Friday, December 31, 2010


I was kind of disappointed in the relatively low success the Chronicles of Riddick had. I thought the picture was exceptionally well written. One thing about it, upon re-watching it, man -- it's dark.


I wonder how much Warhammer 40K influenced Chronicles? Dune is a clear influence on both works.

But man, that movie does not let up. No robots show up and say funny things. There's no soldiers cracking wise under pressure. And although I don't mind that, I suspect that grimdark does bad things to profitability in a movie -- especially a big-budget wide release.

Pic via (with more pictures of costumes.)


Kangas said...

Yeah, I liked it and Pitch Black also. Been a fan of Twohy's for a long time. You see Perfect Getaway?

I recommend it. Don't read about it, just rent it if you haven't seen it.

Chance Shirley said...

Speaking of Twohy, Below is like the best haunted submarine movie ever.

Andrew Bellware said...

Below is simply brilliant. I love every single thing about that movie.