How Dragon Ball Super: Broly Succeeds by Doing Nothing Surprising and Everything Predictably – Review

Frequent readers of my blog will have probably been waiting for this post with bated breath; but probably not. It’s hard to miss that I talk about Dragon Ball a hell of a lot on here, so an inevitable review of Dragon Ball super: Broly was only ever a matter of time.

How Dragon Ball Super: Broly Succeeds by Doing Nothing Surprising and Everything Predictably - Review

I feel like I should count myself lucky that I actually got to see this movie at all to be honest. My local cinema only decided to arrange a single showing of the dubbed movie, and while I booked my ticket well, well in advance, they still only screened it on one of their smaller screens. They even turned a hell of a lot of people away at the doors.

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Dragon Ball Super Manga – Chapter 44: “Escaped Prisoner Moro” – The Return to Namek

Those poor Namekians just can’t catch a break. No sooner than Moro, our planet consuming warlock, manages to escape Galactic Patrol custody, then he’s off to drink some slug people.

Dragon Ball Super Manga - Chapter 44: "Escaped Prisoner Moro" – The Return to Namek

The chapter begins by giving us some more insight into Moro after Goku’s shocked reaction that ended the previous manga chapter. While he doesn’t necessarily have a powerful ki, Goku describes his energy as “a whole lot of people screaming in pain.” which is pretty grim.

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Dragon Ball Super Manga: Chapter 43 – Joining the Galactic Patrol – Space Cops and Warlocks

We begin this part far in the past, with the Great Lord of Lords and South Supreme Kai battling “Planet Eater Moro”, a robed warlock that kind of looks like a Saiyan great ape with ram’s horns. This master of magic has destroyed over 300 planets and added their power to his own, becoming nigh unstoppable. A strong introduction to a different kind of villain for this franchise.

Dragon Ball Super Manga: Chapter 43 - Joining the Galactic Patrol - Space Cops and Warlocks

Ultimately, the Great Lord of Lords manages to sacrifice most of his own power in order to seal away Moro’s magic and allow the Galactic Patrol to seal him away for 10 million years. 5 million years later, when Majin Buu went onto absorb the Great Lord of Lords and take on his fat and “innocent” appearance, the seal on Moro’s magic was released.

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