Parents' Guide to

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fast-paced, violent anime adventure builds to epic battle.

Movie PG 2019 100 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (24):

This self-contained film is definitely geared toward existing franchise fans, who will cheer for the characters, appreciate the backstories and inside jokes, and fully understand the plot. Uninitiated viewers can still enjoy Dragon Ball Super: Broly, particularly if they're young and/or easily delighted by supersized battle sequences (the climactic battle is more than 30 minutes long!), but they won't "get" the movie like true fans will. Parents with kids who are unaware of the show may not see the appeal of the movie, but teens and young adults who've grown up watching the anime series will be keen to see Broly as the focus of the movie.

The plot is fairly thin because it's all a lead-up to the epic battle between Broly and Vegeta and Goku. Broly is brooding and misunderstood, having been brought up far from any civilization, whereas Vegeta and Goku present a classic odd-couple bromance. The big fight sequence is ridiculously long, but it's full of several transformations, and it levels up enough to please those used to these characters going into Super Saiyan beast mode. Considering it lasts so long, the battle is clearly what fans want to see. Bottom line? If the thought of one long animated battle sounds like fun, this is for you.

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