"Dragonball Z: Resurrection F" was f@cking awesome, although I have to admit that part of me suspects I'm critiquing the experience more than the actual movie. I saw this in theaters with an energetic crowd and their enthusiasm was contagious.
"Dragonball Z: Wrath of the Dragon" is... different, and not in the way that "Fusion Reborn" was different- where it felt like the filmmakers were subtly adapting a 'Goku x Vegeta' slash fanfiction while tripping out on drugs. This one just has different priorities, toning down fighting for the sake of fleshing out and developing its primary character.
“Bio-Broly” might be guilty of exploiting Broly’s namesake, but I think it’s an entertaining serial film which benefits from focusing more on the supporting cast of the Dragonball universe, while also…well, not pissing on the actual character of Broly.
"Bojack Unbound" is interesting because it has everything I like and dislike about the Dragonball Z serial flicks. The film contains an intense civil war between bad and good, with the winner depending entirely on the viewers personal preferences. But even though it's really uneven, at least it stands out.
"Dragonball Z: Super Android 13!" is the only serial film that doesn't just ignore the established continuity...It urinates acid onto it, creating holes that will mind rape us fans. That sounds pretty bad, right? Oddly, no. This film is just unpretentious fun, showcasing nothing but Goku, Trunks and Vegeta participating in thoroughly enjoyable battles.
"The Return of Cooler" actually does boast a truly awesome premise, but instead of fleshing out what could've been an engaging story, it rushes to the fight scenes. The action itself is acceptable, but the movie constantly beat me over the head with its wasted ideas, souring the experience.
Yet "Cooler's Revenge" works better upon second viewing because it isn't accompanied by the deadweight hype. On its own merits, it's briskly paced and excelled in the action department, so I was thoroughly entertained.
While viewing "Dragonball Z: Lord Slug", I felt like I was watching a two episode filler arc whose only purpose was to kill time so the manga could catch up. Hell, this felt even more fillery than The Garlic Jr Saga, which WAS a short filler arc whose only purpose was to kill time so the manga could catch up.