Is This The Maddest Trailer Of The Year?

Dragonball: Evolution promo arrives straight from the 80's

It looks like it could either be campy fun or one of the biggest misses of 2009, but the new Dragonball: Evolution trailer has arrived.

Don’t get us wrong: any film that dresses Emmy Rossum up in leather and turns her into a martial arts badass is okay by us, but the rest of the film looks… how do we put this… dodgy.

While the film, based on an anime series, has been suffering from a wave of mixed buzz, this trailer does little too bolster its hopes.

Voice-over

Loaded with portentous voice-over about warring gods and the hero who can stop them, it looks like it belongs on the bargain rack in a video store. A video store in the ‘80s.

But if you think we’re jaded, cynical old types, take a look at the footage below and tell us what you think. We’re off to duff up a Pokemon.

 

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    • projectionist82

      Dec 11th 2008, 20:36

      it looks okay..yet another film taken from a cartoon made into real-live action and full of as many special effects as possible...how original!! are there no more original ideas out there that people have to either milk a successful franchise or try and ressurrect an old one??? this trailer does not get me wanting more!! to be honest it does look not anything other than average-let's hope next year on release my opinion be changed....but if i see a PG or even a 12A certificate on this i doubt it will!!!!

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    • projectionist82

      Dec 11th 2008, 20:36

      it looks okay..yet another film taken from a cartoon made into real-live action and full of as many special effects as possible...how original!! are there no more original ideas out there that people have to either milk a successful franchise or try and ressurrect an old one??? this trailer does not get me wanting more!! to be honest it does look not anything other than average-let's hope next year on release my opinion be changed....but if i see a PG or even a 12A certificate on this i doubt it will!!!!

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    • everNorton

      Dec 11th 2008, 21:07

      I have to say that this trailer is very good comparing to the previous one.. I think that whoever wrote that commentary( James White) couldnt be more wrong. First of all, if he was well informed, he wouldnt say that emmy rossum is turning into a martial arts badass, because neither in the movie or in the anime she knows martial arts and never gets into a fight.. in this movie they just put her with guns in her hands (which i think is wrong). Then, an 80s movie? of course a movie like dragonball needs to have a hero to save the world, like it happened in the anime series, they couldnt change that.. the dialogs are not verry good, but the carachters look very good, the special effects look fantastics, and i can tell that this movie (beeing very bad, or very good) is going to have one of the biggest box office of all time, because dragonball fans around the world are making very good critics about this movie and if you go to youtube you can see that in just 2 days the trailer has almost 1 million visitors which i think never happened in any other trailer...

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    • GrandiaKnight

      Jan 10th 2009, 13:34

      What the hell have they done!! It's a fantasy why the hell does it seem to be set in our world in the future? Probably another Hollywood hatchet job (see The Seeker:The Dark is Rising as another example) but I will have to see it!

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