The writer of possibly the worst western adaption of an anime ever made has offered his sincere apologies for the film.
Dragonball: Evolution isn't just one of the worst western adaptations of an anime ever made, but is honestly straight up one of the worst movies ever made. The movie was released back in 2009 to incredibly poor reviews, and now writer Ben Ramsey has sincerely apologized for all the anguish his movie caused Dragon Ball fans.
His apology, in full (via The Dao of Dragon Ball):
I knew that it would eventually come down to this one day. Dragonball Evolution marked a very painful creative point in my life. To have something with my name on it as the writer be so globally reviled is gut wrenching. To receive hate mail from all over the world is heartbreaking. I spent so many years trying to deflect the blame, but at the end of the day it all comes down to the written word on page and I take full responsibility for what was such a disappointment to so many fans. I did the best I could, but at the end of the day, I 'dropped the dragon ball.'
I went into the project chasing after a big payday, not as a fan of the franchise but as a businessman taking on an assignment. I have learned that when you go into a creative endeavor without passion you come out with sub-optimal results, and sometimes flat out garbage. So I'm not blaming anyone for Dragonball but myself. As a fanboy of other series, I know what it's like to have something you love and anticipate be so disappointing.
To all the Dragon Ball fans out there, I sincerely apologize.
I hope I can make it up to you by creating something really cool and entertaining that you will like and that is also something I am passionate about. That's the only work I do now.
I would imagine a global catastrophe like Dragonball: Evolution would weigh quite heavily on a man's conscience, so I'm glad that Ramsey was finally able to get that one off his chest.
Let's just hope the same thing doesn't happen with Ghost in The Shell...