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Dragonball Z Movie XI

a.k.a.Dragonball Z: Suupaa Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu no Ore da

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Genre: Action
Company: Toei Douga
Format: 1 movie
Dates: 7/1/1994

Mr. Satan has become a very popular man ever since he won the world championship when No. 18 was persuaded to drop the match for a large sum of cold, hard cash. He’s so popular, in fact, that everyone is waiting in line to kick his butt all over the ring. When a Mafioso type comes to make him an offer he can’t refuse, Mr. Satan agrees to fly to a remote island to face all comers. No. 18 tags along to make sure she collects her pay, and Goten and Trunks stow away in their ship because, hey, they’re meddlesome kids looking for a fight. Just wait until they get a load of an old enemy in a new body out for revenge.

summary by Kain

 

Reviewed: 02/20/2005 by
Grade: 40% av-Kain

Highs: Broli is finally dead

Lows: One of the more poorly written of all the DBZ movies; action is terrible

Goodness me, someone high up in Toei HQ must think he struck paydirt with these utterly horrid Broli movies. Either that, or this movie was intended to showcase the sometimes funny, often annoying gruesome twosome of Goten and Trunks. At least neither of them are urinating on Broli in this one.

I often times wonder if Toriyama Akira had bit off more than he could chew by extending Dragonball Z beyond the original story. In doing so, he has created so many super powered heroes that often times I feel the movies struggle to give them all their fifteen minutes of fame.

So many questions are left unanswered. Why does No. 18 make a rather shallow and pointless appearance… in this movie in particular? Why make such a weak, tenuous connection between Movie X and this one by using the village shaman who had all of one scene in the prior flick? Why do the creators keep making Broli more pathetic with each successive installment? And how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll™ center of a Tootsie Pop™? The world may never know.

I take great pleasure in finding the silver lining on a dark cloud, so might I add that this is the last of the terrible Dragonball Z movies. XII and XIII are huge improvements over this one. How’s that for the seeing the glass as half full?

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