Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods (2014)
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Critic Reviews for Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods
"Battle of Gods" delivers not only the familiar look but also the slapstick comedy, character interaction and over-the-top martial arts fights that "Dragon Ball" fans want and expect.
Audience Reviews for Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods
Battle of gods is the best dbz movie by far there's actually a story and you definitely don't see the plot twist coming
I laugh every time at the pudding scene Would get 5 stars but the cgi doesn't belong in these movies.
The last time Dragon Ball was on the big screen outside Japan was the mediocre, alternate/wrongfully treated live-action adaptation "Dragonball Evolution." That film was the first since the 10th Anniversary film "The Path of Power." Now, Dragon Ball returns to the silver screen in "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" - released in Japan last year on March 30th - with the treatment the franchise deserves in the correct way. Unlike the other films (they're unqualified to be reviewed since they're only less than an hour long, except for "The Path of Power"), this film is part of the anime's timeline. It sets place 5 years after the defeat of Maijin Buu, and 3 years after the arrival of Vegeta's younger brother Tarble. After 39 years of napping, Beerus - a powerful, hotheaded, easily annoyed, catlike being with an occupation of the God of Destruction - has awaken and was notified by his mentor Whis that Freeza has been defeated by Goku. This has pique Beerus' interest while pondering the prophecy of the Super Saiyan God, and started to think that Goku fits the bill. The two took a visit to King Kai's place since Goku was there. Prior to their arrival, King Kai was notified telepathically by Kibito Kai and Old Kai of Beerus' early wake-up call and previous rampage. As it's the dawn of Beerus' awakening, it's also the start of the strongest battle to protect the universe from another of his rampage. "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" is just a pleasant return to the anime's original timeline since the end of "Dragon Ball GT" and with the current "Dragon Ball Z Kai" as a revised version of "Dragon Ball Z." The return dazzles with gorgeous animation at a new level for the anime that enhances the action sequences for anymore new adventures that continue on in the timeline (like the announced Battle of Gods sequel). There's also a pretty good balance of comedy (proven by the laughter of a full house like we're giving the film laughing tracks) of familiar jokes and comics. But the main flaw is the silliness that'd took away some of the characters' own prides - don't know if it's enough that could annoy Beerus. The way the film's characterization was handled is similar to how the X-Men films were situated - except the Wolverine films and how "X-Men: The Last Stand" resulted. It's like to say that the film's director Masahiro Hosoda is like the Japanese version of Bryan Singer. Despite that few characters were given limited screen times and only a few to no lines, the film still feature the favorable characters that'd appeared in the franchise, including an unborn one. "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" is an exciting addition that's fun and delightful seeing on the big screen (a once-in-the-lifetime opportunity I would say). It's what I was hoping for: no cuts that usually happen in the dub editing process. Not disappointing at all. When the power level of the silliness could be large enough to make me rethink on the rating I've given it, the combined strength of the animation, humor and action that'd created the excitement overpowers that flaw. After watching this film on the big screen than usually on smaller screens (televisions and online), this is obviously the best of the whole franchise. Now, off-topic, since I've seen Dragon Ball on the big screen, I need to catch PokÃ (C)mon in theaters when I get the chance similar to this. (A)
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