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Live Action Gokuh by AnnouncerGuy Live Action Gokuh by AnnouncerGuy
Well, many of you may already know that a live action Dragonball movie is in the making, and you may also know that I consider it a total outrage. Seriously, a year ago, if I had to make a list of things that couldn't and shouldn't happen to Dragonball, this would be at the top of my list!!! AGHHHH!!!!! I know there's no use crying over spilt milk but still..... Actually I will say that the the right approach was definitely taken to the story in that it focuses more on the original series, introducing the characters and using Piccolo as the main villain, while probably making use more of the DBZ fighting style (which is exactly what I said I would want once in a topic on this worst case scenario.) BUT, but, but, but....... there is another very serious problem that will probably make this movie unwatchable no matter what the circumstances. And that is, the movie version of Gokuh will be an unpopular high school student.....


If this is another effing case of trying to make a character relate more to the audience....!!!! Because I will tell you, that same bullshit almost ruined transformers for me. I just wanted to see Optimus Prime be his awesome self and watch some giant robots throw down, but no, they had to insert some hormonal teenage boy and his skank love interest too. What? I'm sorry, is Optimus Prime not a strong enough character to drive the plot of his own movie?
Anyway, it would be the same for Dragonball. I don't care about crazy hair or talking animals, but I just want some spirit of the original material to show through and I feel that this high school crap puts a very deep wound in this spirit. I mean, it doesn't even make sense!! What the hell would he need to go to school for? Being one of the most likeable characters ever, how would he be unpopular? His stupidity? Because I've been to high school and I know plenty of people who were as dumb if not dumber than him.

[/rant] Sorry about this, I don't mean to get people down even before the movie comes out but I can't help this whole things pissing me off. I really shouldn't care as much as I do....

and before anyone corrects my grammar here : "All the other guys are so much tougher better looking and MORE social than me..." there I did it myself

probably moving this to scraps soon.
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Tiffany-chan123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Pfft Evolution in a nutshell
Sakuraus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
That movie was a disaster , but this is hilarious, couldn't stop laughing great job 😄
dquinlanz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Goku: Man this is worse than when I was in highschool, I couldn't get Chichi to like me, and Piccolo made me his slave....Wow I must have hit my head harder than I thought.
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's a funny line from part 2 of episode 10 of TeamFourStar's Dragon Ball Z Abridged. LOL
Ruiliel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh...I see what you did there...ouo
ElectraOdium Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
LOL SOOO true! DB Evo sucked so bad....
DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Whatever the artist wants you to say!
nofido Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Kairi-Tsuikai Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The difference being is that spiderman actually did start off like that. The reason it's stupid for transformers and DBZ is... well, obvious.

No one cares about pathetic humans in a giant robot epic civil war

and Goku never went to school.
AnimegirlSam Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I shunned my brother for getting that movie. SHUNNED. He thought he it was funny, but I knew it would make me cry.
babycakin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
The movie was atrocious. Thankfully we have a new DBZ animated movie coming out in a few months to soften the wound just a lil' bit. Love this btw! This scene already better than the movie <.< :lmao:
IniStrife Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naa~ totally at your side here~

I mean, if they wanted another Twiligth-like-crap they could have just do it without ruining good comics/mangas. Such a shity magical what-the-heck story shouldn't be that hard.

And nice goku by the way~ he finally snaped out of it himself <well, yours did>
Bananatect Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
anime and cartoons should NOT be made into live action movies. it's just wrong.
IniStrife Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ONLY when you are going to do it rigth. With puppets and good masks and where that isn't enougth some pc work and a good cut.
They would had had material for more than 3 movies just by going by the material. But dump as shi*
patlev Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
It worked for the first two ninja turtle movies though the third one was shit
BurningResurrection Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
that movie...

that movie was what they call a franchise killer
LadyKenora Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
I SO AGREE, I to this day refuse to watch that movie! The movie is for DBZ fans not non DBZ fans so stay loyal to your fans! Now they got the non fans watching it having no idea was DBZ is actually about and lost their real fan base!
None of them went to school not even Bulma she was 16 and running around the GLOBE looking for dragonballs, Gohan was homeschooled, the most enduring quality Gokuh had was that he was an academic idiot but he had a heart of gold and was a fighting genius

Actually I take that back you do see Gohan n Videl at Orange star and you do see Gokuh Jr. in school too my bad
Darkton93 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I'm sorry, is Optimus Prime not a strong enough character to drive the plot of his own movie?"
No, he's just expensive to voice and animate.
love-within-u Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
:lmao: THIS. MADE. MY. DAY! :rofl:
supergirl2319 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Let's not forget that it was a movie version of a terrible high school AU. They even got some of the freaking lore wrong. Namekians are peaceful, dammit, it was just Piccolo that was a dick! And all Saiyans can turn into a giant monkey, and where the hell did they get the idea that Oozaru was Piccolo's minion? C'mon, that was from outta fucking nowhere! *my own rant over* *sigh* Okay, then. I just wish Hollywood would make things right. DBE was bad enough. And who could ever forget The Last Airbender?

I heard they were gonna make to other sequels, the first one with Raditz. With the fans' luck when it comes to converted animation movies, the third movie would've been the entire GT series in one movie. Or just all the filler episodes.
michalecr Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
this is SO true. shit like dragonball evolution is what happens when hollywood get's their hands on something good and try to "improve" on it. i swear, they went out of their way to be inaccurate. hollywood loves to use the same cookie cutter when coming out with movies and it looks like they made dragon ball another one of their victims.
Sonixnight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
So true!!! i wanted to cry about how inaccurate they were! Americans cannot convert shows into movies at all!
sup3rn0vagurl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I HATED the live action movie!! So many things were wrong with it!!! It was rumored they were going to make a sequel for when Raditz, Vegeta, and Nappa come to earth...

So. 'Effing. Glad. They. Didn't!
tabbycat1212 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched Dragonball evolution a few days ago...SO F**KING INACCURATE!!! D:<
it was like, thay took every detail from the anime, and turned 'em inside-out to make one lame-@$$ movie!
lexonandaxel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
God I hated that movie...:iconfacepalmplz:
Eterna-Noche Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true, god =S i hate that now all the Hollywood movies have to have an hormonal teenager... -.-" Besides, Goku in DB was a child, not a teenager... and less hormonal. Lol.
Eterna-Noche Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true, god =S i hate that now all the Hollywood movies have to have an hormonal teenager... -.-" Besides, Goku in DB was a child, not a teenager... and less hormonal. Lol.
Eterna-Noche Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm totally agree with you!
It's like every Live Action has to have an hormonal teenager -.-U god...
Goku is awesome and cool, accept it Hollywood!!
neikaru Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
so true
Jabborwocky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Well the good news is, maybe in 10 or more years, SOMEBODY will be compelled to do a decent homage-paying movie version of Dragonball (hopefully Z).
And also Transformers, and G.I. Joe
Or the fans will tear Hollywood apart
samvadar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
this is hilarious
Hironobu-Amano Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Evolution was horrable just awful, Like the script writer just looked at the back of a dragonball manga then while watching lame ass high school musical he thought to him's that bad
mirayoshi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Dont' move it to scraps. It's awsesome.
M-Terranova Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD~ Goku anime rlz! Live action is **** ((yes I hate it too XD))...jojo Goku is so unpopular XD~ ((I imagined him in the school as a lazy and funny boy XD...*sigh*))
OtakuDoll Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A-freaking-men! This kinda reminds of when they reference Dragonball: Evolution in DBZ Abridged.
colormyworldpiink Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
haha. your awesome and i totally agree with u on this. amen!
DEAS-GAME Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Dragon Ball Evolution sucks just for that! XD
delightfulanimefreak Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist

MemosNiceSide Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This pic just rocks! xDDD I didn't see the movie, because even the things I saw in the ad for the movie were too much to handle for me. It's just so wrong! And when I see this.. it will never gonna happen, that I see this piece of crap.

What for is Goku in school? You don't learn in school how to kick the crap out of bad guys who want's to take over the world =/
Maybe Chichi made him do.. together with Gohan xDD In some twisted way, this would be funny xDDDDDDD
Nikikeya-chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
15lionrionu15 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
i read the artist's comments andyour totally right!!
i can't even think of something so weird andun goku like this!!!
Lawliet23 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009   Writer
Aww ^^ it's so cute LOL You totally rock, this is really original
zachri Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
am I the only person in the world who can't stand Robert Pattison and his squirrel omega bushy eyebrows of doom and Twilight and actually things that DBE was a good attempt?
JDillius Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
You draw Goku very well. =D And I can never imagine a live-action Goku in high school....That's just...wrong in so many ways....D=
purple-samurai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
i agree whole heartedly with everything you said in your artist's comments. well put.

Blue out
Rice-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
HAHA! I couldnt agree with you m o r e ! Its a load of crap =/ honestly, they ade the live action movie everything a live action movie shoudlnt be. For one they gave them Gun's, TWO the characters dont even remotely resemble who they're supposed to. THREE, all of the points you made. FOUR, the plot isnt remotely like DB OR Dbz...meh. I give up trying to understand what they were thinking when that film was in the process. Its why i never went to see it. I saw the trailer and instantly said (in the middle of the cinema when it was really quite) "Well that sucks..." xD but yeahh...back to the artwork.

You did an amazing job with the colours and when i read the F*** blurred out i couldnt help but laugh! x3 great idea's were put into this and it shows =D Its definately going in my favourites!
j-rad306 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist
I wanted to see this movie, even though I figured it was probably gonna suck, but it never played where I lived. I mean, when I saw the kind of stuff they had planned for it online, I was like "What?! This isn't Dragonball!" But there were still 3 reasons I wanted to see it: 1) out of loyalty to Dragonball, 2) 'cause the trailer actually made it look pretty awesome in my opinion, and 3) if for no other reason than to see Chow Yun Fat do a Kamehameha.
TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   General Artist
AH HAHAHAHA!!! Fox screwed goku up bigtime. It was just funny watching the entire thing. XD
felifan Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He he... I saw this movie too, this is the biggest sh#% since Street fighters, the movie! I am really happy that there as no ' American Darkstalkers' movie XD!
invisible-chan Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Bwahahaha! Nice. I love Goku's expression. The movie sucked. Seriously, why does Hollywood have to ruin awesome things by adding high school to them?
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