What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this live-action adaptation of the popular anime/comic book/video game series has lots of martial arts action. There's not much blood, but expect plenty of fighting, weapons (throwing stars, staffs, futuristic guns, etc.), and even a couple of deaths (though one is reversed). Characters also flirt and kiss and use some mildly salty language ("damn," "hell," and the like). And while there isn't any obvious product placement in the movie, the film itself could be considered one big ad for all the existing Dragonball merchandise out there.
- Families can talk about why kids want to see the movie -- is it because of the specific story or because it's part of the Dragonball franchise?
- Why do you think the filmmakers chose to make a live-action movie instead of an animated one?
- Does any of the violence seem more serious because the characters are real people? Why or why not?