 13, 2009
Snuffmeister here. Okay, I've got nothing against somebody wanting to make an anime series into a live-action movie, really, but of all the anime they could have chosen, they chose Dragon Ball? We're talking here about a series famous mainly for its stories that involve two people who stand opposite each other and talk smack for six episodes, occasionally showing off their "power" by flexing so hard that small rocks lift off the ground, and then finally hitting each other really fast for thirty seconds, all while other characters, whose spatial relationship to the aforemetioned combatants is vague at best, make inane comments. Meanwhile, the twelve-year-old male target audience snickers every time somebody says "Dragon Balls."
What's next, a live-action Pokemon?
I assume this is in the wake of Speed Racer, but at least that movie, in spite of its flaws, was obviously made with real love. The previews for Dragonball: Evolution, on the other hand, suggest something generic and indifferent, rather like the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat.