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@bawnian-dexeus,

Yeah, Pitch Black definitely was a pretty under the radar flick. Like I mentioned to Skywise, most people have no idea it was the prequel to Chronicles or that it even existed. Again, I dug Chronicles, it just felt TOO different than that of Pitch Black. I think Twohy should've developed his own hero for his own story/universe, rather than take someone else's and somehow force them in while breaking continuity.

Again, I think Riddick is disposable entertainment, but considering it came from two far superior movies, I expected something far better than mediocre. It lacks the brilliance of Pitch Black and it lacks the visual genius of Chronicles.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Riddick
@mr-k,

Not sure yet, those flicks aren't entirely my thing.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Riddick
@skywise,

And see, I dug what Chronicles had to offer, I just don't like that it was within the same canon as Pitch Black as visually, technologically and regarding the timeline--it didn't make ANY sense in relation to Pitch Black. Pitch Black's future was only a small step beyond our own time and the characters made reference to living in France and so on. It was a mature future in the sense that they had transportation vessels through space and had moved onto populating other planets, but there was nothing ever hinted at what Chronicles was. It was like going from Lord of the Rings to Star Wars. I would have preferred Chronicles to been a separate franchise with a separate protagonist. I personally wanted Riddick's story to end with Pitch Black. Most people don't even realize that there was a film before Chronicles, so for me, pleasing them is kind of worthless as they weren't the ones who supported (considering the film bombed in theaters). It was those few who loved Pitch black that gave it's sequels life. I think Twohy should have respected that more than the mainstream.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Riddick
@mr-k,

Thanks, man!
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Riddick
@felipe-11,

Yeah, it was pretty disappointing for sure. Especially for fans of Pitch Black.
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Riddick
Hey, guys, Riddick review is up!

@felipe-11
@mr-k
Bryan Yentz wrote a comment about his Review of Riddick
Bryan Yentz reviewed the movie Riddick

"... Riddick is problematic, shoddy and the creation of someone hoping to milk a cow absolutely dry. There's nothing left in this teat but dust..."
@Zak-Lee-Ferguson,

Haha, yep. I wouldn't be saddened if I learned they and their music abruptly disappeared from the face of the Earth as well as any memory of them ever existing as well.
@mr-k,

Haha, nice choice of music man. I actually remember listening to this sort of thing when Dance Dance was all the craze at arcades.

And yeah, something like Lie Witness News presets a terrifying truth of where this next generation is headed. Ever see that movie Idiocracy? I imagine it'll be something like that.
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@skywise,

Haha, yeah, it was a difficult watch for sure, but with all of the ridiculous reviews giving it positive ratings, I felt all the more need to set the record straight on just what exactly the film was about. At one point in the movie, one of the members even states that, to have one of the guys missing from their band would be "so different"... Uh, no it wouldn't be. They would have just gotten another hip, good-looking kid to do it. They don't even realize how replaceable they are, nor how simple it is to duplicate what they do in terms of sh*tty music. Anyone can, they just happened to be in view of Simon. But yeah, the "life is hard because I have to sing a lot" rubs me the wrong way, as does all of the hubris these kids have. If they made good music, I could see some entitlement... But they don't. They don't even write their own music--just dance and sing like trained dogs.
@bawnian-dexeus,

Thanks, bud!

Yeah, it was a painful watch (I actually had to take a break during my time with it as the stupidity and cries of the girls became too much). Nowadays, even with the radio, I've been finding it way more beneficial just listening to silence rather than the radio. Every song is either some indie band's one hit that came out like two years ago and won't stop getting air time.
@skywise,

Trust me, seeing it wasn't of my own volition, haha... Thanks for reading, man!
@mr-k,

And that's awesome that you were able to pick-up some definitely worthwhile flicks to wash out the thought of One Direction. Personally, I'm a sucker for those special editions too (I had to get that briefcase edition of Blade Runner as well as the AVP action figure DVD set).

And as always, thanks for reading, bud!
@mr-k,

Hey, man. No issue taken with the rant. After all haha, I've been known to weave a diatribe now and again. But yeah, I agree mainstream music has become as cancerous--hell, just look at the recent VMA's. I honestly can't even listen to the radio anymore, I'd much rather enjoy the silence then endure ear-shredding tunes from the new wave of indie music and popular pop. As for Skrillex, I'm not a fan of dubstep, but I don't hate the guy by any means.
@felipe-11,

Completely agree. Wholly unnecessary. Again, it's just a cash-grab, nothing more. Hopefully it will depart as quickly as it arrived. And yeah, on the other end of the spectrum, I am quite interested in Through the Never and how the narrative will play in conjunction with the live performance.
@moviegeek,

I thought the same... And then I began ranting...
Ya'll know you want to. . .

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@mr-k