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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

As a huge DBZ fan, when I caught wind of a new movie featuring the return of Frieza I was SO IN. And on August 4th, 1,000+ theaters packed with Dragon Ball Z fans such as myself will get to sit down and watch Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ on the big screen (internationally thus far it’s grossed more than $51.1M). Luckily I was offered the opportunity to screen Resurrection F this past weekend and I can tell you this is the movie that will be the catalyst to garnering DBZ a whole new generation of fans. Check out the (mostly) spoiler free review below and be sure to see if your local theater is showing Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ next week!

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Resurrection F takes place after Battle of Gods, and both Goku and Vegeta have spent what is assumed years training with Whis, Beerus the God of Destruction’s handler. The training has allowed them to reach power levels unheard of before, however it’s also kept them from Earth for quite some time. And of course, life on Earth has moved on in their absence as it always does. That is until Bulma delivers them some shocking news. Frieza has returned. Or rather, has been resurrected. Without giving away too many details, Frieza has been stuck in what is possibly the most adorable hell until he is freed by Sorbet (food name, are you shocked?) who has been leading the Frieza Forces in his absence.

In the absence of Earth’s saiyans, it is up to Krillin, Gohan, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan and Master Roshi to fend of Frieza and his entire army in what culminates to be an INCREDIBLE albeit unfairly matched battle. It has been quite some time since we’ve seen Master Roshi in action and the wait was well worth it. Like seriously worth the wait. And unlike previous films the supporting cast gets their chance to shine in Resurrection ‘F’ before Goku and Vegeta make it back to Earth. But no matter how much we would all enjoy seeing Master Roshi or Krillin take down Frieza, they’re no match to his power. And when Goku and Vegeta return they have to face down their old enemy in his newest form – Golden Frieza.

Warning, some actual spoilers below (come back and read after you’ve seen Resurrection of ‘F’)

As much as I loved this film , especially in comparison to Battle of Gods (which felt very much like a filler), there are a few things I had trouble wrapping my head around. First – Golden Frieza himself. I get that Frieza is assumed to be this powerful being that doesn’t require training. It has taken Goku and Vegeta YEARS to reach Super Saiyan God form (I, for one, dig the blue hair) and Frieza managed to obtain his equivalent in 1/10th of the time. But then? He doesn’t really get to do anything with it. I suppose his inability to use his new power is explained by his lack of training but Frieza is the definition of literally being born with talent and it all felt kind of cumbersome and rushed. Second, Gohan. I mean what the hell happened to him? He goes from Mystic Gohan to . . . this guy? And of course, as her die-hard fan girl the one thing I wish they would have included more of was Android 18. She flat out tells Krillin she should go save the world because she’s stronger, and she’s left at home to care for the kid. Earth has babysitters you know. 

Small little things aside, Resurrection ‘F’ is leaps and bounds better than Battle of Gods. While Battle of Gods was filled with humor, it lacked the action sequences that DBZ fans have come to expect. That is where Resurrection ‘F’ stepped up and completely delivered. It managed to balance humor, character building (for everyone but Goku and Vegeta) and intense amounts of action to create what is thus far one of my favorite movies of the the DBZ series. And with the several times Buu’s name was dropped I just can’t wait see what the DBZ franchise has in store for us next!

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Living With Jigsaw

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There are roommates who always play pranks and then? And then there are roommates who always want to play a game.

Chris Capel and Richard Price show us what it’s like to have Jigsaw as a roommate. And after viewing? We’d probably take Freddy before Jigsaw. Even if we never slept again. 


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Sweet Madness

We here at GoresTruly love to support independent film makers, particular those developing their craft with short films. So when we heard about Sweet Madness, the latest film by one of our favorite horror short directors Peter Dukes of Dream Seekers Productions we were all over it.

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The film focuses on Harley, or rather her obsession with Mr. J who is currently incarcerated in Arkham Asylum. Holding the Mayor and his family hostage Harley manages to negotiate his freedom. However,  mad love doesn’t always mean good love. And in the case of Sweet Madness sometimes every bad romance needs a bloody good resoltuion.

Madeleline Wade makes an adorable Harley with her ability to seamlessly blend insanity with a touch of cuteness and Micah Fitzgerald may not exactly look to part, but he certainly owns the voice of Mr. J. Check out the full short below and head over to Dream Seekers Productions official website for more incredible shorts!

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