I remember waking up at six o'clock in the morning to watch Dragon Ball Z back in the 90s. Those thirty minute episodes were like gold to me. I played the video games and watched the movies. When Z ended, I tuned into GT. Today I saw Battle of Gods and felt like I got sent back through time. I laughed like a kid, rewound the film on my DVR several times, and plan on watching it again tonight. This movie was the best 85 minutes of TV I watched this week and well worth my $4.95. All that nostalgia in something new can't be matched. I'm so glad Akira Toriyama is back on to make some more Dragon Ball stuff, and I can't wait for what's next. I'm so upset I was so late to the party. This was released in 2013 and 2014 is nearly over. Yet, I'm happy that even though I don't watch many cartoons in my adulthood, I always search and re-watch the old shows that made me happy as a kid--act like a dork-- and imagine I was a Super Saiyan etc, etc, etc... And since there's more planned for Dragon Ball, I'll keep an eye on it.
Battle of Gods was flat out funny. Beerus was hilarious as the God of Destruction. He and Whis, his attendant, who is later revealed to be his master, liked food as much as Goku did. Like Goku, Beerus was looking to finally face a strong opponent. One strong enough to challenge his godly powers. He had a vision and it was Goku, or someone who looked like him. Fun stuff. To think, he had a vision of a Super Saiyan God had me on the edge of my seat. Well I was actually under my blanket on the couch, wondering how Super Saiyan God would play out. I held on to my blanket as I laughed like a little kid and said "holy crap," as Beerus beat the crap outta Goku with two blows. Sue me. I'm a dork. I don't have a bad thing to say about this awesome anime. Full of laughs, my favorite characters, and some kick ass action. Any Dragon Ball fan will love this film. Anyone who loves anime will get a kick out of this. Literally.
Until next write...
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