Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Goku and Fans

Here we have a new picture of Justin Chatwin. I love his hair style. If I had a company selling hair modelling products I would make Justin my spokesmodel. Photo taken by jucef182.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Brian Tyler To Score Dragonball

OMG! I cannot believe it man. Two weeks ago I watched the latest Rambo movie and the music caught my attention - it was stupendous. It was marvellous, epic and the action pieces oozed adrenaline. And so I searched for other works by its composer - Brian Tyler. And now, this morning I wake up and find out that this guy is going to be the composer of the Dragonball movie score!! That's a huge super plus. That's some great news, especially after the bad news we had earlier this week. Thanks Brian!!! Dragonballmovieblog has also this note from Brian:

Dragonball is a dream of mine to score. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. I am going to do my utmost to reflect the epic tone of the story and capture the amazing richness of the characters. I love how the characters of DB are no simply good or evil. How throughout the mythology of DB they change allegiances (Piccolo) or have something inside them that is dark (Goku with his Oozaru side). It is classic epic story telling and I want the rest of the world (the non-DB fans) to experience what we already know. That Dragon Ball is one of our great modern mythologies
Below is the Rambo theme composed by Brian Tyler. Just listen to this and imagine: (start from 00:36) Goku wakes up in his home and goes outside to see his grandfather Son Gohan training (Tai Chi style). Then Goku goes next to him and repeats Son Gohan's moves while the old chap smiles at watching his young adopted child growing stronger day by day.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dragonball Movie Pushed to 2009!

Superherohype.com says that the Dragonball movie will not come out next August and has been pushed back to April 3rd 2009. That's more than a year away! Don't hold your breath. There may be tons of reasons for this move but on the bright side the CGI guys have now got a lot of time to spend on polishing and perfecting their work.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Temple Of The Dragon Pics

We got new pictures of the "Temple Of The Dragon" (so is the local Mexican media calling it). If these pictures do not excite you, then thank god I am not alone. But Movieland assures us that the guy who took these pictures could only take photos from the back of the temple. It's kind of weird that the set was constructed next to an electicity pole as it may spoil a very wide shot of the temple. Or Goku may get caught in the wires while hovering over the temple on his Flying Nimbus.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

What is Dragonball: The Magic Begins?

I have been asked this question a gazillion times. What the heck is Dragonball: The Magic Begins?! Let us start with what you really want to know - is the new Dragonball movie (the one coming out this year) the first ever live action adaptation of the Dragonball animanga? The answer: officialy yes, unofficially no.

In fact, there may have been more than one unofficial adaptation but the most popular is the 1989 adaptation called Dragonball: The Magic Begins. Like the upcoming movie it is based on the first 16 manga volumes of Dragonball (17 to 41 are Dragonball Z). Actually it is somewhat based on the first Dragonball (anime) movie ever: Curse of the Blood Rubies. Magic Begins came out the same year that the Dragonball Z series started airing in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Next question - is it any good? Let's be honest here - it sucks a lot but I enjoyed watching it. It was fun watching Goku and all other characters being brought to life in this energetic but very lame live action adaptation. (er.. Dragon Pearls?) Ok ok, it is crap but let's just say that this Goku looks more of a martial arts expert than our Justin Chatwin.

If you are going to watch it, then I suggest you get the recently remastered version of Magic Begins with better special effects and stuff. It is called Dragonball: Ultimate Edition and it should look better (read 'less crapy'). Anyways, let's all pray that the 2008 adaptation beats the hell out of Magic Begins.