Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dragon Ball Z - Lord Slug: Movie 4 (Uncut, English Dubbed Version)

Not the best Dragon Ball Z movie and pretty short in running length compared to movies 2 and 3, but there are a few things I really like. The music on the Funimation dub comes to mind. The movie uses a rock soundtrack and these are the songs:

Finger Eleven - First Time
Dust for Life - Dragonfly
Dust for Life - Step Into the Light
American Pearl - Free Your Mind
Deftones - Elite
Boy Hits Car - I'm a Cloud
Finger Eleven - Drag You Down
Dust for Life - Seed
American Pearl - Automatic
Disturbed - Fear
Boy Hits Car - The Rebirth
Disturbed - Stupify
Breaking Point - Coming of Age

I think it works really well with the movie and it makes it seem a bit more than just an average Dragon Ball Z movie. Another thing I really like about the movie is the fact that the enemy is a Super Namekian and the roles Piccolo and Gohan play in the movie. But the way the villain meets his demise is the same exact way the villains meet their ends in the previous two movies and that is a bit of a bummer. It is actually pretty funny considering the Spirit Bomb only killed one villain in the entire series of Dragon Ball Z.

The primary villain comes to earth in search of the dragonballs to give him eternal life which is a typical theme. It's a theme repeated in the early episodes of Dragon Ball Z and that kind of makes the movie stick out even less. The villain, the evil Lord Slug, wishes to "terra-freeze" the planet by launching specialized pods into the sky that will release black clouds. The clouds would eventually cause the planet to freeze.

Goku doesn't want that to happen so it's up to him to stop him. From there the two characters fight and Goku does his thing.

This is the last movie where Goku doesn't transform into a Super Saiyan or at least "can't" transform into a Super Saiyan. Although there is some quasi-Super Saiyan transformation where Goku maintains his black hair.

Eh, I've seen better movies, but this one is okay. 


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