Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Big Screen Breakdown: Dragonball Evolution and Race to Witch Mountain

Ooh... Looks gempak doesn't it?

Don't expect too much! There's only so much you can do when you attempt to compress above 20 volumes of manga into an hour 10 minute flick.

The story is simple like the manga but lacks character development, which is the manga's biggest strength. Even the manga has some surprises in terms of story.

Nothing groundbreaking about the CG. It's only the thrill of seeing things in the manga, such as Bulma's capsule bike, being brought to life.

I feel that the minor fight scenes and lesser skirmishes (examples, Goku vs Gohan, Goku vs school bullies) held more interest than the main battle between Goku and Piccolo.

Not boring but not attention-rivetting either...

For those of you old enough (like me!) to remember the above Disney feature where Tia and Tony attempted to escape to Witch Mountain, here's the remake!

The story has been modernised of course. Still sappy at times (it's a Disney! what did you expect?) but, to me, is still way more engaging than Dragonball.

Casting Dwayne Johnson as a less than ordinary cab driver was a good choice and makes their escape more plausible. His acting is quite good, especially if you compare him with Arnie Schwatzisname...

Even though the basic story was similar, but enough changes were made that it did not trigger any nostalgic responses throughout the movie. It was like watching something new.

Not that great but really worth my money...

1 comment:

APAi said...

dah tgk citer dragon ball nie..entah2 aper..rugi betul..tak worth it langsung...