The first arc of Dragon Ball Super re-created the events of the Battle of Gods movie, so of course the second arc focuses on the Resurrection ‘F’ movie. As before, the movie’s events are greatly expanded upon, making better use of the series’ abundance of side-characters as opposed to focusing primarily on Goku and Vegeta.
As you already know, Frieza has been resurrected and wishes to exact revenge upon Goku and his friends. Frieza may have become very powerful during his six months worth of training, but it’s hardly a match for Goku and Vegeta who have reached their new Super Saiyan Blue forms. Having gone hand-to-hand against God of Destruction Beerus, Frieza finds himself overwhelmingly outmatched against the power duo. He and his army do manage to give the rest of the Z-Fighters a grueling battle, though.
You could skip the entire first season if you’ve seen the two movies, but there’s enough new content to justify watching Super from the very beginning.
As with the Battle of Gods arc, the Resurrection ‘F’ benefits from the extra screen time. The movie makes for more compact viewing, and the TV series doesn’t replace it, but it’s a lovely addition and sitting through retreaded ground isn’t as tiresome as I worried that it would be. You could skip the entire first season if you’ve seen the two movies, but there’s enough new content to justify watching Super from the very beginning.
Super‘s animation isn’t on par with the movies, but it’s unfair to expect the same level of consistency and quality in a weekly airing show. That said, this arc is better animated than the last, and the Battle of Gods arc is well-known for having some awkward animation. I don’t think this arc requires the same level of flair though, and maybe that’s why it’s more consistent. It’s a blast to watch though and, as always, there’s plenty of action to be thrilled by.
It feels like I’ve spoken about Dragon Ball a lot these past few weeks, thanks to Super and the older movies being released on Blu-ray and DVD, and so it goes without saying that Super has an incredible English dub. Many voice-actors and actresses from Dragon Ball‘s long life return to reprise their roles, and they’re as phenomenal as they’ve always proven to be. There’s a good few excellent tunes in its soundtrack too.
This is only the beginning, but things only get better from here.
Dragon Ball Super Season One Part Two is another solid entry in the series, and this isn’t even the best that Super has to offer. Now with the two movies recapped and out of the way, Super will next get to its original content where a whole new bunch of characters, worlds and more are introduced. This is only the beginning, but things only get better from here.
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