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Monday, June 5, 2017

Gekisou Sentai Carranger Review Part 3

The Music
No Surprise from me Carranger has a funky beat to it since funk is like the same a goofy which i was expecting from this show. that's not to say it's bad but I knew I would hear something like this.
The Opening Full Accel best describes the show with a funky feeling and also be a ear worm with the tone. Giga formula theme is very funky very quick feeling with ready to go feel.Signalman’s theme Shirobai Yarou Signalman is what you would expect from a police officer themed suite being and is satisfying as well with it's horns and  drum beat. Vehicle Trailer giving off a grand feeling of power or feels like you are hearing the Russian national anthem. The only real songs i have a real complain about i the Songs that Dappu sings because well it sounds like a little kid is singing them is the thing

If the music did anything Right it was the BGM's are all fantastic giving off a very Heroic feeling and it gives off the feeling the Heroes are gonna win with no sweat and I could even see this this being used in other shows as well. RV Robo's theme Gekisou Gattai!! RV Robo is super catchy/ funky with the keyboard that steals the scene and could even sound like it would come from a SNES Game. Digital-Ranger's Jukebox Recommendation: VRV Robo theme Zettai Shouri Da! VRV the beginning lyrics are basically saying we are going to be victorious and it gives off this victorious feeling, it get's you pumped and ready for battle.


The Good
The  Mecha Fights
While the Mecha as i said before are not the best design the fights themselves are amazing and some of the best Mecha fights for it's time. For Example you get a lot of fancy and experimental things like different Camera shows, wire shots, a Mecha on Mecha fight, Mecha fights underwater, not to mention the Mecha fights themselves last for a long time. it's not like today here you get Mecha for 1 minute and the fight is over. You get full fleshed out fights with the Mecha and you see it in all of it's glory.

VRV Master,
VRV was pretty awesome, a lone wolf Mentor for the Carrangers,While yes granted he had a ton of questionable at times like leaving the earth because of the bright sun. His decisions it paid off in the end with the Rangers learning from what VRV Master aside and the understood and helped move the Carrangers to keep going forward. well that and also he also did it for his son which hat is just sweet.


Red Racer and Zonnette relationship
This was by far the greatest thing from the show. And again this golden gem with some mature o it was covered in the goofy comedy of the show, I still can't believe it! From going from blind love to going to anger to finally love but want to know the person first this was handy beautifully. Unlike (insert what bad relationship in Tokusasu you can think of here (I am going with Jake and Gia from SMF).


The Bad
The Comedy
I know this one is a more subjected option here BUT the comedy did not do it for me. I said it before and I will say it again but the comedy of the how just did not do it for me. while yes I would enjoy Yoshio Urasawa writing in Abaranger I just did not enjoy i here, and the worst part about this is that I can no describe why the comedy is so bad because it is well COMEDY AFTER ALL!
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The Designs
Just about all of the design of the show are BAD. I truly mean i with most of these designs being awful. the designs of the heroes I already went into detail with over complexity but the villains are also bad if not worst looking than the hero designs. the Design of the villains are bad with them looking ugly with such a grim look which I think that is what they wanted. up ended up being like an adult animated show levels of ugly, you know the one I am talking about. pushing the boundaries of what they can get away with and just looking like pure sin because the art director and the comedian thought it was funny but turned out to be the stuff of nightmares with Animation that is beyond Lazy out can basically count the Frames of animation. But if you don't know what I am talking about then just look a bad Fox or Adult Swim original animated program.


The Bowzock
disk 6 episode 33 for the image even an episode with them as idiots
The Bowzock sucks and are freaking idiots! while RitchRitchhiker and Exhaus  were good villains for the show, I like no one else from the show.while yes funny villains but I did not find them funny I found them stupid and annoying when they were on screen. and did not accomplished a thing in fact they lost more valuable resources like losing RV Robo  the Carrangers. The only why they won was through sure luck in the final episode and help from Exhaus and if he was not there then the Carrangers would have beat them.


The Grey Area
The Charters
The charters are not horrible I am getting that out of the way right now! They are not insulting or anything like that, but They just don't do heck of a l except red because of course #AllHailRedRanger! Which is a shame with Red having a good relationship, Yellow being a tomboy and Dappu being a child mentor and Blue being quite frankly a good charter. But all of them are also flat as paper which that sucks and by far the most disappointment aspect of Carranger.


Final Verdict
6/10
This show is just OK
Carranger is a mix bag for me since this show had moments, very good moments at time and you would not expect it from a show like this. But to get to that 2nd half you have to endure a boring first half which may may not be funny depending on your tease with a lot of nothing happening. It must feel awful binge watching and even worst if you were watching I a week by week. But like I said his show is Ok. It's fans and supporters and I can see why people would like Carranger. But also at the same time I can see people easily see people getting frustrated with anger to worse this show at the same time.

But I did give it an OK after all because HEY sometimes a show doesn't have to be the greatest show of all time or even the worst show of all time sometimes a show can be OK or down right middle of the road for people. But regardless I was more than glad to support Shout Factory with me giving them my money if it means more Sentai like Megaranger.
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So now some impotent news I am taking the summer off because I have some major back issues. to summon it up with my back problems are this. My Back Bone is crunching nerves I have and to cure it i need needles to cure it. and to help the process I will need to be a couch potato to properly heal my back.

I'm getting the injections soon and as such I am taking all of the summer off because I lean in front of my computer while typing these reviews. Well that and also my computer is also not working for some reason and it will be 3 weeks before it is fixed. I was able to do this review with the help of my baby sister laptop. Now I am also not sure how long I I'll be taking these needle injections for but until my back and legs are fully healed I am done with review for a while. until when i return I will start up the review for Power Rangers Turbo.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Gekisou Sentai Carranger Review Part 2

Episode 30: A Shocking Debut! Working Cars!!
When Ritchihiker was hit by an evil energy it changed his colors from having a blue helmet to a to gold helmet and him now with his new name RitchRitchhiker. With the new powers, he's dealer himself as the leader of the Bowzock! For phase 2 of his plan to defeat the Carrangers he pilots MECHAGODZILLA! Ok, technically it's not really Mechagodzilla but it looks a lot like Mechagodzilla (without getting sued) and even makes the Famous Godzilla Roar too. Phase 3 involves him stealing RV Robo from the Carrangers which he proceeds to use it for his own purposes. The Carrangers are in real turmoil now, Signalman is back on his planet with his family, Dappu is in hibernation because his race does it this time of year, and they just lost their Mecha, can anything go right for the Carrangers? well yes, when a mysterious man in Black comes up to the Carrangers and introduce himself as VRV Master.


VRV Master is a mysterious character that comes in wanting to help the Carranger with new Mecha but the Carrangers don't trust him because Dappu says do not trust aliens unless they offer you Fruit Drops which he does so it means he’s cool. The new Mecha VRV Master gives them is the VRV Machines (Victory Ranger Vehicles). The VRV Machines are pretty Damn impressive, not are they vehicles but they are vehicles that can also turn into robots that can transform into a super giant robot that just looks aesthetically pleasing (even with the goofy V for the head design). Also fun fact the VRV Machines deploy at the same area where the Timeranger Mecha deployed weird.


They defeat Mechagodzilla and RitchRitchhiker with their new Mecha and as for a reward VRV Master gives them Coffee Milk he for a job well done. So exactly who is VRV Master? Well VRV Master is Dappu’s father who helps the Ranges.Unfortunately however Dappu finds this out when his dad sacrifice himself for his son when he was taken prisoner by the Bowzock. Not to mention that episode was on during Christmas so um... Merry Christmas???


This was when I started to pay attention to the show! Before this episode, I did not care for Carranger and was bred by the filler episodes and even let my mind wander but as soon as this episode aired I was glued to my TV. This was when things started, the status quo was shaken up, their mentor is unable to help them at all, and The Bowzock could be taken as a real threat with the calculated and brilliant RitchRitchhiker by taking the Carranger Meha and having a advantage over the Rangers. However the president of the Bowzock comes back, RV Robo is back with the Carranger (in a damn fine Mecha on Mecha battle), and Dappu is awake.so the Statuesque is back to normal.. OR IS IT!

Episode 45: The Starting Point of True Love
Single Man returns but is mind controlled from Fumes on his home planet, the Carrangers snap him out of it by using soda to get rid of the fumes which works for the shows logic. the one who did this was Reckless Dash Emperor Exhaus . Exhaus is a pretty big dude so huge he is able to hold the Bowzock ships in his hand. Exhaus big goal is to build an Evil Super Space Highway. HAY wasn’t that an episode in Spongebob? It's a plain I can believe since more highways equals more money and Exhaus is a very rich person with his appearance and preference of him being rich and just letting his lackeys do his work because he is to rich for this work. Well that is my explanation of why he just doesn't end i right here and right now because of his size otherwise he is a big curve stomp that can just end the Carranger right here and right now if he wanted to.


But this is AGAIN the Bowzock and they still fail. As a latch ditch effort Exhaus wants the Zonnette married president but as you can imagine she does not want to be a weed and still loves Red Racer to do such a thing. At this point in the story, Red Racer feelings for Zonnette are strong and shows her he is Red Racer she is not impressed that he beloved Red Racer is nothing more than a earth faced monkey. What's worst is that Red Racer getting his ass kicked by the monster of the week. Zonnette dreams of marrying Red Racer are now no more.

However just because Zonnette no longer loves Red Racer doesn't mean he will top loving her as Red Racer proves to Zonnette he is worthy of being with her as he fights the monster of the week without his powers. However Zonnette is quickly controlled by the monster and is making her attack Red Racer with a sword. BUT! Red Racer catches the sword with his own bear hands freeing her from the control of the monster. The monster grows Giant but White Racer (and the other Carrangers) come and destroy the monster. White Racer came back because she needs the help of her older sister because there is a super highway being built and she needs to help her family. So when she returns her and Red Racer I'll start to become friends and then into a couple.


This is one of the if not the best relationships in all of Tokusatsu, I mean that! Let’s be real many Tokusatsu relationships aren't really that good while this one right here is by far fantastic. The relationship between both Red Racer and Zonnette took almost all of the show before they liked each other. Before then 1 liked the other while the other one did not and vise versa. In the end they are starting slow as friends and working their way into a couple which I personally think is much better than just being in love. Like I am genuinely surprise that their is this good of a relationship and even mature in a Tokusasu show in a show which is mostly comedy. AGAIN... SURPRISED! While Zonnette goes home the final battle is starting now.

Episode 48: Forever Traffic Safety!
Exhaus has had it up to here with the Carrangers, as such he unleashes his ultimate, he will stop the Carrangers from transforming. How? You see every 1 million years the wine spill from the Wine Barrel Constellation makes the Carmagic Power Protection get drunk (and all the while I do not question this at all and just rolling with it). Exhaus sends the Bowzock out to distract the Carrangers so the plain can have enough time to start. It works with them distracting the Carrangers long enough for Exhaus steel the the 5 star constellations reverting them back into humans. Things just get worst for the Carrangers when the villains find out where the Carrangers HQ is and attack the HQ and blowing it up. Things are looking up for the Bowzock well that is until Exhaus put's trash all over the ship and lights it on fire and has no use for them anymore and are just going to use the ship to turn the earth into fireworks and and heading to Earth.


The Carrangers are alive thanks to VRV Master putting a bunker in case of something like this might happen (which it did). Also VRV Master is alive still. The Carrangers have lost their spirit and don't know what to do with no power now. Signalman is not standing for this and goes to get the Bowzock all on his own. The Bowzock Ship crash lands on Earth to which the remaining Bowzock's attack Signalman. Despite the Carrangers no longer having their powers they still go forward to defeat the Bowzock but out numbered. It looks like they are done for but Zonnette arrives saying that Exhaust is the 1 true enemy and if they want to defeat Exhaus they need to work tougher as a team. Both parties agree to do so but Red Racer punches the president and steels The Bowzock ship with the Carrangers going to get their powers back.


They successfully crash The Bowzock ship into Exhaust and get their powers back but Exhaus is still not yet defeated so the rangers use VRV Robo. But Exhaust is to powerful and even lifts up VRV Robo with his sword, the Ranges even decide to let VRV Robo explode and still nothing. Even RV Robo is not enough to stop Exhaust. the only thing that was able to stop Exhaust  was day old food that makes the monsters row which President Gzyano throws into Exhaust  mouth making him shrink. This gives the Carrangers a chance to defeat Exhaust which they successfully do with 1 final attack with enhancements by the Carmagic attack defeating Exhaust and also putting an end to Exhaust Super Highway.




The show ends with both the Carrangers and the Bowzock celebrating. In the aftermath we see what happens to everyone. Signal man returned to the plant of police and becoming a detective,the Bowzock disbands and Gyano started his own BBQ place, Zelmoda and Grotch learned the importance of education are now back in elementary school, the remaining Bowzocks are now on broadway, Zonnette is back on her plant  and seeing collars to wed but still loves Red Racer, Dappu and VRV master and traveling the universe and the Carrangers are back there 9-5 jobs and making their dream car. The last shot of the show is each Carranger taking off their helmets.

This ending was satisfying, my complaint is that the Bowzock like really they won well I guess since it was a sneak attack is how they won because normally I would say not because like these guys suck in the whole show and they are the ones to win gah. not to mention that Wine Barrel Constellation came out of nowhere. but other then that it was a good ending. With both hero and villain need to team up with one another in order to win. The heroes are powerless and their darkest hour. their Mecha get destroyed twice this engine is well done and well paced maybe Exhaus was defeated a little too quickly in the ranger suit battle but other then that this was a good ending for the show.


Best Episode 30: VRV Master was awesome and the statues quo was changed

Worst Episode 11: pretty much hows why the charters are not good and are flat.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Gekisou Sentai Carranger Review Part 1

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The Intro

Gekisou Sentai Carranger (Racing Squadron Carranger) is a different kind of Sentai, you see after the nightmare that was Ohranger Carrangers was intended to be both a light-hearted series while also celebrating 20 Years of Sentai. As such the Head Writer of the show was Yoshio Urasawa a comedy writer who's written shows like Ranma ½ and more famous Lupin the 3rd (and you thought Ex-Aid was the first show to get a Lupin writer). With Yoshio Urasawa writing the show Carranger is a parody of Super Sentai. Toei hoped that this would help Super Sentai ratings to improve and WOW audiences how did it go over? Eah... it was better than Ohranger if this chart is to be believed.

HOWEVER, Ratings never make a show and as such Carranger over time has been getting more positive reviews by people over time. So then How come the ratings were still admissible? Exactly what is the appeal of Carranger? And finally is it Funny? Buckle up for this is Gekisou Sentai Carranger.

Episode 1: Fighting for Traffic Safety
The show begins in outer Space with a plant named Hazard getting destroyed by a gang of aliens known as the Bowzock. The Bowzock, while they did just destroy a plant, are not really an evil army but more of a Biker Gang with them doing things like stealing, causing a ruckus, and their recruits leave because of reason like family or age. I talked about is in my thoughts about Yu Yu Hakusho post I did some time ago but basically at the time in japan this was a trope in Japan culture because of the events of WWII (look it up). The main villains for the show are President Gynamo, Deputy Leader Zelmoda, Inventor Grotch, and finally the Beauty Zonnette and fun fact Zonnette's actress Rika Mizutani is a Porn Star, during my research that was something I found out when I was looking her up... And that wasn't the only thing that went up during my research!

After blowing up Hazard they look for a new plant to blow up, and it's just so happens that they arrive on Earth (although call it Earsh for some inside joke reason God only knows). On the way there they see some star constellations of cars with a hooded figured saying that those are the Gekisou Sentai Carranger they will find 5 youths to protect the world and keep order to it. The Hooded figure saying all of this is Dappu the sole survivor of the recently destroyed planet he gets away from the Bowzock using his Carmagic. What is Carmagic, IDK? It is whatever it want's to order by the writer is my best guess.

On Earth, were introduced to the Carrangers. Red Racer Kyosuke Jinnai, Blue Racer Naoki Domon, Green Racer Minoru Uesugi, Yellow Racer Natsumi Shinohara, and Pink Racer Youko Yagami at an auto repair place called Pegasus. Dappu comes and wouldn't ya know it finds out that the 5 youths with different color coded cloths are the Carrangers. Dappu is more than thrilled about this news while the others could give less none of the what to do with this shit. The Bowzock arrive on earth and they still don't care about what Dappu is saying and as such Dappu just drags the Carrangers to the battle, Dappu tried to fight the Bowzock but losses and on the verge of dying. The 5 are Made at the Bowzock and decides to take up the mantle of becoming The Carrangers using the Accel Changers.



The Accel Changers are nice Changer, a simple design for a Changer, yes but it does what it needs to do I also like it with the person misses when Transforming and you pause it to see where they miss, that is why I like and they Transform into the Carrangers. The Carranger suits themselves are not really all that great. It took me some time why I did not like these suits but it's the helmets, the helmets are overly complex helmet design with too much going on with them look like the head of their car zord. That clashes with the more simple suite design which are meh-OK. I never got why the yellow was on the chest of the suite, the white on the arms I question as well. The number and the logo on there are I get because NASCAR does the same thing also.


Now since the Awesomeness that is Shout Factory released this legally on DVD I can now see the detail that I never have seen before in good quality. For example, the suits themselves have black lines all over the suits and also a big black area around the belt. Under the helmet where the visor piece is I believe there was intended to be more chrome added in that area but scrapped at the last moment, my proof for that is this picture right here.

Now I bet you are all gonna say the same thing why are you saying this now "It's only now you seen this detail? I seen that detail for year at this point!" Which my rebuttal is this I never had glasses before and was unable to see this detail for.The rest of the episode is just a fight scene and it ends and no talking with the teammates or anything it ends and I will get back to this in a moment.

The first episode was OK, we got a good idea about out Villains and how they relate to Dappu. Dappu is the mentor for the show and is unique with him being A KID! The whole Carmagic and constellation are never explained at all are are their for I assume for the laughs and the weirdness.

but probably the biggest thing that bugs me is The Rangers as Charters we know nothing about. I know in some first episodes we don't know some or even all about the characters which is a good seaway to my next point.

In the first half of Carranger their isn't too much of a story and is mostly filler episodes so yeah it is a show about nothing. And in said show there's an overabundance of fight scenes in this show. Which normally is fine but shortly becomes a problem early on when all you get is a lot of action sequence a and little on charters, I only really bring this up only because the characters aren't characters but they are more like charter troops since this is a parody after all. You got the hot-headed red leader (before you think about it now he's not a Right Suzuki, Takaharu, or Lucky he is not although he is a jerk), the smart one, the Funny guy and the girl, the only one that feels any different is Yellow Racer because she is a Tomboy.

Since this is a comedy show I feel like I should talk about the comedy since this is the main gimmick of the show after all... It's OK. I did chuckle once in awhile but that was too far and to in between for this to be a funny show, Listing off some of the comedy that did happen in the show there was a gun to make people get naked, car horns for noise pollution to make other aliens destroy the earth,  yellow destroying the bike with just her reaches alone, a monster that orders things like Wile E. coyote does from AMCE, a spray that makes you fat and then explodes, 1 of the Carrangers becoming or quickly becoming a dentist and change little alien bunny teeth. Funny stuff but it just did not make me laugh. It should be noted I never seen anything Lupin related so I can not compare the 2 however what I can compare it to is Abaranger!

That was a thing I found out about this show Yoshio Urasawa wrote on Abaranger and if you ask which episodes they are they are the ones involving the more wacky episodes like the hair one. But Abaranger was more crazy and outlandish. I a really sorry on this one people, the comedy in the show just didn’t do it for and since comedy is a hard thing to describe, critique and talk about this review is super jaded and please do not get mad at me, PLEASE? While I wrote all of this I know full well I like this guys comedy.

So with the show being more comedy filler of the week in the beginning of the show it lost a lot of viewers early on and as such that is why I believe is why Carranger ratings still had low viewership. this is just me speculating all on my part. BUT if there is too much humor and not enough serious then you lose a person I mean it happen with me and Kyuranger (and from what I hear Kyuranger is just keep getting worst with just dumb filler episodes as I am writing this 5-19-17). Although contrary stuff did start picking up as the show went on which I will talk about.



Episode 5: Up Ahead, Gekisou Fusion
In Episode 5 the Bowzock found out that can make themselves grow bigger by eating and for the Rangers they are no match for a giant Bowzock. So Dappu uses his Carmagic to create the RV (Ranger Vehicle). I am once again not to fond of the Mecha with it's head overly complex design. and the body looks like it is wearing overalls (am I the only that sees that this Mecha looks like it is wearing Overalls)?



Episode 12: The Signalman Who Came From Space
In episode 13 we are introduced to Signalman the shows Extra Hero. His design in a Robotic police officer or a RoboCop as it were. To show you how much he was inspired by RoboCop he has a wife and kid... ALSO he comes from the planet Police because that makes sense. Since he is a robotic cop his design is quite good with looking like half a robot and half policemen, although his shoulder pads are a bit to bulging to the point of ridiculous when he starts to run.

His Mecha Sirender is more particle looking Mecha but I do not like it. Purely on the grounds of when I was a kid I saw this thing all the time as a kid at a Dollar Store I went to. It was not the real to mind you it was a cheap KO and to me I can never stop unseeing this thing as a cheap KO of a PR toy. As a character he's a real stick in the mud and sees the and believes the Carrangers are evil then good all because Red Racer went over the speed limit. He's also a goofy Extra Here, however, with him being the butt of the joke at times.


Episode 15: Evil With a Learner's Permit In Love
In Episode 15 Zonnette is in love with Red Racer. However Red Racer does not feel the same as Zonnette does so he breaks her heart. I will go into more detail on this latter but  you'll see why.

Ep. 16: Bad Wisdom, Merging Caution
We are introduced to Ritchihiker who well will became impotent in part 2

Episode 25: The mysterious intruding Girl!
a shooting star but that shooting star is really a girl in a car in the morning she goes to a beach in search for the Carrangers but that would have to wait with the Reckless Driving Sentai Zokuranger with their own theme song but the girl from before comes and here once again girl name is Radietta a faingirl of the Carrangers and is the unofficial 6th member of the Carranger white racer.which explains why her costume looks like the Carrangers suite but in cloth. She even has her own Mecha Radicar Robo which is an robot cat (say what you will about the design but still a better designed Mecha then Toq-oh). She is also important to let the audience know that she has a sister Zonnette. So yeah there are some plot threats and some plot elements here but not an overarching story well that is in the first half!

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Digimon Tri Determination Blu-ray Preorder

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With Digimon Tri Reunion coming out soon on both Blu-ray & DVD in just 2 more weeks Shout Factory has already have listings for Digimon Tri Determination Blu-ray & DVD bundle. The Cover Art for Determination is the poster that was used in Determination with not an orange but a purple magenta color that is the same on Imperialdramon. Links for both the Blu-ray & DVD will be listed here and will be slated for an August of this year.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Review

Digital-Ranger here doing a special movie review because today is MY 21ST BIRTHDAY... WAIT it's the 1st of May...DAMN IT MY INTRO IS RUINED! By the time you are reading this I am probably so drunk I won't be waking up until Tuesday night (Actually that's a lie I hate the smell of Acholhog in general, and I know that smell because a lot of my family are drinkers). So in honor of my birthday of my 21st birthday, I decided to review something that (will not get you Drunk (debatably) but something that I really like to celebrate this occasion A Dragon Ball Z movie, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge!

Ah Yes Dragon Ball Z, this truly is the first time I brought up Dragon Ball on this blog (and only took me 4 years to do so). My experiences with Dragon Ball Z was the best things I ever saw as a kid, as an adult I can respect this series more than just action (although Super still doesn't have any interests in watching Super). And I will probably never talk about the series on this blog because other people are more experience in Dragon Ball then I ever can like Blackenfist, Qaaman's Land, MistareFusion they handle Dragon Ball related content that only I could dream of.

For me I quite enjoy almost every Dragon Ball Z movie that there is and would gladly take them over series that get constant 1 off movies like the Pokemon Movies (most of them put me to sleep) and definitely most of the Digimon movies (I love Digimon to death but the Digimon movies believe it or not make me frustrated). The reason why I chose the cooler movies is because NOSTALGIA MOSTLY I saw this movie a lot growing up. But after rewatching this movie again I find more enjoyment then I thought I would.


The movie begins with a recap of Goku's Dad Bardock fighting against Frieza as Frieza kills off the Saiyan race and Goku is the only one left alive, off into the distance we see the movie exclusive villain Cooler the older Brother of Frieza. Cooler while only being a movie exclusive villains in anime movie is a pretty awesome villain. I will, of course, explain later on why he is such a good villain but for now, I will focus on the review at hand. He sees the baby Goku and instead of killing him he doesn't bother because it’s his brother's problem, not this will surely not bite him in the ass later.


Years latter Cooler finds out that his younger Brother Frieza was killed by a Super Saiyan Goku and sets a course to kill Goku and restore honor to his family. Although hasn't he heard anything on his Father and how a Saiyan killed him? He hasn’t oh… OK THEN! On Earth Goku, Gohan, Krillin, Oolong, and even Gohan's pet Dragon Icarus are all camping out (this is the last movie that Icarus appears in BTW) when all of a sudden Coolers Armor Squad arrives to get Goku. Cooler just like his just like his younger Brother Frieza have his own NOT Super Sentai Squad and are named after food puns. The Blue-Skinned alien is Sala a pun on thousand island Dressing, Dore the green, not hulk guy is Sara pun on salad dressing, and finally, the brown buggy looking alien is Nesi a pun on mayonnaise (a creamy egg yolk dressing).


Coolers Armor Squad is on par with Goku, well that is until Cooler shows up with Goku mistaking him for the dead Frieza. Gohan arrives but only to get in the way because Cooler uses his eye beams that Goku intercept leaving Goku badly injured and Cooler never using his eye beams again after this fight and those eye beams could have had come in real handy later on in the film.



Cooler in a smart act demands his Armor Squad to get Goku because he knows Goku is not dead from his laser eye beam attack. So his Armor Squad just decides to destroy the forest in order to find Goku turning the forest into nothing more than a desolate wasteland. Since Goku was hit by Cooler Laser Eye Beams he’s unable to do anything so now it’s up to Gohan, Krillin, Oolong, and Icarus to do something to fight off Cooler. You would think that they are all doomed for but no because they can just go and get some Deus Ex Machina Beans or Senzu Beans. There was a time where the Senzu Beans just refiled a man’s hunger before they revealed you to physical health you know… JUST SAIYAN!


Gohan and Icarus go to get the beans from Korin and Yajirobe and when they do Icarus feels tired so Gohan gives him a Senzu bean which makes Icarus go faster but by doing that Colors Armor Squad finds Gohan. I bring this up because when Icarus speed up before he wasn’t caught... But he does it again and he is caught, even though all a Senzu bean does do is reveal your energy and gives you no additional power up a boost, you see the problem here right or is it just me? It looks like Gohan is done for BUT THEN Piccolo arrives saving Gohan and is here to Kick Ass and chew bubblegum, and he’s all out of bubblegum. YEAH, Piccolo was my favorite character and me seeing him basically him defeating all of Coolers Armor Squad is so satisfying to see for me personally. Piccolo even got to use his stretchy arm powers which are more useful than you might thing like you know getting Gohan in a case of danger although piccolo (that always bugged me in the Saiyan Saga). Although not even Piccolo is not matched for Cooler as Cooler defeats Piccolo with ease.


Just as Gohan gives The Senzu Beans to Goku the beans are destroyed except for 1 Gohan had from Yajirobe, so now Goku is back to peak physical condition. Cooler properly introduces himself to Goku and now both of them have 1 on 1 battle it’s a pretty even match for one another that is but cooler has an edge, he has a 4th transformation that lets him go further beyond. Cooler's 4th form is pretty Damn Badass with spikes, blue translucent parts on his body, and just being more massive looking, Cooler looks like some demon looking monster in this form. He already looked cool but here he is just badass, he even has a visor I would love how that organically works but never the less this form is still awesome.

In this new form, Cooler is just a giant curb stomp to worse Goku and defeating him every chance he get’s. For the longest time, I always wonder why I like the fight between the 2  but I think I know why that is now. You see the whole fight Goku is using his Kai attacks while Cooler is using just pure straight alone. The animation also helps with this as some shots present Cooler’s punches and kick with so much force and energy it’s pretty damn affected every punch on screen. ALSO, he even goes into Goku’s Kamehameha blast and just punches Goku in the face which is pretty COOLER! OK, that is the only time I will make that joke I SWEAR!

It looks like Cooler has won but that’s not going to stop Goku as he goes Super Saiyan (this was when Super Saiyan was still something new and awesome and before everyone and their grandmother could do it) and even review a bird. Yeah, that’s the more infamous moment of the movie where Goku Brings a bird back to life like Jesus Christ. I also found it weird how also Goku was resurrected in a cave when he got fully healed, then again also while not being Jesus related but Goku made the water rise like how Moses did for the Hebrews traveling to Egypt, maybe I should have had review this during Easter with all of this Christianity Imagery?


Now that Goku is a Super Saiyan Cooler decided screw it with his that giant death ball which he thinks Goku is Defeated and starts monologuing like an actual movie bad guy. BUT Goku uses his Kamehameha to finishes off Cooler and send him to the sun where I assume he probably sees the Phoenix Phantom from Kamen Rider Wizard. In Cooler's final thoughts he now realizes that Goku is the same child he let get away all those years ago and it is his fault he is now dead. So the movie ends with Sala still alive but is thusly killed off by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon and drinking water LIKE A BOSS!

Overall Dragonball Z: Cooler's Revenge is a
4/5
I really like this movie as you could tell.

Cooler is a badass villain Compared to his younger brother He’s more intellectual, stern, and his Ego isn't like Frieza, on Paper this would sound like a horrible idea making him a boring evil villain for evil sake. However, it works through Coolers personality and actions Cooler is a menacing villain. What’s more impressive is also he is pretty smart, always going 1 step further to ensure his victory. Although near the end with his new form he does begin to act just like a 1 off anime movie villain with him proclaiming that he will be destroyed because he says so, which is a damn shame really. but other than that he was a blast to see in the movie.

Piccolo was a badass and awesome as always, Goku being paralyzed for most of the movie was a good movie on the writers with Goku being overpowered at this point in the Dragon Ball Story. The fights and animation are pretty good for the time it was made in.

Now Don’t get me wrong there are flaws like why didn’t Cooler use his Laser eye beams more because it could cripple Goku like it did before? Or how did Coolers Armor squad find Icarus even though it didn’t before? While there may be problems with the story for me there is too much good in this movie I can look over and I can still find so much enjoyment from this movie and it’s not just nostalgia talking.



Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
YEAH doing a double feature here because I there was so little to talk about in the 2nd movie Return of Cooler which is also why I did not do a blog post last week. like this movie is so short for me to talk about I can summarize the whole movie in a sentence.

Goku and company are traveling to the Plant New Name when all of a sudden they see this giant robotic alien life form which turns out to be a Robotic Cooler, so they fight Cooler and win.

Yeah, there is not a lot to talk about here and the answer for that is because most of the movie is full of fight scenes between Goku, Cooler, the others, and Cooler's robot minions. Although while it has nothing but the action. To give you a perspective of what I mean the total amount of action in the movie begins from 15:52- 41:45 meaning that there is nothing but 26: 9 seconds fighting!

Now just because there is nothing but action in this movie doesn't mean I hate it I quite enjoyed this movie as well. I like this movie as much as I like Digimon Saver movie in the same way. I still enjoy watching this movie even if it is nothing but action and I also give this movie a 4/5.

Although me saying I only like the fighting in Dragon Ball means I am a uncultured swine that only like things that have pretty flashy pictures, and to that I say I don't like Kyuranger which means I have some culture to me. But speaking of Sentai next time I will finally give out a proper Series Review Gekisou Sentai Carranger!

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