Parents' Guide to

Dragonball Evolution

By James Rocchi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Movie based on anime series has lots of martial arts action.

Movie PG 2009 84 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 13+
Horrible movie
1 person found this helpful.
age 2+

This review isn't about the movie.

I'm sorry, but how moist do you have to be to think "fart" is a bad word. I know I came onto this to see Karen's screaming that FNAF is too scary and stuff like that. But, instead I see how stupid some of the reviewers are. Jesus Christ.
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (20):

Parents will definitely zone out during DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION, if only because it's nothing they haven't seen a thousand times already. The plot and characters feel lifted wholesale from other, better fantasy epics like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, and the normally welcome presence of Yun-Fat is not, regrettably, enough to make the proceedings fun for grown-ups.

That said, there's a strong chance kids will love it; the story is easy to follow, and there's plenty of bloodless mayhem to keep things moving through the mercifully brief running time. Also to the film's credit? A slightly more evolved sense of gender equity than most kids' action films (there are plenty of strong female characters who are more than just eye-candy or romantic interests). Dragonball Evolution will impress young fans, but anyone older than 10 who doesn't already know and love the source material will find it a chore -- and a bore.

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