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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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rowanf
Aug. 9th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
As I said when I saw it back in June, the sets and costumes looked like an HR Giger painting come to life. I thought the story was fairly lame though. It did look great!
alexmc
Aug. 9th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
Another review on DiverseDVD.com

Sadly I missed the chance to offer some free preview tickets because I was working too hard at the day job.
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