Hollywood's take on Dragon Ball sucked. Sucked badly. If you thought that, you were not alone. Dragon Ball's creator Akira Toriyama wasn't thrilled either.
"At the time of the live-action Hollywood version, the script didn't really capture the world or the characteristics (of Dragon Ball)", Toriyama told Asahi. "What's more, because I thought the content was bland and not so interesting, I cautioned them and gave them ideas for changes."
"Nevertheless," Toriyama continued, "they had this odd confidence and didn't really comply with my suggestions. And just as I thought, the result was a movie I cannot call Dragon Ball."
You could call it a hot mess. No, you couldn't even call it that.
Be sure to read Kotaku's review of Toriyama's latest film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.