It took almost two weeks for us to find the time to go see this epic movie, and we FINALLY did! Right off the bat we will say this about Toriyama-san’s latest work; Money. Well. Spent! Before the big reveal about this movie fans didn’t know what to expect or even what direction Toriyama was going to take Goku and the gang in, and when we found out that the main baddie for the movie was none other than the ‘Legendary Super Saiyan’, we were a bit skeptical. Rest assured that the Broly we saw today, was NOT the one we have known from back in the day.
The plot of the story deals with the events that have happened 41 years ago, when King Cold turned over his forces to his son Frieza; thus calling it the Frieza Force. King Vegeta and the rest of the saiyan race served under the tyrant several years after Cold’s retirement, however everything wasn’t all sunshine and roses. King Vegeta then had his mind focused on his son (our Vegeta of course), who would soon become the new king of the saiyan race. However next to his pod was a saiyan by the name of Broly, who King Vegeta deemed to be a low-class warrior (but truth be told he was actually jealous because his power level was, well…over 9000 higher than Vegeta’s). So he had Broly sent to another planet leaving his father, Paragus, to chase after him. Of course, that was 41 years ago before the actual story…
Since the movie is still going to be in select theaters up until the end of the month, we’re going to keep the spoilers to a minimum. However if you haven’t seen the movie yet and want what you’re in for to remain a mystery, then you’d better stop reading this post now, or forever be SPOILED! (*laughing evilly*)
On that note, here are three things that jumped out at us after seeing the movie:
This Ain’t The Same Broly From 1993!
Even though this movie is an upgrade from the original, some fans still like the type of swagger that the OG Broly brought to the table. He was a bloodthirsty killer with no remorse and no control, and hated Goku (who will also answer as Kakarot) because of being stuck next to him when they were babies. This time around Broly was in his own chamber, however a small part of his original (quiet) demeanor remained; with the exception of a whole new look (even down to the skin tone).
Classic Broly was, as he quoted, ‘Not a monster, but a demon!’ as he laid waste to anything that was in his path to Kakarot. The Broly we saw in this movie (aka Modern Broly), has feelings and a backstory about how he made friends with a big green monster he called Ba, on a planet called Vampa. The green cloth around his waist is symbolic of his friendship with the beast, which is an upgrade from the red one most OG fans know him for. The Super version of the Legendary Super Saiyan comes across as aloof, yet powerful, and we doubt this will be the last time we see this new and improved Broly.
Vegeta Reveals His Super Saiyan God Form!
Toriyama teased us about it but now it finally came to past! The Prince of all Saiyans unleashes his Super Saiyan God form (for the FIRST time ever!) for all of us to see in all of its blazing glory! We knew it was coming, we just didn’t know when – until now!
This was a big surprise for many of us who saw the trailers for the movie, however when the big reveal trailer for Gogeta came out, the hype was over 9000! This movie marks Gogeta’s second appearance in a Dragon Ball movie since Fusion Reborn, and his third overall appearance in the franchise if you count GT. Somewhere along the line Goku and Vegeta had to fuse in order to take Broly down, as for why they didn’t do it in the original 1993 movie, they didn’t know about it yet – until the Buu Saga.
There were various other things that we got to see in the movie; like Goku’s mother, Gine, who is the wife of Bardock. The animation quality was out of this world, and the battle scenes were done as only Toriyama could do them; freakin’ epic! We can see why so many people were soooo hyped about this movie, and after seeing the results from the box office, we gotta say that it was money well spent. Who knows what will happen from this point on after the movie is all said and done, will Broly’s role be upgraded during the Super series like his brand new look? What new saga will Toriyama work on after the Tournament of Power is over? Guess you’ll have to wait and find out!
Dragon Ball Super: Broly – 4.8 / 5 Stars
Until next post guys n’ gals, stay gold! 😉