Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods(2013)
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What a way to bring DBZ back with this great action packed movie. We are first introduced to two new characters that are gods which is Beerus and Whis. I thought Beerus was a mad dope character especially when he fought a SSJ 3 Goku on King Kai's planet and knocked him out with only two blows. It had some nice comedy in it to. I thought it was funny when Vegeta went up on stage to sing to calm Beerus down from destroying the earth. I never thought I ever see that kind of side for Vegeta but it was somewhat interesting and new. The whole battle at Bulma's birthday party start because Buu wouldn't share the pounding which was silly to have a whole showdown over poundingbut it was enjoyable. Beerus pretty much owns everybody. The only Z fighter that actually laid hands on him was Vegeta because he slap his wife. When he powered up and shout that's my Bulma!, I was hoping I was about to see a SSJ 3 Vegeta but sadly he just went SSJ 2 but that adrenaline that he got literally over powered him for a brief moment. The final showdown with Beerus and Goku was quite enjoyable as well. Goku transformed into a new SSJ state which was SSJ God. I did not like that transformation. It didn't have any detail to it. It was just a recolor of Gokus base form plus he just got skinner. I thought it could of looked much better but I'm going back to the fight. Goku SSJ God and Beerus is exchanging blows which was the best parts of the movie plus they added some CGI animation in that fight that I thought was pretty cool. When Goku revert back to SSJ form, the fight was still intense and awesome. The final scene of the fight was beast when Beerus a temps to destroy earth then Goku stop it by instantly turning into a SSj God by absorbing the attack. We find out that Whis is Beerus teacher and that he is stronger then him plus there are 12 universes with more powerful gods which was interesting. All in all it was a great movie. There were somethings I didn't like about it but overall a enjoyable movie. I highly recommend any fan to watch this master piece of a DBZ film.
Battle of the Gods represents exactly what Dragonball should be. The flow of the plot is consistent with the original style: a new enemy appears (Beerus) who makes whatever unique level of power Goku and friends achieved in the previous crisis (Super Saiyan 3, Mystic Form, etc) completely irrelevant, forcing them to aspire to new heights (Super Saiyan God) in order to prevail. There are, however, some major deviations from the formula in this movie. For starters, the "good guys" don't win. Despite becoming a Super Saiyan God, Goku proves to be no match for Beerus. Secondly, Beerus isn't exactly a villain, at least not in the typical sense. He is a God of Destruction, who appears every few decades to destroy worlds that displease him, and in doing so helps maintain the balance of the cosmos. Does this sound silly? Let's do a quick recap:-Goku, our main protagonist, is descended from a race of savage alien warriors that inexplicably transform into giant monkeys on the full moon, and he is only a good guy because he suffered head trauma as a child. Otherwise he would have killed all of humanity. Brain damage = super monkey alien warrior, defender of Earth! Amirite?-The series is about "Dragon Balls" and is even named after them, all for the sake of a pun involving reptilian private parts. No, really.-Consider the long forgotten character, Launch. You know, the sweet blue haired girl who turned into a blonde maniac whenever she sneezed? Seems like a reasonable thing to happen.-Remember the time Gotenks went Super Saiyan 3 and literally screamed a hole through time and space?-How about that time Buu turned Vegito into candy, and was then beaten to a bloody pulp by said piece of candy?I could go on, but my point is this: Dragon Ball is lovably ridiculous, it always has been and always will be. It's a staple of the series that is alive and well in Battle of the Gods. So yes, the antagonist is a bit comical, and the movie is riddled with humor that exploits the main characters here and there - but what makes this movie so great is that these elements are executed in a way that respects who the characters are, and is true to the classic Dragon Ball style. If you truly love the series for what it is, then you will not only appreciate this movie, but you will find yourself falling in love with Dragon Ball all over again.
Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it's too late. Only Goku, humanity's last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama.
While the movie was entertaining and its nice to see Dragon Ball Z in hd, this movie completely changes everyone's personality and makes them behave in odd ways like they are stereo types of themselves. They also did the fusion dance completely wrong, and Goku could summon Shinron by himself. By anger alone of his wife being hit (out of character for Vegeta being so concerned about anyone besides himself) Vegeta in Super Saiyan 2 form was many times stronger than SS 3 Goku. When Goku loses God mode he is going toe to toe with the same God, who almost killed him with a flick while he was in SS 3 mode, all with black hair he couldn't even fight cell let alone majin buu like that. This show is a stupid money grab at least watch all the dbz episodes before making a movie about it.