I’m an avid fan of Dragon Ball Z, which I’ve learned a lot of my friends stopped watching years ago. Not long ago we were brought Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, a movie whose events took place after the Buu saga. Now, we have Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ which features most of the cast Dragon Ball Z fans have come to know and love over the years.
Now instead of babbling away about the entire Dragon Ball Z universe, I’m going to get right down to the point of this new movie. If you’re new to the series or haven’t watched Battle of Gods, go ahead and watch the series. If you’re going to see this movie in theaters, though, and haven’t seen anything previous, at least watch Battle of Gods. Keep in mind, this review may have a few tiny spoilers in it. I tried to avoid it, but sometimes it’s necessary.
Resurrection ‘F’ starts off after the events of Battle of Gods. If you’ve yet to see Battle of Gods, you’ll want to watch it to understand things such as the blue hair. You’ll meet our main members Goku and Vegeta training to become better and learn what’s holding them back, but little do they know that someone has found all the Dragon Balls back on Earth. One person that worked with Frieza has finally caved at being defeated all the time, so he in turn calls on Shenron for the worst wish ever, which is to bring back Frieza. What could go wrong with a wish like that? We Dragon Ball fans know he’ll want revenge on Goku and others. How does the team who created this do in terms of the story? They’ve done quite well at hitting all fronts in terms of the series. The fights are well crafted, and the plot is explained and fleshed out enough so you’re not just here for an iconic fight. You’ll learn things such as what Frieza was put through after his death and what Goku and others have been up to since Battle of Gods. You’ll learn more about the other characters as well as what transformations they’ve made. I mean, look at the picture above! Krillin is killing it in the part of the movie and in the picture below Goku is keeping up with the resurrected Frieza.
The art within the movie is quite amazing and you can see this from the gifs I’ve including throughout this review. This ranges from the battles, transformations, and the backgrounds in other locations. You can clearly tell a lot of work was done with this movie to bring out the best of Goku, Vegeta, and many of the other characters. It’s not focused on just one person throughout as with some anime movies, but keeping the focus on Earth and the heroes that protect it. I was hoping to see more locations being destroyed, with everyone taking part in the battle, which would’ve made the movie longer, but totally worth it. As for the audio such as music, sound effects, and so forth, I was excited throughout the entire movie. When one of the many battles within the movie went on Maximum the Hormone started playing. I couldn’t help to be excited about what was to come; at times music within any show or movie really gets my blood pumping. The team really knew how to hit this movie out the park and making us come back for more. I will state now I’ve watched the movie 4 times, and I may watch again because I enjoyed it that much.
While I would love to just go all out in details about the movie, I’d just spoil it. As you can see above the story is action packed, music within the movie keeps you excited for what’s to come, and the work that was put into the movie clearly shows.
Overall, I’d say if you’re wanting to see the greatest battle in history with-out having it span a lot of episodes go see Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. You’ll be able to see the movie Aug. 4th-12th at select theaters. You can get a list and order your ticket online by going to http://www.dragonballz.com/ and click buy tickets. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed. From start to end Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ brings action. There are even parts you may see where you may think… “Did that really just happen?” I know it did for me. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ provides a great time for those new to Dragon Ball or long time fans.
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