There have been many dragonball features, some go from very bad to very good. this one falls on the latter as probably one of, if not the best one ever. WHat makes this feature so great is it is just so enjoyable to watch. you can see this many times and it will not get old. Broly is a great villain. He is the very definition of what a super sayin should be. powerful, destructive and completely psychotic. Broly stops at nothing to defeat Goku and his friends. The story line is also very enjoyable overall this is a truly great DBZ feature that any anime fan can enjoyread more
Welcome to the complete and utter letdown that is Broly. For a non-canonical character, Broly receives a massive amount of praise. People often cite this movie to be the best DBZ film. Not only is Broly not the best DBZ film, Broly is just plain bad.
I don't have nostalgia for DBZ. If you do feel free to put your hands over your ears and exit the review. I first watched DBZ (as well as the original Dragon Ball) in 2015. I loved Dragon Ball and DBZ was great as well, albeit with a lot of faults. So I do enjoy the series a lot.
The main issue with the movie is Broly. Broly represents everything that was creatively wrong in DBZ. He shows up and is completely invincible until time is running out on the feature. Most of this movie is the Dragon Ball Z trope of Goku and friends getting their butts kicked until (literally) the final 5 minutes of the movie. It's not even a back and forth affair. For some this makes Broly a cool bad ass. For the rest of us, we see it for what it is. It's the same played out lazy fight scene Dragon Ball Z thrived on, except this time it monopolizes a feature length film.
Broly's backstory isn't special either. I am certainly glad they explained how another Saiyan is wondering around, but that doesn't make it intriguing. I think the movie wanted you to feel for him a bit, but then it switches back to Broly in the present time acting what I would describe as foolish and you feel nothing. Broly has nothing interesting about him. He is just a goofy monster.
Should you watch this movie? Of course. It's part of DBZ history. A lot of people love it and you need to at least give it a watch. Just be ready, because this movie movie will let you down.read more
I was waiting too long to see Broly in action, after all, he is one of the main reasons that made me rewatch the entire DB series this year.
The movie didn't disappoint. Broly is a fearless monster with no fellings at all, the true essence of any saiya-jin warrior. As the story goes, Goku gets to fight against him and, in my opinion, this was one of his toughest battles, since Broly had unlimited power, besides being a lot stronger.
As in many other battles, Goku doesn't give up, even after taking serious damage. He brings hope to everyone when everything seems lost and keeps fighting, even if it costs his own life.
I don't recall watching any of Broly's movies when I was a kid, so this was really worth of my time. Seeing him for the first time was incredible and I can't wait to watch his other movies.read more
While definately not the best movie ever, and probably not even the best Dragon Ball Z movie, movie number eight stands up very well as an enjoyable action movie.
The story, such as it is, ostensibly serves simply to deliver action but what story is there works fine. The movie doesn't drag in any spots too heavily which helps, especially given the movie's short run time. There are some slightly nonsensical bits that you'll just have to suspend your disbelief a little more than usual for. Also, the comedy in the movie is not always funny and doesn't quite add much to the movie. In short, the comedy segments feel shoehorned in a bit and don't really work to the movie's favor. However, such segments are brief and don't totally ruin the movie besides. In its way, this adds the charm of the movie even if it doesn't quite succeed at being funny. The art is successful and pleasant to look at, as much as the series was. Many familiar faces return as well a couple new ones and all look good. The music in this movie is the usual mix of standard Dragon Ball Z fare, which is good, and the music stands up well. Most of the movie is devoid of music altogether, though, which is a little off-putting but not wholly detrimental. The music is good, there just isn't much of it in play here. Despite any faults, the movie is good action-packed fun. It moves along at a healthy clip, there is lots of fighting and such action. The ending is a little anti-climatic of a finish for all the rough fighting that there was, though. This was slightly disappointing in that respect. Overall, a good and fun action movie in the Dragon Ball Z fashion.read more
Edward Elric. Zero Kiryuu. Broly. Vic Mignogna has an impressive voice acting resume, and it's only getting longer. I sat down with him at Anime Weekend Atlanta to talk theater, anime, fandom, and faith. Was there alchemy? Read on!