When you really think about it, the comic book movies that have come out in the past several years have been great. Now, they’re not Academy Award winning works of art, but at least they’re not Dragonball: Evolution. As a fanboy of something, if you’ve ever felt like you’ve been wronged, just think about how much worse the feeling could be if you were a DBZ fan who watched this hot mess. And now, it turns out that the man who wrote the screenplay, Ben Ramsey, is coming out and apologizing for what a horrid movie Dragonball: Evolution turned out to be.

Where were the complaints about Whitewashing when this movie was made? That’s how bad this movie was. No one cared that the whitest actor in the world was playing their beloved Goku. Or the fact that the girl from The Phantom Of The Opera was playing Bulma.

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In a recent interview with the fan blog The Dao of Dragonball, Ramsey (who was being interviewed by the blog’s writer for book titled, “USA DBZ,” which is supposed to have a chapter dedicated to the movie) came out and apologized for basically writing the movie. Here’s what he wrote for the blog:

“I knew that it would eventually come down to this one day. Dragonball Evolution marked a very painful creative point in my life. To have something with my name on it as the writer be so globally reviled is gut wrenching. To receive hate mail from all over the world is heartbreaking. I spent so many years trying to deflect the blame, but at the end of the day it all comes down to the written word on page and I take full responsibility for what was such a disappointment to so many fans. I did the best I could, but at the end of the day, I ‘dropped the dragon ball.’

I went into the project chasing after a big payday, not as a fan of the franchise but as a businessman taking on an assignment. I have learned that when you go into a creative endeavor without passion you come out with sub-optimal results, and sometimes flat out garbage. So I’m not blaming anyone for Dragonball but myself. As a fanboy of other series, I know what it’s like to have something you love and anticipate be so disappointing.

To all the Dragon Ball fans out there, I sincerely apologize. I hope I can make it up to you by creating something really cool and entertaining that you will like and that is also something I am passionate about. That’s the only work I do now.”

As it turns out, it was another case of money and greed. For any aspiring writers out there who are trying to write for the sake of fame and fortune, let this be a life lesson for you. That’s not how things work. It doesn’t have to just be about writing. It can be about anything. Passion is what fuels the winners out there. You do something because you want to do it, and no one else, not even a big fat paycheck.

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This was a bold move by Mr. Ramsey. It’s not every day someone can own up to their mistakes, especially when it comes to something this big in nerd culture. Also, remember that’s it’s been seven years since the disaster movie that was Dragonball: Evolution. If you haven’t already, it’s time to forgive Ben Ramsey and move on with your life.

Source: Movieweb

Category: Nerd Culture