I never really wanted Goku and the gang to be in this film in the first place. Having a film that fully stepped away from them to tell a new tale would have been an interesting choice, but it's too late now. We already got a lot of good content from our typical protagonists in Super lately. Especially with the slice of life material. So I'd honestly prefer a decent amount of the downtime to be spread in the past portions of the film, depending on what the specifics of the story are of course. We're going to be getting introduced to a lot of new characters this time around, it seems. And I'm not going to care one bit about any of them if we never get a moment to breathe with them. You can still progress the story and add lore during character interactions without needing to have them in some sort of action scene.Grimlock wrote:I think I must clarify that it's likely that the only portion of the movie I will mostly care about is the past of the Saiyans. If the main cast get their own "slice of life" scenes I won't care at all, it's certainly better if they do, I enjoy it as long as it doesn't consume a huge amount of time of the movie. First the responsibilities and duties, which is showing and explaining stuff about Saiyans, focusing on the past, then we get to "relax" at a later portion the movie.
It would help, but there's only so much that could be done with Toriyama's script being what it is. I don't hate it like a lot of people, but it's not overly interesting at its core. The most interesting parts of the movie are like the first 15-20 minutes and the last 5-10 minutes. I like the soldier battle mostly because of the character interactions, but it goes on a little long and Goku vs Freeza is way too long with too many cutaways.JulieYBM wrote:I don't really think the issue had anything to do with the extended fighting sequences in Fukkatsu no F, but I did enjoy the character scenes a lot. I think having a better director would've definitely helped structure the film in a way that felt more balanced in terms of flow between fighting and dialogue-heavy scenes.
If they absolutely wanted to stick with the fighting in both, then add in a sub plot of keeping Freeza from trying to destroy a city of innocents or something. At the very least they really needed a scenery change like that instead of a straight up revenge battle on that empty island. It does nothing but hearken back to Namek for yet another unnecessary reference in a film that is already full of them to the point of almost being a retelling of that arc.