There are many, many Dragoball Z films out there in cinema land. Having reviewed quite a few of them on the site, I am by no means reviewing them in order. For example, I present Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, the final DBZ film to get their Blu-ray High Definition disc. The story takes place during the 7 year period Goku spends in the afterlife after Cell’s demise. There, Goku participates in the Grand Kai’s tournament, where he is pitted against the greatest warriors in the Universe that have ever died. After an accident in Otherworld, all dead to return back to Earth alive, but fortunately Goku and Vegeta join forces to deal with one of their toughest and strangest foes yet. The term Fusion Reborn is in regards to Goku and Vegeta binding themselves together and combining strengths. The first fusion between goku and vegeta turns them into a lardball who curses alot, and gets his butt kicked. Funny stuff.
My main complaint is the battle between the fused Vegeta and Goku and the villain does not last very long at all. Another thing that disappointed me was you don’t get to see any other old enemies fighting. However, this is certainly one of the best out of the 13 DBZ films. Animation is crisp and sharp. Since this film was one of the latest, final two films from Dragon Ball Z, they are the most colorful of the DBZ films and also feature the least amount of dust and scratches. If there was one thing that I wished the Blu-ray would have was to see the Japanese theatrical trailers for the film which would have been a nice touch.
Funny scenes include a reunion between Romeo and Juliet, Hitler trying to take over the world again, and fighting Goten and Trunks as a result. Yes, you read that correctly. If your an animation fan you’ve probably watched or have heard of Dragon ball Z. If you are one of those people I definitely recommend that you see this DBZ movie.
If you go into it with no expectations beyond seeing some fun fights and probably a few familiar characters, then you’re going to make out pretty well with it. Clocking at only 50 minutes, the pacing is just as you would imagine, fast. When everything ends, you will come away satisfied with the quirky fight scenes and unusual amount of humor spread throughout the movie. If you seen the series you know how long it would take to wear down Goku or Vegeta, in this movie, Goku and Vegeta give up pretty easily and are left to consider their last resort of fusing very shortly after meeting Janemba. As a Dragonball geek I suppose this irked me a bit but seeing how they wanted to cram as much action into a 50 minute film, this is forgivable. Great film, and a fitting end to the saga as one of the last movies released. Blu-ray version is well worth your time and money and comes in a combo pack, so it is easily recommended.