DrAgon BAll Super: Broly confronts A destructive definition Of mAsculinityPolygon #Dragon_BallFebruary 12, 2019
I didn’t realize at the time that life would feel so much like the world of Dragon Ball.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly , the franchise’s 20th animated film and biggest U.S. release of all time, is as much a story about the fight for one fighter’s soul in the face of corrosive masculinity as it is a reimagining of Broly, the beloved, one-note character created in the early ’90s .
I never expected to walk out of a Dragon Ball movie with an emotional connection to a Saiyan fighter, but DBS: Broly truly punches in a whole new way.
Despite being a new adventure with Goku and Vegeta, DBS: Broly ’s real tension isn’t whether or not our blue-haired Saiyan heroes will save the day.
Goku acts as a foil.
Stranded on the planet with his son, Paragus sharpens Broly’s uncontrollable power into a spear that will serve his revenge.
In a callback to the original Broly film, The Legendary Super Saiyan , Paragus activates a shock collar placed on Broly, meant to debilitate him if he loses control.
You don’t have to listen to what the others tell you to do.” At this point, Broly is too lost in his cloud of rage to see or act clearly, transformed into a hybrid form of the Saiyan’s Great Ape power and swinging away wildly.
But Cheelai and Lemo steal Earth’s Dragon Balls from Frieza and risk their own lives to give Broly a chance at a real life, and in the process save their friend and use their wish to send Broly back to his home planet.
Broly’s friends aren’t ready or willing to give up.