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DRAGONBALL Z: Battle of Gods

The story brings us to a birthday celebration for Bulma — new head of Capsule Corp., rich lady, wife to Vegeta, and mom to Trunks — as she entertains a big bash with notable series regulars in attendance – Gohan, Videl, Hercule Satan, Master Roshi, Krillin, Piccolo, and Vegeta to name a few.  The main attraction, Goku, is off training with King Kai trying to surpass the Super Saiyan dragon-ball-z-filme-battle-of-gods-anime-hyuuga-downloads3 level when they get a visit from Lord Beerus who happens to be the god of destruction, and his partner Whis (pronounced Whyss and there’s much more to that guy’s story).  Beerus learns that Freeza has been killed by a Super Saiyan (its was Goku of course) and the information connects to Beerus’ vision and his being told by Oracle Fish that he would one day battle a Super Saiyan God.  (You can see where this is going.)  From here Beerus simply must meet and confront this legendary Super Saiyan God, and Goku, in a never-ending effort to increase his abilities, wants to know how he can achieve such a level.

Original creator Akira Toriyama’s influence is felt greatly here.  Battle of Gods just feels right and the viewer feels right at home.  In fact, the viewer becomes an additional guest at Bulma’s party trying to guess her age, witnessing the todosaction, mayhem, and hilarity first hand while waiting for their time to crack a joke (some die-hard DBZ fan at my screening did) or throw a Kamehameha at someone (maybe that guy that cracked the joke).  It’s what Dragonball and Dragonball Z have always done (left out Dragonball GT for a reason).  DBZ and Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods make you feel at home as you gather round the campfire for a new adventure while simultaneously involving you in the action making you want to train harder and watch more.  Whether it be Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Battle of Gods, or one of the other DBZ related films my advice would simply be — give it a watch and enjoy!