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05.12.2008
By way of some wacky looking manga compilation called Shonen Jump, we have a first look at Justin Chatwin (THE INVISIBLE) as Goku in the upcoming movie adaptation of DRAGONBALL. The film will be directed by James Wong (FINAL DESTINATION) and sees Goku (Chatwin) set out to fulfill his grandfather's dying request that he find Master Roshi (Chow Yun-Fat) and the seven Dragon Balls, of which he has one. Emmy Rossum and James Marsters co-star.


To be completely honest, I think this could have been much, much worse. At least he isn't scissor-kicking a guy or pumping fireballs or something like that. But if this film doesn't tank massively at the box office I'll be flat-out stupefied.
Extra Tidbit: Ron Perlman was offered James Marsters role, but turned it down to do HELLBOY 2.
Source: D-B the Movie

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8:35AM on 05/13/2008

DOESN'T WORK YET.....

I'm not gonna' stab this movie with words right now, 'cause for all you know, it could turn out to be a fun flick at most. And although I've never followed Dragonball, I know enough to say that I agree with people when they say Goku wasn't Asian. He's alien so that makes Chatwin kinda okay for the role. Still, Chatwin looks too mild, and the story sounds too damn mediocre. Same ol' kung-fu / destiny crap stuffed down our throats with the only probable cool factor being the uber-cool fight
I'm not gonna' stab this movie with words right now, 'cause for all you know, it could turn out to be a fun flick at most. And although I've never followed Dragonball, I know enough to say that I agree with people when they say Goku wasn't Asian. He's alien so that makes Chatwin kinda okay for the role. Still, Chatwin looks too mild, and the story sounds too damn mediocre. Same ol' kung-fu / destiny crap stuffed down our throats with the only probable cool factor being the uber-cool fight scenes. Still, nothing about this flick has intersted me so far.
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1:51AM on 05/13/2008

wow

This movie will probably be a super-sized load of camel crap in a regular sized bag.

And as ridiculous as this movie idea is, to say that something like "American Bastardization", is pretty fukkin dumb. In case you didn't notice, (and you probably didn't) the taking of ideas has gone both ways. At least concerning american and japanese fiction. We took dragonball, godzilla and transformers, among others. And they took the highlander, witchblade, powerpuff girls, etc.

And Goku wasn't
This movie will probably be a super-sized load of camel crap in a regular sized bag.

And as ridiculous as this movie idea is, to say that something like "American Bastardization", is pretty fukkin dumb. In case you didn't notice, (and you probably didn't) the taking of ideas has gone both ways. At least concerning american and japanese fiction. We took dragonball, godzilla and transformers, among others. And they took the highlander, witchblade, powerpuff girls, etc.

And Goku wasn't asian. He wasn't even human.
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9:50PM on 05/12/2008

american bastardization

America claiming another property as their own by remaking the characters to be white. Besides the fact that you can't replicate crazy Asian hair with white people and a lot of gel, you also can't make this annoying kid into some kung fu master.

The idea is ridiculous, I never EVER thought I'd see a live version Dragonball. I really, REALLY would love to know how they got this script approved, that's some god damn great negotiating right there. How could anyone think this would be profitable?
America claiming another property as their own by remaking the characters to be white. Besides the fact that you can't replicate crazy Asian hair with white people and a lot of gel, you also can't make this annoying kid into some kung fu master.

The idea is ridiculous, I never EVER thought I'd see a live version Dragonball. I really, REALLY would love to know how they got this script approved, that's some god damn great negotiating right there. How could anyone think this would be profitable?
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8:49PM on 05/12/2008
why is he white?
why is he white?
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8:35PM on 05/12/2008
I believe the word you were looking for was drivel...and well, since the last thing Perlman was in was Dungeon Siege, it wouldn't surprise me that he was considered for this.
I believe the word you were looking for was drivel...and well, since the last thing Perlman was in was Dungeon Siege, it wouldn't surprise me that he was considered for this.
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7:42PM on 05/12/2008
haha they actually offered Perlman a job in this dribble? wow.
haha they actually offered Perlman a job in this dribble? wow.
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2:26PM on 05/12/2008
That looks more like a picture of Peter Pan and tinkerbell.

I don't know the difference between dragonball, pokemon, digimon, or whatever else 12 year old's watch, but if the trailer impresses me i might check it out.
That looks more like a picture of Peter Pan and tinkerbell.

I don't know the difference between dragonball, pokemon, digimon, or whatever else 12 year old's watch, but if the trailer impresses me i might check it out.
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1:13PM on 05/12/2008
IŽll wait for the trailer. Never like the cartoon but maybe IŽll watch this...still think this is a bad idea , but IŽve been wrong before...
IŽll wait for the trailer. Never like the cartoon but maybe IŽll watch this...still think this is a bad idea , but IŽve been wrong before...
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12:33PM on 05/12/2008

Goku...

Isnt ASIAN! Hes a Saiyan , last time i checked Saiyans doesnt exist. Hes an alien, just because its a Japanese Manga doesn't mean all the characters are Japanese. Imma go check it out, hopefully the fight scenes are wild. I mean thats why people only watch this show.
Isnt ASIAN! Hes a Saiyan , last time i checked Saiyans doesnt exist. Hes an alien, just because its a Japanese Manga doesn't mean all the characters are Japanese. Imma go check it out, hopefully the fight scenes are wild. I mean thats why people only watch this show.
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11:59AM on 05/12/2008

Dragon Ball not that bad

I know allot of people are already bashing on this film, but I'm not going to be one of them, I'm going to wait to see an official poster or trailer and then start judging, one thing I'm pretty sure is, it'll probably make more money than SPEED RACER, just wait and see.
I know allot of people are already bashing on this film, but I'm not going to be one of them, I'm going to wait to see an official poster or trailer and then start judging, one thing I'm pretty sure is, it'll probably make more money than SPEED RACER, just wait and see.
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11:57AM on 05/12/2008
I don't want to be piss anyone off, but Goku isn't Asian. He's from another planet.

Which reminds me: is he going to have that "tail thingy"?
I don't want to be piss anyone off, but Goku isn't Asian. He's from another planet.

Which reminds me: is he going to have that "tail thingy"?
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11:46AM on 05/12/2008

who thought this had a chance?

Dragonball is one of the worst produced cartoons in history! What makes people think this movie can even be somewhat good? On the show it takes nearly a season for A fight! How can this be done in a movie? In my eyes this ones hopeless and should have been dropped right to DVD. The poster is just as I expected its lame garbage. I hate to say I have more hope for Streetfighter then this. And that seems like it has every chance to be a train wreck as well.
Dragonball is one of the worst produced cartoons in history! What makes people think this movie can even be somewhat good? On the show it takes nearly a season for A fight! How can this be done in a movie? In my eyes this ones hopeless and should have been dropped right to DVD. The poster is just as I expected its lame garbage. I hate to say I have more hope for Streetfighter then this. And that seems like it has every chance to be a train wreck as well.
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10:30AM on 05/12/2008
"At least he isn't scissor-kicking a guy or pumping fireballs or something like that."

Not yet...
"At least he isn't scissor-kicking a guy or pumping fireballs or something like that."

Not yet...
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10:25AM on 05/12/2008
Wait, that guy is Goku? What in the hell have they done.
Wait, that guy is Goku? What in the hell have they done.
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10:18AM on 05/12/2008
Why the fuck are they still calling him Goku? This film is stupid, just stupid....what next? Coming Soon - Digimon starring Zack Efron
Why the fuck are they still calling him Goku? This film is stupid, just stupid....what next? Coming Soon - Digimon starring Zack Efron
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10:14AM on 05/12/2008
"DragonBall first look"

And now its xxxoverridexxx's last look
"DragonBall first look"

And now its xxxoverridexxx's last look
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10:03AM on 05/12/2008

Wow!

That Asian guy looks really Caucasian!

That movie will suck.
That Asian guy looks really Caucasian!

That movie will suck.
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9:36AM on 05/12/2008
Ron Perlman made a wise decision. There's nothing worse than Japanese Anime being remade with American Actors. This is going to suck some major donkey cock.
Ron Perlman made a wise decision. There's nothing worse than Japanese Anime being remade with American Actors. This is going to suck some major donkey cock.
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