Well gang, we’re here. At the beginning of the Freiza Resurrection Arc and I’m going to have to come to terms that these next couple episodes might be a slog.
It isn’t that I dislike the story ideas presented in these upcoming episodes, it just feels a little lazy considering the movie came out this year. It is still a fresh experience in my mind and I’m not really looking forward to Super drawing out the battle against Freiza the same way it did with Beerus.
There is a fairly long time jump from the end of the Beerus Saga to the Freiza Saga, so I was hoping Super will fill in those gaps, but the last episode left a bad taste in my mouth seeing as none of the burning questions got answered. Like, How will Vegeta achieve Super Saiyan God? How do both he and Goku discover a level past that? My only hope is that the answers will be thrown into future episodes in order to tell a comprehensive story.
As for this episode, well it pretty much scene for scene the first twenty minutes of the movie, which seems like a waste of money considering a studio put a lot of time and effort into making the movie as professional looking as possible and now Super will be doing the same scenes (I’m assuming) for half the cost. It doesn’t look horrible, but it does spell trouble for future episodes and from a business standpoint it just doesn’t make sense. I’m hoping, like the Beerus Saga, they will add additional scenes and moments that weren’t in the movie to spice things up for people who have already seen it.
If you haven’t see the movie here is a quick run down. Sorbet, one of Freiza’s last living henchmen decides he wants to revive his deceased master. He goes to Earth, bullies Pilaf and the gang into finding the Dragonballs for him and makes a wish on Shenron to revive Freiza. Since Freiza’s body was cut up into little bits the last time he was alive, he comes back in clumps. Very angry clumps. Sorbet and his minions whisk away Freiza to fully revive him. Meanwhile, Goku and Vegeta are still training with Whis and Piccolo has accepted his role as everyone’s babysitter.
Freiza’s inner hell is pretty hilarious and it’s always fun to see Pilaf or- maybe it is more fun to see Mai and Shu, but these weren’t enough to keep the episode from dragging. While Super could have freshened up these hashed out scenes with some new dialogue they chose to keep the same lines from the original movie. Specifically for Whis’ training advice to Goku and Vegeta and Sorbet’s monologue about Freiza’s greatness. A poor choice perhaps, since some new jokes or enlightening information would have made this episode just the slightest bit more enjoyable.
To put it bluntly this episode was one big pile of “Meh.” There is nothing wrong with it except for the fact that I’ve seen this episode before. Because of that I’m going to have to give it low B rating. It’s not the worst episode of the series but definitely not the best. My freaksouts, giggles, and notes have gotten smaller and smaller as the series continues on so I’ll be omitting them for the time being.