Forty-one years ago on Planet Vegeta, home of the infamous Saiyan warrior race, King Vegeta noticed a baby named Broly whose latent power exceeded that of his own son. Believing that Broly's power would one day surpass that of his child, Vegeta, the king sends Broly to the desolate planet Vampa. Broly's father Paragus follows after him, intent on rescuing his son. However, his ship gets damaged, causing the two to spend years trapped on the barren world, unaware of the salvation that would one day come from an unlikely ally.
Years later on Earth, Gokuu Son and Prince Vegeta—believed to be the last survivors of the Saiyan race—are busy training on a remote island. But their sparring is interrupted when the appearance of their old enemy Frieza drives them to search for the last of the wish-granting Dragon Balls on a frozen continent. Once there, Frieza shows off his new allies: Paragus and the now extremely powerful Broly. A legendary battle that shakes the foundation of the world ensues as Gokuu and Vegeta face off against Broly, a warrior without equal whose rage is just waiting to be unleashed.
" THIS IS A NON SPOILER REVIEW"
This is an absolute gem of a movie. Modern Dragon ball can't get any better than this. It was really phenomenal. Here a few key features of the movie
The movie is divided into 2 phases. The "Past&The Present". The start of the movie is all about the history of the Saiyans. The movie does a half an hour long depiction of the history of the Saiyans. The past is mostly based on "DB MINUS" with a few tidbits from the "Bardock: The Father of Goku". The movie is more about broly. Broly was a
Saiyan with really high potential. King Vegeta being jealous of Broly's latent potential decided to send away baby Broly to a faraway planet "Vampa". Paragus(Father of broly) being betrayed by The King, vowed to find his son and one day get revenge on the king. The movie explains the ties of fate between Goku, Vegeta and Broly. The present section of the movie takes place after "THE TOURNAMENT OF POWER". It's about the encounter of the 3 fated Saiyans with each other. Pretty simple plot not too complex or anything but is really well written and executed pretty well!
The animation of this movie is out of this world. Toriyama and Toei Animation decided to change the animation supervisor and character designer "Tadayoshi Yamamuro" to "Nahiro Shintani". His animation is more fluid and gives a refreshing feel to the movie. There is a use of CG as well. In short, this is the best anime movie of 2018 when it comes to animation. Having animators from My hero academia, one punch man etc working on it. Also got Toei's best staff with the likes of Naotoshi Shida, Yuya Takahashi, Naoki tate and other great animators. The movie is one hour and forty minutes of pure " SAGAKA".
SOUND AND DIRECTION 8
The movie director is "Nagamine" who produced one of the best episodes of super like episode 95 or the introduction of Ultra Instinct etc. The movie is directed really well by him. His storyboards were really amazing. The music is composed by " Sumitomo" who had his fair share of criticism from the fans because of his music at the beginning of super. His music in the battle of gods was pretty good but in this movie it's so emotional and captivating
FIGHT SCENES 10
Dragon Ball is known for producing some of the best fights in all of anime. And this movie is no exception. With the likes of Takahashi and Naotoshi Shida handling the main action parts of the film, the fight scenes are absolutely mind-blowing. Especially the final section of the movie where Shida brings his A game to the movie, Shida mixed with Shintani sheets produced some of the best fights in all of anime.
CONCLUSION..... overall 10
You should absolutely watch this movie. Not only its animated really well, but it also showcases some of the best fights of 2018, and it has great music too. Please go and watch this movie in the theatres. Its theatrical experience will blow your mind. Overall it's a pretty solid movie. 10/10 for me !!!
"I smell death in the air."
-Goku who has a scar in his face
"I smell obligatory money grab in the air."
-Me, and about half of the DB fandom
Let's face it, Dragon Ball Super is just fanfiction written by the original Dragon Ball creator. First the amazing Dragon Ball manga was ruined by the Z route with its fillers and godawful pacing, and then the franchise got extended with million different side/backstories/sequels over decades and they are shamelessly even called "canon" because that's the best insult anyone could ever come up with when trying to mock DB. I wish this would stop because nothing was
needed after Kai. Nothing.
In this movie, Goku and Vegeta have an obligatory fist fight, Bulma tried to be sexy. Beerus and his buddy eat some cake and every main character acts like a clown to add some comedy. Rest of the story focuses around 2 things: recycling the same shit in the exact same manner as DB Super did, and adding new story elements and characters in the mix in purpose of rewriting the true canon story. It's truly amazing how mere 20 minutes of the movie's air time is put in something that quite literally just rapes the history of Saiyan race once again. "There was this guy and that guy and then this happened oh and that, and yes, it totally existed always now I am just confirming this shit, I swear." What a joke. At the very least, separate, 2-hour long movie about this subject would have been needed, but I guess that's fine, it's not like this franchise is supposed to be taken seriously anymore. I actually read that the original script was 3 hours long, but the storyboard was changed by the director and the outcome is now this 1 hour 35 minutes of messiness that doesn't give a shit about Dragon Ball. Quality level: shonen.
Character-wise, at least the main cast's personalities aren't as heavily altered as in the later DBS arcs, so I guess that's an achievement of some sort. Broly himself is basically acting like a mentally handicapped dog. I am sure he couldn't even fetch a stick, etc. ETC standing for Electrical Training Collar. Seriously, this version of his character is pretty much just a ripoff of Danny the Dog. Frezzamocca (Freeza) also talks about planet Vegeta's destruction for the 90.000th time here as well because no one has yet grown tired of hearing about that shit. Such a fresh experience this one. It's truly great to see the fans getting respected this way, love letter to the fandom, no less. //sarcasm. Art and sounds are pretty much the same as earlier, tho the last fight scenes are quite spectacular especially considering it's the work of 2018's Toei. If we talk about the event that lead to the fight, the pacing, the fusion training, the powerlevel asspullery... well, maybe they pass as a comedy. Lots of lung work is put in the yelling sequences and the hair designs are matching all colors of rainbow. The 3 seconds long OP doesn't really make any sense, but who cares really. Broly's own song is cringe as duck, tho. "Go Broly, go go" and I hate myself for letting it get stuck in my head.
Because I considered myself a fan of Dragon Ball, I can only call this movie trash. I give a 2 instead of a 1 because Piccolo.
i have written this review after watching the movie unlike the many reviews written by wannabe anime fans who even never watched it.Sadly this is a more common thing happening between weebs.
I am not going to explain the story because the internet is flooded with it.
What i do can say is that the story used for the movie is built up better than most popular series movies in the last 3-4 years.To be honest i did not expect that because most of the past movies are not that big story based in the DB universe.
however i do feel that they could've exploit some topics broader.
and gentlemen you need to see this movie just for the artwork/animation alone.
While every other series are fully going for the digital animation/modern look,the director of the DB Broly movie MADE a STATEMENT by making the movie in Old School manga/anime colours and pencil strokes.They do have some use in the movie of modern techniques but it does the movie justice.
I watch anime for over 25+years and my god this movie gave me back those Old School nostalgia.
no other series can top this up for the moment.
But i must confess i did not like some of the character designs because it did not match the Old School touch.
soundtrack and movie effects are on point and were blasted off on the right moment.
I felt that some characters did not match the whole concept of the movie.Probably they did this to make the movie more open for NON-DB viewers.
The new Broly design is superb!It truly screams the savage saiyan look.The old broly personage of the previous movies is blown by bits from the new broly.
To bad some characters had not to much screentime.
How can you not enjoy this movie?This movie is packed with action.
There is nothing wrong watching some old school typical DB fighting.
This movie will dominate box offices.
The amount of effort and work into it is insane,if you can not acknowledge that then i suggest you stop watching J-animation in it's whole.
This movie made a statement by using the Old School look and re-vamping 2 popular characters and that takes balls to do it since we live in an era flooded with oversensitive fanservice fans and keyboardgangsters that like to bash because they cannot accept change or cannot accept good work.
I salute the whole crew who made this movie!It has been a while that i really enjoyed a good J-animation movie since kimi no wa and wolf children
Dragon Ball is an amazing franchise, it’s so iconic and so grand that even though it has seemingly done it all, it still finds ways to keep popularity and relevancy at an all-time high. Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a love letter from Akira Toriyama to the fans who have been yearning for years to see more of this juggernaut of a character in Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan. The star-studded team at Toei Animation is making a proclamation to the world that Son Goku has a lot more fight left in him, essentially producing its best film to date, definitely the franchises greatest visuals
and animation to ever hit the screen.
After the Tournament of Power, Dragon Ball Super: Broly follows Goku and Vegeta, the mighty Saiyan duo is eager for another blood-pulsating battle. As they stand before a whole multiverse of fighters, they quickly find themselves drawn to a long forgotten Saiyan in Broly who is discovered by Frieza. Before this encounter, the film begins with a trip back in time where we get to see the history of the Saiyan race, during a tumultuous period for Planet Vegeta, before their fateful demise. Flashbacks aren’t necessarily popular among the anime fandom, but the director in Tatsuya Nagamine manages the strategy with expertise.
The payoff here is that it retcons details about the Saiyans, their politics and society, and most importantly it establishes a clear origin for Broly which fans have desperately wanted for so long, as well as Goku’s. These sequences of events breathe new life into the Saiyan race, adding additional layers in Dragon Ball’s lore and characters. After a smooth transition back into the present, we get the chance to see how the consequences of the decisions made by a few Saiyans in the past that have ultimately led to where Goku and Vegeta are today. It goes to the next level with the arrival of Broly and we get to witness how he matches up despite being isolated for many years, separated from his race and home.
The plot is very simple and easy to follow, it is essentially connecting the fates of Planet Vegeta’s greatest warriors in Broly, Vegeta and Goku. King Vegeta’s jealousy led him to exile Broly to a very distant Planet named “Vampa,” after discovering his abnormally latent potential. His father Paragus vows revenge against the King for betraying him as he goes in search to locate his son. They are all connected, and while this may seem generic, the execution is what seals the deal. The decision for Toei to make this film gives Broly a well, fleshed-out backstory that gives the Legendary Saiyan something he previously didn’t have, and that is a personality.
During the original release of the Broly films during the era of Dragon Ball Z, this was a dilemma as he felt like a one-dimensional brute, but they have done more in this film to rectify past mistakes. As we welcome his now defined personality but we also more than happy to receive his tragic backstory, it allows the audience to also sympathize with him, he is more than just a Super Saiyan juice head. With the short time frame, it has, Dragon Ball Super: Broly manages to tie together a cohesive narrative but there are some pacing issues, which is to be expected in a thrilling battle shounen. This is where it implements some much-needed exposition to give the story some legs in these moments.
As stated earlier, the art and animation have never looked this great before, ever! Many thanks to the following: the director in Nagamine, the man behind the script, Toriyama himself—this is now canon—and art director Naohiro Shintani. For a long time now, the Dragon Ball Super anime and films had a tired aesthetic look in the visual department. Naohiro brought on an A-Team of talent to bring this film to life, and their sheer determination, dedication and experience illuminated in every shot by shot and frame by frame. It’s had a complete makeover; the choreography is more fluid in movement than Ultra Instinct.
The shot composition is flawless, there are a various amount of camera angles and camera effects not seen in previous instalments. Something as simple as a Super Saiyan transformation now feels more epic, and fight sequences are a lot grander, it looks and feels more climatic than ever before. This is Sakuga Animation quality at its finest. The soundtrack from Norihito Sumitomo captures the heart, emotion of the film, making these sentimental moments more captivating and moving while also managing to heighten the intensity and ferocity of the battles.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is hands down the best film of the franchise to date. It has everything you could want out of a Dragon Ball story, and I can easily see this as the new benchmark for future titles. Definitely a contender for the best, animated film of 2018, and for good reason. Currently, now, the film is smashing the Box Office in Japan and it soon would do the same once it releases in the west. It breathes new life into the history and lore of Dragon Ball, it is more than just a movie, it’s a spectacle, a near 2-hour celebration of one of the most iconic franchises and a cast of characters. A must-see in theatres!