I don’t watch a lot of Dragon Ball. What I do know about Dragon Ball has been pieced together from internet jokes and YouTube videos of people explaining Dragon Ball. So I won’t be trying to explain how Dragon Ball Super: Broly fits in to the larger Dragon Ball story. Or if ruins or saves any characters (I wouldn’t know if it did).
However, what I will tell you is that this movie was a lot of fun. It sets up enough of the story to enjoy; even for someone who only knows the characters by name but little else about the characters. It also managed to not feel like it was trying to tell an origin story. Maybe it would if you keep up with all the characters. The story moved along at a good pace and didn’t feel like there was any filler added to make the movie longer.
The fighting looks like one would expect from Dragon Ball. I’m not a huge fan of the high speed, energy ball slinging fighting style that the series is known for, but it is a lot of fun to watch in doses. Also, glowing Saiyans can turn colors now. Who knew?
The animation also looked to me to stick to what the series is known for. There were some moments during explosions where debris would fly across the screen and appear different than the surrounding items, almost as if the movie wanted you to watch it in 3D. This did not take away from the movie any, but it did stand out from time to time.
There is nothing bad I can say about the movie. It was fun and the story got right to the fight between Goku, Vegeta, and Broly. It wasn’t enough to get me to keep up with the series, but I would recommend the movie if you enjoy anime.
Movie title: Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Movie description: A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core! Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force.