posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 10:32 AM
Dragonball, every anime and manga lovers favorite comic and tv series if finally coming to the big screen. Thats the awesome news, the bad news is,
James Wong (The One, Final Destination 3) is doing to it what Ang Lee did to the Hulk. The story is great and all, its just changed, when it doesnt
need to be. For example, Goku is already grown up, and he's leading the life his son Gohan leads. His grandfather is his adopted father, he and Bulma
just meet, also, he doesnt know Master Roshi yet. It begins at the King Piccolo saga. Piccolo may not be green, he might even look totally different.
Most of the main characters wont be in the film, like Krillin, Puar, Oolong, Chaotsu, and Tien. The very characters that helped Goku become as
powerful as he becomes. Last but not least, the cast is awesome, they're just not perfect for the saga. I'll list the cast and list the problems
Goku- Justin Chatwin, he's too old for this time, Goku was 15 during this saga, they should have cast Josh Hutcherson.
Bulma- Emmy Rossum, she would have been perfect for the beginning of dragonball, but too young for this saga, they should have cast Zooey Deschanel
Piccolo- James Marsters, he is a little white guy, if they were gonna cast some white guy like that it should have been Hugo Weaving, I'm not racist
or anything, Piccolo just seems like he'd be black, because they are the only people that seem like they'd pose as much a threat as King Piccolo
does, his power was awesome, they should have cast Dennis Rodman.
Master Roshi- Chow Yun Fat, he doesnt seem old enough, maybe Gohan (Goku's grandfather) but not Master Roshi, and he doesnt seem like the womanizing
type, after seeing Balls of Fury I thought that James Hong would have been perfect for the part.
Yamcha- Joon Park, he's perfect for Yamcha, just not for the timeline, maybe the Saiyan Saga and on but not this saga, it should have been Tony
Chi Chi- Jamie Chung, she seems too different and too old for the part, for this saga it should have been Katie Leung from the Harry Potter movies.
Mai- Eriko Tamura, shes too young for the part, also, the only part Mai played in this saga was Emporor Pilaf's helper, they freed King Piccolo.
Thats all, now for the characters that should have been in the film, and the actors that should have been cast.
Tien- Chad Micheal Murray, he's the right age, and I know that Tien was asian in the series, its just that I don't see an asian that could look like
Tien as much as this guy does.
Chaotsu- Verne Troyer, I know he isn't asian, but who would be able to tell if he wore the makeup that Chaotsu did.
Puar- would be CGI
Oolong- Warwick Davis, he would have to have ten pounds of makeup to look like him, but he could still play the part.
Krillin- the asian kid from Fearless that bully's the young Huo Yuanjia close to the beginning. He would have to be killed off near the beginning of
this film like Krillin does, as it is the first reason Goku decides to fight King Piccolo and his offspring.
Also, the film The Forbidden Kingdom is more Dragonball than this Dragonball.