Not paying attention to his job, a young demon allows the evil cleansing machine to overflow and explode, turning the young demon into the infamous monster Janemba. Goku and Vegeta make solo attempts to defeat the monster, but realize their only option is fusion.
When it comes to the Dragonball films in general they usually follow something different. instead of the canon material that the series contains
It instead mixes certain content from the series themselves but only to present a different setting that usually is not always direct from the series.
So therefore, Do not go into watching them expecting anything that great of a premise in the first place since its not meant to do so, except just take them as special added content for its standard viewing alone.
So on to the 12th Dragon Ball Z Movie and I totally loved it!!
This surprised me because I didn't have that
much expectations of it and yet as soon as I started watching it, It starts to go with the action and comedy formula right of the bat and it works so well for this film.
The action is fun, You get your silly slapstick moments of the characters, some bizarre real life character references like hitler in this like wtf xD, as well as fusion from the series.
The animation looks brilliant for a mid 90s movie along with its fights as well which was pretty memorable in terms of how epic it looks.
The voice acting was fine on both in English and Japanese, Though I like more of the soundtracks from the english version since Gogeta and Janemba's theme sounds really cool.
The villain here Janemba who doesn't have any personality what so ever is this manifestation of evil negative energy similar to majin buu in terms of having a primal like personality starting his form as this giant oversized child like thingy than shortly enough into this sinister looking demon which I have to admit the design of it looks brilliant.
Janemba also possesses a pretty incredible ability of materialising and manipulating space and anything over the dimensions of space itself making him capable of transforming the universe in its entirety into his image which includes the Other World where goku is fighting pikkon.
These effects causes the other world and their overseers including the checking station to falter in this dimension making the villains escape from their confinement.
Not only that but the magic of the dragonballs are also effected by this as well.
The movie's main plot is mainly about goku, vegeta and the others trying to stop the powerful janemba and his powers over the dimensions that pulls in some of these entertaining moments out really well.
The only thing I wished to have seen more of was janemba effecting other parts of the universe and for the other villains though only minor, to be a little more involved in the movie to at least make the film a little more longer but other than that, this movie was fun and enjoyable and Gogeta totally rocks!!
Its probably my favourite dragonball film so far ;)
In my opinion this is one of the best DBZ films ever maybe even best one.
It's pretty simple, young demon who doesn't pay attention to his job with bad influences from souls just somehow fucked up and whole bad power went into him. After that he loses his control and no one is able to stop him. There comes our hero Goku but even he isn't strong enough to beat this ''guy'' so his friend Vegeta comes but even then their only chance of beating this monster is fusion dance which connects them together and they become one the strongest fighter Gogeta and
destroy this freak. Meanwhile in the real world is big ruckus because of revived villains such as Frieza, Nappa or even grotesque Hitler and his army. Well i think it is pretty different story from others in dragon ball because there are only goku and vegeta fighting and they even combine their powers together so i think it's beautiful mostly because of the ending how they say farewell to each other.
There isn't anything bad about art it is just simply Dragon ball Z art. But for me it is just beautiful art as for my memories on this anime. Though animation is pretty decent for that year. It just suits DBZ the best and you won't get offended by it.
Again the sound is rly good for that year and you won't complain for it because it suits your ears just good enough.
I think most of anime fans know of DBZ characters. The main characters in this story are Vegeta and Goku which are somehow good and bad and sometimes you can laugh on them for e.g. how Vegeta can be tsundere or how can Goku be rly dumb. The main villain in story Janemba is pretty funny monster at first who just wants to play with Goku but after his transformation he is just ''pure evil''.
I rly enjoyed this one. Why? Well there is nice and super strong villain and cooperation between our Z fighters Goku and Vegeta which leads to the fusion dance between them. You can see old villains in the world revived and how they are ''strong'' now compared to the others. In the end you can enjoy emotional farewell between Goku and Vegeta when Vegeta is send back to the Underworld and he thanks to him because of him he rly changed.
I think as DBZ movie you might enjoy it the most and not only badass fusion between Goku and Vegeta. I just thik this is pinnacle of old DBZ films.
In my opinion the best DBZ film out of them all apart from the latest one which I am yet to watch.
Story 7/10 The story is slightly better than in some of the other movies as its not just another typical bad guy returning to destroy the world with this movie they have gotten at least a little bit more creative and came up with a new idea for a villain.
Art 8/10 The art work is amazing for the year it was released in, the characters were all well animated and the scenery was packed with colour and detail.
Sound 8/10 The music in this movie
was really good especially throughout the fight scenes it added epicness to the fights.
Characters 8/10 By far one of the best things in this movie with a new bad ass looking bad guy Jenemba, Goku and Vegetas fusion Gogeta, Picon and guests appearances from old villains such as Freeza himself.
Enjoyment 9/10 this movie is one of the finer movies of the DBZ collection it has a little bit of everything and the fight scenes were just the best with Goku and Vegeta facing an opponent with abilities they've never seen before.
Overall 8/10 This is a really good movie and also has a lot of humour in there as well from Mr Satan himself all the way through to the return of Hitler. With old bad guys appearing from the dead that are no longer a match for the Z fighters and an all new enemy that is the strongest they have ever faced, this is one enjoyable watch.
The Dragon Ball movies in general end up being good, this movie is not at all the exception.
The movie "Dragon Ball Z Movie 12: Fukkatsu no Fusion! Gokuu to Vegeta" is undoubtedly my favorite movie of this whole franchise. I just liked it very much.
The story, despite being simple, manages to present very interesting topics. The fact that to go to hell you have to "purify" the soul and remove all negative feelings is something that, at the very least, can give possibilities and be something quite curious, because the evil of all enemies who defeated Goku before is stored in that
place. The film took advantage of its very little used scenario (beyond, hell) to propose interesting things.
The way in which this whole issue of the beyond is presented is done in a good way (adding everything implemented in the anime / manga), so the story is not searched or forced, because the whole incident occurred by simple carelessness which cost very expensive, in general it seemed a simple story, but very effective.
The characters in the movie are many, but very few end up importing; what happens on earth is entirely secondary and feels without emotion. Goku and Vegeta remain the same (which is to be expected), but in the middle of the battle against Super Janemba, Vegeta accepts that Super Janemba is a very strong enemy for him, coming to mourn the frustration (Vegeta very rarely does this , he is very proud) and agrees to merge with Goku. His first fusion fails miserably due to an error of Vegeta, but despite that Vegeta continued to accept that the fusion is his only salvation, showing that he can come to reconsider his chances of winning a fight (I repeat, Vegeta rarely does this) , so it has an acceptable "evolution" for the duration of the movie.
Goku is the same as always, loves the fights (so much that he even wanted to continue battling against Paikuhan despite the rumble caused by Janemba), Goku never comes to hate Janemba or thinks arrogantly against him, Goku is just as always, what does not get to emphasize its evolution or things of that nature. What stands out of Goku in this fight is his battle against Janemba, since Goku faced off against the most unpredictable enemy of all (Goku even goes so far as to say that Janemba or Super Janemba has been the strongest enemy against which he has fought ), Goku's surprise at seeing Janemba's attacks and how he plans to defeat him was something good and quite exciting.
Paikuhan is a rather minor character in the film, his only important activity was discovering Janemba's weakness, but that does not mean he can be devalued or belittled, Paikuhan is someone with an "air" or very chivalrous personality, so it's funny see him insult the crystals that Janemba did. Apart from that, the other thing he did was to make a very short battle against Janemba, so in combat it is quite disappointing (although he won time for Goku and Vegeta to merge). Paikuhan in general is quite deceocionante by its very short battle and because I spend most of the movie with the crystals of Janemba.
Janemba, on the other hand, is an enemy that arises from a very ingenious idea, the badness made person (literally) and Janemba is not at all an untapped enemy, her silly and childish personality in its first form passes to a personality much more serious and that emits terror, their movements are very varied to be a Dragon Ball character where most of the times are limited to throwing waves of energy, does not emit decent dialogues (only says Janemba), but is a very well used enemy and thought.
The atmosphere of the movie is very good, hell was turned into a very eccentric place (more than it already is), full of crystals that seem sweet, that complements very well the personality of the fat Janemba, an excellent scenario.
The film also has a soundtrack very much in line with what was presented on the scene, the most remarkable being the one that sounds when Goku confronts Janemba, transmitting a feeling of madness and mystery. Another soundtrack that is very much in tune with the moment is when Goku and Vegeta transform into Gogeta to defeat Super Janemba, an epic music.
A movie that I think is very good from Dragon Ball, feels the frenetic and crazy of the combats in this movie, the fusion does not feel gimmicky or something that is convenient (since the fusion was implemented before the movie, besides the first fusion failed), a very enjoyable movie if you are looking for something that is "style on substance", but without leaving the "substance" obsolete.
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