JazzMazz wrote:So that almost entirely superfluous and boring battle against Freeza's army couldn't be considered filler? I mean, it had as much impact on the plot as anything that happened in the middle section of BOG, in fact, I would say that it had even less impact.
That was an action sequence that involved main characters and them combating the 1,000 force army that came to Earth. It wasn't meant to push the plot, that was just for entertainment.
The Pilaf stuff though was an actual subplot that served no purpose in any way. The whole thing resolved with them revealing themselves and a drunk Gohan deflecting bullets of which one of them hit Beerus. Now had that been the thing that set Beerus off then it would've served some purpose but it didn't.
He thought it would be fun.
That's shallow and forced storytelling. Some all powerful being who conveniently slept throughout all the events of Z, wakes up and remembers a convenient dream a Super Saiyan God so goes to find him because it'd be fun.
Frieza's motivations were unoriginal but at least it made sense.
That's really the only lasting impact ROF had. It didn't open up any story possibilities that weren't already presented, it merely catalogued the progress Goku and Vegeta had made since BOG.
Well not really because it was that movie where Ultra Instinct was alluded to for the first time which was clearly very important at the end. Also because they brought back Frieza and powered him up hugely is what led to them bringing him back for the Tournament which was also important in the long run because it's why they ultimately won it.
Whis' time reversal also played a part later with Zamasu.
for describing ROF as dramatic and intense, since its a film known for hardly ever being dramatic or intense.
Compared to Battle of God's it was. Frieza stopping Gohan's heart, Frieza killing all his men, Frieza destroying a city full of people, Frieza blasting a hole through Goku and stomping on the wound, Frieza blowing up the planet, Frieza dying etc.
Battle of God's was very light. Except for the very end when Beerus was going to destroy the planet there was no intensity and it was so gag filled anyway that it was never dramatic.