Yeeeeeeaaaaaaah, so I so saw the trailer for Dragon Ball: Evolution a few weeks ago. I should have made a blog entry about my thoughts on it a lot sooner but I've been busy doing other things.
So what are my impressions on the trailer? Well as far as special effects go, it looks like it'll be pretty sweet. It also looks like there will be some solid martial arts actions in there. The film seems to have some topnotch actors on board as well. I mean, we've got Chow Yun friggin' Fat as Master Roshi. There's some hot babe playing Bulma, and hot babes in movies are always a good thing.
Concerning things outside of special effects and the actors, it looks like they Americanized the heck out of Dragon Ball. I know I'm only going off what I've seen from the trailer, but a live-action DB movie has always made me cringe. Some things just aren't mean to be live-action and for all the good this movie has going for it that I listed above, I just have a feeling this movie will bomb horribly. Of course I could be wrong. After all, I thought Transformers was going to be poo and I ended up enjoying that flim so much that I bought the 2 disc special edition DVD. At least Goku doesn't make my ears bleed when she says the name of his trademark move in the tralier like he does in the Japanese version of the anime.