‘Super Broly’ canonizes popular character with epic saga

The action from the Dragon Ball comics is back in theaters, bringing Broly uncontrollable power and the new appearance of Gogeta.

“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is the latest release in the “Dragon Ball” universe after the grand comeback this movie series made in 2015 with “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.”

The movie, directed by Tatsuya Nagamine, brings a lot of surprises about one of the fan favorites of the “Dragon Ball” world.

The newest “Dragon Ball” movie offers a closer look into one powerful Legendary Super Saiyan. “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” presents a very interesting way to visualize the story of Broly, a big character in the Dragon Ball Z comics, appearing in “Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan,” “Broly: Second Coming,” and “Bio Broly,” but was never actually presented in the show.

maxresdefaultThe movie starts with King Cold, voiced by Jason Douglas, announcing his retirement and leaving his son Frieza, voiced by Christopher Ayres, in charge of his empire. Broly’s story begins on the Planet Vegeta. Broly, voiced by Vic Mignogna, is the son of Paragus, voiced by Katsuhisa Hōki. During his young life, Broly showed signs that he would be a powerful soldier, since his power level exceeded 10,000. King Vegeta, voiced by Christopher Sabat, worries about the legend of the Super Saiyan. Concerned for the safety of the planet, decides to send Broly to the remote planet of Vampa. Hoping to save his son from a certain death, Paragus steals a ship and follows his son.

More about the past of Goku, voiced by Sean Schemmel, and Vegeta, voiced by Christopher Sabat, brings a throwback to what happens with them during the destruction of Planet Vegeta. It leads to a long and epic fight between three legendary super saiyans. The saiyans reach levels not shown before, along with the full level of power of Broly. During the fight, a lot of surprise elements are being introduced, making for a very engaging scene. With the incomparable fusion of Vegeta and Goku.

Different than the other “Dragon Ball” movies that feel inconsequential and unimportant, “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” makes the story of Broly canonical, with a bonus of small parts of the Goku and Vegeta stories. This addition of the background makes

The story more interesting. It also makes it easier for the audience to understand where Broly comes from and the reason for his isolation.

Something very different that can be found in this movie is a deeper exploration of the past of the Planet Vegeta, which has not been explored much in previous movies.

The narrative of the movie brings together a part of the “Dragon Ball” series not previously shown. How the director, Nagamine, develops Broly’s character in the movie and the fight scenes.

Make the audience sympathize with Broly as the main villain.

An assumption is made that the audience knows all about the history of the saiyan. The movie is more enjoyable for those who already know about the “Dragon Ball” history. But for those without any previous contact with the story, the movie is probably very confusing.

Overall, I give “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” a 9 out 10.

Author: Victoria de Souza

I am from north of Brazil, this is my sophomore year in Public Relation major in South Plains College.

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