Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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Gothic Space Opera

Went along to a press preview of "The Chronicles Of Riddick" this morning, and I have to say that it rocks. It's a fast-paced piece of space opera with something of the feel of an Al Reynolds novel. The bad guys are wonderfully gothic, with ornate spacecraft that put most film designs to shame, and the good guys are amoral enough to give us some really decent action. Sure, I had to suspend disbelief over some terribly iffy planetary climatic dynamics, but the chase scene as our heroes run from the approaching terminator makes for edge-of-the-seat moments.

Recommended. Just don't expect "Gattaca".

In other news: London still too bloody humid.
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