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Thread: Chronicles of Riddick
May 27th, 2004, 02:53 AM #1
Chronicles of Riddick
I really enjoyed Pitch Black (just rented it again as a refresher..and to copy it) and though this movie looks like it veers quite sharply away from the original, it looks very, very cool. One of the best things about Riddick is that he's an anti-hero, something Hollywood doesn't do much (note: I haven't seen every movie), it's mostly either good guys with some vigilante in them, or bad guys that do bad stuff, but not horrid stuff, so you still like them, Riddick, though, does good things, but usually only because they serve some purpose for him, which will be interesting to see how that works in this movie. The Sci-Fi Channel is doing an in-depth look at it this Wed., which should be cool as they have interviews with the cast and crew and get to see more previews. Anyway, definitely looks like this is a movie I'm going to dig.
May 27th, 2004, 11:20 AM #2
I saw a trailer on Monday when I went to see Troy....sorry, I got distracted there remembering the fine display of men. Anyway, I thought it looked awful. I have never seen a Vin Diesel film, as I am too chicken to watch Pitch Black,and the others looked a bit pants. The chronicles did not look like it had much in the way of plot. And Dame Judy in a sci fi flick...that's just odd. (she wasn't one of the ladies in Dune was she?!)
All that said. I'd be interested to know what the general view is.
May 27th, 2004, 12:14 PM #3
I'm anxious to see it though it does have the possibility of being a 'Battlefield Earth' with lots of effects, big name actors, and little plot.
And Pitch Black really wasn't that scary. It was good, but predictable.
May 27th, 2004, 03:09 PM #4
I thought Pitch Black was pretty good, one of the best SF films I've seen. (that isn't saying much of course). Still, an SF movie which gets my overall rating of 7 out of 10 is rare. I saw an early trailer for CoR and it actually looks better; what were these humongous statues we saw?
Yes, I'm quite looking forward to this one.
May 27th, 2004, 03:35 PM #5
The humungous statues, if I'm interperting correclty, are monuments on worlds these people are destorying.
May 27th, 2004, 04:15 PM #6
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I've had my appetite whetted for ages by the trailers....never heard of the first one, "Pitch Black," would I need to see it first to understand everything?