Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dragonball Evolution.

Yesterday Winthrop J. Quiggy commented about, well instead of summarizing, let Mr Quiggy's words stand for themselves.

"I personally have a problem with this penchant in Hollywood of making live action movies from manga, anime, video games and the like. They are usually mediocre at best and some are downright crap. It is a shame that a great actor like Raul Julia's final movie was that stinker "Street Fighter"."

I understand where he is coming from and that is a great idea for another day. Just don't hold your breath waiting, unless turning blue and passing out is your thing. In that case, go for it.

With that as an introduction, Dragonball Evolution is a good adaptation of the manga and the anime. Of course there were changes, but they were logical ones. Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragonball, is credited as an Executive Producer. I am more familiar with Dragonball Z, which is the later adventures of Goku, than I am with Dragonball, but I know enough of the story to follow what was going on in the movie. The elements I was looking for were there.

There are seven dragonballs. When they are gathered together they will summon a dragon who will grant one wish. Goku and his friends are trying to get them before the villain Piccolo can gather them so he can conquer the world. This is not an academy award winning movie, but it is an entertaining ride. A knowledge of Dragonball helps, but the movie is enjoyable without it. A sequel is set up in a scene after the main credits. Since Dragonball has only done $8 million I will be surprised if they do a sequel. IMDB rates this movie a 3.2. I gave it an 8.

Winthrop J. Quiggy was correct with yesterday's question. Interrogative sentences do end with question marks.
Today's question is Grade 3/Science.
What are the four inner planets in the solar system?

They needed an editor on this calendar. I corrected the question. On the calendar they say four inner plants. I knew this one. 79-16.


Travis said...

Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Plants: Safflower, Venus Flytrap, Violet, and Rose of Sharon

Winthrop J. Quiggy said...

I will wait for the DVD, but I guess I'll give it a look if you think its good.