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funkyrobot

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8,540 posts

114 months

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Anyone seen this?

Have a few hours to kill tonight so thought about watching this. Other option is to watch Elysium again. However, wondered what the general opinion of Riddick was.

Thanks.

GTIR

24,534 posts

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I read a review saying it was overly complicated and the special effects were just effects, not special.
Also, he couldn't understand "Riddicks" mumblings.

Although IMDB gives it a 7.7...


Go see it. thumbup

funkyrobot

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Thanks.

I must admit that the trailer didn't appeal much. As you say, the special effects didn't look great. I much prefer films where you don't notice the effects.

I think I'll have to take a look though. smile

Streetrod

5,276 posts

92 months

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Saw it last night at the O2 and really liked it. Much more in the vein of Pitch Black which is a good thing. Good story, good characters and some real laugh out loud moments, plus a few that make you winch. Plus the sound design was brill

Not only that but Katee Sackoff (Starbuck from Battlestar Galatica) kicks arse, has a real potty mouth and gets her baps out, what’s not to lovethumbup

funkyrobot

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Streetrod said:
gets her baps out
I'm there. smile

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stew-S160

6,539 posts

124 months

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Katee Sackhoff= love of my life.

Riddick, awesome movie marred by some shoddy CGI, few other 'why?' moments, but glad it's the way it was. I do hope there is a follow on movie as I think it's been left open for it.

im

34,302 posts

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Was gonna see it on Saturday but am seeing Rush instead.

Can people post up their ?/10 marks for us please - without the plot details obvs.

Beati Dogu

1,478 posts

25 months

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stew-S160 said:
Katee Sackhoff= love of my life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZTyfRD5--8

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y2blade

54,388 posts

101 months

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Just got out from watching this, started ok then It went well and truly to st in the last third. Homophobic and misogenistic left a real bad taste tbh. Totally out if the blue.
Very much out of tone with the rest of the series!


Don't bother 2/10



GTIR

24,534 posts

152 months

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Gheyer.

im

34,302 posts

103 months

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Just returned...and t's a tough one to call.

scratchchin

OK, 5/10.

The first 3/4 of the film is really quite well set-up. Riddick plays the 'menacing' anti-hero exactly as he played it Pitch Black and indeed the look and feel of the sets is very similar.

But then, inexplicably, its let down by it's very poor last 1/4.

I won't elaborate for obvious reasons but its such a shame.

There will clearly be another film as you don't get Karl Urban in for a 2 minute 'mr bad guy' cameo and not intend to use him a whole lot more in a follow up film.

CGI was poor, very very poor in some scenes...the hover bikes being one case in point. Crikey, the original Star Wars hover car was better realised than these bikes and some other scenes were just to obviously green screen.

Still, Katie Jackoff Sackhoff gets her baps out so its not all bad news.

im

34,302 posts

103 months

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Riddick Part 4 on the way

Well, impressed or otherwise, it seems the film hit No.1 in the US box office over the weekend and Vin Diesel will be coming back as Riddick again...and maybe not for the last time if I'm reading this article correctly.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24013...

Last 7 paragraphs of that article below:



Vin Diesel first played Riddick, an alien mercenary with glowing eyes, in 2000's low-budget thriller Pitch Black. It proved to be his breakout role, after bit parts in films such as Saving Private Ryan.

It generated a live-action sequel, The Chronicles Of Riddick, in 2004. Plans for further instalments evaporated when the film only took $116m, against a budget of $100m.

But the character got a second chance when Universal asked Vin Diesel to make a cameo in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. He agreed, but instead of a salary, he demanded the rights to the Riddick character.

He then ploughed his own money into financing the third film, in which the character is badly injured and trying to reach his homeland.

Somewhat ironically, Universal came back on board when shooting had finished, and is the film's distributor in most territories.

Vin Diesel says he is already planning a fourth instalment.

"I'm very much committed to this world, committed to the character, committed to the franchise, and very much excited about the following chapters and the places this character will go," he told Time Magazine.





funkyrobot

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Didn't watch it in the end.

Oh well. smile

K50 DEL

6,051 posts

114 months

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I went to see it in the cinema last night after having about 30 seconds to decide on a movie and getting confused (I thought it was the new one with Will Smith and his son)
Whilst Riddick passed the time and isn't the worst movie I've ever seen, I certainly wouldn't watch it again and won't bother getting it on DVD.

Plot line is thin at best, there's far too much unnecessary bad language, more plot holes than you could drive a (badly CGI-d Hoverbike) into and the whole plotline is just thin.

4/10

voyds9

4,991 posts

169 months

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It struck me as how to remake Pitch Black and spoil it.

dazzztay

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67 months

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I saw it last night and have to agree with the general tone of this thread.

Some mega poor CGI (hover bikes), the lighthearted comedic moments were a step away from the darker and moodier themes of the previous movies. Whilst some moments were really funny its not what i expected of the film.

Was ok but unlike the others in the franchise i wouldnt bother watching again.

lbc

1,779 posts

103 months

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Watched Riddick last night and thought it was really good.

I will give it 9/10.


Hammerhead

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140 months

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lbc said:
Watched Riddick last night and thought it was really good.

I will give it 9/10.
So did I. I went in with low expectations and came out having enjoyed it a lot. Much better than 'Chronicles' IMHO. 8/10.

BevR

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Objectively it was terrible, script was terrible in places, plot holes everywhere. However I really enjoyed Pitch Black and found myself just enjoying the Riddick character- although he would probably be more suited to a mini series. As was mentioned it really fell apart in the last ~20 minutes.

If your not a fan of Pitch Black dont bother and now that Rush is out I dont think anyone is recomending spending your trip watching Riddick instead of Rush!

gwm

874 posts

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6/10

Like others have said, almost an identical story to Pitch Black - but with added crappy special effects, less tension, more gun ho; and now Riddick is some lad (supposed to be above all that!)
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