Anime Review: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Contains Spoilers)

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So I’ve come to the conclusion that all future Dragon Ball movies and shows that come over to the US are just going to be called Dragon Ball Z. I really don’t have a problem with that since that’s how I know it, though I’m still pulling for “Super Dragon Ball Z” since its got that nice nostalgic SNES sound to it. Resurrection F is the newest movie installment to the Dragon Ball franchise, and I must say that I LOVE that Akira Toriyama is back and I love that he successfully merged the comedy that made the original Dragon Ball series so great with the action that made DBZ a staple in my afternoon line-up back in the day. 
The movie takes place after the events of Battle of the Gods, which makes me wonder, given the direction of Dragon Ball Super, if the movies will be cannon and if this one will be incorporated into the series. if that is the case then, I for one would be all for it. Resurrection F is a great Dragon Ball movie but it does lack in the story development department in where the first half hour feels like we’re rushing to get to Frieza getting back to earth to wreak havoc and kind of glossing over his whole resurrection. 
In typical Dragon Ball fashion, the fight starts off with the secondary characters trying to buy time for Goku and Vegeta to arrive and confront Frieza. Unlike Battle of the Gods, there were noticeable absences in the Z Fighters Roster which in this movie consists of Gohan, Piccolo, Krillan, Master Roshi, Tien, and New Character Jacco the galactic Patrolman. Though it’s kind of cool that they opted for a line up similar to the Frieza Saga, I had a hard time thinking that some of the powerful characters left out were stupid omitions especially considering who they’ve fought in the past. Gotten and trunks took on Super Buu, 18 should have been there, Fat Buu should have been there. 
I wasn’t a fan of how they depowered Gohan. I think to emphasize how much Freiza’s Power has increased, they should have kept Gohan closer to the level he was during Buu. In all honesty this movie would not have taken place far enough from the Buu saga for his power to fade as low as it did. 
When Goku and Vegeta finally arrive, the action really picks up. The fight between Goku and Freiza is everything you’d expect, Goku holding back to test his abilities, Freiza gets pissed, and the intensity cranks up. 
My favorite part of the fight is Goku and Vegeta arguing about who’s turn it is to fight. The best part was when Vegeta finally gets in the fight though it’s too short for my liking. This portion we get a real sense of how much Vegeta has grown over the years and becomes a real threat to Freiza. I Won’t spoil the end for everyone who hasn’t seen the movie, but I will say that it’s quite a typical ending for Dragon Ball in my opinion but in a fun way.
Grade: 3 Frieza Soldiers out of 5

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Nelson is a Washington DC based actor, Graphic Designer, and is nerdy about pretty much everything. He loves movies, comics, video games, art, and life. though if he disagrees with something (like the direction of the DCCU) you'll know. His spite knows no bound, haha!

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