Dragonball The Movie

Yes it is actually happening and we now are getting a release date of August 15, 2008. Oh boy this summer. Anyways, before you moan and complain about the obvious limitations of the anime and the manga source material and the fact that Fox is going to be behind this, some of the people that are going to be featured are actually kind of cool. James Marster, known to many as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be playing Piccolo and Stephen Chow, yes that Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, is going to be participating as a producer. Goku will be played by some guy named James Chatwin who according to his imdb list has appeared in Superbabies 2, which means he pretty much is a loser if he had anything to do with that tripe. He was also Tom Cruise’s son in War of the Worlds, which makes it even worse. Nevertheless, with Marsters and Chow involved this might not be complete garbage, although with this being a live action adaption of a cartoon, I don’t see this being anything more than bad Power Rangers. Besides there is also the awesome Hong Kong live action Dragonball: Quest for the Dragon Pearls that is available in most fine video stores that is well worth watching just for its wretchedness.