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Dragon Ball Z's Best Live-Action Adaptation Yet
By Kasaix • 2 years ago



Two years ago, the world was given a pilot for a live-action Dragon Ball Z movie. It looks amazing, it had people hyped, and it was not from Hollywood. The geniuses behind RobotUnderDog gave us a brief look at the greatness that Hollywood failed to deliver with Dragon Ball: Evolution. Everything was done right. The action was top notch, the story and characters were faithful to the original source, the CG and animation were as explosive as any good episode of Dragon Ball Z. Truly, this is how a live action adaptation of an anime should be done.


Let's clarify for the true fans of DBZ: clear respect was shown to the original story. It is a faithful recreation of Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks. The characters are shown in all their glory. Future Gohan is brave and noble, Bulma is trying her best as a scientist and mother, Trunks is the eager warrior, and the androids are cold, vicious, and powerful. This is truly the dark future that Trunks came from. If you're still sore from Evolution, there is none of that nonsense here. Independent film makers did it right where Hollywood, with way more resources and people utterly failed. You can watch this without raging. This 35 minute film is so good, it garnered nearly 2 million views in the first five days it was up on YouTube.


 The story itself covers Future Trunk's backstory from when he's younger and training with Future Gohan to fight Androids 17 and 18 and ends with Future Gohan dying and Future Gohan finding him and transforming into a Super Saiyan. It's as powerful a moment in live action as it is in manga and anime. 


 Any fan of DBZ wants the action to be over the top and awesome. Light of Hope delivers on that promise in spades. Fast movement, flight, ki blasts, everything one hopes to see in a DBZ film is on display. As you can see in the pictures, Future Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan. It is as epic as you would hope. As stated before, it's as faithful as human beings can be to remaking Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks on a normal person's budget without Hollywood's help.




If you're a fan of Dragon Ball Z, you're going to love Light of Hope. It's the movie Hollywood promised us, and failed to deliver on. If you do watch it, let us know what you think about it in the comments below.