So of the DBZ movies, there’s only two villains who appear for a second go around. Cooler is the first. Like his brother, he simply refuses to die.
The poor Namekians simply can’t seem to catch a break. After a brief bout of peace on there new world of New Namek, a new threat emerges. Dende calls Goku and friends for help. When they arrive, they discover a metal monstrosity latched onto there world and robots walking around. The robots are disposable but soon Goku finds a familiar foe with a new look is controlling them- Cooler. His body is no longer flesh but a living metal; after being blasted through the sun by Goku, what remained of Cooler made contact with the Big Gete Star, creating Meta-Cooler. Despite being a Super Saiyan, Cooler’s metal form constantly regenerates. Vegeta, now a Super Saiyan himself, comes to the rescue and they destroy him or so they think; the Gete Star replicates a nearly infinite amount of Coolers. Can the Super Saiyans survive the mechanical onslaught?
I must admit, I’m pretty hit or miss with this movie. While the fights are sweet, especially watching Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta tearing Cooler apart in tandem, the beginning drags a bit. I also have to say Cooler’s voice was a bit annoying as the movie progressed and without a transformation, I felt he lacked presence. Regardless the action was cool and it was a good means to have Goku and Vegeta team up. In the end, it’s a serviceable movie. May the gaming gods bring you glory.