Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lessons From Dragonball Evolution / The Real Goku Is A Good Fighter and Lover

There are many lessons learned from the Dragonball Evolution disaster so I listed down some things I thought I would say to Fox executives on their film's flopping (lol).

On anime live-action remakes
If you can't do it, then don't do it. Don't give fans trash.

lessons from Dragonball Evolution

If you do it, then make it faithful to the original as much as possible. What's the point of remaking it if it is not almost the same as the source material? If you won't / can't do it closer to the original for one excuse after another, then make your own original story so nobody will question your idea.

lessons from Dragonball Evolution

Don't tamper with the original writer's idea. Don't ever think your writer is better than him / her. For example Akira Toriyama's Dragonball manga sold over 150 million copies what makes you think you're writer is any better? Next time, get him involved or don't do it.

lessons from Dragonball Evolution

Don't mess with a beloved character that has a huge and loyal fanbase. I'm glad the fans hit 'em where it hurts --- their pockets.


Just How Tough Is Goku? Fans were pissed the Hollywood Goku is a DORK. The Real Goku was always tough, strong and skilled they say AND I AGREE even when he was young.

Goku defeated the entire Red Ribbon Army -- as a child!
He defeated Kao Pay Tek (Mercenary Tao for US viewers). Tao is the second strongest opponent Goku has ever faced (my opinion). Tao created such a strong impression on me that no other Goku opponent ever had except for Vegeta. If I remember correctly, Goku trained for three days to beat Tao. I wasn't satisfied with the latter's end though - as he disintegrated.

Goku is so skilled fighter, Chi Chi was all over him -- as a child and adult. He attracts women not repels them --- and a gentleman too unlike the Hollywood Goku who begs his master to teach him how to talk to girls instead of martial arts. Go to a date instructor or buy a book! Geesh Hollywood Goku is so dense.

Okay, it brings us to the last lesson: don't relive your writer's teenage years to other people works. Now, I know there are more but these are some of the things I could think of at the moment.

This is the Last Dragonball Rant hopefully.

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