Doragon Bôru Chô: Burorî
2018 / 100m - Japan
Action, Fantasy - Animation
Dragon Ball Super: Broly poster


September 04, 2023


Funny film. On the one hand, it feels like they stopped trying. Rather than come up with wonky storylines to revive old villains, this is just a rework of the DBZ: Broly, one of my least favorite DBZ films. On the other hand, I kind of liked the Super vibe, this is way closer to what I figured Dragon Ball should be.

The plot hasn't changed too much from the original, only now there's a little extra padding that allows the goofier side of Dragon Ball to surface. Goku and Vegeta bump into a new Saiyan, the strongest they have faced so far. He is a formidable foe, and they'll have to go to extremes if they want to survive.

The art style is a bit more detailed, and the animation is richer. That's a welcome change, as DBZ was pretty bare-bones in that regard. It's the action that has gotten the biggest upgrade though. Where it always felt rather underwhelming, the battles here are fast-paced and flashy, and they come off completely over-the-top. Still not the greatest of course, but a real improvement over the original.