Thursday, July 10, 2008


Dragon Ball Movie - Goku Ben Stiller as Goku - just kidding

Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Akira Toriyama, whose work spawned best selling graphic novels, video games and a phenomenally successful television series, Dragonball centers on the heroic Goku, a powerful warrior who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the Universe and controlling the mystical objects from which the film takes its name.Dragonball stars Justin Chatwin as Goku, James Marsters as Piccolo, Emmy Rossum as Bulma, Chow Yun-Fat as Master Roshi, Jamie Chung as Chi Chi, and Park Joon as Yamcha. The movie arrives in theaters on April 3rd, 2009.


Why is Goku white? This must be Kung Fu the Legend Part II when Bruce Lee conceived The Warrior but it was retooled by Hollywood as Kung Fu The Legend series and was given to a white guy KUNG PAO (seen the movie?) Carradine (as alleged in the movie The Bruce Lee Story). It was hilarious - the discrepancy is so stupid and I can't help but laugh.

Dragon Ball Movie screenshots

Hollywood is doing it again with Dragonball (more like Dragonbull)- with a white guy as Son Goku. It is like making a movie on Confucius and cast Jack Nicholson as the Great Thinker (he would be Confused - sorry I can't resist). I hope this movie goes the way of Speed Racer - a huge BOMB at the box office. Look at the picture - Goku is supposed to be a nice Asian hero not an angst-ridden white boy with self-image issues (I hope the storyline isn't like this). What's with hair? Did he get electrocuted minutes before the photo shoot? The guy looks like Ben Stiller. The actor isn't even muscular and he looks like a wimp. Man, he has this lazy eyes - it's scary.

Photo credits:

Wapanese - white guy trying hard to be Japanese like Tom Cruise in the Last Samurai.

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1 comment:

sonofaditch said...

for the love of God...there's only one thing I have to say about this movie...


but if you're really curious, buy the pirated DVD and watch.