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by ABED
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 59
Views: 919

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

This is thoughtful and I very much agree with you, except for your critique of the tone. I had no issue with the tone. Over the broad strokes of the movie it was fine, I just meant certain scenes. The way things start off with a long gag with Hux, the bizarre and unintentionally-funny "flying space...
by ABED
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 59
Views: 919

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

Ugh with the canon crap. I'll come right out and say it - screw canon. This is exactly like when people talk about DB's canon. Instead of caring more about the emotion and the characters, they care about whether there are continuity errors or if it all fits together nicely like a puzzle. What are t...
by ABED
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 59
Views: 919

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

Ugh with the canon crap. I'll come right out and say it - screw canon. This is exactly like when people talk about DB's canon. Instead of caring more about the emotion and the characters, they care about whether there are continuity errors or if it all fits together nicely like a puzzle. What are th...
by ABED
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

Overall, I'm glad it happened. I don't take the content too overly seriously even if it was my inspiration to take martial arts seriously. I personally think that's the best way for me to look at it otherwise I might become as embittered as some of the folks who really take DB very seriously and I'...
by ABED
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 59
Views: 919

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

I think the only reason Last Jedi was what sent many SW fans into a frenzy rather than Force Awakens was that it had Luke Skywalker in it. I'm not sure if there really would be a way to actually please the majority of hardcore fans (which they weren't trying to do, since they make the movies for br...
by ABED
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 59
Views: 919

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

The fundamental problem in Hollywood, moreso in regards to blockbusters, is that its approach isn't long term oriented. They put films into production with a release date before they even have finished scripts. Theatrical release windows are shorter which doesn't allow for as much word of mouth for...
by ABED
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 59
Views: 919

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

Honestly while I don't believe this article, if it were true Disney is the studio I would trust to make a live action Dragon Ball movie work. They have a fantastic track record with Star Wars and the MCU. As long as they have the right directors, writers, actors, composer, etc and a good budget for...
by ABED
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

It's a little more nuanced than the magic is gone and therefore no more compelling stories can be written. There are some good, maybe even great new elements, but the overall level of quality and specialness is gone. For me it's how it's all written and presented, What do you think I'm arguing? Of c...
by ABED
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

I know what you meant by lore, I just don't find the concept inherently interesting, nor do I think most people. What really sticks with people is character, story, and theme. Even if Gokus journey is still one of the main themes, movies like Broly show or confirm you can have storylines within the ...
by ABED
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

Broly was centered around backstory we already knew and didn't need explored. Not every DB story has to be centered on Goku for DB to still be his story, if that makes any sense. "Broly" proved nothing. It's already been established that DB can have stories that aren't centered around Goku's journey...
by ABED
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

There's nothing to do with him. Uub's purpose isn't to be another strong character, it's to be a thematic device. Broly was boring. It's a bunch of fanservice. What are you looking for with Uub beyond not wanting to say goodbye to DB? What is it about his character that you think calls for being exp...
by ABED
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

Given everything we've seen, even with all the ridiculous retcons, the ending doesn't resonate with Super in the mix. The reason for the retcon couldn't be more obvious. What Uub had was raw power he didn't know the depth of and untapped potential. Of course Goku wasn't going all out. That doesn't c...
by ABED
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

They kinda shoved God ki into Uub, maybe that´ll help him stay relevant. Higher power level =/= more relevant. Writing that makes a character feel naturally relevant to the currently-in-progress story = more relevant. Sure, I agree. It's just that it seemed they were dismissing Uub because his pote...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

The fact Goku feels enormous potential in Uub, despite Uub was not trained at all (he couldn't even fly), does not change after Super. That does leave space for a new story to be told in my opinion. Yes, when Buu was the strongest being Goku ever faced, seeing tons of potential in his reincarnated ...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

it basically has the same ingredients as the original series. Same ingredients, but not put together by chef(s) as good as before. I does bug me that we can't leave stories alone and wonder if time couldn't be better spent by everyone, both fans and creators alike on something else. Instead of find...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

it basically has the same ingredients as the original series. Same ingredients, but not put together by chef(s) as good as before. I does bug me that we can't leave stories alone and wonder if time couldn't be better spent by everyone, both fans and creators alike on something else. Instead of find...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

I've definitely seen that as well. To move this back on topic I certainly feel that way about super. While I really enjoyed watching it I feel like it leaned a little too hard on Nostalgia instead of trying to move the show forward. There are things about Super that I greatly enjoyed, namely Vegeta...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

Killing off that character doesn't shit on the old ones. They still exist, just like the new DB material doesn't crap on the old stuff. It's still out there to read and watch. It's just kinda boring. I think people are annoyed just because this seems to be a trend right now in Hollywood where they ...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

Sad, angry internet fans are raging over the new Terminator "adding politics" into the film. My issue is that it adds nothing new beyond updated socio-political issues. I somewhat enjoyed it, but it doesn't do anything fundamentally new and I've grown bored of the retreads. After averting Judgment ...
by ABED
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 204
Views: 4648

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

Sad, angry internet fans are raging over the new Terminator "adding politics" into the film. My issue is that it adds nothing new beyond updated socio-political issues. I somewhat enjoyed it, but it doesn't do anything fundamentally new and I've grown bored of the retreads. After averting Judgment D...