Monday, April 20, 2009

Review: Dragonball Evolution

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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.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert: NA Stars
Michael Phillips: NA Stars
EW: Adam Markovitz: C-

Other Sites:

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+

My Review

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.