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July 19, 2008 Commentary

So they finally gave us a poster with Goku on it.

I can’t decide whether or not I’m excited about this movie. I’ll probably go see it regardless, and I had renewed faith when they announced that Stephen Chow would be involved. But they’re still using a white guy as Goku. ._. To be fair, I don’t remember any of his other roles well, and thus can’t judge him much as an actor, but it just seems weird? Orange gi sure looks weird in real life — isn’t it funny how we never realize these things? I hope they never make a live action Naruto, but if this movie’s even a minor success, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if someone tried to do the same with DBZ’s grand successor. I can’t remember, are they planning sequels for this Dragonball movie? Anyway, I’m glad they finally have a date on this after kicking around in the rumor bin for years after years.

The effects on this poster don’t look particularly enticing though (that is the ugliest ki ball I’ve ever seen), and I’m still waiting for an official shot of Piccolo’s makeup. If we’re lucky, he’ll be able to look as good as Mystique, but I’m not going to be hopeful about it. It’s curious that they decided to go with Dragonball after all instead of Dragonball Z as the latter is obviously more well known and popular, but I guess DBZ would have involved more shinies as the series really gets epileptic with the light shows after Vegeta is introduced… The fact that Vegeta isn’t in this movie is kind of disappointing though. He’s a fun, obnoxious egomaniac! Though Piccolo kind of fits that too when he’s first introduced. Goku should be a kid though, and he is not a kid. His hair isn’t outrageous either, but that’s probably a good thing.

According to Wiki’s entry, Krillin (I grew up on the dubs, leave me alone) is mysteriously missing on the cast list. I guess he’s not horribly, horribly important or anything, but come on! He’s Goku’s best friend! Maybe they just couldn’t find anyone short enough for either Vegeta or Krillin? Who knows.

I still haven’t seen the Dark Knight yet. Jesus. We’re not going back to the stupid one-screen theatre. The nearest AMC is like twenty minutes away with four whole screens, only one of which is showing the damn movie. So they only have four show times the entire day. The first one is at noon. Ughhhhhh. Meanwhile, at home, my brother says it’s playing on six screens and they have about thirty showings per day. Sigh.

Anyway, they finally put out the trailer for the Gurren Lagann movie (WARNING: trailer contains spoilers for the TV series). It looks like they’re covering a good chunk of the show, but they’re doing two movies right? Hmm. Most of the animation in the trailer looks to be recycled, but there did seem to be a few newly animated sequences. I hope they manage to hash it together right; TTGL was one of those series where I kind of felt like each episode was relevant, even if the first five was basically just character intro. There’s only a week until the dub series hits the Sci-Fi channel. Man, I wish I had a TV. Not having one is why I haven’t seen Doctor Who in like a year. Sadface.

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  1. hinkle on July 19, 2008 6:40 pm

    he is not holding a ki blast that is another dragonball look carefully at it and you will see k just leting you know.

  2. Kiriska on July 19, 2008 8:33 pm

    Haha, you’re right! Except… I think that just makes it worse. Cheesy effects, hm. Well, it is Stephen Chow…