That's the quintessential word of choice describing what I think about this trailer, and even the movie for that matter. Today we get our first look at what the Dragonball movie is shaping up to be, with the release of the first teaser trailer.
The trailer does nothing right for me. I actually think it looks awful and terribly cheap. With that in mind, I do have to admit that I am not a fan of the anime cartoon shows so I guess I could be biased.
I know it's just an early teaser trailer and that it may be kind of unfair to judge a movie based on that. However, a trailer does share with us a lot of information such as how its filmed, the style and tone, what the effects look like, how the characters look and act, etc.
Take a look and see what you think before I really tell you how I really feel:
From all of those aspects, I have very little faith in this film and from what I'm reading online, neither do most others (including fans of the tv shows). The scenes shown here really make it look like they're trying to imitate so many other movies but none of it really works.
So if that's the case, who is this film appealing to? I would imagine most movie-goers aren't excited about this, and if actual dragonball fans are worried as well... then I can't see this doing very well at the box-office.
I will keep an open mind and see what future trailers have to offer. Perhaps its too early to throw down the hammer on this. But from the start, I have had nothing but negative feelings toward the promotional material and this trailer just adds to my feelings about this.
Dragonball is based off a successful manga series that lasted from the mid-eighties to mid-nineties which evolved into several anime television series' and multiple video games.
The live-action Dragonball film hits theaters April 10, 2009.
So what do you think? Am I being too harsh?