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Dragonball (ドラゴンボール) – The Movie

Sigh.

Despite the big names in Chinese cinema (Stephen Chow, Chow Yun-Fatt) involved in the Hollywood version of Dragonball (ドラゴンボール), I feel a bit let-down after seeing the preview scans below:

all ang mohs

The tee-shirt is wrong, the hairstyle is wrong, let’s not even talk about the lead actor

Justin Chatwin

Who the heck is Justin Chatwin?

master roshi

Master Roshi with no turtle shell and sunglasses?

bulma and yamcha

Ok, at least Bulma and Yamcha looks rather decent and appropriate…

Son Goku?

but gosh!!!! I really cannot accept Son Goku become ang moh lah!

WTH?

How can the lead character, Son Goku (孙悟空) be an ang moh???

I am very upset with the way Hollywood tends to bastardise Asian remakes and portrayed us as “exotic orient” stereotypes. Memoirs of a Geisha, Forbidden Kingdom, Shanghai Noon… need I name more?

Now, they have turned to massacring one of my all-time favourite manga – Dragonball. How can!!!

Anyway, enough of my whining. For Dragonball fans, you can read more about the upcoming movie at this Dragonball Movie Blog where I have taken all the scans above from and on wikipedia.

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3 comments
  1. Not even stephen chow can do much… he’s just producing. He should have written and directed his own version of dragonball.

    Afterall, he’s been the Other Sun Wukong already.

  2. Stephen Chow doesn’t even have anything to do with this movie, he’s been working on CJ7 and Kung Fu 2 the whole time. Fox is just putting his name on the list to trick fans into the cinemas.
    But WTH, the bulk of Asia’s boycotting this alltime bomb anyways.

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