Friday, October 3, 2008

Dragonball Official Trailer

James Wong has been tackling the movie adaptation of Dragonball for 20th Century Fox Studios with Justin Chatwin as Goku and James Marsters as Piccolo. The official teaser trailer of Dragonball the movie has somehow found its way online via DB the movie.

Here below the official Dragonball Trailer (short and long versions):


Dragonball Trailer (short version)



Dragonball Trailer (long version)


Ok, it's a nice kung-fu movie, but that's not really close to the spirit of the manga... I can but agree with an anonymous comment left by a visitor:

"It is a dumb attempt by Hollywood in making a kung fu action movie which in this case happened to use the names of the manga Dragonball even though it has nothing similar."
(see author here)

I am quite disppointed. I was waiting for this movie for so long, but it is not as appealing as I may have wished.

I'm wondering if the scriptwriter who destroyed the myth of Superman by doing Smallville is not behind this Dragonball movie...
;-P

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally, those ludicrous losers sucking up to Fox will have to shut up about people bashing this piece of crap without having seen a trailer.

Anonymous said...

Reeks of "Meh." It seems like the filmmakers didn't really know what direction to go in as it looks like they used a jumble of styles.

hans said...

this is the worst piece of shit i've ever seen.

Christian said...

Well...to be honest it reminds me more of a Jackie Chan film than a Dragonball one...although, trying to copy the moves of a character from dragonball is not all that easy, but I still think a little more effort could have been put in to making it that much better.

Anonymous said...

holy crud buckets this is the most crap i've seen in my whole life i beyond dissapointed ive seen every episode of dragonball&dragon ball z
own all the games this is bull i hate it you people compleatly ruined something this good you guys suck and should be ashamed of yourselves

Anonymous said...

This looks nothing like dragon ball. Sounds like a doomsday movie...

Anonymous said...

Goku's outfit isn't freaking yellow and black! It's orange and blue (it's actually reddish in DB, but that's beside the point)! It's like they're trying to make him into an X-Men or something.

And it also looks like they're mixing in some Fast and the Furious and Elektra to make the movie more interesting. Well, just so they know, it's not working. :P

Sorry, but with the technology and resources we have now, you'd think they'd put a little more effort in bringing a classic to life.

Anonymous said...

sorry but this movie does not look like the classic dragon ball. are they trying to make some sort of future goku or what? Im going to watch it but I am even regreting wasting my time and the movie ain't even out yet. lol

how sad that fox had to do this movie. even the front cover looks cheap.

Anonymous said...

I was so hoping this was going to be a great movie (being a skeptic myself)but from the looks of it (trailer)its going to be garbage and really piss me off to watch them destroy the dragonball legacy. Did you see the graphics:(
terrible

Anonymous said...

what the fuck this is crap who the hell made this i want to smash the fuck out of them i have watched dragonball/dragonballz for many years and it is awesome, and this makes me want to fucking vomit

Anonymous said...

What the hell is fox thinking??? goddamn... If they want to make a dragonball movie then make one.... Don't just make a random action flick and slap on the dragon ball name and characters... With the advanced technology of today there should be no reason why they can't match the animated characters look.

Its crap like this that pisses people off. Retarded movie producers/directors that only know how to butcher the classics.

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is ridiculous. You know, I'm tempted to boycott Fox altogether. With a hundred million dollar film budget, I could come up with something that didn't suck this badly. And I know, they didn't want the trailer accessible because "it wasn't official, it isn't finished ..." but seriously. Whose genius idea was it to make Piccolo a delicate shade of yellow? Or put Goku in high school! And unless they're making Bulma the protagonist of the story, she has no business being THE one on the American poster. No, it just goes to show how little they care about the original source material that they're hoping to squeeze a profit from. I love Dragonball. I watched it uncut, (in Mexico) with my cousins when it first came out, in the 90's. But even just looking at the stills, I can tell that they've compromised this story irreparably. Goku's hair and costume alterations are really the least of it. I mean, I'm not impressed, but I'm far more disappointed that they decided to play fast and loose with the plot.

forich said...

Nice trailer!

I liked it, tha movie will rock

Authenticity said...

I began watching DBZ in 94 and remain a fan to this day, but leave it to FOX to screw this precious link to childhood up. Goku is not even Asian! I could understand that maybe they were considering that the acting capabilities of some Asian actors aren't good or even unmarketable, but this guy can't even act. He's a horrible actor coupled with what looks like a horrible script. Are we so stuck in colonial times that we need white actors to play every leading role, so that we can relate to them more or something. Seriously? Hopefully, just FOX is, but it's been happening a lot lately...Forbidden Kingdom.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe how lousy picolo looks...

with the costume designers of todays movies, how hard could it possibly be to give him green skin antenna large ears and exposed muscles?!

What they got looks nothing like him!
(don't even get me started on the other characters...)

Anonymous said...

Alright people! When are you haters gonna realize this is a Hollywood movie! Stop trying to compare it to the anime because it's not the anime! You go in trying to watch and compare it to the original you will be highly disappointed! Go in and watch it for what it is! Hollywood can ruin a good story, but if you're a huge fan you're not gonna let that bother you! It loos like a entertaining movie. People always criticizing something that's suppose to be fictional! Piccolo looks cool as hell even though he's not bright @$$ green! Chi Chi and Bulma are hot! Goku is an alien not japanese! If you don't want to see it don't! If you're a fan and you do go see it, don't compare it cause again nothing is ever better than the original.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone wanna know why everyone think's this will suck?
Because it won't much be a dragonball gerne type of movie.
It will more be a king-fu movie.
To be honest i'm pretty excited about this movie,why? Because i'm watching it this way: "It's not dragonball,it's a new type of kung-fu movie!"
I do am a bit dissapointed that it won't have the spirit of the dragonball manga.
But still i'm going to watch this movie and see how Goku train's with his grandfather,meets yamcha(bulma and the others) and how he trains with master roshi and how he in the end beats Piccolo's ass. ^^
This movie won't be a blockbuster but it sure is gonna be cool.(i hope :/ for my sake)

Anonymous said...

Besides Piccolo looks bad ass to me ;P The only dissapointment is that he isn't green.
But they'll probally change that ^^

Cheryl said...

As 'reviewed' on my LJ:

I honestly believe, right to the core of my being, that this movie will go down in history as the biggest, most spectucular ass-raping of an anime series ever.

Anonymous said...

Just can't believe it.
The last piece of excuse, i.e. the trailer/teaser, has proved indisputably that this will SUCK one of the biggest bombs in cinema history, and there are still losers working for Fox trying to suck up to this piece of garbage everyone with a brain will surely boycott.

Anonymous said...

they should really do themselves a favor and stop production. i hated the idea at first but with movies like ironman,the new hulk,beowolf,etc.. i had hope for this, but this trailer just crushed my hope shat on it and buried it into the depths of earth. goku looks very gloomy, if you think the legend of db will be crushed by this movie, then the character of goku will be erased from existence. anime/manga goku > this shitwit they call a character.

Anonymous said...

EPIC FAIL
I can't believe this motherf&*$&rs, they can mess up with all the other stuff, but dragonball... FOX need to stop being such c*%ksuckers, you don't fu*# with DB.
What are these retards thinking?!?! That they can get such an epic success and make it better by adapting it for the a?&holes that in a very very but very retarded way say: "i thinkz thiz mobie wil roc".
People actually supporting this movie after seeing the trailer, this is my message for you: don't fight it you are retarded and you have no way back enjoy looking your retarded movie.

Anonymous said...

HELL NO! Fox start over.

Anonymous said...

Goku is White? WTF... does Goku sound like the name of someone from Danish or Scottish or whatever descent. -_-;

Anonymous said...

Cast it into the fire, You must destroy it! Seeing a none green piccolo is like seeing the hulk but instead of green he's just some big white guy. I estimate fox will bring in a good opening weekend and once reviews go out thats about it, Robert Downey in Ironman takes dumps that look better then this

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS KRILLIN ???

shinobi said...

This would be a huge crap. Not even worth to laugh at it. It's even more dissapointing than I expected.

Di said...

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD!!!!

Anonymous said...

theres no doubt that this movie is going to suck but this is not what were really waiting for... this movie is really just a basic introduction to to dragonball for people who dont no it. you cant just jump into the middle of a saga you gota start somewhere. the next movie is really going to be great

Cheryl said...

Basic introduction to Dragonball? What Dragonball are you reading/watching?

Greg Carrotbottom said...

Some of you guys are complete idiots! Whoever said the characters in the anime/manga were japanese, Goku's a monkey alien! I would have been happy if the filmmakers took more of the spirit, basic story, and characters of DBZ and made it more bearable with non-fans (along of the lines of who'd want to see the X-Men movies with everyone in bright color tights anyway). But you people sound like you want them to just make a direct CGI movie with the characters looking EXACTLY the same as they do in the anime (you'd want them to get the exact voice actors too huh?). Anime characters have non-realistic proportions in the first place, so it's impossibly hard to find people who look OH-SO-ALIKE with your favorite anime character. It's still gonna suck ass, just not for the reasons you fanboys keep saying (Piccolo's not green, call Congress!)

dario said...

I keep thinking: "This is just the 'Dragonball' movie; a 'Dragonball Z' movie will be much, much better."

I truly already hope that a follow-up movie like 'DBZ' (if they will make one) will be better. Considering what I've seen from the trailer, and if it's an indication of the upcoming movie, that won't be a huge problem...

If that's the case then it will be an exception that the second movie will be Better than the first one ;) .

Anonymous said...

why is goku white? He should be Asian it doesn't look right, still looks like a cool movie though.

Anonymous said...

(to those who complain about the martial arts theme) from memory... wasnt dragonball(anime) less about the pewpew that we see in dragonball z, and more about the martial arts? i may be wrong and i do realise that besides the title it seems to hold very little relation with the anime dragonball.

Seeing as they are grown up i guess it is dbz and therefore should have lots of pewpewing...

Also, with them all grown up and all, shud they not have refered to this as dbz? and thus even though
someone already said this...

where is krillin?

wud hav to agree it doesnt look that great for a trailer

Goku doesnt have to be asian does he? i wonder if all the ppl complaining about him being white are just asian, and along with the concept of manga/anime being asian, goku's black hair and feel special because they can relate as an asian have come to the conclusion that he must be asian. (i am asian but dont see why he must be cast as asian.)

Though the white guy is a stick compared to grownup goku

i just read on wiki that piccolo is the antagonist. Thats original dragonball isnt it? so why the fuck are they grown up?

Anonymous said...

also...following that long comment...i ask whos an azn that cud give good delivery of lines and look buff (etc)?

Anonymous said...

What have you called greg carrotbottom been sniffing?
Really, do you really see the moviemakers taking any part of the anime to put in this piece of crap apart from the names?

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Man iam sure Gonna Miss Dragonball
Justin Chatwin will be the Mot hated person on th ePlanet in a few short months. Let us Pray For his lost soul..(Moment of Silence pls)
I mean from the trailer i can tell its gonna be Worse then i thought...

CHRIS said...

I HATE PEOPLE!!! You all suck balls, and all the fucking pricks that had anything to do with this film should be wiped out of the gene pool. FUCK YOU! Dragonball/z/gt are the greatest shows I have ever seen, I own the movies, the shows, games.... Dragonball has nothing to do with The Fucking faggot ass piece of shit mind numbing horse shit fuck up of a movie ever thought up like fast and the furious! And since when was goku in highschool?? ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID!!!???? God dam dickheads. How can you be a film writer or director without going to school??? Because you really are told to do your research for the whole learning/accomplishing process!!!! ASSHOLES! Its all about the stupid assfucks that watch shitty movies like XXX staring vin diesel and dumb fucks that watch mtv. FUCK YOU! Stupid fucking cocksuckers that know nothing about the world and don't give a fuck what they screw up as long as they make a profit. I will watch this movie only to leave upset. The cast is just about the worst... I'm not sure if they could have done much worse. wardrobe IS INCORRECT!!! STORYLINE IS FUCKED!!! I don't want to see FUCKING FAST CARS AND PRETTY LOSERS THAT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE MANGA!!!!! This is NOT DRAGONBALL!!!!! RENAME IT YOU MORONS!!!!! STOP MESSING THINGS UP!!!!! I really don't know what else to say because i'm so mad that there are so many stupid people in the world. I know its just a movie, but why mess it up so bad. I love dragonball and all it has to offer. Its just great. This movie will be the worst thing to happen to akira, and anyone who has ever seen the dragonball series. I hope he's not upset watching the making of this garbage (AKIRA)..... I want to leave on the note that the world does not revolve around ignorant FUCKS that dream of MONEY, FAST PRETTY CARS, MEANINGLESS SHIT like JEWELRY, PARIS HILTON STYLE LIVING and ANYTHING THAT GOES ON IN THE WORLD OF MTV!!!!! READ A BOOK, Enjoy the world, go to science class, watch a FILM that makes you think instead of looking at jim bob and say " Dang, did you see that thing-a-ma-bob blow up. That was so cool... DUHHHHH..... I wish I had sweet car like that...." I know i'm rambling but its the truth. Make a dragonball movie, someone.... PLEASE! Not this junk.

Anonymous said...

It hurts to see how stupid people can be. It would be better if this movie was never released.

The story is all fucked up! They clearly want to strip away all of the great fantasy from Dragon ball and give us real-world crap... who thought this was a good idea??? who the hell thinks that, going as far away as the original material is a good thing?? really?

I'm not so worried about the costume design. Spider-man movies messed this up too, but at least they kept the story close to the original.

The worst part is that, even though everyone hates the movie, most of will still go to see it. I will not. I will download the torrent. I encourage everyone to do the same; let's teach a lesson.

terrok said...

wtf where is krillin?
yamcha but no krillin :O

terrible movie i guess...


but Chow Yun-Fat was a nice choice 4 roshi.. but he couldt look a bit more like him...

Anonymous said...

Bullshittt.... is that a dragonball movie hahhahahh dont make me laugh look at piccolo not even green and look at goku how he look man i am so dissapoint. we should sooo the directeur.....

Anonymous said...

The script doesnt really involve piccolo into the story. On top of that it has no involvement on how the dragonball were created, like the story of Kami and piccolo splitting into 2 diffrent biengs. In addition every single persons seems to know what a dragonball is. When only a few people do. The nameks aren't all bad guys and they don't do business with the saiyans. Piccolo doesn't even know what a saiyan is until Goku's brother Raditz gets involved into the storyline.

Judging by the trailer there following the script poster. The movie isn't worth watching as it isn't folliwing the Db storyline. TOTAL FLOP!!!!!!!!

Rafael said...

pheeew could this be any worse? Maybe I shouldn't say that or FOX may think of something to really scree this classic even more. Anyways, I agree with many things said here. But I will support and add this idea: it's gonna be really hard for someone to come up with a film that resembles the original, I would dare to say it can't be done. Unless the director is really good, otherwise it'll be junk like all those fan made trailers(don't say it's the "official trailer" when it's some gay video you made yourself). So they should probably approach this movie differently. They should just do an animated movie like final fantasy advent children. Now there's a chance to make it look like real people but it's have the fantasy and essence of dragonball. So fox should let Square Enix do this movie instead. Cheers and don't be so upset about this peoples bad work. Nobody is gonna like this movie anyways. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe they have turned one of the best japanese mangas in history into another hollywood mess. What were they thinking? They needed to drop 60 million on redoing this "movie" and read a watch a few episodes. anyway, I think it is gonna bomb. I've waited YEARS for this, and I don't know if I'll even go see it. Thanks a lot Hollywood. once again take a child's dream and turn it into a s*tstorm.

Anonymous said...

They just raped a classic anime in 10 seconds..

Anonymous said...

I m french, and here in france DB was more than an anime, more like an entire part of our childhood, was the early begening of anime in france, and thousands of kid like me were dreaming in front of our TV watching DBZ episodes. We ve been waiting so long until the end of DBZ last episode (DB GT was really less good and less interesting than DBZ was to me....) and all this wait for this?
i don't reconize anything of Goku in this movie, the cast doesn't stick at all with the anime, and it looks like really too much "actual", sure i love ford mustang, but what the hell is it doing in a DB movie??? i don't find anything of the atmosphere of the anime in the trailer...
If you are desapointed in USA about this movie, believe me : here in france too, we are fuckin sad.
But even if i don't think it gonna be in the dragon ball line, i hope it'll be at least a good action movie, but for this they just don't need to use our dragon ball legendary name.

Anonymous said...

im really wondering if i shoud even bother to see this movie out of respect for the tv show. honestly, dbz was one of the greatest tv shows ive ever seen an even tho i dont watch it very much anymore, sometimes i find myself searching random clips for it. but this i feel like is taking it too far. i dont believe you can ever really capture the full scope of dbz in live action. i mean cmon this guy doesnt even look like goku!! i seriously think the dbz fanworld is in for a huge disappointment with this movie. if they try to do away with the whole idea of him being a saiyan i will flip a shit.

i say out of respect for one of the greatest animated shows ever created, that the true fans out there dont go see this movie. this is just another example of hollywood taking something great an trying to turn it into a movie, and of course, ruining it.

Anonymous said...

i really hope they have Goku's innocent behavior in this movie
(pat pat bulma anyone)lol
they probably screwed up some elements
like why is goku kissing chi chi?
other than that the action scenes don't look that great or memorable
i hope the movie is atleast a decent attempt and i hope it won't ve a flap like speed racer

Anonymous said...

wtf is krillin even in this movie?

Glacialis said...

Where is Krillin!?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry guys. DBZ is my favorite all time show and I will make a DBZ movie to redeem this piece of shit. My movie will an indepth epic story the brings to life the nobility and sacrifice of Goku and the pain and struggle of Vegeta. Just give me a few years...

Anonymous said...

wtf is this shit! dragonabllz is the greatest show ever in this world and they just fucked it up with this dumb movie! wat da hell! i agree wit you all, diz is gonna be a bigggggg flop! guranteeed! they should just stick to the real story and make it more realistic! even i was able to create a 5 min dbz fighting scene with ma friends using Adobe premier and after effect! that 5 min video was soo much better than this shyt! fuck! i am very disappointed they screwed up the whole friggin story! its bullshit!

ye i know wer da fuck is krillin?? isnt he a main character in the DB saga?? they should fucking stick to the real story lik they did with spiderman and all the other cartoons they made into a movie!! fuck! i m soo pissssed off! wen i heard about this movie i was excited because i love dragonballz!! ma fav show and it still is! but after watching the trailer........ wtf..... dats all i could say ... wtf ......

Jack said...

I am 21,I watched,own,and love every Dragon Ball/Z/GT,movie,cartoon,and game. To see the trailer of the movie I have been waiting for so long to see be this shit I'm beyond angry at Fox. I read all of the comments above me and all of you missed one big thing about Goku in this trailer, it's not the hair,or he is white and ont asian,it is however,the fact that he said "I'm not ready for this",NEVER NEVER NEVER did Goku ever doubt himself or any of the G Fighters that's what made him a great character he had no fear only dedication to the fight at hand. That one phrase in this 1:02 min. trailer is the only thing I needed to hear to make me never want to see it. The 53 of us with the money we have could have made a better DB movie than Fox could ever had dreamed possible.

Anonymous said...

I pretty much agree with everyone here....Fox, you should be ashamed to slaughter what dragonball was. I doubt that what it has become will be anything close to great. Actually I should say good or even bad. I guess I will have to see it for myself. Im sure I will be terribly dissapointed! Way to throw money away at making a terrible movie....I guess im gonna throw away my ten dollars to watch the movie. I feel sick all of a sudden :{

Anonymous said...

oh wow. just wow. horrible.

Anonymous said...

Such CraP. knew live action dragonball was gonna sucks mayonaise pole. Didnt anyone learn from the live action street fighter movie??!! Should've done in CG. Would have meshed real life with animated series very well. But FOX had to shit all over the place. Stupid FOX..

Anonymous said...

WTF IS THIS PIECE OF SHIT! HORRIBLE, IT'S A SHAME FOR DRAGON BALL FANS!

Anonymous said...

This is a joke people, are we in aprils fool? What a disappointment

Anonymous said...

If you think this is bad Wait till the Live Action Cowboy Bebop get announced and a trailer with KEANU REEVES AS SPIKE SPIEGAL! Yep definetly gona be a real shithole.

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