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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Film) Review

 
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Length: 93 minutes
 
Release Date: August 4, 2015
 
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4.5/ 5


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An action packed film that is entertaining for old fans and newcomers alike.

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Expect the film to take the safe route in terms of story line.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Frieza is back…and, as usual, Goku is nowhere to be found when he arrives. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’is an action packed addition to the Dragon Ball Z series, giving fans and newcomers to the series alike a film that is both fun to watch and filled with to the brim with epic battling. As […]

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Posted July 31, 2015 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

Frieza is back…and, as usual, Goku is nowhere to be found when he arrives.

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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’is an action packed addition to the Dragon Ball Z series, giving fans and newcomers to the series alike a film that is both fun to watch and filled with to the brim with epic battling. As the movie begins, viewers are treated to saccharine sweet view of Frieza in his own personal hell, filled to the brim with fairies and dancing and adorable little stuffed animals. In his absence, Earth is once again a peaceful place, and the crew has settled in nicely to an existence filled with normal day-to-day stuff. Of course, we know none of that can last, but in the absence of danger, Goku and Vegeta have gone off world to train – not so easy to reach in an emergency.

And oh what an emergency it is – two of Frieza’s former crew have found a way to bring him back, even after his completely devastating defeat. In a stroke of genius, they have struck upon the notion of using Earth’s Dragon Balls (along with a bit of their own technology) to restore the evil Frieza to his former glory. And of course, when you bring a bad guy back, they only want one thing – revenge. As Frieza speeds toward Earth, Goku and Vegeta have no idea that their world is in danger. Though those left on Earth put up a valiant fight against Frieza’s massive army, can they truly hold him off long enough for the Saiyans to return?

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ strikes a nice balance between referencing former events in the series and making it accessible to complete newcomers. Though there is certainly a lot of backstory that isn’t covered, even someone with no knowledge of the series can enjoy the action filled (and often humorous) battles, and the witty banter between the characters needs no explanation to be funny. At the same time, old school Dragon Ball Z fans will appreciate the attention that is giving to make sure that the new elements that show up in Ressurection ‘F’ are adequately explained and fit well with the overall story arc.

Action fans will not be disappointed with the latest installment in the series. Viewers are treated to one furious battle after another, from Goku and Vegeta’s not so impressive training to the epic battle between Goku and Frieza in some pretty impressive forms. And though there are a few mild curses within the film, for the most part it’s pretty safe for families to watch together – always a plus for fans of the parental variety. Though it does tend to play it safe in a few aspects of the story, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is a satisfying and entertaining watch, well worth the price of admission.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)