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Rainulf



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:24 pm Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:28 pm Reply with quote
He's playing that "I'll be polite to not burn any bridges" style of Japanese commentary. But I'd still rather he pull an Alan Moore and take his name off the final product.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:36 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
He's playing that "I'll be polite to not burn any bridges" style of Japanese commentary.


I thought the same Laughing

You know he just wants to say that it looks like total crap.
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Unit 03.5-ish



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:41 pm Reply with quote
Akira wrote:
I had a feeling of "Huh?" upon seeing the screenplay



I think he still feels the same way. But seriously, he's being way too polite. You know he wants to rip Fox a new asshole...
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I think people in the art community actually have a better appreciation of what people try to do sometimes and are more open minded about alternate takes on material than sometimes the fans are. I've always seen Toriyama as a pretty laid back guy, so I think that he is actually interested in seeing an American take on his work.

I think he's probably more amused than he is thinking "Oh my, this is awful."
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:45 pm Reply with quote
what he wants to say:

"This is gonna really suck, but hey i got payed and didn't have to do anything"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:46 pm Reply with quote
Well... he sure took a long-winded route to dance around calling it a steaming pile of sh*t.
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Unit 03.5-ish



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:48 pm Reply with quote
Axe-336 wrote:
I think people in the art community actually have a better appreciation of what people try to do sometimes and are more open minded about alternate takes on material than sometimes the fans are. I've always seen Toriyama as a pretty laid back guy, so I think that he is actually interested in seeing an American take on his work.

I think he's probably more amused than he is thinking "Oh my, this is awful."


"Alternate retellings" only work if they're GOOD (i.e. BGC 2040, Guyver TV). This...looks like excrement of the lowest order.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:58 pm Reply with quote
My my, aren't we all negative. Razz

Interesting comment from the man himself. Personally, I'm going to reserve judgment until I see the film myself.

Then again, this is coming from a guy who finds it difficult to see the bad things in most of the things that he watches. Chances are, I'll probably enjoy it enough to not dislike it, as it's probable that this movie won't be a "masterpiece."

Having low-moderate expectations help, since high hopes is a recipe for disappointment.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:05 pm Reply with quote
To me, "a New Dragonball of a different dimension" sounds like it's barely recognizable, and that's what I have thought from the trailer. A few things are the same, but so much is different that it just plain feels wrong.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:18 pm Reply with quote
I wouldn't go as far as "barely recognizable." Probably just contradictory on some key points. For example, Dragonballs created by mystics instead of a Namek.

Think of it like two different Gundam series'. Same basic outline between the two, just different plot and story lines.
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Axle: Funny you should bring that up. Laughing
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Nonaka Machine Gun B



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:29 pm Reply with quote
Toriyama desn't really care about DB.

Well, that's not the right word. He's not as big a fan of his own work as most of the world is, ya see. It's not ENTIRELY out of the realm of possibilty for him to actually like the movie. But I'm betting my money on his real thoughts being "okay, whatever, lawlz." Not "this is horseshit."
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:37 pm Reply with quote
Unit 03.5-ish wrote:
Akira wrote:
I had a feeling of "Huh?" upon seeing the screenplay



I think he still feels the same way. But seriously, he's being way too polite. You know he wants to rip Fox a new not-so-nice-person...
This is the same Toriyama who forgot who some of his characters were. I don't think he cares all that much....at least not to the level many of his fans care.
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Wellness



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:38 pm Reply with quote
Nonaka Machine Gun B wrote:
Toriyama desn't really care about DB.

Well, that's not the right word. He's not as big a fan of his own work as most of the world is, ya see. It's not ENTIRELY out of the realm of possibilty for him to actually like the movie. But I'm betting my money on his real thoughts being "okay, whatever, lawlz." Not "this is horseshit."


Yeah, that pretty much is it. I mean if the movie does well, that just means more royalties for him and if it doesn't, it can't damage the property since its been over for over ten years.
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