Dragon Ball Super: Broly

7.81 h 41 min2019X-Ray13+
Goku and Vegeta encounter Broly, a Saiyan warrior.
Tatsuya Nagamine
Nana MizukiBin Shimada
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GhostReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie; Bad Version
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Dragon Ball Super Broly is a great film. Probably the best DB film in my opinion. Absolute must see. However, the Amazon Prime digital version of the film is the lower quality green tinted version found on US Funimation Blu-Rays. If you're looking for a legal way to view the higher quality version without importing, the digital version found here will not be of help.

If anyone of influence happens across this, please have the Amazon Digital version updated with the higher quality release of this movie. A benefit of digital product like this is that you could update such that customers who already invested (like me) can get what they thought they were paying for.
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Brian TatumReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie with one issue.
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Believe the hype this story is fantastic the audio clean and the voice acting, especially Broly played by Vic Mignogna really completes this. He does not have many lines but the animation and voice acting really sell the character as someone to be empathized with. Which is shocking for Dragon Ball, granted the series lifted Vegeta to a solid character. This took the screaming strong crazy man and gave him personality. Sadly my knowledge of Japanese does not help me if I were to talk about these in the Japanese version.

Sadly the video quality unlike in theaters is lacking. Due to this weird green tint over everything during the whole movie making green clothing and areas with an already green tint harder on the eyes. Honestly, some theater cams are less torture on the eyes then again those are illegal.

Long story short if you have eyes that can take the flood of green then this is a good buy, though I am glad it was sold on the cheap compared to the last movies so there is that. I hope the DVD does not have this or I will have to ask for a refund due to visual limitations. If not for the Green tint I would give this a solid 5 stars, sadly video quality is important in anime.
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Daniel RiveraReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
English Voice Cast is so bad.
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Cringy and they think they have the right to actually edit and change diologue as if they were the creators of the show. They are just voice actors who are supposed to emulate the voices for American audiences. Instead they think they are A list actors who have the authority to edit lines and spoken meanings of lines in said JAPANESE movie.
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Alejandro GonzalesReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Broly delivers!
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I have purchased both the funi blu ray and the digital copy. I purchased the blu ray mostly for collector's sake and the free digital copy was a bonus, as I am often on the go. However, the funi digital code is attached to their streaming service and is riddled with play back problems. So, after an additional purchase, I am here with a reliable digital stream and the film is great! Buyer beware: if you utilize digital streams, like I do, please avoid the nostalgia and collector's trap and purchase a digital version.
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J. SherrillReviewed in the United States on April 17, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Dragon Ball Action Movie You Deserve
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Broly has been, since is debut, one of the most iconic Dragon Ball villains. This is despite the fact that his existence up until now has been non-cannon to the main story, as he was a movie character, and the movies before Resurrection were all considered expanded universe. It's also in spite of the fact that the movies that featured him were bad even by Dragon Ball standards.

This movie makes Broly an official part of Dragon Ball cannon. In doing so, it also changes Broly's backstory to something that actually makes sense, and makes the character himself more tragic and relatable. Whereas the original character was more of a dumbed down version of the Hulk, this Broly is more intelligent, though with a child-like demeanor that makes it clear his issues are a product of his upbringing - being raised by his father for the sole purpose of revenge.

About the first half of the movie is plot. The plot isn't going to win any awards, not that it wants to. It's just a setup for the action later, a fact that's evident by the actual bad guy's ridiculous motivation. I don't mean that in a negative way, it's a self aware plot that is pretty well executed as far as Dragon Ball story telling goes. There's no standing around talking, it's all show, not tell. That's thanks in part to the evidently generous animation budget. You'll find no attempts to save frames in this animation, which brings me to my next point.

The animation is gorgeous. Perhaps owing to the winning streak Dragon Ball has been on since its revival, the studio decided not to cut any corners with this one. The only use of CGI I noticed was a single scene animating Freiza's space ships, which was odd, but not bothersome. If it happened again after that, it was blended in well enough that I didn't catch it.

The second half of the movie is definitely the payoff. The second half, almost in its entirety, is one long fight scene. I would say more about it, but there's not much more to say. If you like Dragon Ball fight scenes, you understand. Well, if you're a fan of boxing or MMA, you understand. This is the main event, it's what you came here for. I can only make general statements about it because describing it wouldn't do any good. Just imagine any climactic battle from Dragon Ball, only with an unlimited animation budget, and a highly skilled team putting it together. That's what you're getting.

If someone said this was the best fight in Dragon Ball history, I wouldn't call them a liar. That's worth the price of admission alone, if you're a fan, or maybe even if you're not one.
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Zach PrugarReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good Action, Awful abuse of Canon
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As far as anime action movies go, this is pretty decent. They took the time to show the backstories of the characters involved, so you don't have to be a hardcore DBZ Fan to understand the dynamics of what's going on.

That said, this movie totally wrecks DBZ canon, which is incredibly disappointing (if not exactly par for the course when it comes to Toriyama forgetting his own story). This movie single-handedly wipes three other movies out of existence (although I actually enjoy the changes to Bardock, since it makes more sense now). So, that might be an annoyance to fans of the originals. On top of that, this movie also completely ignores the rules behind becoming a Super Saiyan. And lastly, ignoring that Shenron grants 2 wishes since he was taken over by Dende. And that second wish really would have come in handy, given this next bit of stupidity.

The movie even ignores its own continuity within the movie itself. Broly wipes out the "Ice Continent", turning it into a lava-filled waste land, and then Broly and Goku, and later Broly and Gojeta proceed to wreck the Earth on a scale I've never personally seen, and all is well? Nope. That second wish (that absolutely should have existed) would definitely have been needed to fix the Earth before it either wiped out all life from the massively catastrophic climate change those actions would have caused, or just the sheer destruction it experienced during this fight. So, yeah, try to ignore everything you know about DragonBall and just watch the movie as if you were watching Pacific Rim: It will look REALLY cool, but it's going to be SO Dumb.

That said, it wasn't a complete waste. The action is good (if really bad animation from time to time). I love how they portrayed Broly's fighting style in that he had basically become a Great Ape without changes to his physical form. This gets shown nicely in his charging head-first into the fights, and his body-slamming or fist-slamming attacks that just rely on sheer anger and brute force. I thought that was great continuity within the movie itself, and a very interesting fighting style unlike most others we see in any of the DragonBall Series.

Sorry for the long review. In short: Good action movie. Awful DragonBall movie. So, DragonBall fans, you might want to leave this one behind, or just accept that it's going to make absolutely no sense.
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Edward V.Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Dragonball movie, hands down
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This is movie has the best fights, best animation, and surprisingly the best characterization of Broly and Frieza. I remember watching Dragonball Z back when i was in like 5th grade or so (so around '98) and i still keep up with it to this day and probably will continue to watch it if they coming out with new material. If you are a Dragonball fan or ever was, then you NEED to see this.

Also, all those comments about the quality of this digital version are incorrect. When i watched it there wasn't any sort of green tint to everything, Amazon must have corrected it since then.
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JGarReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Might be the Best DB Movie
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Broly's official ("canon") reintroduction into the Dragon Ball franchise. This may very well have the best animation and fight choreography of any Dragon Ball movie or television episode, ever. It's absolutely gorgeous. The story is also quite good, with the first third of the movie laying a strong and interesting foundation for the inevitable showdown between Broly and the Z Fighters. Within the Dragon Ball Super timeline, this takes place after the Tournament of Power.

This is a complete retcon of several older "non-canon" Dragon Ball Z movies and a significant rewrite of Goku's origin story as told at the start of DBZ. Broly's new storyline is also dramatically different. This movie adapts "Dragon Ball Zero," a one-shot manga that serves as the closing chapter to "Jaco: The Galatic Patrolman," and uses it to provide the adolescent backstories of Broly, Goku, and Vegeta.

Criticisms: On occasion, the pacing was off and pauses were a little unnatural in some conversations. Additionally, Paragus and Freeza were absolutely terrible fight commentators! Additionally, just my personal opinion, I'm still not really a big fan of hardly any of the newer DBS character designs (Beerus, Whis, Cheelai, Lemo, Kikono, etc) or the new transformations (Golden Freeza, Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan Blue, etc). The DBS aesthetic continually seems gaudy and inconsistent with DB and DBZ; I'm not a fan. That being said, Broly and Paragus both look dope, more so than their DBZ appearances.

Amazon streaming was terrible. Maybe it was the quality of my Internet connection, but at times the quality became so bad I literally could not understand what was happening on the screen.
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