Story

With the defeat of their leader, Lord Frieza (voiced by Chris Ayres), the Frieza army is losing power. To regain control of the universe, Sorbet (Jeremy Schwartz) uses the power of the Dragon Balls to resurrect Lord Frieza. Once restored to power, Frieza decides to seek revenge on Goku (Sean Schemmel), the Saiyan who killed him. Frieza trains for six months to gain more power and then returns to Earth with his army to seek revenge. But will Goku and the other warriors on Earth have the power to once again defeat Frieza and his armies? Or will Frieza win and destroy Earth? 

Themes

War; death; supernatural themes

Violence

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ has some violence. For example:

  • Soldiers fight using either martial arts or supernatural powers. They sometimes use guns.
  • Frieza kills some of his minions by throwing them out of the airlock on his spaceship.
  • Two characters rob a bank using guns, and a policeman kicks the robbers in the stomach.
  • Goku almost dies but is revived with a magic bean.
  • Frieza blows up Earth in a big explosion.
  • Most of the movie shows the large battle between Frieza’s soldiers and warriors on Earth. Mostly there’s no blood shown, but towards the end of the fight some of the characters have cuts and bruises.

Content that may disturb children

Under 5
In addition to the violent scenes mentioned above, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ has some scenes that could scare or disturb children under five years. For example:

  • Lord Frieza is a scary character, who might frighten young children. When he’s resurrected there are explosions and lightning.
  • The dragon that comes out of the Dragon Ball is large and frightening.
  • Frieza’s dismembered eye rolls onto the ground. Some of the characters scream.
  • Loud, heavy rock music plays in some parts of the movie. This might be frightening for preschoolers.
  • During the big battle there are lots of explosions and gun fire.
  • A scary sea monster eats some of Frieza’s soldiers.
  • Goku almost dies, but he is revived with a magic bean. Young children might be scared and saddened by his possible death. 

From 5-8
Children in this age group are also likely to be upset by the scenes mentioned above.

From 8-13
Younger children in this age group might also be affected by the scenes mentioned above.

Over 13
Nothing of concern

Sexual references

None of concern

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ shows some partial nudity. For example:

  • The female characters show cleavage and wear short skirts. 
  • Male characters sometimes have naked chests and are shown with very large muscles. 

Product placement

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is associated with the Dragon Ball Z franchise.

Coarse language

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ has some coarse language.

Ideas to discuss with your children

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is an action-packed Japanese animated movie. It’s likely to excite fans of the Dragon Ball franchise and appeal to older children. 

This movie glamourises violence. The characters use violence to solve problems, which suggests that violence is an acceptable ways to sort out conflict. Because of its violence, as well as its coarse language, scary scenes and scary characters, we don’t recommend Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ for children under 8 years. And we recommend parental guidance for children aged 8-10 years. 

The main messages from this movie are that you can overcome your enemies by working together and that good will triumph over evil. Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include dedication and cooperation.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about the importance of forgiving others and seeking non-violent solutions to conflict.