Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Theatrical Review

Inspired by a song by Maximum The Hormone entitled 'F' for the villain Frieza, the original Author as well as screenwriter and character designer Akira Toriyama brings back Frieza from the dead and he is even stronger than he was before after being liberated from Hell by his lieutenants that manage to secure dragon magic to fulfill a wish so they can harvest more Dragon Balls from the Earth in an attempt to win a longstanding interstellar war. However Frieza has revenge on his mind and sets for the exact it upon his mortal enemy Goku on Earth. As the newly reborn Frieza Force advances upon the Earth, Goku and Vegeta to challenge Frieza to a show down to save the world, but are unaware of Frieza's overwhelming new power level he intends to use against them. 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' is the latest installment in the highest selling anime franchise of all time and one of the most mainstream titles in North America. Celebrating nearly thirty years of the franchise Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F ' is opening on Friday, August Fourth in more than 1000 theaters across the United States and Canada. The film itself is a bit trippy at times and despite the English dubbed soundtrack, some of the character actions just do not translate well in my opinion for western audiences unfamiliar with the varied characters and backstory. Despite the cross generational appeal, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' seems like it is more intended for kids and kids who grew up watching the various incarnations on both the small and big screen as well as home video. While the story is fairly straight forward, those unfamiliar with the franchise may have a hard time discerning which characters are villains and what their agendas are. Some characters look like stuffed plush toys than anything living. 

I found it hard to get into personally, but those who know the series inside and out should have no trouble following the action and really that is who this film is intended for anyway. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' will open as a limited theatrical event across more than 1000 theaters in the United States and Canada beginning Friday, August 4, 2015 through August 12, 2015. Check your local theater listings for the closest theatrical exhibition site and show times.

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