Thursday, July 1, 2004

Review – The Chronicles of Riddick

At least it wasn’t as boring as Pitch Black. Of course that’s due at least in part to the decision of the film-makers to steal from several different sci fi movies rather than limiting their pilferage to Alien. The main “homage” here is to the Borg, unfortunately proving that even good Star Trek is still Star Trek. Even the art direction – probably the high point of the picture – was all shamelessly derivative. Vin Diesel is his usual ham-handed self (but then what kind of hands would one expect a ham to have?). The script is bad, as is the acting. Toward the end I actually started to drift off, no mean feat considering I caught a matinee and wasn’t especially tired going in. I assume that isn’t the effect they were going for. See if desperate

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