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Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
"Dragonball Evolution" (original title)

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The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

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Storyline

The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku's quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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This Easter the legend comes to life. See more »


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Rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£436,224 (UK) (10 April 2009)

Gross:

$9,353,573 (USA) (29 May 2009)
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Trivia

Justin Chatwin considers it an honor to play Son Goku: "He is a very important and epic character. He is always seeing the positive side of things, does good things, and always tries to help and take care of the weak, not only pursuing his power. He is a dependable and loving man as well as a boy". However, when Mexican media reporters approached him about the film during production, Chatwin quietly and nervously praises the film's take on the famous franchise. See more »

Goofs

Just after Bulma nearly shots Goku when they first meet and they head further out of the fallen house, Bulma's blue stripe through her hair swaps from left to right constantly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grandpa Gohan: In a time before many can remember, our planet faced its greatest challenge. A warlord named Piccolo camed from beyond the stars, bringing darkness and chaos to our once peaceful world. Aided by his disciple Oozaru, the evil pair brought the human race to the brink of annihilation. Cities and countries crumbled beneath them. Countless lives were lost. But... finally, a group of brave warriors created the Mu Fu Ba, a powerful enchantment that imprisoned Piccolo deep within the Earth...
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until the end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Final Destination 3 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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Lyrics by Ayumi Hamasaki
Music by Miki Watanabe
Performed by Ayumi Hamasaki
Arranged by Hal
Produced by Max Matsuura
Courtesy of Avex Entertainment Inc.
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Hollywood is ruining my childhood memories!
18 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is just plain disappointing to say the least. I don't care if this is an adaptation of Dragonball. The only reason why I gave it a 3 out of 10 rating was for the special effects and production value which were semi-decent. I don't understand what was wrong with the original storyline that needed to be changed and messed with. It's the original storyline that made fans love Dragonball in the first place. "If it ain't broke don't fix it." I think this movie would do a lot better if they stuck with the original story and had better casting. The real fans would flood the theaters to watch it which would bring hype to the movie for new viewers that don't know about Dragonball, kind of like how Watchmen did. Street Fighter was horrible and they expect to do a sequel to it, this movie was a travesty...I guess next up will be Thundercats and Voltron for Hollywood to mess up for me. Thank you Hollywood for ruining my childhood memories.


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