My ‘DBZ: Battle of Gods’ Review

Is Dragon Ball Z theater-worthy?

Well, with the honest storyline, it’s clear that this story hit it out of the park!

Not only is it action-packed with nostalgic fight scenes, but it’s also sprinkled with humor throughout the entire movie. When I say that I “laughed out loud,” it would be an understatement. I might’ve made my buddies’ ears bleed out from how hard I was laughing. Don’t worry, though. The movie isn’t too comedic to the point it can’t be taken seriously. It maintains its intensity and follows a genuine plot. The big purple cat, Beerus, has a typical feline attitude; rude, impatient and self-centered. At least, that’s the feeling I got, but you’ll have to watch the film to see what I mean.

Courtesy of dragonballz.com

Courtesy of dragonballz.com

Now, if you couldn’t tell, I am a little biased when it comes to DBZ because I have been a fan since I was about 5 years old (maybe younger, but I think five is a legit number to throw at you.) A couple of friends and I watched this on the big screen at Regal Goldstream Stadium 16, and it was so awesome when one of my buddies wore an orange DBZ tee-shirt. I didn’t feel so left out when I went there wearing a DBZ hoodie. WINNERS!

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You probably have this exact hoodie. :3

 

What Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has proven to me is that many anime films can be  great movie selections in theaters around the world. Even though the showings in cinemas are for a short amount of time (Aug 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th), many people showed up to watch it on the big screen. It was awesome to see other DBZ fans there, too. You knew they were fans for the simple fact that DBZ wasn’t overly advertised to the masses, and even if it was, only the ones who found the trailer interesting would show up. It’s a very specific genre on its own, I think. It’s not like horror film fans  would randomly show up, would they? Master Rochi is pretty scary if you ask me.

Can anime movies make it back into theaters worldwide, or is this a random occurrence with DBZ? I’m dying to find out!

 

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