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|Directed by:||James Wong|
|Written by:||James Wong|
|Cast:||Chow Yun-Fat, Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park|
Akira Toryima's beloved manga comes to live-action in this big screen adaption of his earlier Dragonball material. The popularity of both the manga and animated series made a film version the next logical (and profitable) step.
The film, however, is a colossal misstep. A flat and lifeless interpretation of Toriyama's work, this film will not satisfy casual or die-hard fans. The script is a hodge-podge of silly dialogue, movie cliches, and weak character models. Led by the boring and miscast Justin Chatwin as Goku, his portrayal lacks effort and is not believable in any way. Then there is James Marsters as the villainous Piccolo. He has the look, but is forgettable in the end. Only Chow Yun-fat rises to the occasion as Master Roshi, the only entertaining and likeable character in the whole film.
Not much else to say really, this film just does not work. It is a frustrating viewing, especially for a Dragonball fan. You will find yourself making a never ending list of what the filmmakers got wrong. Do yourself a favor and stick with the original mangas and extensive animated adaptions. Leave this one in the bargain bin.
|Directed by:||Rachel Talalay|
|Written by:||Michael De Luca|
|Cast:||Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane|
All good things must come to an end, and for the long running staple horror franchise from New Line Cinema, it was time. Due to a downward trend in popularity and obvious diminishing returns, it was time to lay Freddy to rest for good. But whether or not the studio would deliver a satisfying ending for fans is another story...[more]...