Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dragonball Pictures

DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION MOVIEHere below some pictures from Dragonball, upcoming movie adaptation by James Wong of the Manga of the same name:
(Click on a picture to enlarge it.)

Chi Chi (Jamie Chung)Justin Chatwin in the role of GokuGoku - Dragonball
Goku and BulmaBulma and YamchaMaster Roshi
I know it's a little bit early to judge but so far I'm kind of disappointed by Dragonball the movies. I don't feel it will recreate the manga universe... Well we shall see if we wait, after all, Justin Chatwin's hairstyle is quite close to Goku hairstyle in the manga...
;-p

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully this film could make it. Goku rules!!

Anonymous said...

Goku is Asian not Caucasian

Anonymous said...

This Goku sucks. As the person above said. GOKU IS ASIAN NOT CAUCASIAN. At least give him black hair and brown eyes.

Dragonball said...

Actually Goku is neither Asian nor Caucasian: he is an alien coming from the planet Vegeta.

So keep your stinky rancorous and racist comments for yourself!

;-p

Anonymous said...

true he's neither but come on...im just laughing at the sticky hair jell used for that do. i mean if he was not caucasian it wouldve kind of felt better lol yamcha can be caucasian lol hahaha im just messing but i think they should leave it along making a real life movie of something as awesome as a cartoon like that is a waste of budget. that like making a real life NARUTO.....hm come to think about it that would probably ROCK!!!
since the manga itself is more ideal

Anonymous said...

C'mon guys, you can't expect a real life movie to perfectly match a cartoon based show. To be honest I'm glad it's exactly like the cartoon. Why would I want to sit through the film knowing exactly what's about to happen next, that would be boring.

I like seeing these more realistic style cartoon to movie adaptations, take Transformers for example. The robots in that movie didn't look like their cartoon versions at all, even most of the vehicles were different like Bumblebee's, but it looked good and was enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE IT IT COMPLETE CGI ANIMATION FUCK LIVE ACTION THEY CAN DO MORE WITH OUT IT LIKE BEOWULF OR FINAL FANTASY SPIRITS WITHIN ALL THE GOOD STUFF IS GONNA BE CGI ANYWAY SO THEY COULD HAVE KEPT MORE TO THE ORIGINAL STORY AS WELL AS CHARACTER LIKENESSES

Anonymous said...

can you say...MORTAL KOMBAT?

Anonymous said...

Goku is Sayin, not Asian or Caucasian. HE IS AN ALIEN! GOSH

Anonymous said...

Thsi film would be a whole lot better if goku didnt look like a fag, i mean jesus crist it looks like he is a high school student and i never seen goku wear anything like a japanese shirt, the only thing he wears is his orange training suit

Anonymous said...

This movie looks amazing, I am so pumped to see what the final verdict of Piccolo looks like! This Movie is my life.

Anonymous said...

I think that the average movie goer would think this is ok. But to the real fans that have lived and breath DBZ this movie will be a disappointment. Look at the character Goku, how difficult is it to cast a person that knows martial arts and looks the part! I mean come on how hard is it to make piccolo GREEN! and the plot of the movie vs the cartoon plot. Why mess with a good thing.

Anonymous said...

I'm the perfect example of what it means to be a dragon ball and dragon ballz fan that knows every episode inside out. my first attack of dissapointment is the way that they make goku look so retarded and how the story is supposed to be based on piccolo who is supposed to be (GREEN!!!!!!!!!!) My second attack is what they couldn't get a master roshi thats actually bald and where the hell is chrillan is he in this low rate piece of embarrasment. I know this is going to be a let down to all my dragon ball and dragon ball z brothers and sisters out there.

Anonymous said...

YEAH they changed the plot i was thinking its still somewaht ok cuz its some new way of looking at draagon ball highskool ok w/e but seriously wtf why does piccolo look like a vampire what happend to the cool green one with antenas wtf i am pissed man it seems like its ganna be a let down and where is krillin :( w/e well i hope they dont f*** it up like mortal combat

Anonymous said...

i agree leave piccolo green with antenas looks sic goku in highskool eeeh w/e but changing the plot is a disrespect to the writer but w/e they wanna do soemthing defrent i understand just why does this look like a vampire movie make piccolo green atleast

Anonymous said...

justin doesnt look nothing like goku, i mean a least try and get the hair style right, that is like goku trade mark. if u make Chow bald and have a beard then i guess that can be Master Roshi. Then emmy playing bulma should have aqua hair color not brown. if hollywood cant make these changes yall may as well stop becuz yall are destroying the anime or at least make dragonball into animated 3D just like the opening credits of any DBZ video game for Playstation 2 or 3

Anonymous said...

wow....just wow. I'm not one to leave comments on these type of sites but goddamnit I love me some Dragonball. I heard about a movie at work and got excited. REALLY EXCITED. But now...everything that is wrong with this has already been stated and I'm sure there is much more. THERES A FUCKING CHARGER IN IT FOR GOD SAKES!!! i honestly feel like I've been kicked in the nuts. Damn you Hollywood and youre lack of creative ability and courage to NOT put out the same garbage that attracts everyday morons! DIAF!

Anonymous said...

goku is a saiyan u dumb ass...he's not originally from Earth...he's from planet Vegeta. i think this movie could go either way. what's up with the two chicks with guns?
they're starting from dragon ball then to dragon ball z...and they said for the last movie when goku fights freeza, he might not go Super Saiyan!...wtf! all saiyan's have black hair and black eyes unless they go ssj.

Anonymous said...

Just give this movie a chance, I mean yeah it looks almost nothing like the anime version but give them props for attempting something like this knowing full well how many judgemental fans there will be. Also, Goku is only so young looking because this is a live adaptation of DB not DBZ where Goku looks older.. this is just the beginning so chill out and hope that it becomes something enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the anonymous who wrote on October 17th.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee that this movie will suck.

Anonymous said...

i love dragonball z!!!
goku is so sexy!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish Goku was on me right now. I wish piccolo could kiss and caress me as we watch the movie together.

Anonymous said...

I wish Piccolo would give me a rash.

Ghostink said...

This actually isn't the first stab that's been made at a live action DB movie, this is however the first American stab at a live action DB movie. The Asian film met very little fan fair as well, and didn't look like the author had anything to do with it, if even anything at all.

Give up on the hair guys, Goku's hair only looked that way because it was Toriama-sama's joke at how all the martial arts heroes from the 70's seemed to have unkempt hair, kind of like it was a requirement. So as long the kid's hair at least looks messy, I'll be happy.

Something every anime fan needs to learn, that if a character is from another planet, that generally means he's something diferent than what is considered normal for the area. So the producers are actually right to cast Caucasions as Sayians, were most of the other cast who actually are from Earth being Asian. I personally think it would've been cool that they didn't play the alien angle until the second film, but that's just me I think.

Don't sweat Picolo not being green, it still looks very early in the production stage to make to many judgments. Most likely they will use CG to re-color him anyways.

Lastly, try and remember that this series was always a comedy at it's roots, created by the same man who gave us Dr. Slump, and the visuals for the Dragon Quest series. I'm sure he'll do his best to provide for this film, it all depends on what Hollywood wants though. IMHO the closest thing to DBZ I've ever seen on live action video, was the ending fight between Neo and Agent Smith, and had this movie been done by The Wachowski Brothers you probably would've gotten something closer to the anime.

Anonymous said...

So... where is Krillin?

Anonymous said...

I've never been a Dragonballz fan BUT i know an epic fail when i see one. f Japan didnt touch it, neither should the US.....gessh. and i adore Justin Chatwin, he's one of hte reasons i got he movie chumsrubber (great movie by the way) but him as goku?....really????? and is it just me or is picalo (sp?) not even green?

Gary said...

fuck this gay movie its going to ruin the franchise!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love db, dbz, and dbgt..i live for the show and this movie is going to ruin the dragonball name..i mean come on..1st wheres krillin? at one point in dragonball he was stronger then goku and him and goku went through master roshies training together..master roshi isnt even n old bald guy..picillo was greeeeeen! Goku was a kid..i understand itd be weird casting a kid for the goku part but his hair is fucked..gokus hair has always been the same way..this dudes cut is retarded..bulma...sense when did she do flips through the air double weilding pistols kickin ass? she never was like that at all..oh and her hair is blue..lol i mean the point of makeing a movie bout a cartoon, comic, magna, anything is to relate it to the show..i mean wut if theyu changed spiderman by turnin mary jane into a major badass and she started helpin him..oh and jus take the goblin out cause we dont need him even tho hes a major character..face the facts..they picked the plot away n changed it how they wanted it..might be a good fighting/martial arts movie but as a dragonball movie coming from a dragonball fan..this movie will suck in that perspective..thats all i have to say

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the long post but it may or may not be worth reading...


The moved the release date back for a reason. The people involved in the movie are fully aware of the backlash its getting. They've still got alot of time on their hands and a pretty large movie budget as well. They'll give us something worth waiting for.

As for all the criticism I can fully understand I was skeptical at first. I think the changes they've made to the characters looks are a good thing. It makes the DB universe look almost believable, like it could actually exist.

Think about it, if Goku looked exactly like he did in the show it would look alot worse. Goku is not some 80s action movie star with 5 o'clock shadow. He's a clumsy, goofy dork but regardless kicks alot of ass. So I think the actor they chose wasn't a bad choice(he also kinda looks like him).

The x-men and transformer movies both completely changed the looks of the characters. And despite the change the movies were still amazing. Things may have looked different but what made both franchises great was not lost.

As a kid watching those cartoons they seemed almost real. Live action movie adaptations of these shows makes them believable in the way that the cartoons no longer can.

We have been given next to no media about the movie. We can't judge it based on a minute long clip or close up shots of actors. I could take a picture of my dick but that doesn't mean you know how good I am in bed. This movie is a gift to all of us who grew up watching or just love the DB universe. I'm optimistic that they'll give us something good but its too early to tell.

Anonymous said...

that comment about all saiyans having black hair and brown eyes what about trunks didnt he have purple hair? how hard would it have to be to make everything perfect. i am disappointed in the way the movie seems to be turning out but in the end we will just have to wait and see wont we?

also it would have been some much better if it was just better animation like in FFVII

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with anonymous who commented on December 1.

Anonymous said...

trunks wasn't a full sayajin. he was half sayajin half human. dad had black hair, mom had blue hair. i guess toriyama decided purple was a good inbetween color? gohan's parent's both had black hair so his was black too

Anonymous said...

this is going to be so lame i was so happy when i found out there was going to be a movie but when i seen the cast.... total let down the goku they piced soo not cool and picillo what the hell he is supost to be green..
all i have to say is that this movie is not going to turn out well at all, and they could have done so much better.

Anonymous said...

I knew i was gona be lame from the start live action adaptations of manga/anime usually sucks ass cakes, it was really a matter of how bad it was. If you go on utube and search dbz movie there is a fan made trailer and i think thats how the movie should be like. It's funny how this is a US film but its promoted so much more in japan. As for casting I like James Marster just too bad he ain green in it and Jamie Chung is perfect cos she is way fit. I'm guessin they had planend for sequels but i'm guessing they ain't gona get that far

Anonymous said...

hey folks... just wait and watch the complete movie before we could react..maybe there's something special in that movie or else it would be just a waste of time and effort... good luck to the creator!!!

Anonymous said...

wtf
stupid producer, this an JAPAN ANIME not an AMERICAN CARTOON
just look at the Goku's hair, duh..
this movie ruin the dbz animation

Anonymous said...

I dono.... I just think people have to expect a bit of change, like said before this isn't the cartoon its a real life version. Piccolo isn't green with antennas but at the same time his new, sort of more mature style, looks pretty badass if you ask me. I agree with others Goku probably should have been asian but then again he's not really supposed to look like any human race because he's not from earth. In all I say everyone should to look at the good parts that could come from this movie and stop commenting on hows the changes might make it suck

Anonymous said...

this looks REALLY dumb. i've been watching dragonball since i was 4 years old. been 18 years now. this anime was the best yet, now they're killing it with a white boy to play goku. producer Stephen Chow is WACK! and director must feel so bad for Aiko, the original creater to this...man...this really sucks :S
no racial hard feelings here.

Anonymous said...

in my opinion, goku would look better asian, as it would make sense
u don't see asians playing in marvel comics as protagonist so why make goku caucasin?
plus, the plot and theme is stupid. why base the plot on piccolo when he already turns good.
the android saga would be way better 'cause the saga can hold alot of creative things, like fusions and super saiyans. even krillin won't be forgotten like they are doing in this film

anyway, whats the point and making a movie out of it the show its already awesome!!why mess it up

Anonymous said...

So far from the Trailer they did screw up with Goku and the fight choreography don't look too promising. Let's just hope the movie is a good success, if not then let's hope they make another that can't get any worse.

Anonymous said...

his not from earth so every1 is wrong hes a saiyin?

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