A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know that Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (dubbed in English for its U.S. release) is a sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and is the 19th film in the Dragon Ball series, a wildly popular Japanese anime franchise featuring shows, movies, and games. This installment is mostly fighting sequences with a bit of dialogue to move the story along. Violence includes hand-to-hand combat, hundreds of wounded aliens being annihilated in an instant, the Earth blowing up, and a character being tortured after being shot with a laser. Language includes "crap," "damn," "screw you," and "idiot." Kids who follow the Dragon Ball stories may be used to the constant fighting, but younger children might be frightened by that and by images of the reincarnated Frieza and some of his aliens.
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What's the story?
DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION 'F' is a sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and follows the aftermath of the resurrection of Frieza (voiced by Chris Ayres), one of the universe's most destructive villains. Once he's come back to life, Freiza assembles an army of 1,000 aliens, determined to get revenge on Goku (Mario Castaneda Partido) and the Saiyans. Goku must return from training with Vegeta (Rene Garcia) in Beerus' (Jason Douglas) world in order to save Earth.
Is it any good?
This so-so animated adventure is basically one long battle sequence, with a little bit of dialogue here and there. For those looking for cool anime with a lot of martial arts and epic air battles, it could be fun to watch. But for anyone who isn't already familiar with the franchise, Resurrection is a bit hard to follow. There are quite a few warriors who help fight to save the Earth, and they can't really work together very well. Instead of trying to help Goku and Vegeta fight Frieza, they watch and make sarcastic comments. It's not a great movie, but fans of the franchise will be into the action.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the combative relationship between Goku and Vegeta. Why do you think they have so much trouble working together? What message does that send viewers? Why do you think the other heroes in the movie are helpful to one another?/violence-in-the-media/does-exposure-to-violent-media-desensitize-kids-to-violence
What role do violence and fighting play in the movie? Could you tell the story with less of either/both? Does exposure to violent media desensitize kids to violence?
Do you ever let pride get in the way of your actions?
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