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Dragon Ball » Dragon Ball Evolution Trailer

I think Dragonball: Devolution would be a more appropriate title for this turkey.  It's like they took the basic character names and powers from the show and tried to shoe-horn them into a completely generic action-movie format.  Who do they think they're fooling?  A trailer is supposed to showcase the very best of what a movie has to offer.  When you look at a trailer and immediately think "this is going to suck", there's a serious problem with the product.
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Dragon Ball » Dragon Ball Evolution Trailer

What a God-awful disaster this is going to be.  It just reeks of fail...I can't imagine who would come into this movie expecting it to be good.  It's obviously crappy to anyone familiar with the series, and it just looks like another generic action movie with a bad plot to anyone who doesn't know about the source material.  This is a pathetic joke. 

That said, it's not like the original show was a work of genius or anything.  Plus, I can't imagine a more difficult source to adapt to a live-action film.  This thing was destined to suck from the start; if they knew what was good for them, 20th Century Fox would have killed this project before it even left the starting gate.
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Just Anime » Overrated animes

Resonate said:
"Bleach, the anime is really not that great, Hours upon hours of my life have been wasted on filler and flash backs because of that series, Im sticking with the manga"
Same here.  At this point, I basically watch the anime to see how my favorite manga fights look in color and motion.  All the filler, extra dialogue and pointless tangets that they cram into the show to extend the episodes is irritating.

Dysrianism said:
Kubo also should learn how to design villians so they don't suck. The captains are good (although not enemies anymore), but nearly every other bad guy, with a few exceptions like Grimmjaw (however you spell his name).
I disagree.  I find most of the villains in the series to be quite interesting, with the exception of Grimmjow.  Now that his part in the story has (it seems) come to an end, I find myself very unimpressed with him.  He just seems like an angsty punk in retrospect, with no real motivation for doing anything other than to prove how strong and cool he is.  Nnoitra is better in that role; his design is less generic and he's more believable in the "violent psycho" role than Grimmjow, who looks whiney and petulent by comparison. 

I'm also a bit confused about the nostalgia for the Soul Society arc that many Bleach fans feel.  I agree that the arc was very good, with tight plot focus and a strong emphasis on Ichigo's development, but that was part of the problem for me.  It started to get very stock at the end, with each fight as another lesson for Ichigo and Byakuya is the "boss battle" that signaled his final flowering of power.  Ichigo's role in the series, both power-wise and as an evolving protagonist, has stalled since then, but I'm actually kind of pleased about that.  Ichigo is boring.  He's so stereotypical its painful.  I'm delighted to see him getting less and less screentime in relation to the other characters, especially the various shinigami.  I think it accurately conveys that Ichigo is simply one player in a huge conflict centuries in the making, a conflict that has room for many strong characters that can stand on equal footing with him.  Too often in shonen anime I've seen the interesting side-characters forced to play second fiddle to a one-dimensional main character, and the lack of that in the current Bleach story is refreshing.  I agree about the length though; the early fights in Hueco Mundo got especially long, and it was a breath of fresh air when the Captains finally showed up to make things interesting again.
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Battles » Goku vs Superman

Goku isn't strong enough at base level to take down Superman, and the fight isn't going to last long enough for him to power up to effective levels.  Superman won't just  wait around and let Goku boost himself all the way to SSJ 4.
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Battles » Sasuke vs. Hitsugaya

Battle takes place in Yokohama.  Sasuke believes that Hitsugaya tortured Sakura to death, and Hitsugaya believes that Sasuke did the same to Hinamori.  It's all-out, to the death.  Who wins? 

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Battles » Dante Vs Alexander Anderson

Brilliant fight.  Dante, with all his gear, should be able to take down Anderson, even with the Nail taken into account.  It will be an absolutely vicious battle though, perhaps the most challenging of Dante's career.
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Off-Topic » The Black Boar Tavern

Quiet night tonight.  Most of the patrons must have passed out already.
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Just Anime » Overrated animes

Bleach is only overrated when people start thinking it's more than it was intended to be: the visual equivalent of Pop-Rocks.  It's got no real substance or nutritional value, and it starts getting gross if you take in too much at once, but damn is it tasty and fizzy!  It's just fun for the "oh COOL!" factor, and some well-designed and interesting characters outside of the core group.  At its heart, it's generic as hell, the spiritual successor of Yu Yu Hakusho, DBZ and countless others, but really, what do you want from shonen?  For what it is, I find it much more amusing than Naruto, Inuyasha or any comparable shows.
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Just Anime » Not your Favorite Anime, But Your First

TheDrifter said:
"AlexanderAnderson said:
"DBZ"
LOL

I watched it back when it was on Toonami, I don't remember much of it now but it def. was my first"
That's my story exactly.  Damn I miss Toonami.
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Off-Topic » Official 'Good Night' Thread!

This should be anchored in Off Topic or something.
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Off-Topic » What Are You Listening Too?

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