There’s a very good reason why it took almost a decade for Riddick to finally get into movie theaters, and why no studios wanted to bankroll the film. And that reason is that Chronicles of Riddick, the second in the so-called “Furyan Chronicles,” isn’t a very good movie. In fact, it’s a jumbled mess, full of inconsistencies, vague plot points, and attempts to expand the sparse mythology and universe of the first film, Pitch Black, way beyond any logical boundaries. Now you can all of these problems, and more, pointed out in one convenient video. We also have your first look at a new Riddick mobile game, Riddick: The Merc Files.
There is seriously so much wrong with this movie. This video points out plot holes, physical impossibilities, and some questionable choices in nearly every aspect of the film. Like they conveniently have the story narrated by multiple people. I get it, Judi Dench has an awesome voice, but you’ve already established that Riddick (Vin Diesel), you know, the hero of your franchise, is the one who should do most of the talking.
There’s no need to get into all of the mistakes and problems here, you can watch the video for yourself. Like this video’s predecessors, some of the points just things they don’t like, not necessarily things that are legitimately wrong, but they do make a great deal of valid points. And how can you go wrong with “Discout Ron Perlman?”
Luckily, many of these issues were addressed with Riddick, which recently ruled the box office for a couple weeks. Diesel and Twohy, financing the picture largely on their own—Diesel put up his house as collateral at one point—returned to a more stripped down style like in their first outing. Still, a few of these issues linger into the new film. Much like “space gats,” Riddick features a few things that are out of place in this science fiction world. You never really know how the world of the film connects to our modern world. This is obviously far removed from Earth, and our time, and things like current slang, and references to the Bible are completely out of context.
Looking to expand their reach even further, we’ll soon see the release of a new mobile videogame, Riddick: The Merc Files. What we see here makes it look like you’re playing the action from the latest movie, going around battling mercenaries and bounty hungers. From a top-down perspective, you can control the titular badass as he runs around what appears to be a futuristic ship yard. The best part of this, however, looks to be the comic style cut scenes. Those look a lot like the motion comic that came out before the movie. Aside from that, this doesn’t look too terribly interesting. Sure, you can kill a few minutes fooling around on your favorite mobile device, but beyond that, this seems bland.