Baggie_Saiyan wrote:Toei had a full special to Bardock's story whereas Toriyama only had one bonus chapter, hardly a comparison this movie would be a better judge,
You talk as if someone else forced Toei and Toriyama to work with that format. Toei had a full TV Special, but they could have made a movie, an OVA or anything else. The same goes for Toriyama, he is solely the one to blame for mistakenly choosing to work with just one chapter. So fair or not, we can compare.
Baggie_Saiyan wrote:Literally nothing happens it just shows us events we know of, Vegeta blew up and a few Saiyans survived.
Imagine yourself in October 1990. All you knew was that a meteor hit planet Vegeta and that there were only four surivors. How does the TV Special showed you events that you already knew about? Well, nevermind this question, if you knew stuff prior to the release of the TV Special, please answer me these ones:
• How was Bardock's character?
• How did Goku was send to Earth?
• How were Saiyans like?
• What did Bardock end up doing when the "meteor" hits Vegeta?
Baggie_Saiyan wrote:we got cheesy plot convenient psychic powers to drive the plot & Bardock's character.
Either that or the cheesy plot convenient "guessing powers" to drive the plot and Bardock's character. I think I'll stick with the "psychic powers", not only made things more dramatic, it was more believable that only Bardock knew that Freeza was up to something. In this new version, it makes all Saiyans stupid, they can't even put two on two.