It stopped being Goku's story when he was shot through the chest by Piccolo.
And that's why DB(Z) worked so well.
When it became the goku and the side kicks story is when it completely shit the bed.
No goku centric movie has ever been good.
Even his contributions to the most popular DBZ movies were terrible. >>184132433
Hey, it's the editors fault.
Shit Trunks was supposed to be Gohan and the androids were supposed to be 19 and 20 and the first in a massive army of ki absorbing androids that would render the powers of the super saiyjins both meaningless and a liability.
It's why Trunks took up the sword and used it so masterfully against Frieza.
Future Gohan was slaying robot niggas with his sword skills left and right.