The corruption of Chow Yun Fatt is complete!
Just when you thought he couldn’t sink any lower, he decided to take on the role of Master Roshi in the… wait for it… live action version of Dragonball!
We’re talking about THIS GUY
The perverted 100+++ year old master of Son Goku.
In recent years, the technology for CGI and make up in Hollywood has improved by leap and bounds. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen thin men playing fat men, young women playing old women, old women botoxed young, beautiful models playing ugly slobs, George W Bush playing human.
So, I awaited with bated breath (no, seriously, no) to see how Hollywood would transform the suave and once sexy Xiao Ma Ge into the sun-glass wearing, moustachioed pervert. And Hollywood does not disappoint..
I couldn’t even recognised him in that Hawaiian shirt.
And yes, I know he put on a bit of weight, but to call him fat on an official publicity poster is just too mean, even by Hollywood standards.
Anyway, the movie is called Dragonball Evolution, and here is the official trailer…
I’ve mentioned before about the futility of “Based On” movies that do not follow the source material. And I guess this is as far to this extreme as it goes.
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of fan boys’ panties bunching together.
I mean, seriously, a stoner Goku? Not to diss the actor, I’m sure it’s the director’s direction to portray him this way. I’m pretty sure that guy is a good actor… after all, he played bit characters in such classics as The Chumscrubbers and Baby Geniuses 2.All the Kamehames in the world could not save this nonsense. (I just realised I added this line in to establish my geeky street cred, again)
While I’m on this topic, I decided to check in on another movie I’ve spoke about before. Kristin Kreuk’s LEGEND OF CHUN LI!!!!
For all my dissing and skeptism, the trailer don’t look half bad…
It looks all bad. (I am so lame)
So why do I continue following these movies? Well… it’s like not being able to look away from the proverbial train wreck.
Now the question is… which movie would stink up 2009 more?
Now, for something (almost) completely different… something that unbundled MY panties…
All the characters intro to Streetfighter 4!
Yup, almost the whole gang is back in cool next gen graphics. I love the detailed expressions on the characters’ faces when they get pummeled. (Dan’s is exceptionally priceless). And as always, I am glad that Fei Long finally get to move like Bruce Lee…
Definitely something worth looking forward to.