Last night anne marie and I went to see ‘The Chronicles of Riddick‘. If you are looking for a movie with a story, or good dialogue… keep looking, this isn’t the movie for you. The ‘story’ is all over the place, never giving enough information about any given scenario, and the dialogue is comprised of a series of one-liners. I didn’t realize until the other day that this is actually a sequal to ‘Pitch Black‘ , the 2000 movie that introduced the character Riddick. I thought Pitch Black stunk, so I should have known that this one would be no great prize.
However, I will give The Chronicles of Riddick extremely high marks for its visuals. The computer animation, set & costume design, and attention to detail were all excellent. I especially like the look of the ‘Necromongers’. Everything about them was very ornate, and dark. When talking strictly about design, and attention to detail, I would compare this movie to ‘Dune’, and ‘The Matrix’. In all other aspects, The Chronicles of Riddick falls way short. I give this one a thumbs down, unless you’re a sci-fi design geek (like me).
I do quite like the web site though. They had nice attention to detail there too
[ www.thechroniclesofriddick.com ]