Dragonball Evolution

Dragonball Evolution

Heroic Goku is a powerful warrior who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects, the Dragonball. As the Master Roshi guides Goku on the young man's epic quest to save the Earth from the forces of darknes, he encounters Bulma, a beautiful woman intent on retrieving the mystical Dragonballs for her own reasons and Chi Chi, a young martial artist who captures Goku's eye. --©20th Century Fox 1.2 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
Dragonball Evolution

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Certificate PG
Genre Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Family / Children
Director James Wong
Cast Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung Justin Chatwin
Studio 20th Century Fox
Release Date April 2009
Running Time 84 minutes
 

Heroic Goku is a powerful warrior who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects, the Dragonball. As the Master Roshi guides Goku on the young man's epic quest to save the Earth from the forces of darknes, he encounters Bulma, a beautiful woman intent on retrieving the mystical Dragonballs for her own reasons and Chi Chi, a young martial artist who captures Goku's eye. --©20th Century Fox

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Reviews

The Guardian

Andrew Pulver

The cast take it all incredibly seriously, which helps; and the story motors along at a pace that - just about - forestalls the creeping boredom that normally afflicts anyone over 12 when they sit down in front of this sort of thing. But, in patches, this is almost funny and nearly exciting. Much better than a flying kick to the head.

10/04/2009

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The Sunday Times

Peter Whittle

Competent and wholesome, it will be rather a yawn for most adults, but lovers of demons and dragons who venture forth from their bedrooms should be satisfied.

12/04/2009

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Variety

Russell Edwards

"Dragonball Evolution" doesn't take itself too seriously, but avoids campiness. Efforts to maintain a sexual subtext will feel inappropriate to some, but is consistent with the story's fairy-tale symbols and structure.

25/03/2009

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Total Film

Matt Mueller

Tearing through its mystical, who-gives-a-toss storyline like a pissed bat bouncing off cave walls, Dragonball’s cocktail of cheap effects, eye-rolling cliches and dismal direlogue will have fans of the series condemning it as a beyond-lame failure.

08/04/2009

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Channel 4 Film

Ali Catterall

This resembles a fever dream you might have had after slipping into an E-number-aggravated blood sugar crash while watching the original Star Wars Trilogy. Dragonball Evolution is so derivative, such a bare-faced rip-off of George Lucas' pension, that it actually seems completely pointless to pick holes in it.

23/04/2009

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The Times

Wendy Ide

Utter drivel.

09/04/2009

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

It involves some cut-price FX and a lot of Zen blather about using your inner strength. Use yours and avoid this.

10/04/2009

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The Observer

Philip French

Brevity is its chief merit.

12/04/2009

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Time Out

David Jenkins

Making no effort to be original, exciting, witty or even vaguely plausible, it may pass the time as sparkly fodder for 12-year-old boys with plenty of sugar in their bloodstream. Parents, meanwhile, will have to make do with sniggering at lines like ‘The Dragonballs are within my grasp!’.

09/04/2009

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

Based on a Manga comic, the story seems to have been made up as the film went along, and not by anyone talented. The fight scenes and special effects are shamefully pathetic.

09/04/2009

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