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- The Chronicles of Riddick
- Runtime:119 min
- Release Date:2014-03-10 09:00:35
- Director: David Twohy
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
MOVIE REVIEW:The Chronicles of Riddick
I don't get the score on IMDb, I understand sci fi is not every once
cup of tea, but this film has no real flaws. Great cast, fantastic
decor, story line, lots of action and so on. So where did the score of
6.4 come from? I tend to give most films of any type a go, based on the
points pointed out why this film is great, no matter if it is action,
drama, horror and so on. I gave this film a 10 as I just can't fault
it, and after not seeing it for some time, and to be captured again by
this master piece, is not something I come across that often in the
world of crap films. If I would watch a type of film thats not
something I would go for, but it is directed well, great cast as points
made before, would I score the film so low as with this film? No give
credit where its due! If you like sci fi than try this, watch it in
Blue Ray, as this film is eye candy just on the decor alone. Best film
Vin has made so far, and lets hope they do a decent follow up on this.
10 out of 10 for me, and I am sure I will watch this film many more
times in years to come.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
'Pitch Black' was a stand-out science fiction horror movie. The plot
was hardly novel, but it brought some refreshingly original turns to
the formula. Not least of them was a group of characters, each of which
had a clearly defined personality. Each had strengths and weaknesses -
unusually nowadays – mostly weaknesses, which lent themselves to our
sympathy. Every one of them was vulnerably likable from the vain
antiques dealer to the ruthless brute Riddick.
And it was Riddick – played with supreme cool by Vin Diesel – who was
the mainstay character. The movie was a success, but hardly the
box-office smash of 'Aliens'.
David Twohy, its creator, saw fit to develop the franchise with a
sequel. 'The Chronicles Of Riddick' was the result.
I loved 'Pitch Black' and would like to say something good about 'The
Chronicles'. The trouble is: I can't think of anything. To me, it was a
gloomy, monochrome, special-effects and CGI borathon. All of the
characters appeared not only to dress alike, but to be alike. Each was
just a clone of the other: vicious, violent, untrustworthy and so
tiresomely macho. It required little effort to see the whole thing as
an out-of-control computer game. The production had an artificial
'feel' like that of 'beowulf'. Many of the action sequences were so
'busy' as to be almost dizzying rather than entertaining.
Riddick himself morphed from the violently flawed but ultimately
redeemed human into the sort of wall-walking super-hero of the 'Matrix'
'Pitch Black' is in my collection; this twaddle couldn't even retain my
interest for a single viewing.
I saw this at the theater and on video and while it's fun it's kind of
odd as I don't believe they put the time into building up the
characters so it felt rushed. I know some love this movie and I'm a big
Riddick fan but I can't give it more than a 6. Great costumes,
believable Riddick and lots of action makes this movie one that most
will enjoy but not really rave about. If you really love this movie
then my opinion doesn't matter but if you haven't seen it at least give
it a try. Lot's of movies I love fall into this category. You either
love them and don't mind the slips or you can only see the faults.
Either way it's fun to watch more than once.
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