After all the rumours and negative buzz surrounding the upcoming live action Dragonball movie, I’m happy to report that we finally have our first look at an official teaser trailer. Apparently things are moving along well enough to release this, and the movie is still on track for its April 10th, 2009 release date. The trailer is fairly short and doesn’t show much in the way of special effects, which explains why the fantastical elements of the show are all but missing.
To be honest, it doesn’t look all that bad to me so far, although it doesn’t look like anything special either. It feels a bit goofy when Justin Chatwin finally appears in that orange gi, but then again, if he didn’t wear that at some point, the fans would have been pissed. I’m also not sure about the look they are going for with Piccolo (James Marsters)… ironically, it looks like something out of Buffy or Angel. What did you think of the trailer? You can catch a higher quality version over at thedragonballmovies.com.