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post #31 of 82
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Originally Posted by Chewbacco View Post

I do hope though, that this is the last one rolleyes.gif.

You don't think that in Fast And Furious 7, that multiple characters should comment upon Dominic Toretto's remarkable night driving ability every 15 minutes throughout the film.
And then, just before the credits roll up, he removes his blue contacts and his eyes are revealed to be silver.
post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

You don't think that in Fast And Furious 7, that multiple characters should comment upon Dominic Toretto's remarkable night driving ability every 15 minutes throughout the film.
And then, just before the credits roll up, he removes his blue contacts and his eyes are revealed to be silver.
Always, always, always things go too far...that is so wrong.
post #33 of 82
Rented this one for tonight but mine definitely in not the unrated version frown.gif
If it's good will buy unrated version.
post #34 of 82
Glad I rented this. I'll wait till it goes real cheap before I buy.
post #35 of 82
Thanks Ralf for such a great review. I saw the first two and didn't think too much of Pitch Black, good, but that was about it. Chronicles was one of my farorite all time action flix for quite saome time after it's release. I hope I am going to enjoy this, but I can't help thinking why didn't they move on to new territory. So I guess I will find out this weekend over some popcorn.
post #36 of 82

Nice review Ralph.

post #37 of 82
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Originally Posted by Chewbacco View Post

I do hope though, that this is the last one rolleyes.gif.

Why do you hope that this is the last one? The director's cut ending basically shows that the plan is to make another film (at least).
post #38 of 82
I just watched this the other day which made me want to go back and re-watch Pitch Black and give Chronicles of Riddick another try. I enjoyed Riddick and was glad to see a return to form. I found the dialogue to be a little low but it was that way with Pitch Black as well. Maybe it was the digital copy I watched. Or maybe my 2 year old got her hands on my receiver again,

One thing I was curious about - What was that wormhole looking thing Riddick was looking at at the end? I know that likely isn't the technical term but I'm not well versed in my space knowledge.

I found Riddick to be exactly the violent, thoughtless film I wanted at the time I watched it. I watched Pitch Black a few hours later and was reminded of how good it was given it's no doubt limited budget. I have Chronicles on deck but have low expectations. Having seen it once before I found the whole thing convoluted, confusing and a bit of a jumbled mess with poor pacing. Maybe I'll be more accepting of it this time around.
post #39 of 82
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One thing I was curious about - What was that wormhole looking thing Riddick was looking at at the end? I know that likely isn't the technical term but I'm not well versed in my space knowledge.

I could be wrong, but I think it was the entrance to the Underverse.
post #40 of 82
wally world
post #41 of 82
I know a lot of people won't care; but I was disappointed that they chose to turn this into a sexual/f bomb flick. I thoroughly enjoyed the last two films perfectly fine without any of that crap. I don't understand the reasoning behind Hollywood feeling they need to do this or films won't sell. I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I thought is was worth mentioning.

On a separate note; was anyone besides me let down by the anti climactic ending?
post #42 of 82
what are you talking about??? So you see a little boob in one scene..now the whole film is sexualized???!!!
post #43 of 82
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Originally Posted by RonAlam View Post

what are you talking about??? So you see a little boob in one scene..now the whole film is sexualized???!!!

So only killing one person doesn't make me a murderer? rolleyes.gif

First off it was two scenes, and in case you watched a different version then me; there were quite a few blatant sexual references throughout, and I'm pretty sure the entire film was filled with F bombs. You don't care I get it; but when it doesn't add anything to the film, why add it? Like I said, I'm in the minority, but it ruined what had been a fairly family friendly series IMO.
Edited by bass addict - 1/16/14 at 4:43pm
post #44 of 82
family friendly series??? Was the movie rated pg-13?
post #45 of 82

yup...says family friendly all over it...rolleyes.gif
post #46 of 82
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

I know a lot of people won't care; but I was disappointed that they chose to turn this into a sexual/f bomb flick. I thoroughly enjoyed the last two films perfectly fine without any of that crap. I don't understand the reasoning behind Hollywood feeling they need to do this or films won't sell. I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I thought is was worth mentioning.

On a separate note; was anyone besides me let down by the anti climactic ending?

I was disappointed by it too. It's as if they really wanted to earn that R rating, and make it "harder" than the previous ones, when the previous ones got by without that kind of thing just fine. Also the part where he chopped the guy's head in half felt really out of place. Don't get me wrong, in some films that kind if scene is really cool, but it felt really forced in that scene, as if they thought "hey, let's add a really violent scene and chop a guy's head in half". If one of the monsters cut a guy in half that would have been cool, since they're vicious creatures, so it's not just the violence that got me, but the fact that it really felt forced. The tone of this felt quite different than the previous two, which is one of the reasons I didn't like it as much.
post #47 of 82
Thanks for the review Ralph. You're right, the black levels in some of the scenes were great! It's not often I see black levels in the scenes blend into the black scope bars.

Nice mix Marc!


Max

P.S. Although this movie did feel like a bit of a rehash of the first in the series, I would love to see more of this series based on the potential directions it could take (about Furya and the oddities introduced in 'Chronicles' and the Director's cut ending in this movie.
post #48 of 82
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Originally Posted by RonAlam View Post


yup...says family friendly all over it...rolleyes.gif

Apparently you aren't intuitive enough to pick up what I'm laying down. cool.gif

I'm well aware that the movie is rated R. I'm also well aware of how it got it's rating. Let me break it down for you since you're not quite keeping up.

Pitch Black: Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore, and for language (read: no needless nudie scenes and excessive profanity)

Chronicles of Riddick: Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language (read: once again no needless nudie scenes and excessive profanity)

Riddick: Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity

The series was already two films in, and had a basis of what one could expect. If the first two had been filmed with nudity, then I would have no issue with it as you would have come to expect it; and I would have made the decision early on on whether or not to watch it. But this latest one departed from the ongoing theme. It would be like the last F&F movie having sex scenes and random nudity, and filled with F bombs. It would have been out of place given the previous iterations theme.

The same could be said for the Die Hard series. Live Free or Die Hard was one of my favorite of the series and guess what.......................................

I have no problem with a movie portraying actual events and "mimicking" what one would expect. A war movie filled with swearing is to be expected, but when one forcefully adds scenes that really don't improve upon the basic foundation, or further the script; there is no need for it.
post #49 of 82
youre right...you should make the next one since you know all things film related, demographics, and what will sell...
post #50 of 82
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Originally Posted by RonAlam View Post

youre right...you should make the next one since you know all things film related, demographics, and what will sell...

Why don't you go troll somewhere else. cool.gif
post #51 of 82
I'm going to pick this one up tomorrow eek.gif I loved Pitch Black, this one looks worth watching. Are the alien scenes good in this one like with the first one?
post #52 of 82
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

Are the alien scenes good in this one like with the first one?

IMO compared to Pitch Black they're just alright. The night ones that is. The ones during the day are better, but they don't have the same tone.
post #53 of 82
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Originally Posted by Pyronaut View Post

IMO compared to Pitch Black they're just alright. The night ones that is. The ones during the day are better, but they don't have the same tone.

Man they just don't make movies like the originals lol. Is it just me or was Vin way more built back on Pitch black? I know hes getting older but the Rock has been getting bigger every movie! that dude is crazy huge! eek.gif
post #54 of 82
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Originally Posted by Blackmambakila View Post

Is it just me or was Vin way more built back on Pitch black?
According to the special features:
a) in Pitch Black, director David Twohy said that Vin Diesel was hired for his muscles.
b) in Riddick, it was a plot point that he had let himself go soft in mind and body, and needed to regain his strength in both.
post #55 of 82
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Originally Posted by BasementBob View Post

According to the special features:
a) in Pitch Black, director David Twohy said that Vin Diesel was hired for his muscles.
b) in Riddick, it was a plot point that he had let himself go soft in mind and body, and needed to regain his strength in both.

Interesting, I didn't know that. Yeah I remember on Pitch Black he was pretty big!
post #56 of 82
I just watched the Director's Cut which, for me, totally ruined the movie. This is one time the Theatrical Version was much better. Now we'll have Riddick..pick a number, but I'm done with the series mad.gif. I did enjoy the technical aspects of the movie though...
post #57 of 82
Greetings Ralph smile.gif

I'm sure you had a hard time not giving Riddick a 100, as I'd have to look harder than I did to find flaw, but for what I did see and hear represent the best of the best , my oh my! what blacks and a pure visual feast for the eyes and a beautiful mixed sound track that speaks for itself and only served to draw you into the movie. The overall movie was good enough for me to add it to the collection and can't wait for the next installment .

Thanks!
post #58 of 82
Well we just watched The Riddick................ha it was good!! I was worried at first but since the start it kept a good pace. way better than I thought it would be, worth watching. Vin did pretty good bringing this movie back into the works. Reminded me a lot of Pitch Black! The one thing that was strange is that at first the sound was very clear. then half way through the movie the dialogue started sounding muffled. I tried different things but never could get it to sound like the first half was. Never had that happened before but we did enjoy the movie!!!
post #59 of 82
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

Greetings Ralph smile.gif

I'm sure you had a hard time not giving Riddick a 100, as I'd have to look harder than I did to find flaw, but for what I did see and hear represent the best of the best , my oh my! what blacks and a pure visual feast for the eyes and a beautiful mixed sound track that speaks for itself and only served to draw you into the movie. The overall movie was good enough for me to add it to the collection and can't wait for the next installment .

Thanks!

+1
I realy enjoyed the ride, so did my wife.

Ray
post #60 of 82
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

Greetings Ralph smile.gif

I'm sure you had a hard time not giving Riddick a 100, as I'd have to look harder than I did to find flaw, but for what I did see and hear represent the best of the best , my oh my! what blacks and a pure visual feast for the eyes and a beautiful mixed sound track that speaks for itself and only served to draw you into the movie. The overall movie was good enough for me to add it to the collection and can't wait for the next installment .

Thanks!

Greetings,

Great stuff audiofan1. I am glad you enjoyed this one all around.... smile.gif



Regards,
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