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This film is actually quite good for being only sixty minutes long having good action scenes with the story being tied up nicely in the end.
However, I think the Ocean Group dub was better written over the FUNimation script and the FUNimation dub replaces the original Japanese music but i do prefer the FUNimation voices over the Ocean Group dub. This is a good Dragon Ball Z movie That fans will enjoy.
I give The World's strongest a 7/10.
I think the voices are contrasted well between conversations, fight scenes and introduction.
I think the music is generally great and I like the snowy atmosphere. Definitely different to other DBZ settings, mainly contrasting Dead Zone.
The only problem I really had was this film did drag on at a few points which kept me waiting for something. In my opinion, its definitely not as amazing as Dead Zone.
I still like it and it has intrigued me to watch the other 13 or so films they have made in the on-going series! 8/10
The world's strongest takes place somewhere before namek but after vegeta. Doctor Wheelo is a bio-scientist and together with his assistant ko-chin, they plan to take the body of the most powerful being on earth and use it as a vessel for doctor wheelo's genius brain.
The story as far as anime goes is passable, but in comparison to film in general, it's kinda ridiculous. But hey, i don't watch dragon ball z for story. I like it cuz of the crazy fights and fun characters. The World's Strongest delivers this. Goku, Krillin, Piccolo, Master Roshi and Gohan are all in top form. The fights here are great, and as mentioned before, have fluid animation. The voices are are alright but some of the dialogue is annoying. The music is classic original DBZ, which i dislike very much actually. Thankfully there isn't too much of it And i didn't enjoy the dream sequence where gohan falls asleep while doing homework. Oh well, still a great movie. I highly recommend this movie if you are a fan of dragon ball z. Nonfans will be lost and probably unhappy with it, but for real fans, you can't find any better than this.
The plot is simple enough. A disembodied mad scientist wants to claim and take over the body of the world's strongest person, and as such, targets the Z Fighters. The rest is some of the slickest action sequences I've ever seen in an animated movie.
This movie's main strength is that the Z Fighters are treated as just that: martial arts fighters with some superhuman moves, rather than superhumans (or even Super Saiyans!) with some martial arts moves. The result is some of the most intense fights that I've ever seen between cartoon characters. They're also more vulnerable to high-tech and even conventional weaponry this time around (disregarding the fact that Goku once took an axe to the head in the "Dragon Ball" cartoon when he was just a kid), which opens up an endless number of possibilities. One memorable scene features Goku using his martial arts prowess to stay one step ahead of a room full of spiked balls (something you'd never see in a DBZ movie for the simple fact that your typical Super Saiyan isn't afraid of some shiny little spikes). Combine this intense action with an evil brainwashed Piccolo and some good quality animators, and you've got one of the best DBZ movies out there.
Its main weakness is that the hardcore fan isn't too sure of this movie's place in the timeline. Goku uses some techniques from his time as a dead man, which means that the Saiyans should've already shown up, but Piccolo is still alive...let's face it, though, these movies aren't known for staying true to the series. Even as far down the line as Movie 6, there are still some issues that haven't been resolved.
Final ruling: A fine piece of cinema this still isn't, but there's a reason this was the first movie that Toonami showed in their little DBZ movie block. If you can get past the minor details and errors between the main show and the movie and watch it for what it is, there's no way you can't enjoy it. (Take it from 12-year-old me...)
Like the previous movie this one is like watching a 2 parter episode.
The idea of the story was entertaining and it has all the promising characters making an appearance. Course this was an alternate telling during the first part of the series, so it doesn't feature those who make an appearance later in the long lived anime.
If you like the first one, then this one is right up your alley.
The plot was decent enough. Dr. Wheelo even got a little history thrown in. His three elite fighters if I recall had next to no lines, so they kept a real evil air about them when fighting. As for bad points. The voice chosen for Dr. Wheelo was somewhat annoying and he tended to have rather bad lines. He could have been made much more evil than what he was. Many a time lines were just the problem, if only he had said that instead of *sneer* .... that. It was also some what uninventive that Goku finished with the spirit bomb attack. If all else fails I guess. But overall I did like this film, it is the better of the few I have seen.
"I am my own best quote"
The story started up okay. It's about an evil doctor named Wheelo who wants to put his highly-advanced brain in the most powerful body in the world (the world's strongest, duh). So, he sends his assistant, Dr. Cochrin, or whatever his real name is, and a bunch of "saibamen-like" henchmen to capture what he thinks to be the world's strongest, Master Roshi. Then, Gohan, Goku and Krillin come to the rescue and yada yada.
The main problem of this movie is actually what should be the main interest of it: the fights. In fact, there is too many incoherences in those. For example, Roshi fights Wheelo's biowarriors and don't seem to have any problem in doing it. On the other side, Goku, who is a LOT stronger than Roshi, couldn't do it without Kaioken. Such a nonsense! Also, why in the world Wheelo wants to put his brain in Roshi's body if his super cyborg-like form is so powerful? There's a lot of people who think that Lord Slug is one of the worst DBZ movie ever made. I don't. At least, fighting scenes in Lord Slug make sense! And it has a TRUE villain, not some kind of giant self-underestimating cyborg who sounds like Darth Vader.
But at least, World's strongest do have some serious fights scenes and a decent story if we put aside the incoherence. So, I guess this movie is not THAT bad. Oh, and it's still better than "Return of Broly".
GRADE: 2.5 out of 5
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Sorry...having flashbacks. That is seriously one of the most screwed-up, insane songs in the world and I worry that the people who made that sequence were on some sort of mind-altering substance...there is no other explanation for its existance. Anyway, fast-forward past THAT insanity and this is a film you should enjoy.