October 6, 2013
probably won't lose cult fans
if you love riddick, you'll probably like this okay. it didn't wow me, but it wasn't a huge disappointment either. it was nice to get back to the spare, gritty feel of pitch black, but it didn't have the breadth of character development, or enough of the clever, funny, often touching dialogue, nor did it attempt the glitzy sci-fi flash of chronicles. it seems as if twohy picked the most popular bits of pitch black and reproduced them almost without any attempt at updating or pushing forward. the monsters are almost the same in a less beautiful or interesting fashion. parts of the landscape are almost identical to pitch black's. we've got the requisite tough blonde chick. riddick is almost chatty, not enough of the brooding menace.
but twohy likes his mercenaries and has fun with them, and riddick is still ...well, riddick-y....enough to keep his fans relatively happy. i guess we can't really expect a punch-in-the-face surprise like pitch black to come along too often.
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