Jaga Bada, Mr. Satan's old sparring partner, has invited Satan to his personal island to hold a grudge match. Trunks and Goten decide to come for the adventure and Android #18 is following Satan for the money he owes her. Little do they know that Jaga Bada's scientist have found a way to resurrect Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan.
Before I start reviewing and giving reasons, I'd like to say this is not a spoiler free review. If you're a Dragonball Z superfan, make sure you watch this at least once and give it a chance, you may like it, and may regret not watching it. Now, I'd like to say this really was the worst anime movie I've ever seen, I would never even consider watching this again, now onto my review.
To me, this movie was dragged out, they was desperate for ideas, oh I know, lets create a bio-broly...ooo what a great idea...not! Bad idea. Wtf was they thinking? Lets make a
biologically poisoned green broly and make goku kll him AGAIN. I mean cmon guys, Goku has killed him AND gohan? Why do we want 3 story's of the same bad guy? 2 Points for lack of originality.
This really was nothing special so I gave it a 6 the characters don't seem to be thought about much more than the story was, nothing new that impressed me like the animation from other movies tried to add something new and additional. Bio-broly didn't impress me at all for originality.
This wasn't too bad but yet again, nothing special.
Same as Dragonball Z with a super pathetic attempt to re-introduce Broly for the third time? Maybe forth? Since I haven't watched all broly movies I'm not 100 pct sure...but yea, dragged on and on...
I didn't enjoy this at all, and to be honest I wish I could refund the time it took me to watch it.
I saved Bio Broly for last in my trilogy of reviews for the 3 terrible DBZ movies. Why? If you were to ask 100 DBZ fans which is the worst DBZ movie, about 75 of them would say Bio Broly. This is by FAR the most hated film by the DBZ fandom. Today I will be examining whether or not this film is truly deserving of all the hate it gets.
Before diving into movie 11, we first have to examine the character of Broly. For those of you who are new to DBZ, Broly is the Legendary Super Saiyan and the most naturally gifted member
of the strongest alien race in the universe. This guy is like the Hulk. He is an unstoppable force of primal rage that everyone thinks is an awesome badass. However, Broly doesn't really have a lot of character depth. Broli's driving motive in all 3 films he appears in is his burning hatred for Goku...because Goku was born on the same day as Broli and annoyed the 1 day old Broly by crying continuously. Yep. That's really why Broly HATES Goku. How does Broly remember what happened when he was 24 hours old? Why does he care that some other baby cried and somewhat annoyed him when they were infants? None of this is ever explained. All we know is that BROLY MAD, BROLY SMASH! When he was first introduced in DBZ movie 8, Broly actually had some menacing dialogue and engaged the Z fighters in one of the most brutal, non-stop fights in the entire series. Movie 8 also used the technique of taking a previously established badass (Vegeta) and making him look like a total BITCH when faced with this new guy. This narrative technique called "jobbing" in Pro-Wrestling makes the newly introduced character look really cool because he just made the guy you previously thought was cool look like a complete pussy! EVERYONE jumped on the Broli train and this shallow Hulk ripoff became one of the most popular characters in DBZ history! DBZ Movie 8 was extremely enjoyable and easily one of the best DBZ movies, but the writers felt they needed to milk more out of Broly and brought him back for a lesser sequel. It wasn't good, but it wasn't THAT bad. Unfortunately, they decided to bring Broly back AGAIN and we got this piece of shit!
Bio Broly is about how some rich dude wants revenge against everyone's favorite buffoon, Mr. Satan. The rich guy tries to kill Mr. Satan by forcing him to fight against his genetically engineered "Bio-warriors", one of whom happens to be a blob monster version of Broli created from a sample of Broli's blood left over from the last movie. Apparently Goku and Vegeta are dead during this movie and it is after Android 18 threw the match to Mr. Satan during the Buu saga. However, none of the movies are canon and all of them have massive continuity problems that make them impossible to logically fit into the timeline, despite the best efforts of some DBZ fanboys. Apparently it is up the comedic duo of Goten and Trunks to take down the blob monster version of Broli. I guess Gohan and Piccolo are busy? This of course means that this movie is going to get VERY silly and have some ludicrously stupid action scenes. The plot and action in this film is shit, but I will now get to the reason I actually don't consider this the very worst DBZ movie.
Most of the DBZ movies follow a very specific formula: Bad guy shows up, Goku fights bad guy, Goku kills bad guy with the Spirit Bomb. Now that Fukkatsu no F has been released, I can say that Goku has killed or otherwise defeated the bad guy in 13 of the 15 DBZ movies! This one of only 2 movies in which SOMETHING different happens. We get to focus on the more comedic characters: Goten, Trunks, Mr. Satan, and my first anime "waifu" Android 18. These aren't characters that we really get to see too often, so it is a refreshing change. This movie fails as an action film, but sort of works as a comedy. By contrast, movies 4 and 6 don't work in any category! Therefore, I would argue that while this movie indeed sucks it is NOT the worst DBZ movie after all! However, don't confuse that statement with a recommendation. Just because this isn't the absolute worst DBZ movie, doesn't mean that you should actually watch it.
Being a long time Dragon Ball Z fan, I will try not to allow my bias affect my review for this film. However Dragon Ball Z has always produced a long line of low grade straight-to-DVD films, with this film being no exception, however while a lot of the Dragon Ball Z films are well worth watching, this one however does not make the cut. With a mediocre story and very little character development, (a hallmark of a Dragon Ball Z movie), followed by a continuation of the Broly story arc which should have stopped at Second Coming, Bio-Broly will have you wanting those 50
minutes of your life back.
This Dragon Ball Z movie was very unnecessary, i'm very positive Akira Toriyama was going through mid-life crisis and needed money badly, so voilà! I present to you Swamp Monster! I mean Bio-Broly! What is the point of bringing back Broly if you're literally going to make him walking fecal-matter! I should have watched this movie in Japanese and without subtitles just so I didn't have to worry about missing any important piece to the movie, because literally story is not a thing here. Toriyama looked up to the sky, shed a tear and said "Lord, do not smite me for what I have bestowed
on the people who made me successful and is the reason why I sleep comfortably and eat every night and day, but muah! muah! My latest masterpiece! A silver platter of spicy sh*t!" I have not seen a larger disaster since the 2010 BP Oil Spill, or even worse, shall I even say it, the birth of Jaden Smith. Goku, our lord and savior wasn't even in the film, and i'm sure he couldn't have saved this catastrophe of a DBZ movie. Goku shows up at the very last few seconds of the movie and is shown eating. That's about it, just eating. I'm sure Toriyama only added that last scene of Goku eating because that is what they think us "Westerners" can relate to. Eating. Well Toriyama, i'm ending this on the note of saying that I am appalled that you created this movie and i'm shocked to see that you didn't make this a hentai film because that is another stereotype of your western fans. No, not all of us eat a lot and no, not all of us touch ourselves to animated drawings doing obscene things like getting penetrated by 8 ft tentacles! At least you got that one right, good thing you have loyal fans because i'm sure if they weren't loyal you'd be creating mediocre flash "dress up games" like "Dress up Selena Gomez" or "Dress up Whoopi Goldberg!" Anyway, this has been a Clams review. Barely. I can't review a 40 minute milked movie with no story or good characters. If you'd like me to review anything just message me.
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!