Dragonball: Evolution (2009) Dragonballs look a bit like cueballs, or at least how cueballs might appear to a person on strong hallucinogens. They glow and swirl, and anybody… 2009-04-08 Action/Adventure Sci-fi and Fantasy Justin Chatwin Jamie Chung Joon Park Emmy Rossum
Movie Review

Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

HAVING A BALL? Alas, we're less than glowing about Dragonball: Evolution (Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin, pictured)
Image credit: Martin Gavica
HAVING A BALL? Alas, we're less than glowing about Dragonball: Evolution (Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin, pictured)
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Apr 08, 2009; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Justin Chatwin and Jamie Chung

Dragonballs look a bit like cueballs, or at least how cueballs might appear to a person on strong hallucinogens. They glow and swirl, and anybody who collects all seven of them inside the Dragon Temple during the ''blood-moon'' eclipse will be granted one wish — unless the lizard-skinned Lord Piccolo and his ninja sidekick get there first and unleash the evil beast Oozaru to take revenge for Piccolo's 2,000-year imprisonment. Confused yet? Fans of the best-selling Dragonball comics (and cartoons, and videogames...) might have a shot at untangling the knotty dream-logic that strangles Dragonball: Evolution's live-action adaptation. But the rest of us — bored senseless by the story of a high-school outcast (Justin Chatwin) who bands with a mercenary (Emmy Rossum) and a martial arts master (Chow Yun-Fat) to find the precious orbs — have little to do but marvel at the fact that something this trippy made it to our local multiplex. C

Originally posted Apr 10, 2009