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MOVIE REVIEW: Chronicles of Riddick

REVIEW SUMMARY: Great effects and cool universe. Poor script. Really poor script.


BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Years after escaping the planet in Pitch Black, Riddick is called upon to fight the Necromungers, an evil that threatens wipe out the universe, one planet at a time.


PROS: Really good effects that remind one of Dune, cool bad guys, the Necromungers, nice action scenes, supermodel-hot babes for Pete.

CONS: Weak plot, Riddick took off his swimming goggles FAR too often

BOTTOM LINE: This first of what I understand will be three films did not have edge-of-your-seat action or suspense. What it DID have was cool effects and some nice action scenes. Oh, and the bad guys were kind of cool in a Borg sort of way.

I’d write more, but I honestly didn’t care enough about the movie to exert the effort. Will I go see the next Riddick film? Probably. The ending of film 1 left me wondering what will happen in the next movie.

3 Comments on MOVIE REVIEW: Chronicles of Riddick

  1. Aside from the sillies with the goggles, some of the plot devices just didnt make sense. The one thing that did work was the visual. It felt grand and epic; but unfortunately, the story was bland and at times, lethargic. I didn’t know much about Riddick going in and it set me up nice enough for an epic tale. But like a lot of films today, it sacrificed story for action. The mythology had such promise but it got “dumbed down” for the general masses. So I guess that it wasn’t so much as a bad movie as it was a disappointing one.

  2. Yopur review reminds me of why I like Star Wars – the eye candy.

  3. i’ll give this four out of five stars

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