Title: Dragonball Evolution
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Wong
Writer(s): Ben Ramsey (screenplay), Akira Toriyama (novel))
Staring: Justin Chatwin, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, James Marsters
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language.
Running Time: 84 min (1 hrs and 24min)
Synopsis: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.
Roger Ebert: NA Stars
Michael Phillips: NA Stars
EW: Adam Markovitz: C-
At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: NA, Ben Lyons: NA
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 14% (Rotten), Top Critics: 33% (Rotten), RT Community: 38% (Rotten)
Metacritic: Critics: 45 out of 100, Users: 4.2 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: NA Users: C+
Source Material: Based on Dragonball manga / anime
Acting and Dialogue: C-, umm yeah...could have been way better, very cheese
Art Direction: D, can’t call this art
Cinematography: D, nothing that appealed to me
Direction: C+, had descent pace, and the director has good style.
Sound and Music: C, good for a pseudo-action/adventure
VFX: D, scene way better FX before.
Overall: C, very flawed movie but somewhat entertaining, so rent it at least.