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Dragon Ball Z Broly Second Coming

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Dragon Ball Z: Broly Second Coming is the 10th film released for Dragon Ball Z. The film was directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi, and it was released to Japanese theaters on March 12, 1994. FUNimation has released the film on home video in North America several times; as of this writing, the most recent DVD release of the film is part of the Dragon Ball Z Collection Three movie box set.

At the opening of the film, a Saiyan spacecraft crash-lands on Earth; a wounded Broly crawls out, calling out for Kakarrot (aka Goku). Broly falls into a deep sleep and reverts back to his original form as the crater freezes over him. After seeing the end of Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, I have to question how Broly managed to get into a spacecraft and escape; unfortunately, by the end of this film, this question is never answered. I had a hard time using my "willing suspension of disbelief," which made it harder for me to be able to enjoy this movie.

The main part of the film takes place seven years after Broly's arrival on Earth; at this point, Goku is deceased after sacrificing his life to save the Earth from Cell. The main focus of the story is on Goku's younger son Goten, Vegeta's son, Trunks, and Gohan's friend, Videl. These three are out looking for the Dragon Balls, because Videl wants to be able to see Shen Long. Their voyage takes them to a cursed village, where they save a young girl from being sacrificed to appease a supposed monster.

Unfortunately, as they wait for the monster, Videl makes Goten angry, which causes him to cry loudly. The cry awakens Broly, who thinks he is hearing Kakarrot. After the three heroes defeat the "monster" that's bothering the village, Broly arrives and causes mischief. The rest of the film focuses on our heroes facing off against Broly.

At this point in the Dragon Ball Z movies, Goten and Trunks have become more of the central focus of the stories. While Gohan does make an appearance in this film and makes a significant contribution, the story is ultimately focusing on the Goten and Trunks. And sadly, between Bojack Unbound and Broly - Second Coming, Goku became a kind of "deus ex machina"; it's amazing how much he can do for someone who's supposed to be dead.

I saw this film on the DVD that is included as part of the Dragon Ball Z Collection Three movie box set. It's claimed on the box that the film was digitally remastered. The video quality was decent; however, the Japanese audio I listened to while I watched this disc didn't sound remastered. Since the Japanese audio is in mono, this would probably explain why the audio quality didn't sound as good as it could have been.

Ultimately, I didn't think that Broly - Second Coming was one of the better movies in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. I would only recommend acquiring this film to add your DVD collection if you're a die-hard Dragon Ball Z fan.

I wrote this review after watching a copy of the Dragon Ball Z Collection Three movie box set that my husband and I purchased.
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