There Are Better DBZ Movies Than This... Lord Slug, one of the last remaining "Super Nameks", has come to Earth searching for the Dragonballs. Due to his increasing age, the day of his death draws near and he needs the power of the Dragonballs to grant him eternal youth. Now it's up to Goku and friends to protect the Dragonballs and stop Lord Slug from enslaving the entire Earth!
The plot of this movie is typical DBZ fare, and will not impress anyone who has seen any of the other movies or watched the series. Now this may seem like an unusual criticism considering that many of the plots used in Dragonball Z have been recycled from somewhere, but it just seems like this time around it was not done very well. The villain is uninteresting, the story is not very well paced, and the music does not fit in at all. The Japanese music often sounds dated compared to some of the American stuff that has been done for the series, but it probably would have been more appropriate than say Deftones or Disturbed would have. Now I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with these particular bands, I just don't feel that they belong in a DBZ movie. The dubbing is standard FUNimation voice work, and it does well enough to stay consistent with the series. This movie seems to take place around the middle of Frieza saga, as he does go Super Saiyan in this movie. However, Super Saiyan fans should not rejoice just yet, because it is not the same thing. One has to see it to understand, but Super Saiyan Goku does not look the same in this movie as he does in the series.
While this particular movie does have its faults, it's at least worth a look if you're a dedicated Dragonball Z fan. In fact, you may even purchase it if you're trying to collect them all. Just don't expect to watch it often.
My favorite DBZ movie. I consider myself a huge DBZ fan, and this is my favorite movie. Unfortunately, being the best DBZ movie isn't saying much. However, as far as the single-mindedness of the DBZ movies go, this is the most entertaining. Since it was released in America at the height of the DBZ craze, it benefits from probably the highest production values. Most notably, the music. It features music from Disturbed and Deftones, which are implemented well.
Even the edited version of Lord Slug that was shown on Adult Swim featured the Uncut version of a Disturbed song, so the F-Word was actually on Cartoon Network. Somebody should lose there job over that. Haha.Japanese Version rocks,english version okay Okay I've heard alot about DBZ movie 4- Lord Slug over the years,from it being the worse DBZ movie to date,to being unwatchable. Well I finally decided to check it out,and I have to say this movie is pretty good. I watch the english version of the movie first and it was okay,the voice acting is pretty good. The only regrets that I have concerning the english version and the reason I gave this movie 3 stars instead of 5 is because, the music is not that good for the english version,you might have a couple of music cues that are good,but nothing to be giddy about. Also, for some strange reason,the people at funimation always tend to put corney dialogue in and say things that just aren't ment to be said,or for that matter just doesn't make since. After I watch the english version,I immediatley went back and watch the japanese version,it was like a rebirth of some sorts,because the music was great and the dialogue made perfect since,and situatons were explain more clearly. Why funi didn't use the japanese script instead of the english one I will never know. If funi had kept the original japanese score along with the japanese script the english version would've been awesome! Maybe they'll rerelease all the DBZ movies and have the option of listening to at least the japanese track along with the english voice cast,and knowing the way funi likes to make money they probably will.Nothing is better Alright, here's whats up with the movie. IT ROCKS! There is tons of action and some of these people don't know what the heck they are talking about when they give it 3 or lower stars because it is the best.DBZ fans you must buy this movie.Trust me.
Listen to a true DBZ fan. It starts of with Piccolo doing his meatitation thing when Gohan and Icoris come by and start dancing and Gohan whistels which hurts Piccolo. Then Piccolo senses a strong power. Goku and Krillen try to stop it but don't make a difference.
Then Gohan and some of the others come and see what happened but the powerful warriors come out and it is up to Gohan to win but it isn't enough. I don't wanna give that much away but later on Goku comes and fights Lord Slug. With Gohan down for the count. Krillen to tired to fight and Piccolo out of energy it is up to Goku to put Lord Slug in his place. Can he do it or is this the end for the Earth? Find out on this exciting movie.a average movie well the villan is a super namiken with some very stupid goals lord slug heard about the dragon balls to get his wish and out of the episodes and movies lord slug made stupiditsed wish to become young thats why it gets 3 stars