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post #31 of 92
both prior releases were extremely well done, even if totally different vibes.

thanks vinnie for underwriting #3 to this series.

will see this weekend.
post #32 of 92
Watched yesterday.

This movie heralds back to the first one in tone and vibe.

This isn't Shakespeare, nor is it intended to be.
As a couple of hours of pure escapism goes, the film works.

Well written and constructed IMO.
Hats off to VD and Twohy....they deliver on what was promised.

Although acceptable, the CGI shows this production was under budgetary constraints.
Also, there is a couple of less than subtle nods to Cameron's Aliens: the dropships from the Sulaco and the design of the aliens themselves.

I rate this installment of Riddick at 3 outta 5 Tribbles.
post #33 of 92
Thanks oink

I think fans respect what Twohy does with the money he's allowed to use.
The Underdog Factor is very appealing these days. These guys had to fight
to get any of these films made. Nice Cred IMO.
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post #34 of 92
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Watched yesterday.

This movie heralds back to the first one in tone and vibe.

This isn't Shakespeare, nor is it intended to be.
As a couple of hours of pure escapism goes, the film works.

Well written and constructed IMO.
Hats off to VD and Twohy....they deliver on what was promised.

Although acceptable, the CGI shows this production was under budgetary constraints.
Also, there is a couple of less than subtle nods to Cameron's Aliens: the dropships from the Sulaco and the design of the aliens themselves.

I rate this installment of Riddick at 3 outta 5 Tribbles.
They was a lot of matte work in this but it was a desolate place.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Loved what Riddick wrote on the cabinet after he sent off the message for pick up. "Leave one ship and go or die"
post #35 of 92
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They was a lot of matte work in this but it was a desolate place.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Loved what Riddick wrote on the cabinet after he sent off the message for pick up. "Leave one ship and go or die"
Damm spoiler tag didn't work YOU NEVER SAW MY LAST POST eek.gifeek.gif
post #36 of 92
I was an early adopter of HDDVD and The Chronicles was my first movie. I remember my jaw dropping watching my first HD movie which although downrezzed to 720p on my PJ looked stunning.

Riddick is "the Role" for Vinnie, he plays it so well. I now have all Riddick movies and would not miss the new one unless someone needed intubated!
Edited by bobpaule - 9/16/13 at 5:45am
post #37 of 92
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David Twohy is a great guy, look at Oblivion, how well he adapted everything around megalomanic main character's gracile midget frame:)
What did DT do with Oblivion?confused.gif
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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I now have all Riddick movies
Will be adding the BD when available.
post #38 of 92
Saw this opening weekend with the wife and we both had a great time. Glad to have the anti-hero back! Much more reminiscent of Pitch Black than TCoR. The second movie was alright (I do own it) but was not at the same level as the first movie. This movie was far better than the second one, IMHO! I was actually very pleased with how the second movie was tied into this. Without giving too much away, it was just pretty much a wham, bam, thank you ma'am and that's it. Just get on with it already and that's what they did. The visual effects weren't that great as already stated but yeah the budget was small. I do think they were fairly wise with the budget though. The props that weren't CGI were actually pretty cool including the "bikes" and that "electro-chainsaw" thing, but I think the audio was the real gem hear. The soundtrack and sound effects in the first 30 mins or so in the movie were fantastic in setting the mood and once the rain started, it was on. The action was pure red blooded entertainment. No B.S. PG-13 crap here. Full on R rated! All in all, my wife and I were pleased with the movie and didn't feel like we wasted our money. Of course YMMV, but this will be a purchase when it comes out on Blu-ray.
post #39 of 92
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Watched yesterday.

This movie heralds back to the first one in tone and vibe.

This isn't Shakespeare, nor is it intended to be.
As a couple of hours of pure escapism goes, the film works.
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Well said. Missed this on my first read through. Couldn't agree more. biggrin.gif
post #40 of 92
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Originally Posted by bobpaule View Post

I was an early adopter of HDDVD and The Chronicles was my first movie. I remember my jaw dropping watching my first HD movie which although downrezzed to 720p on my PJ looked stunning.

David Twohy is a great guy, look at Oblivion, how well he adapted everything around megalomanic main character's gracile midget frame:)

Riddick is "the Role" for Vinnie, he plays it so well. I now have all Riddick movies and would not miss the new one unless someone needed intubated!
That is a good choice for your first HD-DVD. It was one of the first ones I got.
post #41 of 92
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That is a good choice for your first HD-DVD. It was one of the first ones I got.


One of the better hd DVD transfers that were available during those enticing times. I viewed chronicles on my hd player many upon many times.
post #42 of 92
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What did DT do with Oblivion?confused.gif
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Will be adding the BD when available.

Very good, I was wasted, I will remove that. Thank You!
post #43 of 92
Not much to add to what has already been said. Went to see Riddick in an IMAX theater yesterday and got what I expected - Pitch Black ramped up by a factor of 10. I was glad to see the film return to basics, not a big fan of the second film. The movie had a very aggressive sound mix but many of the scenes seemed soft because of the extensive use of CGI. Given its meager budget of $35 million I thought director Twohy turned in an ambitious job and it looks like the movie will turn a profit. Films like this often do better when released on DVD and Blu-ray than in the theater. I assume the R rating was for Katee Sackoff's (Longmire) brief nudity and the brief gore scenes. I think the F bomb was thrown around once or twice. Sackoff's performance in this movie was a pleasant surprise. 8/10.
post #44 of 92
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This film looks great I don't know what y'all bickering about. A lot of cool mean creatures. Looks a lot better than Pitch Black IMO which was such a dud when I got really excited about it back in 00 and actually saw it in the theater. I know it had quite a cult following and garnered much respect for Twohy but I just can't understand why. The film was drawn out and really wasn't all that entertaining to me but whatever... if you liked it great

There was an interesting mystery about the Riddick character that was slowly drawn out just about the same time as with the creatures. It was actually, and still is refreshing to watch and made it a stand out horror/sci-fi movie and a promising new franchise. Of course what followed is anything special or promising,, and this chapter is simply unnecessary.
post #45 of 92
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Saw it last night. I loved it! Expected something like Pitch Black and that's what I got. Great performances all around and some awesome rated R violence.

Worth seeing imho.

Thanks Scott that's good to know.
post #46 of 92
I watched the BD last night going in without any baggage wrt how this movie intertwines with the other two as other have commented. I enjoyed the movie a lot. I love this type of sci-fi style and genre of the Riddick movies, Serenity, etc. BD PQ was stunning.

There's really not much "depth" to the story but watching Riddick do his thing was fun. Nowadays, if you want "depth", good story telling, coherency, etc. you shouldn't be looking for them in movie "series". Cable TV series are the really story tellers now and I think most movie makers realize that and don't seem to be trying very hard. (Not to mention the bar is so low for most movie goers today that the movie makers don't have to try very hard.)
post #47 of 92
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There's really not much "depth" to the story but watching Riddick do his thing was fun. Nowadays, if you want "depth", good story telling, coherency, etc. you shouldn't be looking for them in movie "series". Cable TV series are the really story tellers now and I think most movie makers realize that and don't seem to be trying very hard. (Not to mention the bar is so low for most movie goers today that the movie makers don't have to try very hard.)

+1. Been saying that for years now. The best stuff is on the small screen these days. That's why you see so many so-called "movie stars" switching mediums. The latest to defect: Matthew McConaughey in HBO's 'True Detective'. What's cool is if you have a large screen in a dedicated HT to watch said stuff on, you're getting the best of all worlds. smile.gif
post #48 of 92
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+1. Been saying that for years now. The best stuff is on the small screen these days. That's why you see so many so-called "movie stars" switching mediums. The latest to defect: Matthew McConaughey in HBO's 'True Detective'. What's cool is if you have a large screen in a dedicated HT to watch said stuff on, you're getting the best of all worlds. smile.gif

Given his latest, highly praised performances on the big screen and his upcoming little project "Interstellar" I'm not sure he has defected just yet wink.gif
post #49 of 92
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Given his latest, highly praised performances on the big screen and his upcoming little project "Interstellar" I'm not sure he has defected just yet wink.gif

"Defect" does have the impression of permanence. I probably chose the wrong word. But "slumming" would have been incorrect as well. It's not seen that way anymore. I'm waiting on Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt to do a TV project. It'll happen. wink.gif
post #50 of 92
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Not to mention the bar is so low for most movie goers today that the movie makers don't have to try very hard.
If by that you mean 90% of the general public is completely happy with the minimum requirements, then I agree. Completely. And not just with regards to cinema, either. Damn world's going to hell with each successive generation in every meaningful way. The exception being technology. I have to stop now or I'll be typing for hours, plus I have to take 25 selfies to post on my dozen social media accounts because I crave acceptance and want everything to be about me.
post #51 of 92
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Nowadays, if you want "depth", good story telling, coherency, etc. you shouldn't be looking for them in movie "series". Cable TV series are the really story tellers now and I think most movie makers realize that and don't seem to be trying very hard. (Not to mention the bar is so low for most movie goers today that the movie makers don't have to try very hard.)
Agreed.

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I have to take 25 selfies to post on my dozen social media accounts because I crave acceptance and want everything to be about me.
Who doesn't?biggrin.gif
post #52 of 92
I watched this the other night, I agree with Larry it was nice to see Riddick be Riddick but the movie as a whole was crap. Made for TV quality CG, bad writing, bad acting (VD excluded), and a formula recycled from Pitch Black. It's a shame more effort was not put into writing an interesting story.
post #53 of 92
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Damn world's going to hell with each successive generation in every meaningful way.

If you want those damn kids to get off your lawn, you should try shaking your cane at them threateningly.
post #54 of 92
^ Last time I shook something at them the cops showed up with a robe. Haven't seen any kids out there again.
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^ Last time I shook something at them the cops showed up with a robe. Haven't seen any kids out there again.
Post of the Day...biggrin.gif
post #56 of 92
Agree - The story failed to advance any of the interesting things from Chronicles.
Nice moments here and there, but mashing the local critter gimmick from PB & bounty hunters
from COR didn't work. Too bad. Lack of budget for CG never bothered me in the first
two. The Canine thing worked for the little amount they were able to use it.
No Holy Man or Elemental to balance the story. Daddy Johns revenge didn't cut it IMO.

Either fight the Necros or get on to Furya. Enough with the "Stuck On A Bad Planet" gag.
post #57 of 92
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Either fight the Necros or get on to Furya. Enough with the "Stuck On A Bad Planet" gag.
You do have a point.
post #58 of 92
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Agree - The story failed to advance any of the interesting things from Chronicles.
Nice moments here and there, but mashing the local critter gimmick from PB & bounty hunters
from COR didn't work. Too bad. Lack of budget for CG never bothered me in the first
two. The Canine thing worked for the little amount they were able to use it.
No Holy Man or Elemental to balance the story. Daddy Johns revenge didn't cut it IMO.

Either fight the Necros or get on to Furya. Enough with the "Stuck On A Bad Planet" gag.

Agreed on all points. While there is def a been there done that element to fighting the necros I know I am not the only one who was disappointed that we never got to see the Riddick and Vaako title fight. It teased us on Creamatoria and never delivered. There was enough in Chronicles to build on. Get Vaako back in the mix, get to Furia and bring that mystery dream chick into the mix and explain who the hell she is. There really was just a variety of better directions this could have gone with minimal effort IMO.
post #59 of 92
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

get to Furia and bring that mystery dream chick into the mix and explain who the hell she is.
On man, we need a screen shot of her!

http://riddick.wikia.com/wiki/Shirah
Edited by thedeskE - 1/15/14 at 1:56pm
post #60 of 92
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Agreed on all points. While there is def a been there done that element to fighting the necros I know I am not the only one who was disappointed that we never got to see the Riddick and Vaako title fight. It teased us on Creamatoria and never delivered. There was enough in Chronicles to build on. Get Vaako back in the mix, get to Furia and bring that mystery dream chick into the mix and explain who the hell she is. There really was just a variety of better directions this could have gone with minimal effort IMO.
Hopefully, this will be addressed if there is another sequel.
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