Dragonball: Evolution

Movie information

Master your destiny. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language.
Released on:
April 10, 2009  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
August 15, 2008
April 3, 2009
April 10, 2009
April 8, 2009

Production Companies:
Dune Entertainment
20th Century Fox

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:

Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Joon Park, Chow Yun-Fat, Eriko Tamura, Texas Battle, Randall Duk Kim, Ernie Hudson

Director: James Wong

Screenwriter: Ben Ramsey
Script: TV Series Adaptation

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi
About the film:
A young boy named Goku seeks out upon his grandfather's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls (of which he has one) in order to prevent Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world.
Rated PG for intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $4.76 mil. (2181 theaters) | Domestic Total: $9.36 mil.
Critics Say:
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srinivasan – india
March 26, 2009 - 08:24

What a foolishness?????I m a very hard fan of dragonball series(Z,GT).
These morons has messed up everything.........Who in the world asked them to make a movie if they are not so sure doing it well.I mean look at their story and the way they framed the roles of the characters.This is an absolute foolishness.screw these pathetic idots. how great the series is and how foolish the movie is??????????. Sure the fans will get angry. This film will be ditched.

miguel – mass
March 06, 2009 - 10:46

has anyone thought about the many versions that r out there of dragonball like i seriously think they filmed the japanese version because its the origanal one so thats y many ppl r sayin wat heck is this

Canibus – Toronto
March 03, 2009 - 00:57
Subject: they RUINED IT

This movie looks like it is the beginning of the end for Dragonball on the BIG screen Terrible characters and story. Who ever wants to see them do a movie on the Super Saiyen sagas is out of their minds no way in HELL they would absolutley kill and mangle the story and characters it would be like re-making Star Wars with waker characters and a crap budget

miguel – mas
March 02, 2009 - 13:08
Subject: yooo

ayy i think from wat i say in the trailer its going to b an okay movie but i think in the next movie which i hope they make one rit afta this one with the story line off radiz n vegeta comen to earth n the whole freiza saga which would b awsome tho, but hopefull this one wont b disapointing

March 01, 2009 - 18:31

WOW seriously.....? the character playing Goku is Straight wrong. dont match the Goku Character i would imagine in reality. He looks straight trash. on the real, lol just seeing him playing as Goku makes me lose interest in the movie already.

February 23, 2009 - 18:21

The trailer makes it look like it's going to be more of a cookie cutter kung fu movie. I hope they left a lot of the good fighting out of the trailer, cause if not, I'm gonna have to shake some babies. Also, totally wrong person for Goku

film ninja – Hollywood
February 18, 2009 - 02:45

My company is working on the post for this film. As a Dragon ball fan, some of you will be disappointed, but its not a bad film in the end. The story is semi based on DragonBall...but its more like Dragon Ballz. If you liked the series please support the Film...its entertaining. Chow Yun Fat is master Hiroshi.,,,

February 16, 2009 - 10:43

Best Movie Evaaaaaaaa

January 03, 2009 - 20:50

So long as the characters are correct I am happy. The vehicles and setting are a means to an end. So long as Goku is still a Saiyan and Master Roshi is still in the Kame house and that sort of thing, I am satisfied. Even if the Kame house is a restaurant, or the nimbus is a car, it is still a good story. I also really love everything that Chow Yun-Fat has done and I believe he will not fail to satisfy.

DR. JAY – Planet X
January 01, 2009 - 15:49
Subject: Okay...

Hopefully they do not mess this up!

December 28, 2008 - 17:08

well i think it will be cool if i saw the trailer. but its not like the anime. his car is nimbus but in the anime is a cloud in dragonball movie from 1989 the scene was almost right but not the names. but i hope the movie is cool i will wacth with my friends every friend of my and me were happy when we find out it comes
greeting jo

December 23, 2008 - 12:11
Subject: Chill..

Yo ive been watching dragonball and DBZsince age 5 but like i understand they pissin on it, but they have to make it more new age to appeal to the mass populus, which happens to be with cars and shit like that... i dont recall any of that shit in the movie happening, but even though it doesnt fit the story at all....it looks fucking badass

December 20, 2008 - 10:38

I can't wait to see Dragon Ball the move

December 02, 2008 - 11:07

I think they should pull the plug and admit they wasted money before they completely piss on Dragon Ball

trumaine gaines – trenton,nj
November 14, 2008 - 23:20
Subject: comment on the dragon ball z movie

I think that they should make the movie with the whole super saiyan era in it . I mean since they waited all this time to put out the movie they should at least put the most interesting part s in the movie.