Today marks the North American release date of Akira Toriyama's latest movie in the DRAGON BALL movie series in North America.
Here is the Official Synopsis:
A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core! Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force. Locked into battle with the formidable Broly, Goku and Vegeta face their most dangerous opponent yet!
As for the critics' reviews most seemed to really enjoyed the movie. Here is the review round up:
DEN OF GEEK 4.5/5:
Dragon Ball Super: Broly is an absolute triumph on every front. It sets a new standard for what's possible in Dragon Ball movies and not only does it present an effective new story, it fills in gaps in old ones, too. It's packed with fan service for dedicated viewers, but still features plenty of surprises. It's a pleasure to watch and it's extremely gratifying to see that there's still lots of life left in this franchise, even if it just becomes a film series.
DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY delivers in terms of awesome action, but more than that, it uses the fathers of Goku, Vegeta, and Broly to link back to the late-1980s and early-1990s heyday of the series to add a relatable and thoughtful subtext. It’s a humorous movie that bounds into the world of imagination and is gripping to the end.
POLYGON: There are no grand statements to be made in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and more amusement than anxiety. Like the best of this very silly, very over-the-top franchise, Broly is big and loud and dumb, and it knows it. That’s what makes it so much fun, even while I’m happy to keep my Dragon Ball-watching days as a fond memory.