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Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

Dragonball Evolution (original title)
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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10 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£436,224 (UK) (10 April 2009)

Gross:

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

It was suggested to give the entire cast special wigs of different colors, to keep the essence of the "Dragon Ball" anime, but James Wong vetoed this idea to make the film more realistic. However, Emmy Rossum had a blue streak dyed in her hair and Justin Chatwin had his hair touched to make it spiky so that their respective characters possessed a classic yet distinctive look. See more »

Goofs

During the martial arts tournament, Chi Chi receives a cut to her lower right arm. In the temple when she fights the copy of herself, you see it again. But at the end of the film when Goku goes to see her, there is no sign of a cut or even a scar. This is strange due to there not very long between these events. See more »

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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

SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: Piccolo is revealed to have survived, and is in the care of the woman he spared in his first scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinematic Excrement: Dragonball: Evolution (2010) See more »

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Written and Performed by Brian Anthony
Courtesy of Sogni Records - 7 Entertainment, LLC
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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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