Watch Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
- 46 min
Cooler's Revenge was originally released in Japan on July 20th, 1991. The American release would come in 2002 in an attempt to capitalize on the television series' massive popularity in the states. The fifth movie released in the franchise, it takes place shortly after the Frieza saga section of the television show. The movie opens with a flashback to Frieza's destruction of Planet Vegeta. His brother Cooler watches on as a single escape pod speeds away from the dying planet. Though his henchmen suggest destroying the escape pod, Cooler decides otherwise. He claims that it is Frieza's problem, not his own. Unfortunately for Frieza, the baby boy in the escape pod grows up to become Goku, the series protagonist. He eventually crosses path with Frieza himself when the latter attacks the planet Namek. They engage in a long battle, the end of which sees Goku as the victor after attaining the legendary Super Saiyon form. Cooler is incensed upon hearing the news of his brother's death and decides to take revenge on Goku himself. Though he personally had no love for his brother, Cooler sees his death at Goku's hands as a disgrace to the family's honor. He travels to Earth with his three henchmen: Doore, Neiz, and Salza. It doesn't take long for Cooler and his forces to find Goku and his friends. The villains ambush them during a camping trip and a battle ensues. Goku is wounded during the struggle when he takes a blast from Cooler that was meant for his son, Gohan. They are eventually forced to dive into the nearby rapids in order to escape the assault. Goku's best friend Krillin sets up a hideout in a nearby cave. He proceeds to stay with the wounded Goku while Gohan sets out to get Goku help. Meanwhile, Cooler sends his men out to search for the heroes, intent on personally ensuring their deaths.