We’re sure that Dragon Ball fans around the world are anxiously waiting for the release of the latest feature-length anime installment in the series, Dragonball Z: Resurrection of F. As we’ve already reported on our site, the new movie is scheduled to be released on April 18 this year, and we also know that the film will feature an intensely cool battle song by the rock band Maximum the Hormone. Now, as more information on the movie has started to become available, though, fans seem to be finding that there are many questions about the plot and characters just begging to be asked — some of which may not be so straightforward to answer. So, what is it exactly about the movie that’s bugging fans? Well, quite a lot, apparently!
Yes, Dragon Ball fans have been commenting online that there seem to be parts of the movie that may be a bit difficult to explain, based on the two trailers and other information that has been released so far.
We already know that the villain Frieza makes a “glorious” comeback in this movie, but as often happens in long-running series involving epic battles, the timeline of events and the relative strength of the characters can be difficult to keep straight. For example, we still don’t have information on when exactly Frieza is supposed to have been resurrected, but apparently he’s coming back from the dead as powerful as a “Super Saiyan God,” the strongest Saiyan form we’ve seen so far that was only introduced in the last Dragon Ball movie which came out in 2013. Well, the last time we checked, this Super Saiyan God was supposed to be quite a big deal, so it kind of messes with the order of things when you have a character who’s been easily defeated previously suddenly come back with that amount of power.
▼Yes, Frieza, who previously would have been blown to smithereens in a flash, is seen battling it out with Goku in this scene from the movie trailer.
To complicate matters, we’ve heard that in the new movie, Goku is unable to transform into Super Saiyan form … but still manages at one point to exhibit as much as 70 percent strength of his “Super Saiyan 3″ state. Umm … wait, should we be confused by that?
There are other small details as well that have caught the attention of Dragon Ball fans. Goku’s son, Gohan, is seen fighting in this movie wearing a green track suit, supposedly because he has lost his usual battle wear, but fans have been quick to point out, “Well, shouldn’t Piccolo be able to whip up a new fighting outfit for him with his super powers?” Hmm … we guess we don’t have any good answers to that question.
▼Here’s another shot from the trailer, where you can see Gohan (second right) fighting in a green track suit instead of his usual combat wear.
Of course, come April when the movie is released, we’re sure we’ll all be quite happy to go watch it and feel like kids again without thinking too much about what makes sense and what doesn’t. This is Dragon Ball, after all, and it’s supposed to be good old fun. Oh, and as you may have noticed in the scene from above, we get to see Krillin without his hairagain! If you’ve been a long-time fan, it’s kind of neat to see him back in the bald style we first saw him in.
▼And for your viewing entertainment, here’s the newest movie trailer that was released last month.
Well, we should be hearing more as the release of the movie approaches, and we just know we’ll have a blast seeing the movie — how could we not, when it involves the return of Frieza, our favorite anime villain? And we’re certainly glad we didn’t have to wait 17 years for a new movie like the last time. Even if all the pieces don’t quite end up fitting perfectly, we’ll be counting the days until April 18!