Happy Piccolo day! Melanie and Melvin check out the long forgotten Hollywood live-action adaption of Dragonball!
- (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 41-minutes discussing what makes Anime/Manga live-action adaptions so difficult to adapt, what unique characteristics separate the mediums, and what Anime/Manga would make a good live-action adaption (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
- What background do Melanie and Melvin have with the Dragonball franchise?
- The start of Dragonball Evolution is an info dump that immediately confounds the movie. Melvin cross examines the Dragonball Evolution canon against the actual Dragonball canon.
- Dragonball Evolution’s general sense of setting and location is all over the place, and it never permits its audience a solid footing. Is it set on Earth? Is this a fantasy continent? What time period is it?
- There is one truly great thing that has come from Dragonball Evolution and it’s a goofy edit someone made for YouTube. Here it is.
- Dragonball Evolution infrequently contains somewhat intriguing setting design choices, such as Master Roshi’s house, but most of the time the movie is unpleasant to look at.
- Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (Anime)
- Aiura (2013) (Anime)
Dragonball Evolution is Rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language. It features Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, Joon Park, Eriko TAmura, Randall Duk Kim, and Ernie Hudson. Directed by James Wong. Dragonball Evolution is available here.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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