Dragon Ball Super: Broly (The Review)

I’ll be reviewing Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

This is yet another installment from the Dragon Ball Super series and this time focuses on a new Saiyan called Broly.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Dragon Ball Super Broly is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super series, and is meant for anime fans of most varieties. If you watch this then watch the first too. It was released in 2018 and can be found with great supporting reviews on Amazon and Target. If you want to watch a Dragon Ball story with plenty of fight sequences then you’ll enjoy this one.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly Overview

One of the best spoiler free synopsis’s that I came across for this film was this:

This explains everything pretty well.

The most important fact that we know is that this story takes place right after the Tournament Of Power.

It’s important to add this point because we understand what the limits are (at least think we do) for Goku and Vegeta.

It sets the table for what to expect in finding out about a new Saiyan warrior that should be even stronger than Jiren!

Following The “Universe Survival” Arc

According to Dragon Ball Fandom the Universe Survival saga was released in 2018 and went on for over a year.

For the anime it has over 55 episodes that tell the story.

The story that came before it was the Future Trunks Saga, and following this one is straight to the Broly film.

The last time the fighters were entered into a tournament was in season 7 of Dragon Ball Z (The World Tournament).

The main highlight in the Universe Survival Arc is Goku achieving Ultra Instinct.

A New Saiyan

Broly is a new Saiyan in the series that was first introduced as a legendary super Saiyan (that version was non canon but still..).

You can see that the writers still kept that in mind when making this movie because of the stats he was putting up in the film.

  • The only amount of destruction being caused
  • His rare genes
  • Reputation was established at birth

His super saiyan is different from Goku and Vegeta’s because of the noticeable change in size after power up.

Broly is known as the strongest Saiyan who ever existed (pretty legendary reputation if you ask me).

Save The World

Saving the world became an issue in the movie.

It was a thing because earth was initially erased after the ToP (tournament of power) but was later restored.

When you add in the fact that Broly was causing enough destruction alone to destroy the planet, it’s a recipe for disaster.

Goku has an attachment to earth (as does Vegeta), but with that in mind it makes sense that they’re going to do whatever to protect it.

There was actually a question floating around the internet asking about why Gogeta spared Frieza’s life in this movie.

Gogeta is the main treat for fans since we got 2 characters finally become canon in the series.

A spoiler point about him is that the writers made his personality completely different than what we see in Fusion Reborn.

There’s a small detail that I chime in on in my article Why Did Gogeta smile at Broly.

Don’t let the smile fool you though, Gogeta came to fight in this film.

The point is that the stakes in this film becomes a battle for earth.

Blu-Ray – DVD – Digital Combo

This film is actually available on a few different platforms, but it supports the site to purchase through the links here.

The prices are generally the same for this film and most include all 3 (blu-ray, dvd and digital copy).

It’s a preference really on if you prefer hard copies of the media you consume (I personally do for special features and such).

There’s also options to stream it but if you’re a die-hard fan then you’ll probably shoot for the box instead.

If you’d like the best price available on all versions of the film, just click the link below.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

The reviews are generally positive and have 4 or more stars in most cases.

Digital Issues

I got the chance to review over 900 different reviews and found the most objective perspectives as possible to share.

There was 90% five star reviews, 6% of 4 four star reviews, and (my personal favorite) 2% of 3 star reviews.

I prefer those because they tend to show areas of improvement or points that dropped the rating for them.

Source: Amazon.com

I noticed that there were a couple shared problems with the Funimation app on the digital copy.

My experience with digital codes in general have been pretty consistent as far as being able to watch.

There are cases where streaming through less popular platforms risk more chances of having a problem watching.

I can say that because I actually have a few movies that came with digital codes through Vudu, but they worked.

If that’s their experience then it’s unfortunate that they had problems with the app, but that’s why I prefer hard copies.

A hard copy will allow me to watch under any circumstance.

Personally, I chalk it up to being a Millenial and being able to appreciate traditional media (even with upgrades in tech).

Final Thoughts

Overall this is a must see for a Dragon Ball fan and can still be enjoyed by the casual anime fan.

This is only the second Dragon Ball Super film (and now has a third Added to the franchise).

It’s action is comparable to Battle Of The Gods, but ultimately you get to decide.

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