Dragon Ball Z Resurrection ‘F’ is the latest in the Dragon Ball movie franchise. In this installment we get to see Goku and Vegeta once again go head to head with Frieza. Frieza, when we first see him, is stuck in his over version of hell where he is stuck in a cocoon. To add to the torture he has teddy bears and fairy dance around him signing there annoying songs. I can see how that is an eternal hell.
Sorbet (one of Frieza’s loyal servants) has decided they need to resurrect their great and powerful master once more. He get assistance from Pilaf, Mai, and Shû, who were already in the process of hunting down the Dragon Balls! Once they bring him back from the dead Frieza points out that he has never trained a day in his life. He was always just that strong and powerful.
This plot device is used to resolve the issues that just because Frieza is back there is no way he would be strong enough to beat Goku at this point. Frieza decides to train for 4 month (which we see none of else this might have been 4,000 episodes later… we all know how Frieza works) allowing him to harness a brand new level. There is one cheese ball line, however, where Frieza tells Goku lets just cut to the chase and call this level Golden Frieza. At this point Goku is already rocking a new look as well. His new level is similar to Super Saiyin God but harnessed in a different way. Or as Frieza so eloquently put it “Dyed Blue Hair Saiyin”.
At this point the two go deeper into battle and the movies really starts to fire on all cylinders. The animation in this film is honestly impressive. The 360 pans during the battle really makes for some breath taking animation sequences.
The fact that we get to see the Z fighters actually kicking ass once more is also a refreshing thing. Granted they do not go up against Frieza but they do take on his entire army. They do have a great punchline when they first all show up explaining Yamcha and Chow Su’s involvement in the fight. Plus seeing Krillin getting owned in his own Krillin way is one of those great running gags that never gets old.
I really enjoyed Battle of Gods but thought it had too much humor and not enough action. This film is such a slug fest/grudge match for the ages. If you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z you will not go wrong going to see this film in theaters or owning it on dvd. I have had the film for 6 hours and already have watched it twice and already starting in on my third viewing of the film.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is scheduled to hit theaters on August 4 in over 1000 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is the 20th film in the Dragon Ball franchise, which first debuted in North America in 1986. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the greatest villains in all of anime. Now resurrected from death, Frieza embarks on plans to take his revenge on the Z Fighters of Earth. Goku and Vegeta once again face their nemesis together, but this time it is a fight for Earth’s very survival.
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