Why? Why do movie corporations take all of the good things, and ruin them forever by making them into movies? Comming to theaters in 2009, as you must know by now, is Dragonball. Now Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT were all sick as anime. Dragonball Z especially. But seriously, have you seen the trailer?
uggghhh. Piccolo is white and is dressed in a tight black suit that makes him look like a gay vampire from Underworld or something, although he does look pretty bad ass in the hood.
I have come up with a reason as to the previously stated. I will describe it in the form of an equation:
Costume and Makeup Designers + 1 Pound of Crack = White Piccolo in Tight Black Suit That Makes Him Look Like a Gay Vampire from Underworld or Something.
I pray he turns green at some point, maybe in the Dragonball Z movies (it would make sense, because its not really the same Piccolo right?). It looks really bad. But wait, it gets worse. Here’s a list of movies that are also going to be converted to the big screen, in live-action:
Akira (2 movies, 2011)
Cowboy Bebop (2011)
Ghost in the Shell (2011)
Ninja Scroll (2011)
3 More Dragonball Z Movies (up to the Cell Saga I believe)
Now let me just say one thing. Akria. The anime movie (which is one of my favorites ever) took place in Neo Tokyo. The live action version, is all fucked up. It takes place in New Tokyo, so you may think “Ok so what? It’s the same thing, right?” Wrong. Because in the live-action version, the United States of America had just gone through a huge recession, so Japan bought America, and remade New York into New Tokyo. Overall, I think this makes much more sense then just having the city be in Tokyo or in New York. It’s so much better that they had Japan buy America and rename New York. It’s much more realistic and overall, is a much easier concept to understand. I hope to God my intell was wrong on that one. Otherwise, it could be pretty good, but most likely won’t be.
One more thing. Ninja Scroll is one that I am actually looking forward to. I thought that the anime version was kind of missing something. I can’t put my finger on what though. The studios can do whatever they want with this one and I won’t really care. Basically what I’m saying is that there is NO WAY they can fuck it up. You would think anyway.
Ok one last thing. Ghost in the Shell. This could be good, but frankly the movies and series were so good (only saw the first movie and season of the series, so I’m basing everything on that), I just hope they really take their time and don’t make it stupid. Same goes for Cowboy Bebop.
One more thing, truthfully, the only live action films you need to be careful with are ones that take and already existing plot and retell it. Example, the Harry Potter movies all sucked because they just rushed through everything without much depth of flow. They were all over the fuckin place. It was like Harry Potter on speed. As long as they make a totally original plot and cast GOOD (not Justin Chatwin, Jesus whoever coordinated that movie got everything wrong).
Bottom line is they’re gonna fuck them all up, but they’re gonna make a profit doing it. I will most likely see all of these in theaters no matter what. ‘m applying the same philosophy towards these movies that my friend Joe applies to his life: Aim low and avoid disappointments.